Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WHEW

Well we dodged that bullet. The storm finally tracked west of New Orleans. This was a hard storm to pin down. Unfortunately, it's also a slow moving storm and is currently sitting off the Louisiana coast wreaking havoc with those in its path. I hope it gets going soon and leaves the Gulf Coast in peace. As for us, we had wind, some flooding (not an unusual occurrance) and a whole lot of rain. But nothing damaging.

We spent a lot of sweat equity putting up shutters, moving everything upstairs to a higher elevation, etc. Even though the storm was not a threat in the end, you have to prepare as if it's coming right at you. (Which it was for a time.) Good news is, we are all safe, no damage, and we are cleaning out as we clean up. (During the storm preps we discovered we had entirely too much STUFF. Weeding out the unnecessary is job one. My new mantra is, "I will never plant pots again, I will never plant pots again." (Hee Hee. You just know I will next spring!)  I hope all of my local freinds fared as well as we did. How about it Paula, DJ?

Only 93 days left to hurricane season. I hope this was the last of it.


    Hurricane Isaac  Bye Bye

13 comments:

  1. Glad you guys were fine. So were we. Only one strong band of wind and rain at our house. We could actually use a bit more rain, if you can believe it. The shutters are coming down today.

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  2. Whew indeed, it's been all over the news and I knew someone in St. Petersburg FL so everyone's been holding their breath. Glad no major damage!

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  3. 'Twas but a scratch. One downed pecan tree branch and some leaf litter. I'm so glad you came through with nothing but rising water. As for decluttering, that has been my mantra all summer long. And you will pot plants, you will.

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