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Re: T.S. DENNIS visits TN

Thanks. Hope it gave you a chuckle. 

It just started thundering and raining again. :-(


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:06 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] T.S. DENNIS visits TN

> Daryl - your news may not be all good, but your delivery of it is super!
> Lynda
> Zone 7 - West TN
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Daryl
> Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 1:38 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] T.S. DENNIS visits TN
> Pam,
> Is that a corollary to these two? To a New Yorker, anything that isn't
> New York is West. And to a Midwesterner, anything east of Indiana is New
> York?
> ;-)
> The sun came out for a little bit today. Mostly it seems to have built
> up storms. Fortunately so far they've stayed just west of us but they're
> closing in. The good news is that I won't have to water for a while. The
> bad news is that the septic drainfield flooded. We've been here 24 years
> and that's rarely happened until this year. The good news is that I'm
> aware of it. The bad news is that I have a bunch of clothes that I can't
> get washed, and I need to, since I'm headed to Wisconsin on Thursday.
> The good news is that the dehumidifier we bought yesterday is drying out
> the rugs and the walls and ceiling. The bad news is that it raises the
> temperature. The good news is that the ceiling didn't cave in. The bad
> news is that the ceiling has some ugly black marks that are maybe 3'
> long and a foot wide in spots. The good news is that the furnace and the
> AC fan in the crawlspace didn't flood. The bad news is that the
> crawlspace took on a good bit of water, and is so humid, the AC isn't
> helping reduce the humidity in here very much. The good news is that I
> only permanently lost a Tithonia and some tree branches - not counting
> any drowned plants that just haven't shown it yet. The bad news is that
> there's a lot of flopped over stuff/diseased stuff. But it could be so
> much worse. We're thankful.
> We still haven't heard from our friends in Pensacola - the ones that
> lost pretty much everything (including the kitchen sink and countertops)
> to Ivan last year. Still keeping fingers crossed. If you know some
> prayers, Becca could surely use them. Poor Becca was just starting to
> repopulate a few of her beloved garden beds with cuttings and plants
> sent from friends. Not only did she lose plants, but soil, and had to
> pick out thousands of pieces of glass, wallboard, videotapes. old
> clothes, and all manner of other things before she could plant anything
> at all.
> Kitty, I'll be happy to send rain. After several weeks of dry, we'd just
> gotten a new well pump put in (to the tune of over $800) the day before
> it started raining. Who knew?
> d

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