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Re: I'm back!

Scottie, after reading your reports of your odyssey and your return, I'm so
very happy to hear that you made it through.  I think it is terrible that
exits were barracaded; wonderful that your fish survived.  There certainly
should be a better way to manage such situations.  I know you say you'd
never evacuate again, but next time the storm might not  downgrade to a 3
and might not take that turn to the east.  Better safe than dead.  Smart to
consider moving inland.  You can visit the gulf; you don't have to live

Glad you're still with us!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: " Scottie Baugh" <robbinsbaugh@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm back!

> I just realized I didn't report on property!  I guess I'm so p*** about
> unnecessary, unorganized, unreal evacuation I keep forgetting it.  I don't
> think our power ever went off -- I left my fish tanks running, and all
> were still going strong when we returned.  No melted food in the freezer,
> sour milk in the fridge.  We have some branches down, and a fiddle leaf
> Gary left in the back yard was leaning hard to the south, but everything
> else looks fine.  We may discover some roof damage if it should ever rain.
> There were some fences down on the edge of the subdivision, but not on our
> block.  Very lucky.
> At the marina, because we were on the EXTREME west edge of the storm, all
> the water sucked out of the lake and marina, so the boats sat on the
> and suffered no damage.  I was pleased to hear that a set of awnings I
> about six years ago were left up and survived the 75 mile an hour winds.
> can't believe the owner didn't take the canvas down, but he called tonight
> to say how pleased he was my work had weathered the storm.
> When we left, we really expected to return to nothing.  We are extremely
> fortunate.  And considering moving far away from the Gulf coast.  The
> weather man is talking about the development of tropical storm Stan even
> I write; I understand we are at the beginning of a new 30 year cycle of
> extreme storms.  I think I'd rather not stick around for more of this.
> Scottie
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 11:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I'm back!
> > What an awful sounding experience.  I'm glad you are ok and back at your
> > place.  You didn't mention how the house and boat faired?
> > Theresa
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