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Re: list

Oh, how I wish we could leave!  Usually, by the time the folks at NHC
finally decide where the storm is going, it's way too late for us to get
out.  They announced at 4 p.m. Monday that it was heading our way instead of
for Mexico, and by midnight it had hit.  I had a very busy 8 hours doubling
lines, taking down canvas, moving plants, etc., plus laying in extra ice.

We always have the cat carriers, insurance papers, and important personal
items ready to head out in the 4Runner if absolutely necessary, but the
choice of staying on board,  although VERY exciting and VERY scary, or
getting in the unbelievable traffic jam that all the evacuation routes
become and riding out the storm on the highway is an easy one -- we stay
aboard.  The 22,000 pound boat is a much better bet than the half-ton truck.

We are about a mile from the Kemah Boardwalk, in a very protected marina, so
although we get water over the dock, we float up and just have to wait until
we can wade out.  Even so, we really rock and roll, and the sound of the
wind is beyond description, even in the minor storms we've ridden out.  If a
three or above ever came our way, we'd leave the boat, but probably stay
fairly close.  Can't do the shelter thing because of the cats, so we'd go to
a friend's house or hotel.  A boat is just a boat, but Roxanne and Sharky
are family!

Thanks for thinking about us -- it's nice to know you folks are out there.

aboard Betelgeuse
Kemah, TX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] list

> No, but I heard the Kemah dock was 10 feet under water which is where
> Scottie Baugh usually docks. I'm sure she got out before the storm hit,
> but as soon as I heard that, my heart sank. BTW, my friend Susan from
> Goodwater AL will join as soon as she gets a computer. She's awesome for
> a relative beginner.
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Tue, 15 Jul 2003 22:10:42 -0500
> >>... Someday we
> >> need a list of where everyone is from, as I get confused easily!
> >>
> >> Donna
> >
> >It's getting less confusing though because there's quite a few people
> >dropped out over time.  Has anyone heard from Georgene or Claire or
> >Margaret?  I understand people needing to get away for awhile; I expect
> >will be back eventually.  But still, it wouldn't hurt to have some new
> >here.
> >
> >How do you suppose people get new members for a list like this?  I'm sure
> >word-of-mouth brings some in.  I took a look at the how to subscribe page
> >hort.net at:
> >http://www.hort.net/lists/subscribe.html
> >but gardenchat isn't listed, so even if someone wanted to join, they'd
> >to know someone who knew someone who could get the address.
> >
> >I'd like to see this continue for many years to come, but new people
> >fresh material and a chance to rehash old discussions for their benefit.
> >know I'll always have questions to ask and you all will always be willing
> >and able to give me a hand, but I really enjoy it when someone new puts
> >their toe in the water and says, "Hi, I'm new and I was wondering if any
> >you could help me with....."
> >
> >We used to number over 100, with at least 50 active.  I think we're
> >dwindling.   Any thoughts out there on expanding this group?
> >
> >Kitty
> >
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> >
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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