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We're not all that far north of Chris Peterson - about 40 miles up the Hudson 
frpm Manhattan. It has been raining steadily for the past 48 hours and is
supposed to continue for another day at least.  It is welcome here because
we had been in a serious drought situation, Now trees and shrubs can go
into the winter in much better condition.  It's too late to help a lot of 
but I was seriously concerned about evergreens and rhododendron.  
Still, I would be glad to have a break in the clouds.  Such dark clouds for
so long a time gets depressing.
I'm sorry to hear about the flooding problems others are having.  We won't
have any problem here because we are high on a ridge a few miles in
from the Hudson.  The pond at the bottom of our back slope is filling up -
it had been down almost to a mudhole, but when it is full it runs off into 
a stream that eventually reaches the river.  Our only problems in this 
area will come from fallen trees if there are high winds - which haven't
happened so far.  We are sure to have power outages in that case.
However... the #$^& idiot who built his house just below the road that
runs up the ridge into our small community is having fits.  He wants to
sue the neighborhood because runoff from the road floods his basement.
Hello!  He built the house there about eight years ago.  The road has been
there since the 1940s. It turns out that when he built the house he didn't
get the required drainage studies, so he has put himself in more trouble
than us.  I could feel sorry for him if he hadn't been so nasty about the
whole business.
Wish we could send Pam some of this rain - I'd be glad to share at this
Stay dry.  Auralie

In a message dated 10/13/2005 2:03:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
every story I hear isn't good... wonder how Jim (as in
Fisher) is doing? I know Holli was on towel changing
mode to keep the water out of her basement, hope she
is winning the battle.

Do we have anyone else effected in this?


--- Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:

> I've been hearing first-hand reports of your rain
> from my brother, who lives 
> in Manhattan.  He's had to take to subway to work
> lately because of the 
> horizontal rain.  Looks like the people north of you
> are in trouble, too.  I 
> would love a shower, but I surely don't need (or
> want) what you all are 
> experiencing.  Hope it clears up soon.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chris Petersen" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:43 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] RAIN
> > After complaining about the drought and heat and
> having to drag hoses 
> > around
> > all summer just to try to keep things barely
> alive, Im now going to
> > complain about all the RAIN!  I swore that I would
> really get my garden in
> > tip top shape this fall. I just ordered bulbs and
> theyll need to get
> > planted. All the annuals in containers need to be
> either dragged indoors 
> > or
> > need to be propagated by cuttings. Then theres
> the humungous mound of 
> > mulch
> > that needs to go on one of the paths in the shade
> garden, but first I have
> > to uncover the path as it is full of columbine,
> Eupatorium Chocolate and
> > periwinkle (among other things too numerous to
> list)!  Of course theres
> > still about a pallet of stone to move as well.  I
> just hope that we see 
> > the
> > sun before winter sets in!
> >
> > Last night we had torrential rain and wind! 
> Driving to my chorus 
> > rehearsal
> > I had to go through some small lakes and had to
> drive under a fallen tree.
> > If the tide got six feet closer, we would have to
> go out and secure our
> > catamarans and kayaks which are as far from the
> water as possible without
> > having to lift them over the 4'hedges onto the
> lawn!  They are my husband
> > and son's toys and I've warned them to tie the
> boats down! We could 
> > probably
> > kayak in some of the pools forming on the grass
> though!  Our water table 
> > is
> > just about eight feet blow the surface, so there's
> nowhere for the excess
> > water to go. My umbrellas and patio pots are
> toppled over again and it's
> > still pouring!
> >
> > Christine Petersen   Northport, Long Island, New
> York

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