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Re: Isabel

6 DAYS??  Have mercy.  Glad you're ok lady, we were wonderin' about cha!  Welcome back to the 21st century!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:57:16 -0400

>Reporting from Potomac, MD where we *finally* got our power back at
>4:30 AM after 6 days and 13.5 hours of existing in the dark, which
>served to remind me why it is that I'm not fond of camping.
>Luckier than many; roof intact, no flooding, only about 50 feet of
>deer fence taken out but entire property looked like someone with a
>giant chipper-shredder had been having a ball; all ground surfaces
>covered in about 2" of "mulch" plus incredible amounts of woody bits
>and branches.  Lost most everything in the freezers and fridge....ice
>was a commodity not to be found around here.  I had stocked up with 3
>bags and a 2nd cooler, but that only lasted a couple of days and not
>enough space for everything.
>Kids came over with another cooler and their 1.5 bags of ice on
>Saturday and worked like beavers clearing off the front drive and
>"lawn".  I spent Friday and Saturday repairing deer fence and been
>clearing up since - still a long way to go.  Have picked up enough
>wood to build a majestic oak so far.
>Logged on just now to over 1,500 emails, so at least it does not seem
>my ISP bounced anything.
>Hope to see as I wade through my mail that everyone else in that
>storm's path has survived and thrives.
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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