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Re: Ike-check

Just a quick note to let you know we are OK here.....
We were in east end of Louisville, KY when the storm hit.... did not think we were ever going to get home. All the roads were blocked by fallen trees and power lines. Finally did, though. No power from Sunday through 7 PM yesterday.. Thursday. Internet went back up late this afternoon... our tower lost power as well. We lost a Japanese table top pine and a Forest Pansy redbud that I raised from one gallon size over the last 20 years. A huge green ash is still mostly up, but with limbs big as trees hanging down over the garage. We spent the week raking up all the debris... think we raked every square inch of the property, have brush piles all over the place. Had help, though. Actually, we are very fortunate... there are many neighbors still without power and will be until mid next week. Our green house is fine, same with plants, our home. Like a picnic... out on the grill every evening for dinner and hot water for a bath.
   Think it was gods way to telling us to clean out the fridge.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Petersen" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 12:04 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Ike-check

Dear friends,

I've been too swamped with work and other things to write much.  Birthday
wishes to all. Get well wishes to Pam.

My sister in Louisville, Kentucky says that 75% of her area is without
power. The schools are closed as well as the grocery stores and industry.
There are trees down everywhere, and they got only WIND, no rain!  Gene
lives close to her.  Gene, are you OK?

I've got a touch of pneumonia, so I'm not at work.  I have a different
position this year. I will be running the library program. We have a brand
new library and the classes come down to hear stories and do other
activities.  I'll have about 30 groups per week.  These are all
preschoolers, most are special needs, but we have a few nursery classes with
typical kids as well. I'm enjoying it so far, but I've had to learn the
library program, Mandarin M3, pretty much on my own. I've been staying at
work until 5:00 and then working from home in the evenings.

The end of the summer was exhausting as I had to empty 36 years of my stuff from my old classroom. I'm not done and I have file boxes lining my den that
need purging. I left a lot for the new teacher as I don't have room or
desire to bring home all that I've purchased!

Then, I worked on a major landscaping project at the "office house" next
door. More about that later!

Take care,

Chris Petersen
Northport, Long Island, New York
Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

My garden: http://www.chrispnpt.shutterfly.com

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