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Post by Cheryl Isaa » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 01:30:12



Like it says!

Cheryl

 
 
 

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Post by Lucill » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 01:47:48


I dearly hope everyone is ok and I must learn to have patience and not worry
so much. Because of Frances I wasn't able to get on line for 7 days.

Lucille


Quote:

> Like it says!

> Cheryl


 
 
 

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Post by Brend » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 03:14:08


Cheryl, POST-Ivan?!  We're still getting Ivaned in Ohio!  Hope we don't
have yet another round of flooding.  DH is supposed to be going down to
Athens Sunday and I know what it looks like when things are under water
down there.

--
Brenda

 
 
 

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Post by Cheryl Isaa » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 03:30:40



Quote:

> Cheryl, POST-Ivan?!  We're still getting Ivaned in Ohio!  Hope we don't
> have yet another round of flooding.  DH is supposed to be going down to
> Athens Sunday and I know what it looks like when things are under water
> down there.


> --
> Brenda

Just worrying!
I should see a little bit of Ivan shortly - supposedly I'm about to get the
outer band in the next few hours and a downpour.

Cheryl

 
 
 

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Post by Olwynma » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 06:36:10


DH and I just arrived home.  No damage, everything cool.  Will write more later
after we unpack the car.

Olwyn Mary (back in New Orleans.)

 
 
 

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Post by Ellic » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 07:06:39


Quote:

> DH and I just arrived home.  No damage, everything cool.  Will write more later
> after we unpack the car.

> Olwyn Mary (back in New Orleans.)

GLad to hear it - was thinking about you being in NO. Hope your family and friends
came thru just as well.

ellice

 
 
 

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Post by Joan Erickso » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 06:59:46


Quote:

> DH and I just arrived home.  No damage, everything cool.  Will write more later
> after we unpack the car.

        What a relief!!!  Glad to hear it!

--
        Joan

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       - Elizabeth's (rctn'r) sister's MIL (Barbara Marr)

 
 
 

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Post by Brend » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 20:17:18


We ended up getting around 3" from Ivan but it is done now.  Totals for
this part of the state ranged from just 0.25" to almost 4".  I'm hoping
we have a nice day since the math department picnic is this afternoon.

Quote:

> Just worrying!
> I should see a little bit of Ivan shortly - supposedly I'm about to get the
> outer band in the next few hours and a downpour.

--
Brenda
 
 
 

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Post by Cheryl Isaa » Mon, 20 Sep 2004 01:18:22


The rain started here about 5 PM yesterday and it still raining - almost a
downpour at times.
Cheryl


Quote:

> We ended up getting around 3" from Ivan but it is done now.  Totals for
> this part of the state ranged from just 0.25" to almost 4".  I'm hoping
> we have a nice day since the math department picnic is this afternoon.


>> Just worrying!
>> I should see a little bit of Ivan shortly - supposedly I'm about to get the
>> outer band in the next few hours and a downpour.
> --
> Brenda

 
 
 

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Post by Karen C - Californ » Mon, 20 Sep 2004 05:47:10


Aw, gee, and we're whining because it's only 80 degrees and overcast.  :)

Had a call from my friend who was at the eye of the storm, people are already
going crazy after just a couple days without electric.  Just after I hung up
from her, I read an e-mail from my cousin who's on a medical mission to Rwanda,
where they are without electric almost all day everyday.  Amazing how one is
taking it as an adventure to figure out how to cope with having electric only a
couple hours a day, and the other one is grousing about having to spend a few
days without electric.

It's all in the attitude.

--
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WIP: Fireman's Prayer (#2), Amid Amish Life, Angel of Autumn, Calif Sampler,
Holiday Snowglobe

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Post by Olwynma » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 13:30:01


Evacuation Saga  (long.  Ignore it if you are in a hurry or uninterested).

Herewith the saga of Olwyn Mary's experience re Hurricane Ivan.  In two decades
of living in the Deep South, we have never before evacuated, always just rode
out the hurricanes.  Partly because we live in sturdy old houses, and partly
because DH had this job, where he was expected to work until the last minute,
and be back on the job bright and early.  I had intended to stay put this time,
after all, our house was built in 1917, the ground floor is 5' about street
level and the 2nd floor is about 11' or 12' above that, and we are nowhere near
the waterfront.  This time, dh is newly retired and has time to watch the
scaremongers on tv.  I was sure that hurricane wasn't coming to us, because
they generally take a right turn just before making landfall, so I figured it
would be east of Mobile.

Monday night he started saying we should leave.  I disagreed, but he was really
worried.  Finally, I got up and started packing a bag.  Tues. a.m. we put all
the porch furniture and plant pots in the house.  The Mayor was saying on tv
"If you have the means and the wherewithal, LEAVE NOW!"  So we did, and got
caught in that ghastly mess on I-10.  dd even saw it on tv in the U.K.  Took
four hours to get to Metairie, (the next suburb over) usually a 20 min run.
Pulled off there to find a bathroom before we got right out into the boonies.
Eight more hours later (12 total) we finally made it to Baton Rouge, normally a
75 - 90 min run.  Just past there, pulled off at a decidedly grungy truck stop
- but I needed the john again.  We had food and sodas in the car, and I drank
some of their coffee which I figured had boiled so long it had to be sterile.

As it was now well past midnight, we pulled into a far corner of the lot,
reclined the seats, locked the doors, and tried for a few hours sleep.  DH got
about three, I got about two.  Back on the road at daybreak.  Traffic finally
eased up between B.R and Lafayette.  People were saying no hotel rooms before
Houston.  Close to Lake Charles, we heard on the radio that they were opening
their Civic Center as a shelter.  Saw a Holiday Inn just off the freeway, so
pulled in for a late lunch and info.  Lovely lunch, but they checked their
computer, and no hotel rooms in Houston or Austin, in fact, nothing within a
five hundred mile radius.  Ah well.  Used their lovely CLEAN rest room for a
good wash, then ducked into the handicapped stall to finish the job with baby
wipes and changed clothes from the skin out.

Knowing that shelters usually want you to bring your own food and bedding, we
had doggie bags from lunch, then I went against all my principles and went to
Wal-Mart (but there weren't any other shops nearby).  Bought two air mattresses
- we already have two for when the dgc come, but we now have four dgc.  Didn't
like the look or price of their twin sheets, so got intelligent and went to
crafts.  Bought 2 x 2yd lengths of 60" fabric off the dollar table - they will
come in for something, and for pillows (I have enough of those, too) bought 2
pkgs of fiberfill at $1.99 each.

Back on the road and into town and the Civic Centre.  By now it was late
afternoon.  Signed in, and started chatting to the volunteers, offered to help
if needed once we were situated.   They told me to leave the air mattresses in
the car as they had some regular ones coming, also blankets.  Found a spot to
settle down, the supper was announced and we lined up.  As we were waiting for
our McD hamburger plus fried pie, we overheard a couple talking to a volunteer,
saying they wanted to take a family home.  I figured they wanted someone with
children, and also that that was only right and proper.  Got our food, went out
onto the front steps to eat it, I had a cigarette and (naturally) chatted with
other folks, then went back in.  There was the same couple, talking to the same
volunteer!!  He looked at me and said "These lovely people would like to take
someone to their home for the night, but so far no-one has taken them up on it,
would you be interested?"  Would I be interested!!!!!!!

I often say we are just not lucky, we have to work hard for everything we get,
but, let me tell you, that was the last seven years of luck and the next seven,
all combined.

Those wonderful people took us to their home, gave us some more supper, showed
us into the guest room, and generally entertained us.  They told us not to even
think of leaving on Thurs., because everyone else would be back on the road,
but to wait until Friday.  They then both went off to work the next day, and
told us to make ourselves at home.  We had a lovely dinner with them Thursday
night, then back on the road Friday morning.
I can never, never, express to them how very grateful we are for their
hospitality.  I told them they have a room in my house whenever they need it.
She is a nurse, so if she ever comes for a course in one of the big teaching
hospitals here, she has a place to stay.  Also, they have family in Atlanta,
but that 12 hr drive is long, so she promised that next time, they will leave
after work, do the 4 hrs to here, spend the night, then the other 8 hrs the
next day.  I hope she takes me up on it.

Apparently there were a number of stories like that in Southwest Louisiana.
True Cajun hospitality.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.  

 
 
 

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Post by Cheryl Isaa » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 19:26:03


What a great story!
Thanks for the early morning smile!
Cheryl

On 9/22/04 12:30 AM, in article

Quote:

> Evacuation Saga  (long.  Ignore it if you are in a hurry or uninterested).

> Herewith the saga of Olwyn Mary's experience re Hurricane Ivan.  In two
> decades
> of living in the Deep South, we have never before evacuated, always just rode
> out the hurricanes.  Partly because we live in sturdy old houses, and partly
> because DH had this job, where he was expected to work until the last minute,
> and be back on the job bright and early.  I had intended to stay put this
> time,
> after all, our house was built in 1917, the ground floor is 5' about street
> level and the 2nd floor is about 11' or 12' above that, and we are nowhere
> near
> the waterfront.  This time, dh is newly retired and has time to watch the
> scaremongers on tv.  I was sure that hurricane wasn't coming to us, because
> they generally take a right turn just before making landfall, so I figured it
> would be east of Mobile.

> Monday night he started saying we should leave.  I disagreed, but he was
> really
> worried.  Finally, I got up and started packing a bag.  Tues. a.m. we put all
> the porch furniture and plant pots in the house.  The Mayor was saying on tv
> "If you have the means and the wherewithal, LEAVE NOW!"  So we did, and got
> caught in that ghastly mess on I-10.  dd even saw it on tv in the U.K.  Took
> four hours to get to Metairie, (the next suburb over) usually a 20 min run.
> Pulled off there to find a bathroom before we got right out into the boonies.
> Eight more hours later (12 total) we finally made it to Baton Rouge, normally
> a
> 75 - 90 min run.  Just past there, pulled off at a decidedly grungy truck stop
> - but I needed the john again.  We had food and sodas in the car, and I drank
> some of their coffee which I figured had boiled so long it had to be sterile.

> As it was now well past midnight, we pulled into a far corner of the lot,
> reclined the seats, locked the doors, and tried for a few hours sleep.  DH got
> about three, I got about two.  Back on the road at daybreak.  Traffic finally
> eased up between B.R and Lafayette.  People were saying no hotel rooms before
> Houston.  Close to Lake Charles, we heard on the radio that they were opening
> their Civic Center as a shelter.  Saw a Holiday Inn just off the freeway, so
> pulled in for a late lunch and info.  Lovely lunch, but they checked their
> computer, and no hotel rooms in Houston or Austin, in fact, nothing within a
> five hundred mile radius.  Ah well.  Used their lovely CLEAN rest room for a
> good wash, then ducked into the handicapped stall to finish the job with baby
> wipes and changed clothes from the skin out.

> Knowing that shelters usually want you to bring your own food and bedding, we
> had doggie bags from lunch, then I went against all my principles and went to
> Wal-Mart (but there weren't any other shops nearby).  Bought two air
> mattresses
> - we already have two for when the dgc come, but we now have four dgc.  Didn't
> like the look or price of their twin sheets, so got intelligent and went to
> crafts.  Bought 2 x 2yd lengths of 60" fabric off the dollar table - they will
> come in for something, and for pillows (I have enough of those, too) bought 2
> pkgs of fiberfill at $1.99 each.

> Back on the road and into town and the Civic Centre.  By now it was late
> afternoon.  Signed in, and started chatting to the volunteers, offered to help
> if needed once we were situated.   They told me to leave the air mattresses in
> the car as they had some regular ones coming, also blankets.  Found a spot to
> settle down, the supper was announced and we lined up.  As we were waiting for
> our McD hamburger plus fried pie, we overheard a couple talking to a
> volunteer,
> saying they wanted to take a family home.  I figured they wanted someone with
> children, and also that that was only right and proper.  Got our food, went
> out
> onto the front steps to eat it, I had a cigarette and (naturally) chatted with
> other folks, then went back in.  There was the same couple, talking to the
> same
> volunteer!!  He looked at me and said "These lovely people would like to take
> someone to their home for the night, but so far no-one has taken them up on
> it,
> would you be interested?"  Would I be interested!!!!!!!

> I often say we are just not lucky, we have to work hard for everything we get,
> but, let me tell you, that was the last seven years of luck and the next
> seven,
> all combined.

> Those wonderful people took us to their home, gave us some more supper, showed
> us into the guest room, and generally entertained us.  They told us not to
> even
> think of leaving on Thurs., because everyone else would be back on the road,
> but to wait until Friday.  They then both went off to work the next day, and
> told us to make ourselves at home.  We had a lovely dinner with them Thursday
> night, then back on the road Friday morning.
> I can never, never, express to them how very grateful we are for their
> hospitality.  I told them they have a room in my house whenever they need it.
> She is a nurse, so if she ever comes for a course in one of the big teaching
> hospitals here, she has a place to stay.  Also, they have family in Atlanta,
> but that 12 hr drive is long, so she promised that next time, they will leave
> after work, do the 4 hrs to here, spend the night, then the other 8 hrs the
> next day.  I hope she takes me up on it.

> Apparently there were a number of stories like that in Southwest Louisiana.
> True Cajun hospitality.

> Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

 
 
 

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Post by Addie Ott » Thu, 23 Sep 2004 22:46:50


It just goes to show that there are some truly lovely people out there!
Congratulations on finding them!


Quote:
> Evacuation Saga  (long.  Ignore it if you are in a hurry or uninterested).

> Herewith the saga of Olwyn Mary's experience re Hurricane Ivan.  In two
> decades
> of living in the Deep South, we have never before evacuated, always just
> rode
> out the hurricanes.  Partly because we live in sturdy old houses, and
> partly
> because DH had this job, where he was expected to work until the last
> minute,
> and be back on the job bright and early.  I had intended to stay put this
> time,
> after all, our house was built in 1917, the ground floor is 5' about
> street
> level and the 2nd floor is about 11' or 12' above that, and we are nowhere
> near
> the waterfront.  This time, dh is newly retired and has time to watch the
> scaremongers on tv.  I was sure that hurricane wasn't coming to us,
> because
> they generally take a right turn just before making landfall, so I figured
> it
> would be east of Mobile.

> Monday night he started saying we should leave.  I disagreed, but he was
> really
> worried.  Finally, I got up and started packing a bag.  Tues. a.m. we put
> all
> the porch furniture and plant pots in the house.  The Mayor was saying on
> tv
> "If you have the means and the wherewithal, LEAVE NOW!"  So we did, and
> got
> caught in that ghastly mess on I-10.  dd even saw it on tv in the U.K.
> Took
> four hours to get to Metairie, (the next suburb over) usually a 20 min
> run.
> Pulled off there to find a bathroom before we got right out into the
> boonies.
> Eight more hours later (12 total) we finally made it to Baton Rouge,
> normally a
> 75 - 90 min run.  Just past there, pulled off at a decidedly grungy truck
> stop
> - but I needed the john again.  We had food and sodas in the car, and I
> drank
> some of their coffee which I figured had boiled so long it had to be
> sterile.

> As it was now well past midnight, we pulled into a far corner of the lot,
> reclined the seats, locked the doors, and tried for a few hours sleep.  DH
> got
> about three, I got about two.  Back on the road at daybreak.  Traffic
> finally
> eased up between B.R and Lafayette.  People were saying no hotel rooms
> before
> Houston.  Close to Lake Charles, we heard on the radio that they were
> opening
> their Civic Center as a shelter.  Saw a Holiday Inn just off the freeway,
> so
> pulled in for a late lunch and info.  Lovely lunch, but they checked their
> computer, and no hotel rooms in Houston or Austin, in fact, nothing within
> a
> five hundred mile radius.  Ah well.  Used their lovely CLEAN rest room for
> a
> good wash, then ducked into the handicapped stall to finish the job with
> baby
> wipes and changed clothes from the skin out.

> Knowing that shelters usually want you to bring your own food and bedding,
> we
> had doggie bags from lunch, then I went against all my principles and went
> to
> Wal-Mart (but there weren't any other shops nearby).  Bought two air
> mattresses
> - we already have two for when the dgc come, but we now have four dgc.
> Didn't
> like the look or price of their twin sheets, so got intelligent and went
> to
> crafts.  Bought 2 x 2yd lengths of 60" fabric off the dollar table - they
> will
> come in for something, and for pillows (I have enough of those, too)
> bought 2
> pkgs of fiberfill at $1.99 each.

> Back on the road and into town and the Civic Centre.  By now it was late
> afternoon.  Signed in, and started chatting to the volunteers, offered to
> help
> if needed once we were situated.   They told me to leave the air
> mattresses in
> the car as they had some regular ones coming, also blankets.  Found a spot
> to
> settle down, the supper was announced and we lined up.  As we were waiting
> for
> our McD hamburger plus fried pie, we overheard a couple talking to a
> volunteer,
> saying they wanted to take a family home.  I figured they wanted someone
> with
> children, and also that that was only right and proper.  Got our food,
> went out
> onto the front steps to eat it, I had a cigarette and (naturally) chatted
> with
> other folks, then went back in.  There was the same couple, talking to the
> same
> volunteer!!  He looked at me and said "These lovely people would like to
> take
> someone to their home for the night, but so far no-one has taken them up
> on it,
> would you be interested?"  Would I be interested!!!!!!!

> I often say we are just not lucky, we have to work hard for everything we
> get,
> but, let me tell you, that was the last seven years of luck and the next
> seven,
> all combined.

> Those wonderful people took us to their home, gave us some more supper,
> showed
> us into the guest room, and generally entertained us.  They told us not to
> even
> think of leaving on Thurs., because everyone else would be back on the
> road,
> but to wait until Friday.  They then both went off to work the next day,
> and
> told us to make ourselves at home.  We had a lovely dinner with them
> Thursday
> night, then back on the road Friday morning.
> I can never, never, express to them how very grateful we are for their
> hospitality.  I told them they have a room in my house whenever they need
> it.
> She is a nurse, so if she ever comes for a course in one of the big
> teaching
> hospitals here, she has a place to stay.  Also, they have family in
> Atlanta,
> but that 12 hr drive is long, so she promised that next time, they will
> leave
> after work, do the 4 hrs to here, spend the night, then the other 8 hrs
> the
> next day.  I hope she takes me up on it.

> Apparently there were a number of stories like that in Southwest
> Louisiana.
> True Cajun hospitality.

> Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.