Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gustav and I

Yes, looks like we are in an area to be impacted by Gustav.  If it holds to the track and conditions that NHC is forecasting, we should just get rain and some wind.  Winds that aren't any higher than you get for anything else.  Of course these lovely storms are prone to have surprises.

Our county joined the crowd and called for evacuation today.  We aren't going.  Pete has buried a metal shed into the side of the hill.  If we were to get anything approaching Rita force here or tornadoes, we'll sit it out in there.  We have many and varied supplies.  And are actually way better off and prepared than we were before Rita.

We have water put up and bought to get us through until Pete can get a generator on the pump and running.  We have lots of good, easy to cook on the pit or in a pot on the burner food.  Plenty of fried cornbread makings. 

So I don't want anyone out there worrying.  But prayers are welcome...for the whole Gulf Coast region.  I'll be updating here as long as I have electricity.  If we should be without it for awhile, then I'll post at my first opportunity.  If you are curious or worried, check here.  I'm sorry but I won't have time to respond to individual emails.

I want to take the opportunity to brag about my place of employment.  It's a uniform service company.  Everyone pitching in and working extra hard to get all paper work for the week finished and clothes ready for the upcoming week.  Payroll done and in the bank so to speak so we don't miss a payday.  You may think a uniform service company is not a very vital service, why all the commotion.

Well, here's the deal.  We are in the heart of the petrochemical industry.  After a storm the first thing, by executive order is to get those refineries on line.  The manpower to do so is bound by rules that say they must be in fire retardant clothing.  And where do they get it?  Yep.  Us and places like us.  We are small but very important link in a chain. 

 

 


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19 comments:

  1. It sounds as if you have taken very sensible precautions. I am hoping it will not be as bad as it sounds.  I shall be praying for all in its path.  Stay safe.  Update us when you can.

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  2. I will especially be praying because my family is in Louisiana.  They are not going to evacuate either.  I worry so about tornadoes.  Keep safe!  Linda

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  3. Prayers going up for you and the others in the path of the storm. I am glad that Pete put the shed there and that you have plenty of supplies. Hugs and prayers, Helen

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  4. I dn't blame you for staying.  I know that I'd want to go if we got one of that size heading our way, but where we are, it would be almost impossible to go.  We're set up here too for anything- but keeping you all in prayers!  God Bless! Carolyn

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  5. Our prayers here in Pa. are with you , Hunker down ,God bless all of you!

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  6. Many blessings to you!  I hope you just get a little wet.
    Traci

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  7. hey Barbara and family....God Bless and good luck....prayers abounding for the gulf coastal areas...many friends...and family there....hang tough...glad Pete fixed the shed...sounds safe to me...hugs ... from KY....Ora       ps..sure hope Gustav send some rain our way...we could use some LOLOL....

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  8. It's good to know you're prepared, but will be praying for you anyway, as well as for those impacted by Gustav. Take care.
    Much love,
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/FROMBARBSSPIRITUALJOURNALS

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  9. Good luck, Barbara and we'll await your postings.

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  10. I pray that you will be safe in case Gustav does decide to come your way.
    After storms hit down your way we usually get some of the left over rains and maybe some wind. (I'm in the great state of NC).

    Take care,

    Kathy

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  11. I hope everything will be ok for you.
    Jenny <><

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  12. keeping all in my prayers, (((Barbara and family)))

    I agree with you; if you had that type of place to ride out the storm, I wouldn't evacuate; be safe and God bless you all and keep you safe!!

    betty

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  13. Praying everything will be okay for everyone. My daughter said she went to the store but didn't over buy and everyone seemed to be doing the same. Paula

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  14.   BARBARA,
              I HOPE YOU FOLKS DO NOT HAVE TO SIT OUT THE HURRICANE IN THE PLACE PREPARED.
      YOU MAY HAVE READ MY ENTRY QUITE A WHILE BACK CONCERNING A 'TYPHOON' (HURRICANE) IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AFTER WORLD WAR 2 WAS OVER IN AUGUST 1945.
         WAITING TO BE PROCESSED HOME, THE STORM. THE WIND GAUGE (ANEMOMETER) BROKE AND STUCK ON 135 MILES AN HOUR. THIS WAS AT OKINAWA.
     CHECK KEYWORD OKINAWA TYPHOON OCTOBER 1945. EVEN THOUGH THE WAR WAS OVER IN AUGUST, MANY OF WE SINGLE PERSONS WERE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WAITING LIST.
       I SPENT THE NIGHT UNDER A ROCK LEDGE, CONTINUOUS COLD RAIN, HUDDLED WITH OTHERS AS THE STORM BECAME MORE VIOLENT.
       IF YOU CHECK THE KEYWORD, IT WILL SHOW PROBABLY THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE EVER IN THAT AREA.     sam

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  15. Praying, praying and praying for you and yours and those who will be affected.


    Michele

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  16. I hope it doesn't hit you guys, but I'm glad that you're prepared if it does.
    Lori

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  17. Be safe!
    Linda :)

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  18. hi, hope you didn't get hit too bad. take care mrs t xx

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  19. Barabra; I was sooooo frightening about Gustav!
    I m sooo thrilled that you are ok!:):):):)
    huggggggggggggggggggggggs
    natalie
    p.s. you are soooooo brave!:)

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