Friday, September 12, 2008

Now Let's Get Serious

Okay, now to get serious.  I know many of you will be alarmed and some even worried.  Ike is definitely nothing to play with.  I have shut off my alerts, because I feel fairly certain we will be without electricity for a week or longer. 

Guido has an entry on Ike.  This area will probably see something with Ike they didn't see with Rita:  significant storm surge.  Rita was supposed to have one.  But they way she came in at the last minute weaker, the surge was not what was predicted.  If I lived South of IH-10 I'd quite likely leave.  But I am North of it.  35 miles.  We are at 115 feet above sea level.  We are on the side of a hill.  Even rain water never stands here.  In our county, there is no better place to be water wise. 

We will be in our bunker tonight when Ike comes in.  In the ground is the safest place to be in a tornado.  We have an escape hatch other than the door.  We have supplies and are ready to live like at deer camp for as long as the electricity is out.  We have a better generator than before Rita. 

Remember, no news from me for a while only means I don't have electricity or phone service.  It took a month to get both back after Rita.  The blessing of living in the pines. :op  I will post just as soon as possible from home or work. 

Please pray or send out good vibes for all of Texas.  But don't WORRY.  God says to worry about nothing.  I'll miss you all very much. 


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26 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have everything in place and that is good since you are up higher. Sending up prayers for everyone in Ikes path. Update as soon as you can. Hugs, Helen

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  2. You are in my prayers!

    Kara

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  3. God Bless you, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, now get your butt to saftey

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  4. Sending up prayers for you & all those in need. May God keep you safe.
    Sugar

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  5. remember where Jesus was during the storm; asleep because he knew his father was in control; Lord, watch over Barbara and her family and all in the storm's path; we ask for their safety and for peace and comfort from you; in Jesus we pray, amen

    ((((Barbara/family))))

    betty

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  6. Hi...sounds like a good plan....God Bless....and prayers and praise for your safety will abound.....hugs...Ora in KY

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  7. Stay safe, Barbara. Any possibility of making an entry by cellphone?

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  8. I have family in Texas..i will say a prayer for all of you...God Bless....hugs, Christine

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  9. i have all my new channels glued and i wish you the very best from Sacramento, CA!!

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  10. I know we're not supposed to worry Barbara~ but it's hard not to.  Thinking constantly of you all right now as it comes ashore.  We lifted you all up in prayer this moring at my homeschool group, and I know J land is holding you all up now~  God Bless you all and hopefully, the electric will be on in record time!  Love Carolyn

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  11. Praying for you and everybody in the area of the storm. I'm so glad you're prepared, wish everybody else was.
    BIG HUGS and much love too.
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

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  12. Barb....definitely keeping your family and all of Texas in my prayers.  Ike looks so darned vicious.  Please be safe and let us know when you get up and running.  Hoping not too much damage is done.  HUGS Chris

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  13. We heard from Jeannette that you're ok, just no power.  Linda in Washington state

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  14. I heard on the news how bad it was in Houston... am praying for everyone there. Hope you get your power on soon. Bless you. bea

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  15. I heard on the news how bad it was in Houston... am praying for everyone there. Hope you get your power on soon. Bless you. bea

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  16. You're family is in my prayers!
    Missie

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  17. We all love you Barbara and we all miss you and worry about you
    let us know how you are when you can
    love,natalie

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  18. I know Texas has been hit hard ~ Keeping you all in my prayers ~ Ally x

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  19. Thanking God you are safe ...love and best wishes Jeanx

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  20. I hope things get better for you, and the Lord fix any/ all of your problems.

    Cordially,
    Tom Schuckman
    tschuckman@aol.com
    Union Grove, WI  53182

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  21. Thinking about you.....
    Linda :)

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  22. I heard how badly Beaumont was hit. I hope all is well woth you & your family. You are all in my prayers for a speedy awayness with IKE & his harm.

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  23. I heard how badly Beaumont was hit. I hope all is well woth you & your family. You are all in my prayers for a speedy awayness with IKE & his harm.

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  24. thinking of you, i hope you are all safe and well. take care mrs t xx

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  25. dear Barbara,
    We miss you!
    I found out from Paul Little's blog that Aol bloggers are moving to blogger.com
    around August 30th.
    I am looking forward to seeing you over there if not sooner.
    Just walk right up and sign up!
    love,natalie

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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