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I'm looking at the duct tape on all of the ... decorating quality to things if I just leave it there!"

you could just leave the duct tape in place and name your home Man House.

Ha!! Funniest Post of the Day Award!!
Shelly & The Boys
The south shore of Lake Ponchartrain

Appropos of nothing, but "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" is my absolute favorite Irish/American folk song... So fare thee well, my ... A flowing bowl I`ll drain and I`ll drink a health to by bonny Creole girl, On the Lakes of Pontchartrain

My favorite Pontchartrain song goes:
This pain
Is deeper than the Pontchartrain
Now that I'm alone again...

Paula
"Imagine! The sky BLACK with Battletractors, and an eerie silence broken only by their incessant droning, and the buzzing of bees returning home to roost." John Burrage
Appropos of nothing, but "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" is my ... to by bonny Creole girl, On the Lakes of Pontchartrain

My favorite Pontchartrain song goes: This pain Is deeper than the Pontchartrain Now that I'm alone again...

Oooh, I'll play...
"There's a moon across the border in the Louisiana sky I smell the pontchartrain, I hear silver wings
And then, away Merle Haggard flies
That good ole boy will find a band of gold
On the stereo
Hey, then my mama's gonna call and say, "Where's she gone?" He'll say, "Down the road with the radio on."
Kathy Mattea's "Listen to the Radio Song"
Seems like there's another melancholy song of hers as well, and an older Pam Tillis song that makes reference to
Lake Pontchartrain as well...
Shelly & The Boys
Shelly
That area "floods" not from an excess of water, but from north winds pushing water. there was no rain, or ... New Orleans is a sitting duck if certain conditions are present. It could* happen someday, it will *probably happen someday.

Will.Someday.No doubts.
Terri's area is a flood prone area lately, after heavy rains. I personally think it has a lot to do with all the "development".

We're not too bad at 26 feet,but our problem stems from not having any drainage around for the water to go. During heavy rains it pools up around us and slowly drains. We're not too awfully close to the nearest river,Bogue Falaya either. But then we're not a subdivision and still pretty much out in the country away from development.
I think you may be thinking of Mandeville.That area always floods during a heavy rain and is too close to the lake for my comfort,beautiful as it may be to live there.
Mother Nature has gone to a lot of trouble to drain off this rock we called the United States. Man, ... a hurricane is scary. And to not be a native and have your fears fed by alarmists is probably un-nerving.

Honestly? It wasn't the alarm factor as much as the fact that is was a category 4/5. There's no fooling around with something that powerful and I know it.I wouldn't have considered leaving for a tropical storm. Here,it's the trees that concern me.I'm surrounded by tons of them.The ones on my property have been cleared a lot,but on one side of me is an undeveloped forest.

Terri

For that you need Twinkies and lunch meat. Eternity through preservatives.

Terry Von Gease
We're back, too. No damage! Lucky for us it went east far enough - Gulf Shore's bad luck, though. Yes, ... so many evacuated, though. I takes a number of days to get everyone out, so you can't "wait and see".

Yeah,that's why we got stuck here. Paul's *** of a boss wouldn't let him leave early enough to avoid that mess. Took him 1/2 tank of gas and
3.5 hours to get home from over by Slidell.HE had already gottenhis family out to safety. Goodie for him.
BTW,when I tried yesterday to call your cell phone,I kept getting a message that I'd reached "The Millers."
Problem now is everyone wants back in at the same time!Paul has just left for work and he's dreading it.

He's going to be going into the flow of traffic again. Gah!
BIL and SIL in Algiers lost a limb from a pecan tree but that's the extent of their damage.(As of yesterday,they were still en route to Oklahoma.)
We are SO lucky.It was driven home when I saw the exploded brick house on the news by Pensacola and the big bridge that didn't make it.
BTW,I'm putting together a Duct Tape Removal party. You're both invited.


Shelly has already been kind enough to point out that some of it has been applied in a crooked manner.
Terri

For that you need Twinkies and lunch meat. Eternity through preservatives.

Terry Von Gease
I'm looking at the duct tape on all of the ... decorating quality to things if I just leave it there!"

you could just leave the duct tape in place and name your home Man House.

Tim-the tool man-Taylor?
Terri

For that you need Twinkies and lunch meat. Eternity through preservatives.

Terry Von Gease
Appropos of nothing, but "The Lakes of Pontchartrain" is my ... to by bonny Creole girl, On the Lakes of Pontchartrain

My favorite Pontchartrain song goes: This pain Is deeper than the Pontchartrain Now that I'm alone again...

Didn't we cover this once? I think I said I was
skeptical of the depth of his pain,because the lake is only around 20-30 feet or so.
I haven't reported about how the dogs handled this whole thing yet.As they watched the flurry of activity, they began to follow me around quite a bit.Since I was in Superman fast mode,they soon gave that up and contented themselves with just laying around pretending to sleep but they were keeping their eyes glued on me the entire time. I suspect they were reminded of the Big Move. What really confused them is when we removed the doggie door from their window and ramp outside,and had to go around through the door.
The only one who showed signs of anything was Mojo. I think he was associating the falling barometer pressure with an impending storm.
Other than that,they were as good as gold.
Terri

For that you need Twinkies and lunch meat. Eternity through preservatives.

Terry Von Gease
There's a house in my neighborhood that's decided plywood nailed over windows w/spray paint warning the storms away adds a ... well just leave it there til November. They keep going over the hurricane's names with the newest ones out there.

I sure don't blame them.Did you see that Florida may be getting another one? The weather channel just stated that yet another one after Jeanne is developing,too.
After the stores stock up again,we are getting plywood and hurricane roof straps for the house. Also,I think we'll invest in one of those mobile home tie down straps for the trailer.We may have to do without food to do so but it will sure help me worry less.
Terri

For that you need Twinkies and lunch meat. Eternity through preservatives.

Terry Von Gease
I'm looking at the duct tape on all of the
windows, and I've almost managed to convince myself it adds a unique decorating quality to things if I just leave it there!"

I knew a person who owned not just a home but two grocery stores in a hurricane prone area. All that glass along the front of each. They did the duct tape a couple of times and then decided that it was easier to clean up the damage than it was to get the tape off!
(Although, personally, I think I'd have plywood cut and set aside for each window. I can't imagine what flying glass would do to the groceries on the shelves. )

~~Judy
When life gives you lemons, ask for tequila and salt.
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