[gardeners] Dark and gonna get wet

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 27 Sep 1998 08:26:02

I'm writing this at about 0820 CDST on Sunday the 27th day of September and
it's still not very light outside. Heavily overcast, humidity is so high
it's like trying to breath under a shower head. Looks like the Mizisip
coast is gonna catch Georges and we'll get a little rain. Weather station
just said they've closed the hurricane locks in New Orleans. If you're
familiar with NO you will know that is SERIOUS as the locks block several
streets. Mandeville, LA has been totally evacuated and several other small
communities are being advised to go inland.

We're all set, got the propane bottles filled, plenty of water on hand for
drinking, cooking, and flushing, went over and fueled the neighbors
generator as he is out of town. Lots of home canned goods, oil lamps are in
place, plenty of batteries for the portable radios, etc. Now, anyone got
any ideas for possibly hand-cranking a computer? <BG>

Gonna BBQ some pig ribs today as the teenaged grandkids are here. Deep fry
them a little battered gourd (as long as they don't know what it is they'll
eat darn near anything), big pot of green beans with various herbs and
spices, a little pasta with pesto for those of us more interested in
quality than quantity, and a lot of love to share. Y'all come.

George, life is good