Re: [gardeners] Dark and gonna get wet

Jane Burdekin (
Sun, 27 Sep 1998 08:35:26 -0600

Best of luck to you and your family and neighbors, George.  It sounds like
you are all prepared, this is good.  I thought about you this morning while
watching the news on the storm, I was sure glad to see an email from you
first thing.  

Jane (where the rain/cooler weather failed to show up today and I will be
in and out of the greenhouse cleaning it up for the incoming plants.)

> At 08:26 AM 9/27/98, you wrote:
> >I'm writing this at about 0820 CDST on Sunday the 27th day of September
> >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
> >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
> >streets. Mandeville, LA has been totally evacuated and several other
> >communities are being advised to go inland.
> >
> >We're all set, got the propane bottles filled, plenty of water on hand
> >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
> >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
> >them a little battered gourd (as long as they don't know what it is
> >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
> >
> Good to hear from you, George.  I had feared you'd absquatulated already
> (isn't that better than the double entendre "evacuation"?).  Best of luck
> for dodging this hummer, too.  Please keep us posted.  Margaret, with all
> appendages crossed.