Re: [gardeners] Excitement

George Shirley (
Wed, 02 Oct 2002 09:31:57 -0500

We've ridden out worse hurricanes Craig. We don't have to make
preparations when a storm blows this way because we keep the same
preparations year around. When we bought this house I installed lug
bolts on all the windows and doors, bought treated plywood and cut to
fit. Numbered all the pieces as to the door/window they go on and then
install them with lug screws and washers. Takes about 2 hours to button
up the house. Yesterday I made a brace for the steel garage doors (just
installed last year) and can have that in place in about 15 minutes.
Three 5 gallon jugs of water, a tub full of water to flush toilet with,
3 20 lb propane bottles, gas grill, gas hot plate, dry ice for the
freezer and fridge, and we're all set. We'll let y'all know when it's
all over.


Craig Watts wrote:
> Gardening content: Picked about a dozen sweet peppers from the two Big
> Bertha pepper plants today. We bought the plants at a local feed store
> but I'm going to be looking for some seed as these are the best sweet
> chiles we've ever grown. Still loaded with small fruit. On top of that I
> picked about 3 quarts of ripe hot chiles, both red and yellow. Will
> wash, dry, and freeze later.
> George
> When i heard the forecast this morning I thought of you George. I've got a
> charter scheduled for Saturday going out into the gulf fishing for tuna
> (Outer Banks, Hatteras). Been wishing the huricane does screw with that
> planning all the time thinking that reality is it does do damage somewhere.
> Hope you honker down and get through it.  :)
> Take care.
> Craig Watts