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Posted on Sun, Sep 14, 2008 15:47

For those who haven't been keeping up with the news lately Texans and our Cajun neighbors to the east this weekend got slammed hard by Hurricane "IKE" Although ( he) "IKE" was listed as a Category 2 hurricane He was one mile shy of being a Cat.3 hurricane.Where I am I only suffered 1 felled oak tree and a few broken branches on other trees . Although the worst was not having power since 2AM Saturday till Sunday around 10Am .I quess I am lucky no major holes in my body ,(except for where the chainsaw cut through my jeans leg . leaving two shallow, 2 inch cuts in my knee, I now have power so the things that I need are up and running(AIR CONDITIONING!!!) and the well for water. The news outlets are saying that a lot of other areas are still without power. Roughly 1.89 million electric customers ( roughly 4 million people )are without power. So keep them and the relief workers in your prayers.


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Posted on Tue, Sep 23, 2008 03:05

Quoting: Originally posted by butterbll For those who haven't been keeping up with the news lately Texans and our Cajun neighbors to the east this weekend got slammed hard by Hurricane "IKE" Although ( he) "IKE" was listed as a Category 2 hurricane He was one mile shy of being a Cat.3 hurricane.Where I am I only suffered 1 felled oak tree and a few broken branches on other trees . Although the worst was not having power since 2AM Saturday till Sunday around 10Am .I quess I am lucky no major holes in my body ,(except for where the chainsaw cut through my jeans leg . leaving two shallow, 2 inch cuts in my knee, I now have power so the things that I need are up and running(AIR CONDITIONING!!!) and the well for water. The news outlets are saying that a lot of other areas are still without power. Roughly 1.89 million electric customers ( roughly 4 million people )are without power. So keep them and the relief workers in your prayers.

Um I live in Indiana and we got hit really hard..A tree went thru my car and we had 50,000 people without electric for almost a week


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Posted on Sun, Sep 21, 2008 17:31

Wish I had a hot tub to invite you to use. I know the cleanup after the storm is hard work, but I'm glad you made it through without to much damage. Watch that finger butterbll, if it gets worse go to the doc...


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Posted on Sun, Sep 21, 2008 03:59

So Butter did the carpenter ants not brandish their saws and give you a hand?? Hope the aches and pains are wearing off - sounds like you're having a tough time but also sounds like you are dealing with it well. Imagine how much tougher it might have felt if you hadn't been working on your weight loss and fitness ..... hang on in there!


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Posted on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 17:15

Well spent All of yesterday and today sawing up the downed trees. Burned through 3 chains. Most of the trees I had to cut were at least 60 inches in diameter at the base .I had one tree that took almost a hour to get down.Real fun the tree hollow with dead wood and the whole section was full of carpenter ants for about twenty feet up the tree. Right now I wish I had a hot tub or Jacuzzi to soak in .I have knotted muscles on top of more knotted muscles.Plus I thing I got bit by a spider yesterday on the finger The finger is all swollen on the first knuckle. Well I hope every one had a great Saturday!


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Posted on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 03:28

That's horrible news! But it's good to know that you got out of alive. I've always wondered about hurricanes, but never really wanted to know too much about them because I'll fear them way more than anyone else would. I live in California and they said our earthquakes are horrible, but no damages have been too great here.. I hope everyone that was affected by Hurricane IKE is good and well. It's good to know you are too! Keep yourself safe, now!


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Posted on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 19:40

Good to hear you made it through the storm butterbll, it was a nasty one. After Ike left Texas he cut a path to Indiana where we had one hell of a wind storm (LOL and they said it was the back end) We had sustained winds of 50 mph with gusts of 71 mph. Trees roofs, power lines no match for Ike. We lost power, water, cable & phone here in southern Indiana Sunday at 1pm, got electricity back at 5pm Monday. Water came back this morning, but we have to boil it until further notice, and finally cable and phone service at 5 this evening. I have to say I'm lucky, I have the same damage as butterbll, tree limbs down all missing the house, my neighbor 2 houses down not so lucky his house got hit 3 times by falling trees. Hundreds of thousands of people still without electric, water, phone service (my small area was very lucky to get all power back this fast). Schools are closed. Kentucky got hit even harder then we did. If it was this bad here being the back end I can't image what those poor people in Texas were up against. Their all in my Thoughts and Prayers.


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Posted on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 18:44

Glad you are ok - you have had enough trials and tribulations over the year(s) it seems. My thoughts are with those who have been affected. We are so lucky and safe in Canada. Take care - the best way you can.


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Posted on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 17:16

Well as of 6 PM today the power is back on for about 750 thousand.Yesterday had to go to Brenham ,Texas Driving there say a lot of trees uprooted or just plain snapped in half like match sticks . Power lines and poles tossed in a tangled mess. Yesterday I had to walk the cattle ranch ,my mom and uncle lost about 10 Massive oak trees on their ranch operation.Some are of them are not in the way but about 6 of them fell on a inner Field fence Totally decimating it. So I will have to totally rebuild it. Roughly All 2000 feet of it by my self. But right now it is too wet to get a vehicle or tractor back there ( The ground under water, and too soft to walk). I Guess I am lucky as for some have lost everything Homes businesses way of life on the beach. Reallr bas hit id the Bolivar Penusala some say it looks like a giant hand has scraped the land flat wiping everything of the face of the earth. Now the pennisula is an Island as there now is a 200 foot breech across the land.


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Posted on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 13:57

Good to hear that you are alright. My thoughts and best wishes to all that have been affected by this.


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Posted on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 12:27

Wow Butter.....the luck you have is amazing. So glad to hear you are doing well though...except for the chainsaw mishap! Will say some prayers...Kris


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Posted on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 06:45

I truly hope everything is ok. I have this morbid fascination with hurricanes ever since I was a kid. The absolute power of nature is humbling. Take care


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Posted on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 04:52

I can't begin to imagine what that would be like - glad you're doing ok but watch out for that chainsaw!!


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Posted on Mon, Sep 15, 2008 22:50

Glad to hear it! Hope your family is alright--esp. your mom. Will say a little prayer for you. Good luck!--True


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