Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gustav Gone

For the redneck weather watch update.....

Gustav is gone, We lost power early Monday morning. We resorted to the good ole trusty dusty 5"battery operated Black and White TV for all weather updates. When the winds died down, Dave helped tote the generator to the front porch, and Wala.... POWER!!!!
For all of you Southerners, Carrie Duncan lost 30 lbs INSTANTLY!!! Going from a 5" to a 50" screen. Even though we were out electricity wise, we still had cable!!!!! This is a blessing in disguise, as we were able to see all stations around the area, to keep up with the storm.

Even though there was reports of flooding, none of my family was effected. Minor damage was realized early in the morning around 11:am, when the horn on my SUV started screaming!!!!! I couldn't figure out what it was, but did see a beer can fly by about the time the horn started to sound. All attempts to shut it up with the remote were hopeless. Well, had to run out to see what was going on, and saw the driver side window was GONE! It evidently had been exposed to the elements for quite some time, as the driver side was extremely soaked.. On further investigation revealed the worse! USER ERROR! ARRRRR!!!! It seems that 'the driver' LEFT the driver side window down from the last trip out the night before.
GEEEZ!!!! Let me just say, if all electrical items are not working, it will headed to the dealership, awaiting a trade-in. Guess we all know who got the "Here's your sign" award on that one!?!?!

Melanie decided to break out the Jaegermeister, to dedicate the moment. It was very short lived in my book, as the first swig brought back all of the flashbacks of the before memories of Hurricane Katrina and the events that surrounded that.Whheww!

Anyway, all is well at the homestead. A friend of mine's son came over yesterday, and picked up all of the small limbs in the yard - "thinkin of John Deere".

As always, everyone banded together, hunkered down, and made it through a nerve racking event, Thanks goes out to everyone that donated their time, and efforts to the preparation "Get er done,got er did!" No doubt about it, that's what I love about the South! Thanks for the prayers, thoughts, and calls as well, ,

I am now traveling to Washington - Dulles, then rental my way down to West Virginia. Will be back late Saturday night, if Hannah leaves me alone!!!

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