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Well, actually he’s more of a d**k to me right now.  Remember the pieces of tin that were hanging on for dear life?  One of them has been turned into origami and my closet has an unintended skylight!  I’m not making it to work today for I shall be trying to keep the buckets empty!  Still have electricity but it’s flickering. 

 

If you have Directv, look at channel 361 for local Houston coverage.  I really wish Gigi had gotten out of town.  It looks pretty bad.  Ike actually gained strength when he hit ground! 

 

TTYL!  I hope!

 

*UPDATE*  We came out fine.  I had Will and Dave on the roof in the middle of the rain nailing the tin back into place.  The real problem now is the rain.  Part of our road is washed out and we have a large line of thunderstorms heading for us.  I’m going to head home now (I’m at work), and hopefully, there will still be electricity and internet (big storms don’t always knock out our phone lines but I guess they block the dial up lines between here and the main junctions…I’ve noticed that if it storms between here and Dallas we lose internet).  I didn’t make it to work yesterday because of the wind and rain, but I kept in touch with Brian and they lost power for several hours.  I better get hopping!  Thanks ya’ll!

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Another, quick note post! 

On the Hill, we are without power still.  Vernon Parish has only 500 people left without power, and we’re some of those lucky few.  We should have power some time tonight.  YAY!  The work crews missed us when they left about 5pm yesterday!  So, everyone around has power except us!  I’m very annoyed to say the least. 

 

M. is in New Orleans still, and basically doing nothing but the occasional patrol to protect it from looters.  Yeah…I won’t say what I think about that!  For the record, there are areas a stones throw from us to the East that are seriously hurting and need help with clean up.  But just so long as Nagin and Jindal can pat themselves on the back, I guess we’re good (sarcasm intended!).  They should just change the name of the state to New Orleans Adjacent and get it over with. 

 

As far as damage, the Ghetto Trailer is in relatively good shape, and I really could have ridden out the storm in it without any trouble.  But, I went to Mom’s because officials insisted that you shouldn’t be in trailers.  Fortunately, the GT has solid steel gurters (I have no idea how that’s spelled) as its foundation, and is extremely well made for a piece of crap.  lol  It’s so heavy that the moving company that installed it almost refused to move it because of the weight.  Apparently, they stopped making trailers with that type of foundation about 1979.  Tell you anything?  lol

 

Luckily, all I lost was one piece of tin roofing.  I cannot find it ANYWHERE!  And, it’s bugging the crap out of me!  The neighbors haven’t seen it, and we can’t find it anywhere on the Hill!  It must be in the swamp.  So, maybe I can find it come winter when the leaves fall!

 

Hopefully, I’ll talk to ya’ll tomorrow!  Thanks for the well wishes!  Hugs to one and all!

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