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helpforhomeschoolers
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They say that you cant get that sand out of your toes ya know! The stuff that we have here that we call sand is not Florida sand [Confused] And it is anything but white when it gets wet. YUK!


I also miss sea shelling on Sanabel Island and snorkeling in the keys, and real key lime pie and oysters on the half shell. And those cute little hermit crabs - not to eat of cours to chase.

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Well you can come visit us any time as well!
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Well yall come anytime. But somtimes I wonder if I do not feel more safe than we really are; right now we have the B1's just 70 miles away and Mt. Rushmore less than that. Those are certainly targets, but if people is what they are after they wont find em here. I think we have the second lowest population, with our beigbor Wyoming being the first. We only have about 783,000. in the whole state, so there are plenty of places where you can go and not see another living soul.

The last hurricane we were there for was Andrew, we were out in our tow trucks keeping the roads clear for evacuations and deliviering supplies to the shelters and after the storm we ran round the clock shifts for 2 months hauling the flood damaged cars to salvage auction from all over the gulf coast. They are indeed humbling.

Even having lived through much of that kind of destruction, I miss sunsets, real sand, and salt water!

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We were lucky and only got some rain and very little wind with this hurricane. This far inland it is rare for there to be problems, but last year was an exception as two hurricanes ripped through with high winds and caused severe flooding as well (although I was in a different part of coastal Florida for those last year).

My family lived through Camille in the town where the eye went over (were firefighters and part of the civil defense team and spent the night on top of the fire trucks in the station), so I grew up with all of this hurricane legend and stuff so they don't phase me much because nothing can be as bad as Camille was (we can hope...). I spent a lot of Frances and Ivan outside ogling the trees as they blew about sideways:P I am lucky I wasn't killed.

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Yes, Linda we did fair well here at my house...only branches down, missing windows praise God!

One branch from the neighbor did take out the railing on the pool deck...but easily repaired.

no flooding here! I think most of the rain ended up in Georgia.

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Yes, we will leave again if Emily threatens...my husband won't sit through another one like Ivan...that was a sobering experience to say the least. [Eek!]

for 6 hours...things of every type hit our house, rolled on our roof, and for 6 hours winds at about 125 to 130 pounded us. I ran all over this house catching the water pouring in while my children slept "under" the mattresses. THis southern gal was sceered!!!

I had things in my pool that I had no idea where they were from. [Confused]

Maybe visiting Linda is not such a bad idea [Wink]

yes, that interview you are speaking of is quite scary.

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Yes! PRAISE GOD!!!!

I agree with Linda's observation of the technology we have now days... it gives us that much more time for 'fear' to develop [Frown] But as children, I don't think we really understand what Danger there is in these storms. I also think that because you're now grown with children of your own that adds even more to the anxiety. It's one thing for an adult to have to take care of themselves, but it's wholy something else when we have children to take care of!

I'm keeping an eye on Emily as well and will be in prayer for you and everyone in it's path. This month has been Wild with all the Tropical Storms in the Atlantic and I don't think it's gonna get better [Frown] (sorry, I know that sounds pesimistic, but it seems to be reality).

All this news about Al Quida's nukes and stuff has me wanting to go visit Linda in late September-October now [Wink]

But I am So Glad you guys were spared any serious Damage from Dennis! I hope you'll get out of the way should Emily grow into another monster (and I praying the Lord will Thwart that one too!)

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LOL....yes those skeeters!
And praise God the yellow-jackets have not swarmed us like last September's storm.
I killed more yella-jackets than carter has liver pills!

Yes, I suppose seeing on radar what is coming, mixed with the past experiences is a panic-maker.

This is the price to live in "paradise".

I didn't mind the power out as much last September because it was not as hot.

Although it is tough in these times, I would want to stay unless God said go...
My husband is from the north but has been here long enough to understand things, he has family that is retiring and then moving here...they know not what they do...he says.lol

sounds like you have a few hurricanes under your belt Linda! [Big Grin] Aren't they humbling?

My first was Camille (I was only two) so no bad memories, but my Dad was never the same regarding hurricanes after that one.

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Cathy we are so thankful that you are all safe. And yes, thank God for generators. Sounds like your home survived the winds and rain ok?

How bad is the flooding?

We were watching the storm here and looking at satalite pictures of it. Desi has been up here since she was 2 and so she does not remember huricanes, she was very frightened by those pictures, but I think it made her to pray more ferverently.

I think when we were kids we did not have all the technology to really show us what we were waiting for. We just knew that he windows were getting boarded up or taped up and the bathtubs and sinks were full of water and it got very dark outside and after the calm the dark and the rain were coming again. Ignorance can be bliss I think!

I dont think I was ever afraid of huricanes till I was well into adulthood and I sat on the emergency preparedness & planning committe for the city and learned what the powers that be really think a catagory 5 storm coming up in the bay at full force will do and then I got scared. Leaving and leaving early can mean life or death or maybe worse, being stranded on what has become and island without water of power or food for weeks on end. This what I worry about with my folks down there because Dad never wants to go till they force him to go, then he wants to stay still. At least today the bridges across the bay are no longer two lane!

We have tornados here and they are so scarry because there is no warning really. But they dont ususally devestate whole cities or regions!

We will continue to keep you in our prayers for power soon and the skeeters dont carry ya off!

We were a week without power here a couple of years ago when a huge fire took out over a hundred power poles and their lines, but praise God not our home and so we just pretended we were camping, but that can wear on every one's patience after a bit. It was winter and the only heat we had was our fireplace so everyone had to huddle into one room and we slept in our sleeping bags, 6 people and a St barnard, and 4 cats... Yee Ha! But the smores were great! You can make smores on a gas grill ya know!

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Yes! Praise HIM! It is wonderful [clap2]

Now, please pray that Emily goes away [1zhelp]

It is soooo hot right now, and the humidity is a killer. [cool_shades] I was once ok with hurricanes as a child...seems I am softening a bit. Or getting smart enough to see the dangers.
Many are still without power and the low at night is still in the 80's. The days are high 90's with extreme humidity. Pray for those in the elderly community...we did some a/c switching yesterday with the generator so that a neighbor could get to sleep in the cool air (and with windows closed....around here the skeeters will carry you off! (skeeters=mosquitos) [Wink]

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Praise God!!!! [hyper]
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I am so very happy to hear that you are okay. I pray the electricity will be on soon.
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OOPPS, ended too soon.

I wanted to say that I am thankful for the generator power that I am running this computer on! [clap2]

Thank you Lord for generators!

We were hit, but not as hard as last time!
We'll probably only be without power for a week.
Thanks again for the prayers!
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Hi everyone,

Thank you ALL for the prayer that slowed those winds down at the LAST minutes!!!
They went from 145 sustained---to about 100 sustained!!!

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