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May 26, 2015 10:09 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Just an fyi... our power is out at our house following last night's storm and I'm expecting it'll be out for many days. It seems like every power line for miles around us is down.

So if you wonder why we're not on the site much for the next few days that's why.
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May 26, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
Many days = need a generator! That freezer will stay frozen for a day or two, but not days.
Donald
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May 26, 2015 10:18 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Dave, you all take care! I know you will, and thanks for letting us know your status.
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May 26, 2015 10:46 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
I have no use for internet bullies!
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Thank You! Hope all is well soon.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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May 26, 2015 10:47 AM CST

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I agree take care of yourselves. Hope it's not beastly hot...
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May 26, 2015 10:49 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Oh my, I saw on the news about the severe weather, storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma and wondered if y'all were affected. Stay safe! Lovey dubby
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May 26, 2015 12:22 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
We played Little House on the Prairie once for 2 wks. Some friends of ours were out of power for 4 wks. Big ice storm came through-tore up everything.
Good luck w your recovery, hope damage is minimal for you guys-you guys will be in my prayers.
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May 26, 2015 12:31 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Hoping electric is restored soon. Even with a generator it turns your whole world upside down. Crying
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May 26, 2015 12:35 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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vic said:Even with a generator it turns your whole world upside down. Crying

I agree Familiar with days and days of no electricity during hurricanes. Thumbs down
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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May 26, 2015 3:23 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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Group hug Dave and Trish and family.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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May 26, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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I hope the power comes back soon, it is no fun without it.
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May 26, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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quietyard said: Group hug Dave and Trish and family.


and all of our members who have been affected by the storms and flooding! Sad
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May 26, 2015 5:16 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Thankful you and your family are unhurt, Trish and Dave.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 26, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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I hope that you and your family are safe.
We have seen the tragedy in Texas and Oklahoma on TV.
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May 26, 2015 8:00 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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lovemyhouse said:Thankful you and your family are unhurt, Trish and Dave.


I agree I agree
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May 26, 2015 8:12 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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I went out today and looked around the neighborhood. There are power poles snapped in half in numerous places and trees on power lines. So there are wires all over the ground. I'd love to get power back soon but I doubt it'll happen in the next couple days. 88 degrees while I'm typing this!
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May 26, 2015 8:16 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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That doesn't sound too good, Dave -- hope things are back to normal before too long! Blinking
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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May 26, 2015 8:19 PM CST
Name: Catherine
SW Louisiana (Zone 9a)
. 88 degrees while I'm typing this!
. Glad you're safe but sorry so uncomfortable. Getting a gas generator is one of the best things we ever did. Water for coffee and toilet, freezer power, a room light and battery charger - made everything ok Group hug
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May 26, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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dave said:I went out today and looked around the neighborhood. There are power poles snapped in half in numerous places and trees on power lines. So there are wires all over the ground. I'd love to get power back soon but I doubt it'll happen in the next couple days. 88 degrees while I'm typing this!


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May 27, 2015 3:10 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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After we had a longer power outage with Hurricanes Charlie and Wilma, DH bought a portable a/c unit which we can use (powered by the generator) in the bedroom. I hope you're all going to be ok, it can be pretty miserable trying to sleep in the heat, and I'm sure the little ones Lovey dubby are cranky!

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