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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 22, 2017 9:40 PM CST
Hurricane Harvey is set to make landfall on Friday night in Corpus Christi. For us in the Houston area that means we are on the dirty rainy wet side and will be expecting heavy rains all weekend, and into Monday. It will sit over San Antonio for while so it will get wet there, too!
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 23, 2017 6:37 AM CST
We'll see...
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 23, 2017 7:47 AM CST

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Well, today's one of our two watering day, from midnight to 10 am and 7 pm to midnight. I'm rolling the dice and watering this morning. Maybe this evening it will rain, but I'm weary of the weather guys " the sky is falling" reports every ten minutes. I do hope we get some rain, but I'm still going to water!
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 23, 2017 12:04 PM CST
I watered today, too. nodding But also setting up the window a/c and generator just in case. Thumbs up
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Aug 23, 2017 9:08 PM CST
We've had workers working on a fence. They were supposed to finish up tomorrow (which I didn't believe they could do considering they started Tuesday instead of Monday). Now it might rain as soon as tomorrow. Norrnally, I'd say bring it on! But I did want it finished. was told 2-3 days for this part...HA! The neighbor from the Hot Place showed up Tuesday, all hot under the collar. Yelled at the guy while their big dog from the Hot Place roamed around our property. And SHE wasn't happy...even though he told her the fence line would be 3 inches on our side of property line. Some people are bitter, twisted and can't see they are their own worst enemy.
I hope all in harm's way from Harvey will be okay!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Aug 24, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Even in the far east Pinewoods, the weathermans' finger is hovering over the PANIC button. They are saying anywhere from 10 - 19 inches of moisture. I just made sure I had a full tank of gas and an extra can of spam. Whistling

Those weathermen need to get a life!
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Aug 24, 2017 9:39 AM CST
This happens every time something like a hurricane or tropical storm hits the coast. The weather people get very melodramatic make sure they get footage of some of them out in the wind and rain. Sure, keep people well-warned and informed, but...sometimes it just gets ridiculous. People stock up like the apocalypse is coming. Where I live, we don't stock up on anything, but hey, we never needed to do that here. Once a storm stalled out and just kept raining so much they feared for a dam failure for Medina Lake. But we had enough food and water without any special stocking up. We're country, too far from stores, so having plenty on hand is just normal for us. And our house will probably never be flooded because of the hill...just a corner of the property includes the dry creek, which on rare occasion gets some flash flooding.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Honey
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honeyx4
Aug 24, 2017 11:47 AM CST
I'm tired of the weather broadcast also but I do understand. My home was heavily damaged by Ike. It took months to repair. Gas lines were under police guard and ATMs were inoperable and if you didn't have cash you couldn't buy food in some areas. I had no electricity for almost two weeks in August.

I worked in the med center that time it flooded, I don't remember the name of the storm but I will always remember working as a human chain in the stairwell because the elevator wouldn't work and it was the only way to get food up to patients.

I really hope that doesn't happen again. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Aug 24, 2017 12:09 PM CST
honeyx4 said: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.


That is a mindset that many of us live by. Like Linda, I live in the woods but have a pantry and no need to go to store daily or even weekly. I pretty much can cover the necessities in life with out major inconveniences.

I must say that folks that work in the medical field or emergency services or law enforcement are most appreciated at times like these. They give up their own home life and family to tend to the rest of us. Thank You!

Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 25, 2017 6:47 AM CST
Harvey grew fat overnight. Now Cat.2. Expected to be Cat.3 by tonight. 🌀

The battery is dead-dead on my generator. My back snd shoulders are sore from pull starting ut yesterday. Im going to be strong as tge Hulk when this is over. 💪At least it started, right? I have a generator weather tent good for winds up to 70 mph. coming to day. You gotta love Amazon!

Preps are all set. Everything's in place. It's time for the Hurricane Party! 🍹
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Aug 25, 2017 12:17 PM CST
Good luck, Cheryl! Hope it isn't too bad...weathermen can't really predict everything. BTW, I hear that Sam's Club is waiving membership requirements during this weather event so people can get whatever they need.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 25, 2017 12:46 PM CST

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I've been digging and raking in front of our courtyard to let the rain pass on through. We're fortunate to live on a hill, but we will still get a lot of water. I'm glad we had the trees trimmed this spring. There's no room in the garage for the vehicles!

The Amazon truck has been back and forth on our street all morning. Makes me think I should go order something....anything!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 25, 2017 1:42 PM CST
It's been raining lightly here since 5:00 AM - practicing for the main event? We too are on a hill so I expect Harvey to be mainly a messy inconvenience. I have already had local horse owning friends asking whether they can evacuate to our farm if necessary. Much of the county is low and flat. I will take emergency guests, but I really hope it isn't needed.
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 25, 2017 7:21 PM CST
Harvey is now Cat. 4! I'm ready with a biiiig bottle of tequila! Thumbs up
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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Aug 25, 2017 7:56 PM CST
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froggardener
Aug 25, 2017 9:47 PM CST
Hope all is well with everyone, especially nearer the coast Crossing Fingers! Thumbs up
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Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 25, 2017 9:58 PM CST
Everyone in TX stay safe Group hug
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 26, 2017 5:42 AM CST
So far so good...
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 26, 2017 6:27 AM CST
We're good. Just rain so far. But forecasts say Tuesday and Wednesday is when we will get the effects of Harvey. But we're ready here,staying home cancelling appointments when necessary so, no worries.
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Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 26, 2017 12:14 PM CST
@Porkpal. tornado damage reported in your area. Please check in. Lovey dubby Sad
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.

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