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We're back!

We survived our first hurricane! The power was out for only about 28 hours. A neighbors tree took out a power line, so we were pleasantly surprised when the power came back on yesterday afternoon. It took a little while longer for the cable to come back on, but all in all we are feeling pretty lucky. As of this morning, more than a million residents in the state were still without power.

We had some fierce winds there for a while on Monday afternoon and we could hear limbs snapping from the trees from time to time, but luckily the winds were blowing west and all of our trees are on the west side of our house, next to a good bit of empty land. A few pretty large limbs snapped off, but other than some scrapping to the house, we faired with nothing more than debris in the yard.

So today we are back to work. It was a lot like camping, only in fierce winds and inside the house. I read three books. Hows that for a little vacation?

Hurricane Gustav comes this way!

We are currently under watch for Hurricane Gustav! We are fully expecting our power to be out for a least a few days after it hits tomorrow and along with that my cable connection. If you are trying to reach me and I have not responded, it is due to non access to the internet and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

All items that were paid for prior to Friday have already left in the mail. All other items paid up through today are packaged and ready to go. As soon as our Post Office reopens they will go out. I have no way of knowing when that will be, but it looks like Wednesday is the estimated date to be back up and running.

To all in the path of the Hurricane, take care! And to all of you living in the Southern Parishes, my heart is with you.

P.s. Our area is not under evacuation. We are watching carefully and are all stocked up to ride out the storm. Thank you to EVERYONE who has sent well wishes and offers of shelter if we need it. We truly do appreciate it.

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