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Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Decision About Gustav

Unless Hurricane Gustav takes a turn before landfall, we'll be riding it out here at home. This picture shows where we live compared to the current (as of Sat. afternoon,) NOAA forcasted landfall. According to this (& barring any changes,) the closest the storm will come to our house is about 150 miles away. I doubt we'll get much flooding & even if we do, the house is far enough above ground to stay dry. Our biggest threat comes from the 100' tall pine forest all around. Most of the post-Katrina dead wood has blown down in lesser storms since then, so here's hoping the rest of the trees are hale, hearty & flexible enough to stay off of our house & cars.

32 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Well, there's no one I'd rather ride it out with than you, sweetums.

Wren said...

We'll be thinking about you guys. hang in there, and let us know you're safe after it blows by.

Travis Erwin said...

hang in there guys. I'll be thinking about y'all and my other friends in the area.

JR's Thumbprints said...

I hope you guys fare better then the Cubans. Good luck!

laughingwolf said...

blessings and wishes all will be well, lana :)

Shauna Roberts said...

My thoughts will be with you too.

Steve Malley said...

Stay dry! My thoughts are very much with y'all...

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks so much for all of the well wishes. I'll post here again as soon as things settle down after Gustav passes & let you know how things went.

Ello said...

Lana! My prayers to you and Charles riding through this and all other hurricanes, safe and secure! And I really hope those trees stay up!

Tom said...

Lana- Best of luck that Gustav steers clear of you, New Orleans, and anyone else that may be in its path.

Tom

T.R. said...

We'll be thinking of you.... hold on tight!

Anne said...

I'm thinking of you two during this -- hang in! You've both got some very good company.

Erik Donald France said...

good luck and watch out for twisters ;->

Miladysa said...

Fingers crossed.

Stay safe x

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, everyone. As of 5:50 this morning things are still relatively mild. Some drizzle, a little wind. The power's still on & our uber-weather-sensitive satellite internet connection's still working, at least for now. We thought a tree came down about an hour ago, but Charles had a look around & didn't see anything. So far so good, at any rate.
I'll definitely put up a new blog post when the storm passes & things settle down again to let everyone know how we've fared.

coolwaterworks said...

Hello Lana...

Good to hear from you again... My prayers are with you and your family...

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Lana, stay safe!!! I am praying the winds aren't too damaging in your area. You are showing the beautiful trees I love to see sunsets through.

Hugs, JJ

Britta Coleman said...

Hang in there! We'll be thinking of you and sending prayers.

Travis said...

I saw on the tracker that it had been downgraded to a cat 2 by the time it made landfall. I'm glad you didn't have to evacuate and hope everything stays manageable.

Sidney said...

Hope y'all are doing OK. Sounds like Central Louisiana has some water supply problems because of the storm.

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I hope everything is still well down there....
Thinking of you. And thank you so much for your kind words - the offer is the same for you. (((Lana)))

Vwriter said...

Posting in the wake of an oncoming hurricane,Lana!

Stay well.

Barbara Martin said...

Lana, and Charles, hope you're doing okay now that most of the weather seems to have slowed in its path.

letspaintnature.com said...

Glad to hear you're ok so far! I hope your electricity stays on and no falling trees!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Lana, how DID you weather the storm--now that it's over?

Sorry I've been AWOL all summer, but I know you understand.

xxx Lynda

nina said...

Those trees look vulnerable.
Hopefully their strength is in their numbers?

Michelle's Spell said...

Dearest Lana,

Here's hoping everything is okay! I'll be checking in -- scary stuff, those crazy storms. But I wouldn't want to leave either. I'm sort of the stick with it until the end person.

Lisa said...

I hope you are completely out of harms way, Lana.
Much love to you and that beautiful forest!

Natural said...

i'm a bit late, but sounds like the hurricane was not as bad as they anticipated. it's always scary and i think considering what happened last time, i probably would have been on a bus outta there.

hope you are well.

Shauna Roberts said...

GOOD NEWS! Charles and Lana and their house are fine. Some trees came down, and they have no electricity. They'll report on their adventures when they get power back.

Dave Coulter said...

Hope you all are well. FYI, what's left of Gustav has made it to Chicago - lots of rain, no wind! :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes & thanks much to Shauna for posting an update when we couldn't.
You're all great friends.
We've survived, the house survived, my car almost got floodwaters in it. I kept a video journal of our experiences I'll be uploading over the next few days. Right now I just want to have a shower (or maybe two,) & to drape myself over an A/C vent. Then sleep...A/C sleep...Good, deep sleep!
Peace & love to all. :) *hugs*

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