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Joined: 2009-08-07

Well it looks rain is coming your way and it could be quite a bit!

We have set a record of 20+" of rain in the last 4.5 days here in Wilmington, NC. This surpasses the total we got from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. I'm high and dry but the ground is soggy and more rain is predicted for this evening. Just watched the Weather Channel and the remnants of Nichole may brush by us again tomorrow bringing even more rain. Whew! Of course we needed rain, just not quite this much in such a short time.

On the brighter side, cooler temps to
follow. Fall may actually be arriving.

How's everyone else doing?

Joined: 2009-08-07
We're headed up to NC

tomorrow morning! My son and his wife just bought a house and we're going up to see them/it and help out with whatever may need taken care of. We got a ton of rain here in SC too, though we aren't flooded here in the "upstate" like along the coast....mighty soggy here too as this lovely clay we have likes to just hold onto every drop of rain it gets! Nice to see green grass again though!...oh wait...that means now I'll have to mow again! DANG IT! :)
Hope everyone north of us is safe and sound, and not flooded out!

Joined: 2009-08-07
Good To Hear You Ladies Made It Through

The weather maps looked awful for your areas! And people's pics of the flooding showed some awful stuff.

PA to the west of me (NW NJ) got 2" in an hour, but the overall steady pounding was much much more.

The local Fire/Traffic/Emergency webpage shows firemen pumping various houses out, anywhere from 6" to 24"!! But less car accidents, wires/trees down ... one cow in the road near the interstate ramp OMG!

Of all the headlines, this one said it best "Drought Ends, But At A Price".


And for October, the old saying goes "October always has 19 fine days" ... just not today. ;)

Joined: 2009-08-07
Well one good thing around

Well one good thing around here, is it usually drains off pretty good. The ditch along the road is already down, soggy but drained. Hope you guys did ok. I think we've made a huge dent in our drought situation, but definitely some folks will be left with cleanup headaches. And oh let's not forget the cars. I ofter wonder why people in flood prone areas don't move their cars at least to higher ground.

Joined: 2010-06-24
That was worse wind than we

That was worse wind than we were warned about when the "hurricane" was comming through...

and yet there was no wind advisory.

We did get around 3/4 an inch. It was not too too bad, I saw some real nasty pics from NY though =/

Joined: 2009-08-07
Cooler and Clear today!

Uh OH that means yardwork...

Joined: 2009-08-07
And Easier Done ...

... with the cooler weather! :)

Don't despair Dijean, you're only one person.

Joined: 2009-08-07
Well The clean up begins...

All my houseplants were repotted and brought in. That is a major undertaking...not, but it's done anyways! We expect a cold snap in a couple of days.

Joined: 2009-09-04

We could reach a record hight today.

Joined: 2009-08-07
RE: Dijean's Houseplants

Thanks for the reminder, mine need serious prunage!! And I really like to just let them do their thing but some are out of hand.

It's always a battle as to who gets a promotion to a larger pot (new ones just not in the budget now) ... the little Norfolk Pines look like the winners (for Christmas). :)

I came up with a decor idea for plastic pots though when I don't have nice ceramic ones. I've got this stiff foam sheet stuff used for shipping. I cut a large donut out of it and that goes around the plant at the top of the pot. Then take fabric and make a drape around it with the drawstring at the top. Makes a nice cover, and I can easily change it.

Warmer today with storms on the west. Will I ever get my car washed & waxed?

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