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Old 02-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #31
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Oh Katie, it is so generous of you to take the time to let us know how you are doing. You are so brave. I am touched by all the help you are getting; I'm sure you are, too. You are in my thoughts often.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:47 PM   #32
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I have very few trees left. Spring is going to be VERY interesting and I can’t imagine what kind of fall we’ll have.
On the bright side - maybe now that your yard won't be so shaded, you can have a veggie garden (hope that sounds as funny to you as it does to me)

I'm glad to hear you're okay and getting things under control. Take care, Katie.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:03 AM   #33
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I'm at my brother's place. He finally has power and Internet service, so I'm using his electrons this morning. I'm still not sure when I'll get phone and/or Internet. They're through the same provider, so when I get one I'll get the other.

I'm going to the shop after I leave here. Have to call the insurance company, again. Only have local phone service there, but the insurance company, thankfully, has an 800 number.

I surveyed my yard/house over the weekend to see what damage the wind storm on Wednesday did. More than I'd initially thought. Two storm windows were torn off the house, the screens on the sleeping porch were blown in and a brick chimney off one part of the house had its top "remodeled." In addition to those damages, about 2/3 of the shingles are gone from the roof. The yard is littered with shingles. New storm. New claim. New $500 deductible. Oh, crap and a half.

I'm physically and emotionally tired. I'm going to get out of Dodge on Wednesday and make my usual trip to Paducah. I might buy a big bottle of bourbon while I'm there.

Better run for now. Don't want to wear out my welcome. I may have to be back to use my brother's Internet service again soon.

Thanks, everyone, for your love and support.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:11 AM   #34
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I am glad to hear you are OK, Katie.

The good weather will be her before too long and you'll be able to put everything back together.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:52 AM   #35
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Good to hear from you Katie!!! I'd get two bottles if I were you. Gosh, that's a lot of damage, we only lost 4 shingles, but the roof is due for new shingles anyway.

We are seriously looking into buying a generator. We are almost 60 and have resisted buying one so far, but the weather patterns are so volatile these past few years that we may buy one.

I hope you get power restored soon and help to clean up the house and yard.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:50 PM   #36
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Good to hear from you Katie!!! I'd get two bottles if I were you. Gosh, that's a lot of damage, we only lost 4 shingles, but the roof is due for new shingles anyway.

We are seriously looking into buying a generator. We are almost 60 and have resisted buying one so far, but the weather patterns are so volatile these past few years that we may buy one.

I hope you get power restored soon and help to clean up the house and yard.
I ordered ours online and the delivery company set it up in garage and everything.........

my son's family didn't get to use it until Ike came thru and my son kept kissing my "toes".....people were without power for weeks.........though no ac they had power for just about everything else including running the computer.......order in the off-season........it'll be cheaper.........
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:30 PM   #37
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Hi dear Katie - it is so good to hear from you and see that your strong spirit is still shining. Absolutely, get yourself a good bottle of bourbon. I'd take Uncle Bob's recommendation...get some rest and be persistent with the insurance company. What a huge job!
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:07 PM   #38
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I know it's tough, but you can do it, Katie.

You'll never walk alone.
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Glad that you had a lot of help, Katie,................that had to have been heartlifting.........some people here in Houston were recently devastated by Ike were helped by the Amish..........amazing caring...............
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:44 PM   #40
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Katie,
I send you a portion of strength...
Hope you'll manage that all....
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