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Sep. 13th, 2008

11:39 am - Hurricane Ike - We're fine, but...

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“This is KT! And we got through Hurricane Ike just fine; no damage to the house. There's a lot of tree branch debris outside. The big problem is we don't have power, that's why I'm making a phone post and we don't know when we will get power. So, I'll be back online whenever possible. We also have low water pressure so we're supposed to conserve water. So basically, we got minimal damage, in the most annoying way possible. That is all. Talk to you - be on LiveJournal whenever.”

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From:ex_tjcoyote112
Date:September 13th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Whew! Good to hear from you, KT... as soon as I heard "Houston" on the news I wondered how you were holding up down there. Hope things get back to normal quickly!
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:September 13th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Houston, we have a problem?

(Come *on*, I can't have been the first one to come up with that barely witty line!)
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From:almightytora
Date:September 13th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Glad you're okay, KT.

(Transcription says "LiveJournal general" which should just read "LiveJournal".)
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From:ex_tjcoyote112
Date:September 13th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
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That was an artifact of the automatic transcription that I missed, and LiveJournal won't let me go back and fix it. :-P
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From:wbwolf
Date:September 13th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I fixed it!
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From:xakko
Date:September 13th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
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hang tough, hope things aren't out of commission for too long

I can really sympathize. A couple years ago we lost power for eight days - here's to your electric companies being more on the ball
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:September 13th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Hope you're surviving sans electricity just fine. My wife was worried that food would spoil, etc. I reassured her that this isn't your first hurricane, and you probably knew exactly what to do when it was coming (EAT ALL THE FOOD! YAY!)

Hope you make a sculpture of the tree branches!
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From:vakkotaur
Date:September 13th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
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I know KT doesn't drink alcohol (and bottled water keeps just fine) but supposedly the two most common hurricane preparation purchases are beer and Pop-Tarts. Many seem to be puzzled by the Pop-Tarts and not the beer. Evidently a hurricane party (or survival party?) is understood. But the Pop-Tart is the available MRE: The packets are waterproof, they keep a long time, they don't need refrigeration, and they don't require heating or other preparation. Still, I expect KT is much better prepared than to be reduced to living on Pop-Tarts for a few days.
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From:keeper1st
Date:September 13th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
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How much food can KT store in his shell anyway?

I guess traveling to get any more supplies is trickier in that situation than in week-long outages we used to get in Scotts Valley, 'cause ours weren't caused by big freakin' hurricanes or anything -- just some tree out in the middle of nowhere falling over. But at least you knew it was coming so could be prepared.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 16th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
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We ate what we could. The rest has most likely spoiled by now. We can get food; as the days go on, more and more restaurants are bound to open up.

And at least we have water, and gas for the stove.
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From:northpaw_1
Date:September 14th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
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It's good to hear that you've made it through relatively unscathed, and that you are coping with the remaining annoyances well.
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