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Sep. 8th, 2008

lucky? gustav was not much more than an irritation and a little damage. we lost part of our windshield on the upper wheelhouse and didn't have electricity for days. two old wooden boats went down when part of the covered slips collapsed. i had wet carpet in the sailboat but only because i procrastinated defrosting my freezer. it is defrosted now. :)
a little concerned about ike, so the storm lines are staying on and the sails are staying off. i am keeping a close eye....if it is particularly wicked i may take the big boat up river. less than a three this time and i am riding it out instead of waiting for curfew to be lifted to check on the boats.
humble and small though it may be, i like being home. everything i own fit in my car in rubbermaid boxes with room to spare. i think i shall live alone the rest of my life....me and the cat. i missed my cat very much when i was living with ned and linda. there are habits and tiny routines you get into in your own place that can really put you out of sorts if they are missing over time. the walk down the pier....having a beer or glass of wine on the deck....the sound of night herons and pelicans splashing for their dinner....never having dishes in the sink, or meat in the fridge.... the ability to clean the entire house in about half an hour....
and i just don't sleep well with anyone... as madly in love with chris as i was, i still slept better alone. don't get me wrong, i love the cuddling and foreplay to sleep, but once i fall asleep i don't stay asleep if someone is near me. you can't expect someone you live with to understand why you need to sleep alone! cats are an exception to this. :)
marina life, too, is a different lifestyle. it is family. the night before the storm those of us left at the marina set up a table with food and drinks and worked together securing our boats, making our way down the pier. we share generators, ice, food...whatever we have.... little houses making up a big one with separate living spaces. :)
so....back to classes today while hopping for no more hurricane days off!

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drcruel
Sep. 9th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
So glad you didn't get hit-the way Bush paraded around saying that it was a triumph made me sick. He likes to say "Mission Accomplished" when he's accomplished jack.
melissamuse
Sep. 9th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
louisiana government was on the ball..... bush is oblivious. but, if this one hits texas, i bet he will be right there....
drcruel
Sep. 9th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
He'll already be there, on vacation.
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