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    Haven't heard from Ann, so don't know if that's good or bad news. Do know Ivan made landfall packing 130 mph winds. And it only gets worse from there. I think I read that it made landfall at Gulf Shores, but I could be wrong about that.

    Hopefully I will hear from Ann before I have to leave for work. Wish I had also given her my work number.


    Rebecca

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    Thumbs up ANN


    Good Morning Everyone!

    I just got off the phone with Ann and all is well. Everyone is in one piece and only minor damage to her house. One of her remaining pecan trees was downed and is leaning against the house, the large branches supporting it. Minor roof damage, but no leaks. She did lose her little PVC pipe lean to, but her greenhouse made it unscathed.

    They do have a portable generator, so will be good there. She expects it to tale a couple of weeks before power is restored. Phone lines are down so no cable even with the generator. It maybe a while before we hear from her directly, just know she is fine. She is planning on taking pictures later today and I am sure we will see them when she is able to get on line.

    Thank the good Lord! It could have been so much worse!

    Shepp, get down there and get her powered up!

    Rebecca

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    Rebecca,
    Thanks for your update on Ann & her family. Relieves my mind. Been thinking about them, when I heard it was coming on shore in Mobile. Sounds like they were lucky.
    What about Tom, anybody heard from him? Isn't he down that way, too?
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Ann, you were in my thoughts and prayers all during the Ivan crisis. You still are--hope to hear from Rebecca soon that you are OK.

    Sorry for the delay in sending my message. Our hard drive crashed with everything lost, including all my pix. We bought a new Dell with lots of bells and whistles and are now trying to recreate as much as we can.
    Sandi
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    Yea, Ann--
    Glad to hear all is well!!!
    Sandi
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    Hi, Everyone!!

    I am still without power. The computer is hooked up to the generator along with the cable modem. They say it will be perhaps Tuesday or Wednesday.

    The damage to the house was worse than at first thought. The tree settled and my patio has sunk a few inches. As of about an hour ago, the tree is off the house. It took the majority of the day for 8 workers to get it down without the fireplace being torn off.

    We estimate about $20K of damage, hurricane deductible is $3k.

    Hunter is at my Mom's. She has power and many around us do. We are missing a few transformers or something like that, so we are without.

    It has been hot, but a cold front came through so it is better. Plants are cooking in full sun because they had to be removed from under the tree.

    The pecan tree was planted in 1929, so it was huge. My heart aches to lose that tree, but it could have been worse.

    Pensacola and Gulf Shores were hit hard. They didn't expect it, so lots didn't leave the low areas when they should have.

    37 schools have power, 67 don't, so no school this week. We will have to make it up.

    Tomorrow, I am moving the tender plants that weren't ready for full sun back to the eaves of the house in noon shade.

    Gosh, this bit about not having power is the pits, but I am happy to report I have a phone and city water. Both went out for a day, but came back.

    Till Later!
    Ann B.
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    Don't mind the debree...

    It happens during hurricanes.

    Some pics!!!!
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    the last one was when the 8 men were here chopping her down...
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    ouch, we were all worried about the fireplace...
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    Mr. Harris, the tree expert, taking a commercial break....
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    Now you will know why...

    He was up in the other pecan tree for hours....
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    This is what I first saw when I went outside with a flashlight that next morning after all the noise and very little sleep....
    ( I had to correct the pic!)
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