Getting Ready?????


Water...Check!

Coke...Check!

Chips,dip,poptarts,...Check

Can goods...Check.... You guessed it! It's not a Labor Day party. It's a storm a headin' our way. This is what I have been up to all weekend.. getting things together and watching the weather

Bread is a must....I must not forget.

When everything else may fail I may just need to drag out this ole' baby. OLE' FAITHFUL!... Im not sure what will be in store for us Monday or Tuesday . I just know I want to be ready and prayed up! I will try to keep in touch as we weather this out . Our electric company " bless their little hearts " is not the best. The wind blows and we loose electricity....enough said. I will try my darndest to keep yall up to date if we are still up and running. Please keep the entire gulf in your prayers....please.

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  1. Susie,
    We, too, are preparing for the worst. :-(
    Mom & husband, and brother & his family are in Penscola. Kevin and I are 3 hours straight north of there. Guess I better hit the grocery store tomorrow too.

    Hey, you know those old hurricane lamps are worth big bucks, right?
    :-)

    Layla
    The Lettered Cottage

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  2. I am so glad you posted today. I have been concerned about you and your family and I HAVE been praying and will continue to pray for you and the entire gulf coast.
    Thanks for keeping us informed Susie.
    Glad you are all stocked up!
    Take Care,
    Robin~♥

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  3. I hope things bypass you. I just read an email from a friend in Daphne, AL and they're preparing too.

    ~ Sarah

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  4. My mom had one of those lamps when we were little...she would fill the base with colored water to match the season. So 70's I think!!

    I hope the storm misses you and you'll just have extra in your pantry "because." Keep us updated if you can!!

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  5. Hi Susie,
    Yes, I've been thinking about you and wondering how close you are to where Gustav is supposed to hit! I'm so sorry. We're ready too! If he turns to the west ~ we're outta here! I hate this time of year! Well, I hate the hurricanes and all the damage they can do. Be safe and know you're in my prayers.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Hi Susie,
    Your shopping cart must have looked like mine!

    Don't forget the batteries for the radio and flashlights.

    Wishing you much safety,
    Diane

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  7. susie,
    will be praying for you and your family...be safe!

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  8. Susie, You are in my thoughts and prayers! Hope that you fare very well, dear friend! :) ~Rhonda

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  9. I am keeping everyone in my prayers! My sister and her husband, and my daughter just took a vacation down to the coast of Texas and people were getting ready there too! I will be praying for everyone!

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  10. Susie,
    You are in my prayers. Let's just hope you get some nice rain and that is it.:-) Keep us posted.... Lori

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  11. Susie stay safe and we'll keep you guys in our prayers:)
    Julie

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  12. Susie,
    You and all of the coastal residents are in our prayers. You seem to be prepared! Hope to hear from you again soon, that all is safe and sound.

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  13. Hi Susie, You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Please keep us informed as you can. Nancy

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  14. Stay safe, I hope it gets out of here quickly.

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  15. You & your family will be in my prayers. Keep us posted.

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  16. Hey Susie,

    I hope your doing well through the storm. I'll be praying for you.

    Brandee :-)

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  17. I have already been praying for you, Susie. It's easy to pray a blanket prayer for "South Mississippi" or "Louisiana" or "The Gulf Coast" when you don't "know" anyone...but now that I do I have been lifting you and your family up!

    We have two hurricane lamps that were my grandmother's and they always come out when our power goes out (if it rains just a little too hard!).

    Stay safe! Try to keep us posted when you can.

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  18. Oh Susie, I was watching the weather report just a little bit ago and they were talking about Hurricane Gustave. It sounds like it could get very serious! I'm so worrid about you and all my southern bloggy friends! Stay safe!

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  19. Miss Susie,
    I have been thinking of you all day as I here the weather reports. You are in my prayers. I pray that all will be well. And that you truly will weather the storm.

    I tried emailing you again. Hopefully I did it right this time. I will understand if it takes you a while to answer.

    Take care, my friend!

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  20. You would definitely make a good Boy Scout! My prayers are with you all!!

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  21. I see the Girl Scout in you! I must confess I had not been paying that much attention to where & how big Gustav was until yesterday when chatting with new neighbors who moved up here from New Orleans last year. They still own property down there and are beside themselves with worry for friends and family. I will keep them and you in my prayers.

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  22. I cant believe this may all be heading your way again. I am praying for you and the entire gulf coast. We are on the edge of the projected path in Texas......we have a place for you if you need to head to Texas.

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  23. We are definitely keeping you in our prayers.

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  24. Susie,
    Your family, as well as your entire part of the country, is in our family's prayers. It was so good to see that you had posted. Stay safe.

    Kim

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  25. Susie,
    Little breath prayers are going up about every 30 minutes for your family and all those along the gulf, every time I walk through the den and see the weather update on TV. This is such dejavu for me, very similar to Katrina. Please stay safe and update when you can. Don't forget to fill up your tubs :)

    -Hayley

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  26. I just found your blog and love it! We, too, always seem to lose power, though hopefully this one will be east of us.

    Looks like you are well prepared. Hopefully, it will be a miss for your household.

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  27. Susie, I am praying for you and your family and friends. I hope this storm packs up and goes home. I am glad to see you posted, it lets us all know you are well. Hugs, Paula

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  28. I will thinking about you and all the families in the Gulf take care!

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  29. Hi Susie...I have been watching the news and wanted to check in on my Lousiana friends. I pray that you all are kept safe. Let us know you are okay when you can.

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  30. Stay safe....we are praying for the entire gulf coast......

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  31. Thinking about you all and sending many prayers for safety your way. Take care-
    Debbie

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  32. COming to you from BATW. I hope you are safe this week and through the rest of hurricane season. You'll be in our prayers and I hope you'll only need to use your stash for a party to celebrate when it's over.

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  33. Hang in there! Go away Gus!

    Saw you on BATW.

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  34. Been watching the weather and keeping up with what is going. I have been praying for you and the entire state. I pray Gustav will not be as bad as expected. Take care, and we will be praying. Jackie

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  35. Hey Susie--just checking in on yall. Looks like all we can do now is wait and wait and wait. UGH!! Stay safe!!

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  36. Debbie at BATW sent out the word that y'all might be evacuating! Be safe, stay high and dry, and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

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  37. Hope all of you will be safe in the face of Gustav! The Blogging Around the World Queen, Debbie, re-posted the URLs of all the LA bloggers so we can wish you "Good Luck!"

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  38. Just checking in: Keeping yall all in my prayers. We are down here in Allen Parish waiting for Gustav. I will post and let everyone know what is up until I loose power. Much Love Queen Bee!

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  39. Praying for you from MN and BATW!

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  40. Susie, I'll be praying for you and all of LA. We have family there too and I've been worried about some of them as well.

    But, you've got coke and chips. Sounds like a Labor Day party to me. Be safe!!

    -- Brandi

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  41. Glad that your prepared and ready. Take care!

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  42. Here via BATW...stay safe in your evacuation travels or tacking down...keeping my fingers crossed that some miracle occurs that makes Gustav dissapate!!

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  43. Why is it that we buy more junk food than anything else for hurricane supplies? Our pantry is full of chips, cookies, cokes, etc! I guess we have to be happy in any small way during this time! Stay safe!

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  44. Susie, hoping for the best for all of you down nearer the coast. Hang in there!

    Rhoda

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  45. We're praying for you....my son and his family are on their way up here. They were without power for three weeks after Katrina. I hope all weather reports are wrong about this one.

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  46. Bless your hearts! Thoughts and prayers to your family and everyone else's that will be affected. Good luck and take care.

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  47. I'm not sure where you are in LA. Did you have to evacuate?? I feel so sick for everyone along the Gulf Coast. This is a BIG storm! Please be safe. I'm thinking of you and your family!!

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  48. Coming by from BATW with hopes that Gustav takes it easy on you guys!

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  49. Stay safe Susie. I'm glad you will be prepared or at least as much as you can. I'm glad you posted. Take care and please be careful and be safe. Hugs to you and your family.

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  50. I was thinking about you and a few others I know who live down there. I will pray for the best! I hope you don't lose power and stay safe!

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  51. Greetings from Wisconsin by way of BATW. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish for you safety in the storm.

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  52. Susie,

    I've been following the storm and thinking of you and your family. Batten down and stay safe. Keep us posted when you can. Smiles, JoAnne

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  53. hi! i'm here from BATW. i hope you and your family are safe and sound and out of gustav's path.

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  54. Susie,

    I will definitely be praying for you and everyone else in the storm's path. Be safe and we'll see you when things settle.

    Kimba

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  55. Where are you? I have been saying my prayers for the people who are in the path of the hurricane! I live in Florida and we have been very blessed! Please let us know how you are doing! We will be worried! Julie

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  56. Thinking about you! Be safe!

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  57. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I am thinking about everyone in the line of Gustav. Stay safe and let us know how you have weathered the storm when you can.

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  58. Ya'll stay safe! We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Update us as soon as possible!

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  59. You guys are in my prayers and thoughts - stay safe! love your blog!

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  60. Susie, we are praying for you. I can't imagine a hurricane coming our way. Earthquakes seem so much quicker and not drawn out. We will be praying you all are safe!
    Blessings, Debbie (from Calif)

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  61. Hurricane's URGH! My family lives in Mobile and we get nervous as cats up on the mainland.

    I've been thinking about you since we emailed and hoping that you weren't going to be near this thing. Please do be safe. We will definately pray for everyone's safety and sanity. Days without power can be just as hard mentally.
    Take Care and update us when you can.
    ~Connie

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  62. Saying some prayers for you. hang in there and stay safe!

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  63. Prayers said for you. I hope y'all are ok and it's not that much of a big deal!

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  64. Be safe!!! sending prayers your way, Nancy

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  65. Thinking of you and checking in. Looks like the same supplies we have for blizzards, including old faithful.
    I'm keeping my eye on things!

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  66. first of all, i want to say that i love your blog and all of your ideas.

    most importantly, i am praying for you and your family. may God watch over you all.

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  67. Aloha..
    Continued prayers for everyone there from Hawaii.

    Lorie

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  68. Keeping you in my prayers. I have family on the coast just outside of Houston, as well.

    Stay safe!

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  70. I just checked in hoping for an update. Hope you and your family are okay, Susie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  71. Susie,

    Stay safe....we will be praying for you. It looks like you are stocked up the best you can be. Hopefully, your electric company can keep your power on or get it back on quickly after the storm. I'll be thinking of you.

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  72. Wow...We had several lamps like that when I was growing up. Hope your family fairs well through the storm. You're in our prayers.

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  73. Stay safe and GOOD LUCK!

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  74. Checking back in to see how you are doing. Want to make sure you're safe and have found shelter if needed. Keeping you in my thoughts in prayers again today. I'll be watching the news in attempts to keep track of how things are going. I've left a little dedication to ya'll on my blog today.

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  75. Hope you are doing well.... just thouhgt I would let you know I was a first time vistor and heart your blog. .. read from most recent to your first. . . you have some great ideas. . .

    Thanks!

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  76. Hello Susie!

    I've had you in my thoughts and prayers as I watch this storm. All my best to you!

    Stay safe!

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  77. God bless and keep you safe.

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  78. Hopefully all is well with you. I tagged you in today's post. Don't know when you will be able to check things out. Hoping that you all didn't get hit too badly.

    Debbie

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  79. I'm a little late in my blog reading. Hope you and your family are safe and that the hurricane missed you.

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  80. Hope all is well with you and your family. We have watched the weather a bit.
    Elise

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  81. Susie, looks like it is not as bad as we thought it would be. Hope all is well with your family.
    Love the coasters. Think I will make some.
    Prayers for everyones safety and health during this time.

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  82. Visiting from Blog Around the World...

    I hope you and yours weather Gustav OK! My thoughts and prayers are with all along the Gulf coast.

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  83. Hope you are okay. Praying 4 u!

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  84. We, too, prepared for the worst and praise the Lord we did not get it!! We are however, getting hammered today with rain and tornado warnings.

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  85. Hi Susie,

    Just checking on you....I hope you made it through without any or many problems. I know you will be back online as soon as you can. I'm thinking of you!!

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  86. Oh my! PRAYING for you!!! Be safe!

    ~melody~

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  87. Just a quick note to all of Susie's blog friends...I spoke with her today and she was on her way home. She wasn't sure about any damage yet, but was happy to be together with her family and will be going through blog withdrawals waiting on the power to be restored. She said to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes. I will try to update when I talk to her...
    misty

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  88. Thanks for the update, Misty!

    Susie, I'm so glad you and your family are okay. I've been keeping you in my prayers.

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  89. We hope you didn't lose your power (or anything else).

    It's always best to be prepared, just in case, and it looks like you were!

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  90. Dear Susie,
    You've been in my prayers for days now and I can't wait for your return. *smiles*

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  91. Susie,
    I just wanted to come over and check on you again. I hope all is ok. I know that Natchez really got some damage but I haven't heard about your area yet. Just know that I am thinking about you and your family.

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  92. Good luck, and stay safe!! -Julia

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  93. I hope you weathered the storm all right!

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  94. Just checking in to see how you and your family are doing....a little worried that there's no update post yet! Hope all is well for you!

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  95. Hi Susie........checkin in to see if you are ok. I hope all is well and safe. cherry

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  96. I keep popping in to check on you...

    ~ Sarah

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  97. I love your blog. It is fantastic. Great fun ideas. I can't wait to make some of those coasters. Fun, fun, fun.

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  98. Susie, I'm happy to read you and your loved ones are safe!! Hopefully your electricity won't be out long. It's a good thing you stocked up on provisions. We actually made S'mores over a sterno once, when our power was out. It was actually alot of fun! I'll look forward to your post update.
    Sara

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  99. Oh, Susie, I have been a bad blogger friend...I haven't been over in a while! : ( I have returned to blogging..I hope that you and your family faired well and that everything is all ok. I can't wait to see an update from you!

    I also have started a new blog, one for my friends and such...JoJos Place is for reviews only now...Here is the link to the new one...http://thissoutherngirlsnest.blogspot.com/ I hope that you will hop over when you get everything back up and running well! *hugs*

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  100. I'm guessing your power is out. We miss you!! :) Hope everything is well.

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  101. Just checking in to see how your family made it through the storm. Hope all is well -- I'm keeping yall in my prayers. God Bless

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  102. Hope everything is ok with your family and home! Been praying for you & can't wait to hear how you're doing!

    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  103. Just checking in again. Hope you're doing well.

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  104. Just checking in on you since it has been a few days. I guess your power is out. I hope everything is ok with you and your loved ones. Thinking of you Susie!

    Beth

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  105. Susie...checking in to see that you and your family are safe.....You must be without power.....Hope you are ok.....

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  106. You and your family are in my thoughts. Please stay safe.

    oxox
    Jennifer

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  107. Just checking in. Hope you are ok!

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  108. Susie,
    Just recently found your blog & have it in my favorites! I just started a blog myself (just yesterday) please stop by & say "Hi"
    Oh and love those hurricane lamps...brings back good childhood memories of grandma.

    Darlene
    Our Creative Life

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  109. Hi Susie, I've been checking back over the last week to see if there was any word from you! Hope that everything is okay and that you fared well during the storm. We are getting ready for Hanna, so I probably won't be on for a few days!

    Take care and certainly hope all is well! :) ~Rhonda

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  110. Susie! I'm just checking in with you and praying you and your family are safe and there's no damage to your home!! I miss you!
    Be a safe sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  111. Just checking in...hope everything is okay! Nancy

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  112. Just checking in to see how you all made it through the storm...we barely got anything at all...I thinkn we've had thunderstorms worse than that over here. Anyway, I sure hope ya'll are doing well!

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  113. Hope you are okay! Love your blog just came across it!

    Jody

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  114. Susie, I tried to post before the storm hit, but our electricity went out before the storm. We just got ours back on Wednesday night, but lost all our food---just minor damage---my picket fence took a beating and the city is filled with tree branches on every block. I hear it may take a while for your electricity to come back on, so hope all went okay. My sister in Gramercy said it may take 2 weeks---so glad I moved back. Take care and will check daily to see if you are back. Prayers that it didn't do much to ya'll, but ya'll got hit pretty hard. Love and Hugs, Pat

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  115. Goodness - to watch the weather almost looks like someone is shooting storm balls at both Florida and the Gulf of Mexico! Hope you are well.

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  116. I have been anxiously checking for updates a couple of times a day. I hope the lack of posts means you lost your internet connection and nothing else. Hurry back. We'll all be here waiting. Smiles, JoAnne

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  117. I've been checking in everyday to see if you have updated. I hope everything is okay.

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  118. Missing you, girlie! Let us know you and family are okay!

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  119. So glad you are safe and so sorry for any damage that you have experienced. We are keeping all you in our prayers.

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