A Philosophical Question....

From Nicholas, that turned into a hurricane and made landfall near Freeport, Texas just south of Houston, here in Corpus we only got wet. "He" stayed clear of our home. No flooding in our neck of the woods. I'm not sure about other parts of the city, or what happened on the islands with the extreme low-lying areas and the water/storm surge. I understand, by the local news coverage, power outages were minimal; we weren't affected. The winds were gusty at times. In fact, by mid afternoon, we actually saw patches of blue sky...but it soon disappeared and the clouds built up heavily again, but non-threatening. We fared pretty well, thank you.  My biggest concern is our son in Houston.  Am waiting to hear from him.  Now, since we freeze water in bottles for our coolers [ice is very hard to find in stores during the days BEFORE a storm...so we improvise and make our own.  In fact the larger iced bottles of water stay frozen much longer than bagged ice cubes!!] to keep food stuffs cold during loss of power, and Bud kept busy reassembling our BBQ'r to heat drinking water for his French coffee press and my daily oatmeal breakfast.  Today, once I know Erik is okay, we will be taking things out of the freezer [water bottles] and Bud will pack away the small cooker for next time so it isn't cumbersome and in the way in our garage.  The ice goes out on plants in the yard, and we will begin saving more of the bottles for the use in the future if need be.  In case you're concerned with heating water as we do, we use our covered front porch because so many lives have been lost with using such devices indoors and dying because of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Just common sense.  Now, maybe it's too early, but perhaps later...are you ready for a smoothie?----


tomato and bloody mary graphic borrowed from Google Search

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  1. I'm so glad to hear you fared well. Hoping all goes well for your son as well.

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  2. We are so happy that Nicholas treated you well and we cross fingers and paws that your son made out okay too. Freezing water bottles is a great idea!

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  3. i was so happy to see you comment i came to tell you and was all exicted you are ok then saw your son is in houston, tv right now is showing it on houston and now i am fretting over my friends in that area of texas.. the water bottles are a super idea, our freezer is not big but i can put a few in next time we are on watch. peanut butter is delish on tomatoes, yet another fact ha ha

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    1. No peanut butter/tomatoes for me! Peanut butter okay. Tomatoes okay. But not combined.

      Ya, just remember to not fill the bottles fully. Give room for expansion.

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  4. Hello Anni,
    I am glad you are ok and I hope your son is safe too. Freezing water in bottles is a great idea. Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. No big water mess in cooler. And they stay frozen longer than cubes.

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  5. Whew! So happy (and relieved) to hear that Nicholas stayed clear of your home and that you had no flooding. That's the thing about hurricanes, you never know how it's going to twist and turn, and where it's going to go. Hope your son is safe in Houston.

    I loved the graphic you shared at the end of this post. LOL!

    Thanks for the update and letting us know you're okay.

    Have an awesome day, Anni! We had such nice cool weather last week, however, this week it's back to temps. in the 90's. Oh, I can't wait for Autumn to hit.

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    1. I just will be glad when cooler weather arrives here. We were lucky...this time! Thanks Ron.

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  6. Glad to hear that "HE" stayed away from your home. Hope all is well with your son.

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  7. So happy that Nick was gentle with you. I do hope your son fared as well. That is a cool trick with the water bottles. Never thought of that though I always had extra stored water year round when in Florida. .

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    1. No watery messes in our coolers afterward either.

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  8. The weather! It's been such a concern, hasn't it? I hope your news from your son, once you get it, is good.

    (And no matter what you call them, please call me when you make Bloody Marys. I enjoy them!)

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    1. Will do...I'm always ready for "smoothies"!

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  9. WHEW! That is good to hear and I await the same regarding your son. Before we got our stand-by generator I always kept containers of frozen water just in case of outages. Love the end graphic.

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  10. Glad you’re doing well

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  11. I'm so glad you fared well, Anni. I did in fact see on the news last night when Nicholas became a hurricane. Wowzers! I hope you hear from your son soon. Category One hurricanes can do so much damage too. Good advice about being prepared too. Thank you for sharing. ~Andrea xoxoxo

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  12. it is good to hear that you did not get a lot of damage. Freezing water like you do, sounds like a good idea.

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  13. YESSSSSSSS!!!!!

    Nicholas missed you!!!!!

    Do hope your son will be ok, as well!!!!

    Excellent hurricane plans, you keep prepped for. Which is only common sense. But you know what they say about common sense... It's not that common. -smirk-

    Post hurricane hugs,
    🍁🍂🌻🍂🍁

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  14. I'm glad you're all right. Fingers crossed for your son. 🤞

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  15. Glad to hear that you 2 are okay!
    and will send up a prayer that your son is safe.
    as for the to- mate-toe, I can't or not post to eat or drink
    them :(

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  16. Good news to hear for you. Hoping your son is safe too. I feel so sorry for all affected by HIM...
    It sounds like you do the best kind of preparation for the on-slot and your plants benefit afterward too.
    Be safe..love your ending remarks.
    Sue

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    1. No sense in dumping the melted icy water down the drain...conserve our natural resources!

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  17. Also glad that Nick stayed clear of you. My brother-in-law in Houston lost Power for about 6 hours and part of his fence, but that was all. Waiting to see now how it affects Baton Rouge and New Orleans. My cousin in N.O. says that 4 of the pumps are not working - which could be a problem for those areas. Glad you are well and safe.

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    1. Hope all is well for your family. Structural damages can be fixed...it's loss of life that is always a danger

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  18. Hurrah, I'm so glad! I have been concerned about you! I hope by now you have heard from your son. these kind of scares almost make me glad that winter is coming.

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    1. Yep, after the peak of hurricane season is ended, I look forward to November

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  19. So glad to hear all is well with you. : ) Sure hope your son fared as well.

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  20. Happy to hear all went well. pays to be prepared and you and bud are very well organized. impressived a lot! hope you have heard from your son by now. i expect phone communication goes away for a while after one of these storms? hope that's not the case for too long, if at all.

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  21. Sounds like all is well for you. Now if only your son would call and tell you he also is okay..

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  22. Glad to hear you fared okay, and hope your son did too.
    That graphic at the end of your post about tomatoes gave me a good chuckle. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. So pleased to read that Nicholas missed you.
    I do hope your son is ok.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes, all's well this time, thanks!

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  24. When I lived in Houston, I had quite a collection of tee shirts saying some permutation of "I survived the flood of 1984, or 1992, or whenever! Once I saw my brother's Volkswagon rabbit go floating down Buffalo bayou. I hope you have heard from your son by now and that all is well. Glad you didn't get the "usual" flooding! And such good thinking on putting the bbq outside yet sheltered. I bet you are going to get a bumper crop of skeeters soon from the rain, though...ugh...

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    1. Erik tells me the bayou has been very dry! At least BEFORE Nicholas came ashore.

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  25. We freeze water in bottles too....mostly to keep our food cold as we pack up perishables to go from city to country and then back again. Storms are scary and you and Bud have a good system in place to make the best of it. If your son is anything like his parents, I bet he does the same. Amber lived in the Houston area during Hurricane Ike and it was devastating. She had gas cooking so the neighbors gathered in her yard to eat. She boiled a lot of spaghetti!

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    1. She did good by feeding the neighbors!!!

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  26. Thank you for the update! I pray your son is well.

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  27. Hope your son is ok, too.

    🍁🍂🌻🍂🍁

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  28. I am relieved you were misses by the hurricane. I meant to come thank you for the link to.the potato chip lady. I dont think.there will ever be another Johnny Carson. He made us laugh so easily.

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    1. He is still missed. I find myself watching clips on YouTube.

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