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Title: May Not Be Able To Get On Tomorrow
Description: Storm coming

Robyn - September 6, 2008 01:19 AM (GMT)
It looks like we might get hit with some strong winds (they say 50 mph) tomorrow from Tropical Storm Hanna. The power might go out. If it does, I will not be able to get in to the forum until power comes back, or I go to work. Just letting you know. Saturday, I do 15 hours straight of work that all requires electricity. Tomorrow, I will just have to go through the chores and hope the power stays on. The worst case would be it going out while I was in the middle of cleaning a particular fish tank, leaving the fish not only without filtration but also with the tank half full. I sent out my pond newsletter tonight instead of tomorrow and rechecked my e-mail one last time just in case. With so many animals dependent on electricity here, it's a big ordeal when power is lost. I now have saltwater tanks to worry about too which are much more precarious. Wish my animals good luck!

kENNY - September 6, 2008 01:23 AM (GMT)
Good luck Robyn and Animals! :D

Oh, I might get hit by Ike which looks pretty bad! Hopefully we won't lose power and my fishies suffer! Now, to read your newsletter. (I'm bored with no work!)

frogman3 - September 6, 2008 02:28 AM (GMT)
Take care Robyn and "batten down the hatches". You might skip those outdoor chores this Saturday, 50 MPH sounds pretty rough. We had a storm last night that I slept through that picked up my big table umbrella and dumped it in one of my ponds ten feet away without touching the flowers in between. Guess I didn't have it secured correctly and was relieved it didn't puncture the epdm liner.


Whisper - September 6, 2008 03:51 AM (GMT)
We got really strong winds here in Texas but no rain which we desperatly need. :( Good luck to everyone.

Robyn - September 6, 2008 11:46 PM (GMT)
Yay! I made it through the day of chores with power. The power flickered while I was cleaning the turtle tank and went off for about 4 seconds when I was cleaning the basement rabbit cage. I'm not sure how much rain we got. My rain gauge only holds 2 inches and was overflowing. I'm guessing 3 inches. It was pouring for about 10 hours. Luckily, the wind wasn't too bad with a few gusts coming through that bent the tall trees somewhat horizontal in the crowns, probably 30 mph. Most of the time the winds were under 20 mph I think. It was dark most of the day. But, I got my work done!

kENNY - September 7, 2008 12:04 AM (GMT)
Yay! I'm glad everything went well!

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