Jim Casey & Rita - ?

Jim Casey & Rita - ?

Post by Dr Corinne B Lee » Sat, 24 Sep 2005 07:17:38


Does anyone know (Carol?) if he's gotten out with Schatzie?
Is he at your place, Carol?

I've heard that it's a brake light parking lot heading north of
Galveston.

Corinne, praying it's not a Katrina rerun....
Mikey, TIBD, who is not fond of wind...
Carrot Gin Fizz Still Crew, who use any excuse to hunker down with
their Fizz...
Mark VIVIVI, doing an "up periscope" to check out what's up - any
Bogbashing happening?

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Post by CM » Sat, 24 Sep 2005 07:22:38

"I've heard that it's a brake light parking lot heading north of
Galveston."

News said today that some have been sitting in line as long as four***
hours.  They're running out of gas (and none to be found), abandoning
their cars and hiking it. I also heard they've (whoever "they" is) asked
the Pentagon to send gasoline and trucks to help them get out.  That was
earlier, haven't heard the latest yet.

Candy, gimme boring old Ohio thanks......

 
 
 

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Post by Eileen Morga » Sat, 24 Sep 2005 12:57:12

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 22:17:38 GMT, Dr Corinne B Leek

Quote:

>I've heard that it's a brake light parking lot heading north of
>Galveston.

>Corinne, praying it's not a Katrina rerun....

With 90% of my family in Houston, including my grandmother who will
turn 100 in a month gods willing, I am rather on the nail biting line
just now. I can reach NO ONE in my family just at present, all lines
full and all that.

Hopefully everyone who needs to get out, from everyone's family,
manages to to do so.

Yours in Nerves,

Eileen Morgan
The Mare's Nest
http://www.eimorgan.com

 
 
 

Jim Casey & Rita - ?

Post by Dr Corinne B Lee » Sat, 24 Sep 2005 22:08:35



Quote:
>With 90% of my family in Houston, including my grandmother who will
>turn 100 in a month gods willing, I am rather on the nail biting line
>just now. I can reach NO ONE in my family just at present, all lines
>full and all that.

Not surprised at that, actually.  
And if you did reach them, you'd be yelling at them to get out.
So.  Hopefully they're long gone north, especially your grandmother.

Quote:
>Hopefully everyone who needs to get out, from everyone's family,
>manages to to do so.

>Yours in Nerves,

I should think!
My sympathies.
I'm nervous about Jane Kilberg and her herd of Spots.  She's north of
Houston, Conroe area, but still....
Two days ago she was thinking they'd be flooded in her area, but she's
on high ground.  She has a generator and is hoping that they'll not be
without power for too long.

Corinne, not looking forward to the news tomorrow...
Mikey, TIBD, "What's ammo?"
Carrot Gin Fizz Still Crew, handing Eileen a flagon of their best...
Mark VIVIVI, "Stuff you pick up and bring to me, my lovely little
Mikey..."

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Jim Casey & Rita - ?

Post by Jim Case » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 00:04:43


Quote:
> Does anyone know (Carol?) if he's gotten out with Schatzie?
> Is he at your place, Carol?

Thank you for your concern.  The Casey family is at the Grosvenor's
place in Dripping Springs, Texas, southwest of Austin.  We made it away
from the coast Wednesday with few problems.  My horse is in Katy with
the rest of her herd.

It's beautiful here, the best part of Texas.  I have made the
acquaintance of Aspen and Jr. Miss and had the privilege of cleaning
their stalls.

Don't worry if you don't hear from me in the next week.  Internet
connectivity is spotty at best and we have other priorities.  Take care.

- Jim

 
 
 

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Post by ponypaintnmar » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 00:52:53

Quote:

> Thank you for your concern.  The Casey family is at the Grosvenor's
> place in Dripping Springs, Texas, southwest of Austin.  We made it away
> from the coast Wednesday with few problems.  My horse is in Katy with
> the rest of her herd.

> It's beautiful here, the best part of Texas.  I have made the
> acquaintance of Aspen and Jr. Miss and had the privilege of cleaning
> their stalls.
> - Jim

I've been following these threads and wanted send along my best wishes
for you and Schatzie, Jim, believe it or not!  And a word to the wise,
if you go out for some evening entertainment, you'd better make sure
the places you visit allow the long-haired pony tail types, lol

Bruce

 
 
 

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Post by Dr Corinne B Lee » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 03:36:42



Quote:

>> Does anyone know (Carol?) if he's gotten out with Schatzie?
>> Is he at your place, Carol?

>Thank you for your concern.  The Casey family is at the Grosvenor's
>place in Dripping Springs, Texas, southwest of Austin.  We made it away
>from the coast Wednesday with few problems.  My horse is in Katy with
>the rest of her herd.

>It's beautiful here, the best part of Texas.  I have made the
>acquaintance of Aspen and Jr. Miss and had the privilege of cleaning
>their stalls.

>Don't worry if you don't hear from me in the next week.  Internet
>connectivity is spotty at best and we have other priorities.  Take care.

Just pleased that you're out of harm's way.

Stay safe.

Corinne, glad of one piece of good news...
Mikey, TIBD, glad of the walk in town this aft...
Carrot Gin Fizz Still Crew, glad of their Still...
Mark VIVIVI, "Mikey! Ammo, fetch!"

--
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Post by Jim Case » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 09:43:19

Quote:

> I've been following these threads and wanted send along my best wishes
> for you and Schatzie, Jim, believe it or not!  And a word to the wise,
> if you go out for some evening entertainment, you'd better make sure
> the places you visit allow the long-haired pony tail types, lol

Thank you.  Long-haired, skinny rednecks don't get a second look in
central or east Texas.  It's yuppies who have to be careful, and guys
with neckties who get them cut off.

I've got time to post some details.  It was announced Tuesday afternoon
that mandatory evacuation would be called for Galveston on Wednesday
evening.  I was in Houston at the time.  As soon as I got home, I
started looking for a hotel room.  The nearest available room was in
Lubbock, about 600 miles!

Carol kindly offered to put us up here (Austin), and I'm eternally grateful.

We left home at 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Traffic was clear at that time.  I
had to drop off Schatzie's Coggins certificate at the stable, which is a
25 minute drive, thankfully, along the evacuation route.*

We followed Texas Route 6 and did fine until we reached I-10.  That's
when the brake pedal in one of our cars went to the floor.  Fortunately,
we found someone to fix it and got on our way again around 5 p.m.

By then, I-10 west was stop-and-go for about 100 miles.  People were
surprisingly well-mannered.  No panic and no wrecks along the way.

We went west, circled San Antonio, and took U.S. 281 north to Dripping
Springs without further incident.

The owner of the stable where I board Schatzie got all her horses to
Katy and they're doing fine.  I'm sure they had the drive from hell, as
they were planning to leave Thursday.  However, I haven't been able to
catch up on details.

At this point it doesn't look like Galveston will be hit hard.  My home
phone still works.  We visited Lyndon Baines Johnson's home in Johnson
City today, after making ourselves somewhat useful around the house.

All in all, I feel fortunate; but every once in a while it hits me like
a bad drug interaction.  My biggest concern is how long we will have to
stay away due to flooding and windstorm damage between here and there
even if our house is undamaged.

It's just incomprehensible that a million people are displaced by this
mess and plenty of people still in danger.

*Memo to self:  Keep the original on the same premises as the horse.

- Jim

 
 
 

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Post by Fran Brag » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 09:53:16


Quote:

> The owner of the stable where I board Schatzie got all her horses to Katy
> and they're doing fine.  I'm sure they had the drive from hell, as they
> were planning to leave Thursday.  However, I haven't been able to catch up
> on details.

Well, if they need shoes, they could call Tom!

So glad you got out OK.  It's nice to know you can call on '*** friends'
all over the world in a time of need!  As a barn owner, it's a tough
decision to open the doors of my pasture to refugees, not knowing anything
about the health history of their horses, etc.  My first obligation is to
the protection of my boarders.  But I would not worry an iota about taking
in the .wreckers!

Glad you and Shatzie (and Mrs. Casey of course!) found a safe harbor and
hope you get back home soon!

Fran

 
 
 

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Post by Hunte » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 10:20:26



Quote:
>We went west, circled San Antonio, and took U.S. 281 north to Dripping
>Springs without further incident.

Hmmm..... I just did that drive in reverse..... why didn't you take 71
from I-10 to Dripping?

Glad you're there and safe. Funny, the two receqers I met in Texas.

Hunter, in Suwanee, GA
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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"

 
 
 

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Post by Mary McHug » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 21:07:36

Quote:

> We left home at 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Traffic was clear at that time.  I
> had to drop off Schatzie's Coggins certificate at the stable, which is a
> 25 minute drive, thankfully, along the evacuation route.*
> *Memo to self:  Keep the original on the same premises as the horse.

> - Jim

First things first, it does seem that Galveston and Houston was spared
and Rita dropped to a 3 before landfall.  Thank God for small favors.

Two, it's heartwarming that one wreck-er was able to help another out.
Carol, you're building up some good karma.

On to my main point.  After spending weeks hunting down Khan's rabies
and coggins certificates which I first needed for when he moved to where
my niece was boarding, and now I needed a copy for the pace that I'm
going on with Linda, and another copy is needed for my niece again this
weekend for a pace she's doing (she lost the paperwork I gave her
originally), I've made a resolution that as soon as I get these
documents from the vet, I'm going to scan them and store them on the
computer.

So that's what I've done.  The vet faxed me new copies and I scanned
them and stored them on the computer.  It's FAR easier to hunt them down
on a hard drive instead of my entire house in all the piles of mail.
Easier to back up too.  I already had a scanner but they're so cheap now
anyway.  I was at Office Depot with a $10 off coupon and saw a scanner
for $49 with an instant $20 rebate.  Had I needed a scanner, I could
have used my $10 coupon and gotten the scanner for $19.

It was a snap to e-mail the documents to everyone who needed copies,
too.  Now, I need to be better about putting the originals away but if
they accidentally get lost or destroyed, I'm covered.  I've decided to
change my storage method for horse papers too.  Instead of filing them
away in our filing cabinet, I will get a binder for the horses and fill
it with empty clear full page protectors and as I get documentation that
needs to be saved, I'll stick it in the protectors.  Then I can just put
the whole binder in a safe place.

Mary

 
 
 

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Post by RPM1 » Sun, 25 Sep 2005 21:53:56

"Mary McHugh"

Quote:
>store them on the computer.

Maybe saved on a CD too?  The power supply on our main computer
crapped out on us yesterday.  We're using a spare laptop to get by for
now. There are a few things I wish I had on disc right now - hindsight.

Quote:
> Instead of filing them away in our filing cabinet,

I have a sweet little fireproof Brinks safe that I keep anything of major
importance in.  Easy to grab and get the hell out with it should the need
surface.  It's used as a doorstop in the computer room so it's not like
we'd even have to dig it out of a closet or anything. It's about the size
of a small briefcase.

RCM