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Yes, indeedy, we got more rain. It’s been raining quite a bit, and some of the mattresses in the tents are getting a bit damp. But it seems rather ungrateful to complain. Katrina was a blessing to us despite being such a nightmare to so many. I am wondering how long it will take this rain to percolate down to the water table. How long until I no longer have to wait for the dishes to be done before starting a load of laundry?

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In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

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Matron September 6, 2007, 2:40 am

We have been lacking rain this Summer in England, or rather I have. Some of Britain was badly flooded a couple of months back, I think I live in a dry microclimate. It is an old adage that ‘what would we talk about if we didn’t talk about the weather’ – true of most English people.

Alice Nelson September 1, 2005, 9:22 pm

I guess in light of what happened in New Orleans we are lucky to have laundry to wash and elctricity to run the washer, as well as clean water to use. And we could mention how fortunate we are to still have a garden as well as rain. And I guess we can all put up with gas being high priced, since we still have all those things plus a home plus a car. Isn’t it funny how perspectives can change? For some of these people, even having a tent would be a boon
Good luck in your endeavors down there!