Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Making Ready For Gustav...

Making Ready For Gustav...

For the last three years I have promised myself that I would buy a generator and gas cans "just in case". When Rita ripped up the southern coast we were without electricity for 5 days...It was 108 degrees in my home. My carpet all buckled from the heat and humidity.

We couldn't go anywhere as the gas stations were out of gas locally and the traffic was at a dead stop. A stop to the point that people were passing away in their cars from no relief.

We still don't know where he will hit but I am praying for Lisa and all the New Orleans gentle people that are just rebuilding.

There are 12 more generators coming in to Home Depot here today and I have been doing all I can to get one of credit card is fired up and ready to go. Wish me luck...

And, say a prayer for our entire coast line. Thanks,

Later in the rain~Deb


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Comment balloon 17 commentsDeb Brooks • August 30 2008 02:43PM


Deb, Definately run out and get that generator. In 2004 we had 3 direct hits and were out of power for several weeks. Having a generator made it so much easier.

I do pray that this storm weakens or turns. Be safe.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

I hope Gustav passes you by safe and sound.  good luck for all of you down there

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ (Real Estate One) over 10 years ago

I wish you safe harbor in the coming weeks.

Posted by Christy & Robyn Aiken, Aiken Atlas Team (Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company) over 10 years ago

Good luck Deb, our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 10 years ago

Good Luck... Meanwhile there is another one brewing in the Atlantic. I think this will be a very active storm season.

Posted by Aventura | Bal Harbour | Sunny Isles Beach | REALTOR® 786-229-7999 (SIB REALTY, Llc // over 10 years ago

i just missed Fay.  I don't think you will be able to avoid Gustav so I hope that it slows down for you.  I also hope you get your generator.  Fill all your coolers with ice also in case of power loss.  I fill milk cartons with water and freeze them,  ice lasts longer in a block.

My prayers are with you!


Posted by Edie Lomason, BA, ABR (Michael Saunders & Company) over 10 years ago

Deb, All the best of luck in the world at buying a generator.  My Gustav die quickly.  When this passes, you should stock up on supplies for the next hurricane.  Why?  Reverse psychology.  You don't have supplies, another hurricane will come.  You have supplies, and nothing happens.  The later is the way to go.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Deb, I've been aching all day listening to the news and hearing that this storm has now been predicted to become a CAT 4.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) over 10 years ago

I'm praying for you and for all along the coast.  xxoo

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 10 years ago

I wish you safe travels to Home Depot to pick up your generator.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 10 years ago

You and others along the Gulf Coast in the path of this storm are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.



Posted by Tim and Pam Cash, Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN (Crye-Leike (Sango)) over 10 years ago


I wish all those along the Gulf Coast safe passage.  I also do hope evacuation in New Orleans is successful before Gustav touches down.

Posted by Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant (Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision) over 10 years ago

I pray Gustav dies out completely - do be prepared and stay safe Deb



Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Deb, thanks for the prayers.  It's not looking great for the West Bank and the entire area can use them.

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) over 10 years ago

I hope that you stay safe! We have family in N.O. and they are on their way to Virginia....

hope you do not mind this link:

(It's All in the Family)

your friend in Charlottesville!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 10 years ago

Deb We are praying for you. Stay safe & hope you get the generator. Which model are you getting?



Posted by Ginger Rogers, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 10 years ago

Good luck.  I hope you are able to weather this storm safely.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 10 years ago