Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday mid day


Current projected track.  Looks like we will get it Monday night. It's always at night. I still have some last minute things to do but I think we are about as ready as we can be. I need to get the generator running and let it go for a while. A few things like that.

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    1. Looks like it will be bad storms for us this year, when last year it was bad forest fires. Always one damn thing or another!

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  2. Yes, I'm trying not to get freaked out about this. We're pretty much prepared, except for moving stuff inside that might become a missile in high winds outside. Guess that's what we'll be working on this weekend.

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    1. It's like artillery fire, Chipmunk. You can dig a hole, build a bunker, but then you've done all you can do and if a big enough shell lands on you, that's it. It's just pure fate once you have done what you can. Most of my buying I did today was anxiety purchasing. I needed to be doing something.... The people who haven't been here when strong storm remnants came through, and it's been more than twenty years, just don't have any idea how bad it can get, and how long it takes to clear the roads, restore the grid, get the phones back on line. Just trying to get out to a road after a big storm can take you a couple days hard work with a chain saw, and a tackle rig,if you live way back in the woods. Lots of people here, including me, do.

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    1. I've done all I can do. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice, so I will fine tune things. Then Monday and Tuesday, we are going to get it. The track hasn't been determined yet, so we can get destroyed or we can just get brushed and have much less to cope with. Just have to hunker down now and go along for the ride.

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  4. Prayers for safety for you and your wife---oh, and all your furry friends!

    Blessings!

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    1. I appreciate it, Cotton Lady. The dogs have their house on the porch, so they can get out of the wind and rain. The cats will all come inside, and the ferrets are coming down from the apartment to the main house. As long as a tree doesn't come down on the buildings, we should be ok. Unfortunately, I have lots of giant oaks and poplars all around my house.

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  5. Smoke from many fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and the kids are going nuts at school. I've had it!

    Keep your powder dry --Troy

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    1. It's like the song up above. For all the bad language, they pretty much got it. If it isn't one thing, it's another. We are just going to fort up now and hope for the best. I've done all I can do.

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  6. Crowofthedead says:

    I think it is headed my way up in Asheville though most likely it will be a tropical storm when it gets here...we are already hit with a storm of Irma refugees...I hope the power doesn't go out for more than a day though...I don't trust the local wildlife...I guess that is why they invented buckshot and 30 round mags....

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    1. we passed through asheville about 40 years ago. it was lovely. i wanted to live there myself.
      you seem to have had an explosion in the wildlife population over the decades.

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    2. You'll get some blow by, without a doubt. How much and how bad depends on if the thing turns northwest, which is the absolute worst scenario for both of us. I would imagine lots of Floridians have places up there in your neck of the woods, so I bet you are inundated with weather refugees as we are.

      I have to take the old dog who came to live with us out to the meadow every night about three in the morning. He likes to go out to the tree line to do his business. I figure one night, neither of us will come back... ;-)

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  7. What drjim said. Hope the storm plays itself out before it gets to you. You and yours - stay safe.

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    1. Vicki, it looks right now like we are going to get clobbered. Just have to batten down the hatches and hope for the best.

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  8. Am keeping you and Mrs in our thoughts and prayers, Harry. Hang in there.... Smoke here has sent me to hospital. So, its always something.

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    1. Tewshooz, I'm sure sorry about the respiratory problems. But having been through all those fires last summer, I know exactly what you are talking about. Being in the hospital reeks, I hope you can come home soon. We'll be ok here. If worst comes to worse, I have good homeowners insurance.

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  9. does M. still hanker for a high rise in fla?

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  10. Oh, absolutely. She was raised in Africa, where her parents were missionaries, and she's a fatalist.

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