“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday afternoon. This will all be over in 24 hours.





   

It's just after 1:00 p.m. here.  The wind picked up last night just after midnight, and it's been raining steadily since about 2:00 a.m.  Not hard, just constant.  The storm is tracking out to the west of North Georgia, but we are on that NE corner of it that gets the heavy rain.  Power outages have been creeping up from the Florida border all morning as the wind gets into Georgia.  So far, we are ok but it will be about 7:00 this evening before the maximum wind and rain get to us. If the Atlanta stations are right, we will be getting wind gusting up to 45 mph and about 3 inches of rain from 7:00 pm until about 3:00 a.m. tonight. Short of a tree coming down on a vehicle or a building , we should be able to cope with that.

I have relatives in Lakeland, Leesburg, "The Villages" and Brooksville down in Florida.  Some of them flew out to Oregon to stay with my family out there until the infrastructure is repaired in Florida. It could be a lengthy visit. My mom sent me an email this morning and said the fires in Oregon are still burning and the air quality is very bad in some parts of the state. Sort of an "out of the frying pan into the fire" situation I guess.

Right now, we are doing fine. The weather has upset my wife's cats and they are showing out, fighting and leaping around, but that's about the extent of it. I hope it stays  that way.


Meanwhile:




Remember the "El Gringo" parodies I have been posting? Some of them are vulgar but they are full of truth, and I enjoy them. Suddenly, they all disappeared from my blog. Instead of the video, there is just a little gray screen that says "this video is no longer available." At first, I thought some dink had complained to YouTube about my blog and gotten them pulled. But when I went to YouTube to copy other urls for them and put them back in, most of the El Gringo sites I got them from were gone. Looks like the censors are hard at it.  It's still ok to post videos of egregious left wing acts, too gross to talk about though. That hasn't been censored.

I did find one site with the parodies still on it, but they don't have the videos, just the audio.


Cartoons:






Thought for the day:







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21 comments:

  1. I got no email answer from my cousin in Tampa last night, so figured his power was out since they were supposed to be having 67MPH winds. Talked to him this morning and he said that his home never lost power. He DOES have a lot of sticks to clean out of his yard, though.

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    1. I've been trying to get through to some friends of my daughter's who live down there. She can't reach them, and I haven't been able to get a call through. The phone system, land line and cell, can't deal with the damage, let alone the overload on the system with people trying to check on relatives and friends.

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  2. Your mom is right about Oregon smokey skies. Just came back from 3 days in hospital because of smoke exacerbating my lung condition. Stay safe, Harry

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    1. Maybe my uncle will kick the bucket from smoke inhalation. I'll be driving around in a new four door jeep most riki tik if he does...

      Sorry you had to go to the hospital. I know how uncomfortable that is for people our age.

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  3. Re your Thought Of The Day -
    Gavin Newsom is NOT on your side...

    - Charlie

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    1. That's ok. Neither is Jesse Jackson and I quote him sometimes too, if what he says makes sense. ;-)

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  4. Google censors are a joke. Ban a parody, but no problems at all allowing video of Mexican cartel violence.

    Hope Florida can get back on it's feet real soon. It makes me sick watching those goblins loot the stores. --Troy

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    1. Google is run by a bunch of leftards without the sense to pour water out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel. But it really aggravates me that they have the stones to do something that changes my blog, without my permission. I'll find a way to get around the SOB's if I have to buy the El Gringo parodies on a disk and figure out how to upload them as my own videos.

      My kids are scuppered. They were supposed to transfer to Jacksonville, Florida in October from hell hole Cincinnati, Ohio. But now the district manager down there is saying they won't be fully functional again til March or April at the earliest, so the transfer is on hold.

      This week my kids came home to their apartment, and there had been a gang killing in the parking lot. They couldn't even get into their apartment until the cops let people back in.

      That was a nice place three years ago. Beautiful (and expensive) apartments, with decks right on the lake. Then the "bad part of town" started creeping that way, then the city started forcing apartment complex owners to house goblins in "subsidized housing" and the final kiss of death was the "Islamic immigrants" being dumped there by the state of Ohio. Now almost all the people who originally lived there are gone, and it's rap playing at midnight Goblins and Moslems living there. This storm couldn't have hit Florida at a worse time.

      Florida is screwed. The wave of refugees just before the storm just overwhelmed us here. I have never actually seen a "Golden Horde" before but this was damn sure it. Nice people, but tired, angry, didn't bring anything with them, not even underwear or toothpaste, and couldn't find anywhere to stay. If it was hard on me and my wife, it was pure hell for those folks. And what have they got to go back to? We got off lucky.

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  5. Tuesday evening, just checking in. Hope all is OK in North Georgia.

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    1. Jay, Friday afternoon here. Just got power and internet back. Irma tore us a new one, we are well and truly beat up here. It will take a long time for the area to get back to normal, but we are ok here on the mountain, some damage but nothing like those whose homes were utterly destroyed by falling trees!

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  6. We've been getting a lot of long, steady rain. We had a dry summer, though, so I suppose we need it.

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    1. Lisa, I'm glad you were spared the blowback from this storm. It turned and went into Alabama but it still gave us a good slap in the face. Not as bad as Opel, but I'm not as young as I was then either. We got enough rain to last us a good long time, here. The wind did me personally more damage than flooding, but the people who built on creeks or on the river are regretting it right now.

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  7. Harry,
    I had the good fortune to backpack last weekend in North GA mtns. Dalley Gap to Jacks River Falls and back after an overnight via Penitentiary Branch Trail. I can understand why you live in the mtns....wow.
    Differ

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    1. It's nice here, but it's like living on Mars. You can do it if you have the proper gear, but if things happen like Irma or an ice storm, or a snow storm, etc it can be tough. As long as we can run air conditioners and dehumidifiers in summer, it's really nice. But when you lose those things, it's not too great a place to be. Right now I'm tired, mentally and physically, and wouldn't mind living out in the desert somewhere in a place where hurricanes and tornadoes were not so common. But I'll recover here shortly ;-)

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  8. Just checking in and hoping all is well with you both. Hope ole Irma didn't treat you too badly.

    Blessings!

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    1. Cotton Lady, Irma was rough. It's going to take the area, overall, quite awhile to get back up to speed. We got off without too much damage but it was very hard four days plus without power, and with all the mess the storm left. It was just our turn in the barrel.

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  9. Glad you made it through more or less OK.I figure with all the "other" stuff going on , all of us thinking folks start off about half er annoyed every day. No wonder you are unsettled.
    Couple of thoughts. One, have some no cooking, premade easy food on hand. Even if it is peanut butter and bread. You have to eat to keep your energy up, even if you don't want to cook.
    Two, The "Golden horde" What, no bug out bags? no planning for an event that hits Florida with some regularity? I cannot even begin to have that kind of mind set.I don't LIKE sleeping in my car, but I can...I currently have two. A beater Jag I bought cheap, and ,ta da!, a Volvo station wagon. Not exactly a 4 star accomodation,but I can stretch out in the back. A little planning will take you far. And who does not already have plywood for covering windows? No water on hand? No food? How the heck to these people function on a day to day basis?

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  10. oh Harry - we have been sooo worried about you guys! we haven't even really heard of "remnants" so went to look them up - they sound as bad as a real hurricane/tornado/ugly storm! strangely enough, our weather has been wonky all week - short power outages, rain one second and crystal blue skies the next, then fog, then rain, crystal blue skies - rinse and repeat. i don't know if we are getting baby "remnants" but it sure seems like it. i know that you are well-stocked up there but there must be a ton of damage and a ton of work for you to do - which sucks! we get some pretty high winds here and us being up on the hill - the whole crappy cottage shakes, rattles and rolls. i can never sleep when the whole house is shaking.

    i hope you and M are going to do something nice - like go into town and have some dinner, get a couple of new books from the library, take her shopping for a new scarf or scented candles and get yourself a box of ammo. you deserve it after all you have been through.

    sending love, as always. your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber,

      This particular storm was a bad one. I'd be a liar if I said different. Things in the county are a damned wreck. But we got through pretty well. Not fun laying in the bed at night, and hearing massive trees falling. With the wind, you can't really tell how close they are and if they are coming down on you.

      I looked at those pictures on your latest post for a long time. The ocean looked so peaceful. I haven't lived on the ocean since 1986 and I sure do miss it. I envy you and J, I swear I do. You have the best location of anyone I know.

      We are going up to the big lake today for dinner. She really likes the restaurant up there, it has a nice view, and they have beef tips on Saturdays, which I really like. Having been cooped up here for four days, we really feel the urge to get in the car and go somewhere. Yesterday, we went to town for lunch, then she went to Walmart and shopped for an hour or so while I sat out in the car under a shade tree in the parking lot and listened to Rush on the radio.

      We are getting back to normal. I hope that was the last hurricane remnants I have to deal with. >:-(

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  11. I hope all the family visiting and the ones that live in Oregon don't have asthma. The fires that happened there are horrible! My sister's biological family (she's adopted) live there.

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    1. My mom has respiratory problems and is trying to stay inside as much as she can. It's causing a lot of health issues.

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