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Storm Coming

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:05 am
by Webwanderer
Hi every one. I've been on vacation in Arizona for the last week or so and just got back. It's likely only for this post as I live in Florida and Irma is coming with an attitude. Had to come back to prep the house for the storm. It's very likely that the storm will take out the power for some time, so I'm not sure how long that it will be before I have access again. Wish me luck (as if that has anything to do with it), and I'll check in when I can.

WW

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:52 am
by turiya
Best of luck to you, WW!

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:14 am
by painBody
Good luck, Sir.

Look on the bright side - a great chance to go "off the grid" for a while. Machines can be a pain in the ass, as I'm sure you know.

Are you stocked up on food/water/supplies ? Have they projected its path on land yet ? Is your home in a potential evac zone ?

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:37 pm
by dijmart
Sorry to hear that WW. I have a brother in law, sister in law and nephew in Tampa. They have put hurricane shutters on all windows, sandbags around the house, another layer of sandbags around perimeter of the yard. Precooked several meals and put in individual containers, then froze them. Stocked up on ice, water, pop, batteries, candles, flashlights.

Good luck to you! I wish you well. :(

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:41 pm
by Rob X
All the best, WW. Positive vibes coming your way.

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:54 am
by kiki
Stay safe, WW. I have a friend in Sarasota, and he is staying put. He's prepared.

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:45 am
by Mystic
May you ride out the storm in safety Webwanderer .

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:09 am
by dijmart
How did you fair, WW? My family can row a canoe down there street, if they'd like, but since their house and drive way are raised, no flooding in their house.

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:45 pm
by Webwanderer
Well, that wasn't a lot of fun. Lost power for 7 days. Internet till today. Thanks to all concerned. I have some things to do with some minor damage and such, but came through fairly well. Please tell Maria to take a mid Atlantic vacation.

WW

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:57 pm
by painBody
Webwanderer wrote:Well, that wasn't a lot of fun. Lost power for 7 days. Internet till today. Thanks to all concerned. I have some things to do with some minor damage and such, but came through fairly well. Please tell Maria to take a mid Atlantic vacation.

WW


Sucks, dude. Part and parcel of living in that region, though, I suppose. Good to have you back in one piece.

I wonder if the myth about how these storms are named is true. If some scientist is sitting at NOAA, just waiting to spot a storm on satellite, and then names it after his/her ex whom he/she hates. And, it seems that most of the time, it's a guy pissed off at his ex-gf :lol:

"That b**** Maria ... it's payback time !"

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:10 pm
by dijmart
Well, that wasn't a lot of fun. Lost power for 7 days


:shock: wow, yuck!

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:01 am
by Webwanderer
Sucks, dude. Part and parcel of living in that region, though, I suppose. Good to have you back in one piece.

I wonder if the myth about how these storms are named is true. If some scientist is sitting at NOAA, just waiting to spot a storm on satellite, and then names it after his/her ex whom he/she hates. And, it seems that most of the time, it's a guy pissed off at his ex-gf :lol:

"That b**** Maria ... it's payback time !"

Good to be in one piece. Those names for storms however, are picked long before the hurricane season starts. It got all politically correct a few years back when they added men's names to the list. So it might be that some NOAA tech is out to trigger his/her boyfriend. :wink:

WW

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:05 am
by Webwanderer
dijmart wrote:
Well, that wasn't a lot of fun. Lost power for 7 days


:shock: wow, yuck!

Of course hurricanes come mostly in the summer when it's hot and humid in Fl. Yuck is an understatement. No earthquakes though. Wishing Mexico the best.

WW

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:28 am
by painBody
Webwanderer wrote:
dijmart wrote:
Well, that wasn't a lot of fun. Lost power for 7 days


:shock: wow, yuck!

No earthquakes though. Wishing Mexico the best.


Don't forget California. We got hit by a 3.6 quake a couple of nights ago (epicenter about 20 mi ESE of here). My roommate felt it and knew it was a quake. I felt something but didn't recognize it as being seismic.

I've felt a few during my time in CA. There was a minor one about 12 years ago ... I was sitting on the toilet seat at night when that one happened :shock: :? I'll never forget it.

Then, there was quite a big one just 5 mi (offshore) from where I lived about 4 years ago ... it was so violent that it woke me up and I started to run for the door (contrary to what they recommend) ... but it stopped before I could get there. It scared the #$%^ outta me.

Then, of course, there's that "big one" that is supposedly overdue ... > 8.0. I just hope that whenever it hits, it pulverizes my neighbor's drum kit.

Re: Storm Coming

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:37 am
by painBody
Webwanderer wrote:Good to be in one piece. Those names for storms however, are picked long before the hurricane season starts. It got all politically correct a few years back when they added men's names to the list. So it might be that some NOAA tech is out to trigger his/her boyfriend. :wink:

WW


Haha.

How did you manage without light those days ? You have a generator or solar power setup ? Or did you use candles/flashlights ?

As a kid growing up in a place with almost weekly power outages during the monsoon (Mumbai, India), I used to look forward to power outages, esp. at night, coz I got to light candles and I loved the peace and quiet (all TVs in the neighborhood going off). I also remember, vividly, hearing the neighbors' reaction to every outage ... something like "Ohhhhhhhh" or "Aaaaaaaaah" ... imagine hearing 100 people saying that in chorus. And the anger if it happened during the middle of an important cricket game.