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Old 09-11-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Florida's newest postcard...

Come on down! (just leave your Airstreams behind)
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
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Sneakinup, perhaps you should change your user name to "I see it coming, again".

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Old 09-11-2004, 07:42 AM   #3
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The only good part about hurricanes is that they aren't good at sneakinup on you. It is a long slow torturous process waiting for the end of the world.

Tampa is in a frenzy. Gas stations look like the gas crisis of the 70's, and HD and Lowe's are even worse. Very surreal.
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I sympathize with your predicament. Keep your fingers crossed, you may get lucky.
I know you have other forum members close by, so we will pray for all of you.

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Old 09-11-2004, 07:52 AM   #5
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I sympathize with your predicament. Keep your fingers crossed, you may get lucky.
I know you have other forum members close by, so we will pray for all of you.

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Thanks! It is a slow moving storm, so we have time to prepare.
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Old 09-11-2004, 04:26 PM   #6
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Question You would think

that everyone had already purchased enough plywood and supplies to get them thru the hurricanes, specially seeing how Charley was only a little while ago We ALWAYS keep an emergency rations box on hand and ready for what ever comes our way, be it a Hurricane, Tropical Storm, ice storm, drunk taking out a major switching station, or any other type of disaster natural or manmade. Sneakinup, we are watching the storm too. It really affects our jobsites up and down the eastern seaboard. Good luck and hope it swerves....

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Old 09-11-2004, 08:28 PM   #7
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I was just talking to a contractor who wants to build us a house. He said the only problem might be that we can't afford the plywood anymore, since it's all going down to Florida. He wasn't kidding!
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Old 09-11-2004, 08:41 PM   #8
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I was just talking to a contractor who wants to build us a house. He said the only problem might be that we can't afford the plywood anymore, since it's all going down to Florida. He wasn't kidding!
I couldn't get near the home centers to get plywood, so I pulled it off the flooring in my attic. When the storm is over, it goes back up there.

Wanna buy some used plywood? It is hurricane tested.
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I was told by my lumber yard, that the shortage of plywood was due to the rebuilding in Iraq . Will Ackerman
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Old 09-12-2004, 02:34 PM   #10
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Takin' it from there.

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I couldn't get near the home centers to get plywood, so I pulled it off the flooring in my attic. When the storm is over, it goes back up there.

Wanna buy some used plywood? It is hurricane tested.
That is absolutely BRILLIANT!!!! And inspiring. I have a neighbor with a very tall wooden privacy fence...........

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Old 09-12-2004, 09:20 PM   #11
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I was told by my lumber yard, that the shortage of plywood was due to the rebuilding in Iraq . Will Ackerman
I don't know about plywood but, 4x8 strand board went from $7.40 to over $20.00 in our town last year. Lowes said it was due to the feds buying it all for Iraq. It has now dropped back to under $10.00 a sheet or that was before Florida's storms.
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I was told by my lumber yard, that the shortage of plywood was due to the rebuilding in Iraq . Will Ackerman
What about Canvas?????
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I never did understand why many people, who live in hurricane areas, wait for the hurricane to strike before they purchase plywood. My Dad lives in the West Palm Beach area and he always has an extra 10 sheets of plywood in his garage all year around. BTW, he buys the plywood for $2/sheet at garage sales after hurricanes when everyone unloads all the plywood they just bought! Go figure!
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Wanna buy some used plywood? It is hurricane tested.
How did you fare during the numerous trials and tribulations? Well, I hope. How about the trailer?

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We made it through with no problems, other than the power was out from 2 PM Sunday to Tuesday evening. Lots of trees and poles down in Gainesville. Most of the power outages in this area are caused by "tree huggers" who won't allow the power companies to properly trim the trees.
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Old 09-29-2004, 06:09 AM   #16
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So..??

Now that Jeanne has "trimmed” the landscape...
We trust~
You should be better able to survive the next round.
No tax breaks, or disaster aids will be needed.
A win-win for us all..
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To Lighten the Load (maybe??)

Thought I would add these to your post to maybe give you guys down south a bit of a break from your hurricanes The world just keeps rolling along with all these other people doing their thing

>>>Nominee No. 5: [Bloomberg News Service]: A terrible diet and a room with no ventilation are being blamed for the death of a man who was killed by his own gas emissions. There was no mark on his body, and an autopsy showed large amounts of methane gas in his system. His diet had consisted primarily of beans and cabbage (and a couple of other things) It was just the
right combination of foods. It appears that the man died in his sleep from breathing the poisonous cloud that was hanging over his bed. Had he been outside or had his windows been opened, it wouldn't have been fatal. But
the man was shut up in his nearly-airtight bedroom. According to the article, "He was a big man with a huge capacity for creating this deadly gas." Three of the rescuers got sick, and one was hospitalized.
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>>>Nominee No. 6: [The News of the Weird]: Michael Anderson Godwin made News of the Weird posthumously. He had spent several years awaiting South Carolina's electric chair on a murder conviction before having his sentence reduced to life in prison. While sitting on a metal toilet in his cell attempting to fix his small TV set, he bit into a wire and was electrocuted. (South Carolina entrants are always perennial favorites.)
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>>>Finally the Winner !!!!!
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>>>[Arkansas Democrat Gazette]: Two local men were injured when their pickup truck left the road and struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday. Woodruff County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the accident shortly after midnight Monday. Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc, and BillyRay Wallis, 38, of Little Rock, were returning to Des Arc after a frog-gigging trip. On an overcast Sunday night, Poole's pickup truck headlights malfunctioned. The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the older-model truck had burned out. As a replacement fuse was not
available, Wallis noticed that the .22 caliber bullet from his pistol fit perfect into the fuse box next to the steering-wheel column. Upon inserting the bullet the headlights again began to operate properly, and the two men
proceeded on eastbound toward the White River Bridge. After traveling approximately 20 miles, and just before crossing the river, the bullet apparently overheated, discharged, and struck Poole in the testicles. The vehicle swerved sharply right, exiting the pavement, and striking a tree. Poole suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the accident, but will require extensive surgery to repair the damage to his testicles, which will never operate as intended. Wallis sustained a broken clavicle and was treated and released."Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off, or we might both be dead," stated Wallis.
>>>"I've been a trooper for 10 years in this part of the world, but this is a first for me. I can't believe that those two would admit how this accident happened," said Snyder. Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia (Poole's wife) asked how many frogs the boys had caught and did anyone get them from the truck???
>>>Though Poole and Wallis did not die as a result of their misadventure as normally required by Darwin Award Official Rules, it can be argued that Poole DID, in fact, effectively remove himself from the gene pool.
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Florida Moved!

After four hurricanes, Florida has decided to move.
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