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What's the weather like where you are?

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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Aug 16 - 08:33 PM

The sun is back! And a COOL DRY night for a change. Just turn on the fan, no need for the refrigerated air for once.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 03 Aug 16 - 06:24 PM

Last night 2nd August we had a huge thunderstorm right above our wee town in the small hours of the morning- - -everyone was woken by ginormous flashes then forked lightning, and immediately a huge house-shaking thunderclap

There was a torrential downpour too - but the storm-   the storm seemed to be fixed right above us for a looong time!

My dog leapt onto the bed and straight under the duvet----the thunder and lightning just would not move away or diminish!

End of the world type stuff - - --


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Aug 16 - 07:44 PM

Aah, the poor dog. The pet dog of my childhood, a wonderful beagle-hound mix, was gun-shy, as well as explosion- and thunder-shy.
Poor baby, she would shake like the proverbial leaf during a thunderstorm. And she had to be touching her fellow humans at that point, until the bad noises went away. Walk from one room to the next, and she was UNDER your feet, between your legs, DON'T LEAVE MEEEE.
We didn't know, in those days, about "thundershirts" -- she was a candidate for such, if ever a dog was. I hope, on her side of the Rainbow Bridge, she is in the company of some fearless wee terriers, the sort who make joyful barking noises when it thunders -- OOOH, let me out so I can chase the thunder and catch it!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Aug 16 - 06:41 PM

Thunderboomers! It was sunny when I parked my car and went to yoga followed by a 15-minute meditation, so I left the car windows down an inch due to heat and humidity. Then, during meditation, the pouring began! It was hard to meditate on anything other than how wet the inside of my car might be getting, but after a few minutes I calmed down. When I got to the car, it wasn't too bad. It was sheltered under a tree (one of many, so I wasn't worried about being struck by lightning), and the raindrops seemed to be falling straight down.

When I went to post this, I discovered I couldn't because I wasn't logged in! It was startling to see a big red circle with a diagonal slash over this box. So that's what non-members see! I notice that awe and etta are gone and have been replaced by sonny. I wonder if that's why. Just curious!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve
Date: 12 Aug 16 - 07:52 PM

Several servers are in use, thanks to Max's ingenuity. The icon seen by non-members and cookieless members is a result of guests being required to sign in as members to post downstairs... been in place quite a while. ;)


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel
Date: 13 Aug 16 - 10:03 AM

The storm near Fla went west and flooded the south coast instead. Here in DC metro is about 100 degrees that fogs the windows that are in the shade because of the high humidity and air conditioning. Had a few brownouts yesterday.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Aug 16 - 03:43 PM

Dear ChanteyLass, couple of topics here:

the members-only thing was a big deal, and goodness me! You must have done a neat job of avoiding the big stinking brouhaha behind it. There is no shortage of threads on THAT subject, some of them closed. "Quite a while" is relative: it happened during this calendar year, although it has been a number of months now.

The Mudcat servers: there is one irreverent thread on the subject, called 'my apologies to "chuck"' started by yours truly.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve
Date: 13 Aug 16 - 04:24 PM

In terms of Mudcat history, 'twas a wee kerfuffle, though timing made it feel more personally upsetting, no doubt. :)


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Aug 16 - 12:48 AM

More thunderboomers as I drove home to RI from Shrewsbury, MA! And even more tonight here in RI!

I knew that non-members couldn't post below the line, but this was the first time it happened to me because I needed to log in again. I was surprised but not upset. I love Mudcat (she said, stating the obvious) and will happily accept what ever it takes to keep it going!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Aug 16 - 05:04 PM

Yes, it is the season of heat and humidity. Not only the thunder, but the heat lightning high up in the clouds, got my attention. Pity there is so little rain though, the lawn grass looks like straw.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Aug 16 - 04:45 PM

ChanteyLass, regarding the Mudcat servers, I am told that "awe" is no more. "etta" still turns up however.

It's been threatening to rain all day, but now I see fast-moving puffy white clouds with clear blue peeking through between them. The weather won't make up its mind today.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 16 Aug 16 - 07:00 PM

And today the server is chuck, but my cookie is still in place.
We had a brief light rainfall in mid-afternoon in my part of RI. Just a few swishes of the windshield wipers were all that were needed.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 19 Aug 16 - 04:35 PM

What horrendous calamitous weather/climate incidents across the continental US. New England, by report, has no greater concern than a lack of rain. What happened this month in Louisiana has been described, in a radio sound-bite with a local first responder, as Katrina without the gale-force winds.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Aug 16 - 06:33 PM

Stalled rain dropped as much as 30 inches of rain in some locales.

Aron Neville did a song about the last great Louisiana flood.
I think it was a Neville brothers recording.

Global warming expresses itself in Extreme events.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 Aug 16 - 01:01 PM

Stealth Tornado?

Concord, Massachusetts was visited by a tornado at three in the morning. The tornado struck silently without lightning or thunder, classification EF-1 whatever that means. No injuries or fatalities thankfully.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu
Date: 22 Aug 16 - 02:35 PM

Sorry if I posted this before. Exciting news for me.

original message





On Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:03 PM, RCDF / CLDN (EC) wrote:




Hello Gary,

Thanks for your email and so sorry for the delay in responding.

I do understand your concerns for the large red circles. It's a safety factor. The problem is one can't zoom in on the map. But we are working on that! We hope to have a geospatial map which one can zoom in to a specific location for next season. The danger circles will then be a more appropriate size and reflect the danger of lightning in the area. This will include not only direct strike but also ground current, side flash and upper leaders. http://www.ec.gc.ca/foudre-lightning/default.asp?lang=En&n=D401EB9A-1

Researchers have found that the next lightning strike will occur within 10 km and within about 5 to 10 minutes of the initial strike. A web map would reduce the size of the danger circles to 10 km.

We are trying to promote lightning safety. I'm afraid too many people ( my colleagues too) think we can dance around the lightning strikes. There was a man mowing his lawn in Ontario. He only had 4 more passes with his push mower before he was finished mowing his lawn. Unfortunately lightning struck and killed him. This is our first and hopefully only lightning death this year.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,
Lyn Mainwaring
Meteorologist - Canadian Lightning Detection Network National Service Office - Natural Resources Meteorological Service of Canada
1238 Discovery Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V9
Tel # 250-491-1514
ec.RCDF-CLDN.ec@canada.ca
"When thunder roars, GO INDOORS!"
"Quand le tonnerre gronde, RENTREZ VITE!"


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Aug 16 - 02:29 PM

Iceland 352 Reindeer killed by lightening strike. (no red circle)

The weather is nice in DC.


Batten down the hatches East Coast. Just like the Louisiana storm there is an underestimation going on. In this case 3 tropical storms will effect the coast about Monday. Cable canceled The Weather with claims it exaggerated storms and frightened the public. Now the replacement channel does the opposite.

The reports say Washington DC will have Glorious weather on Labor Day.
Be skeptical.
Tis the season

Obama may be flying to a couple hurricanes in Hawaii after the Donald flies back from Mexico City.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve
Date: 31 Aug 16 - 03:10 PM

Hey there, gnu. That is very interesting about the lightning maps becoming useful and accurate. Thanks.

Donuel- We're watching.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Aug 16 - 03:27 PM

A 35 day storm is less than 40 days and 40 nights but possible.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 Aug 16 - 05:09 PM

Yes, Donuel, I heard that about the reindeer.

Today I heard about Hermine on the radio weather spot; Hermine will bear watching this coming weekend.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 12:43 PM

Best hurricane joke: Unfortunately, hurricanes are like men. Sure it starts out exciting enough but in the end you're left wet, frustrated and fumbling around in the dark for batteries.


It's overcast in Tallahassee. The storm is predicted to come through town. The schools are closed, the state offices just emptied out at noon. I've been caring for my dad for nine years and we are watching the Weather Channel. I have some more preparations to do at my house, down the road from dad's retirement community place at Westminster. I've got my tarps in case the roof gets damaged, flashlights, food, water, and a few dollars. Plus wine; lots of wine!! Haven't had a bad storm in eleven years in Florida....Wish me luck!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 02:52 PM

Luck, harpgirl. Lots of luck.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 03:37 PM

Good luck! The US Hurricane Center is good but I like this one better... https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/track_e.html

m... you are welcome. Here is the link at present. It covers well into the US. https://weather.gc.ca/lightning/index_e.html


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 07:27 PM

Thanks gnu, and Chantey Lass. I'm filling dad's bathtub for flushing water then I go back to my crib to finish my preparations there. I'm afraid the power will be out for a while and cooking, showers, and everything else that needs electricity will be out of the question.

The coast around Spring Creek is already underwater. We won't be flooded but the power will likely go out and trees may again damage my roof. We haven't had a bad hurricane in Florida for eleven years when Wilma hit near my parent's old home. They were in their early eighties then, and that's when I started lobbying for them to move up here with me! Mom's been gone since 2012 but dad is about to turn 93. He needs full time assistance and that is what I have been doing.

If things turn bad here after or during the storm, I can take dad over to the main buildings of the Westminster retirement community for care and I will take the dog home to my house.

My son is working tonight and his girlfriend is a wildlife rehabilitator near the coast. They are expecting to bring in nesting baby pelicans which are getting washed out so she will be busy! My son works retail and he is very busy provisioning everyone! It's a lot of scrambling, to be sure! We have gotten used to no storms after eleven years but I have been through countless storms beginning with Kate shortly after I moved here when Nathan was just a toddler. It was really bad but somehow I didn't realize it that night I went next door and took shelter with my neighbors along with Nathan. Power in the city was out for days. Trees damaged countless houses and it took us a long time to recover.

When Ivan hit the coast some years later, in 2004 I had to rescue my son from UWF since they were devastated in Pensacola and school was closed for several weeks. Live oaks have shallow roots and fall over when they get soggy and so do the tall yellow pines. They get blown over and they are really destructive to property. I had a live oak smash my roof during tropical storm Francis. and that was interesting, climbing on the roof in the storm to tarp up the hole! Of course my neighbor guys did the climbing! I had a new roof put on in 2013 and the hurricane deductible is about 7500$ dollars so it could be costly!

Then there was Andrew of 92. It didn't impact me directly but changes in the state certainly did!

Right now the feeder bands are dumping rain and I have to leave dad to fill my truck tires, get ice if there is any left, and fill the tubs at the other house. I have a camera system for both my dad and my house so I can keep an eye of dad while he sleeps if I have to leave the house for any reason. I can call security to help him if I can't get back home tonight but I should be able to. I'm only 3.4 miles from him.

Hurricanes, exploding spaceships, zika virus, more and more coastal flooding, and two more years of Rick Scott...when can I leave, please? Wish me luck old mudcat pals, what's left of us...anyway...


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 08:09 PM

When you can safely do so, please let us- any of us- know how you are, harpgirl. We'll be watchiing for your safe return here...Thinking of you and your family and neighbors.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Sep 16 - 10:03 PM

Hang in there, Harpie! Floridians don't let a little wind, rain, falling trees, and exploding electrical transformers get to them! It's the herd of cottonmouths that moves into your garage after the storm is over that makes you want to move to Arizona.

Anyway, weather report from about 150 miles west of Tallahassee: Heavy surf at the beaches. Fort Pickens National Seashore closed. (Ivan and Dennis [2004 & 2005] knocked that part of the barrier island so flat that the road goes underwater if anyone even says the word "storm".)   Inland where I live, nothing. No wind. No rain. Nothing.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Sep 16 - 01:50 PM

Dire reports coming out of the affected storm area.

That weather system may bring a little rain to Massachusetts, which is largely threatened by drought.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel
Date: 02 Sep 16 - 02:34 PM

It is no hurricane Andrew but harpgirl will be without power for at least a couple days.

More power to her.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 16 - 02:31 AM

I'm in Glacier National Park, and the weather is...glacial. There were 2 downpours today, dusting the mountains above me with snow. It cleared after the second storm, and there was a beautiful sunset on Lake McDonaldo. It was a thrill to finally see this park. My wife has been here twice on no-men-invited trips, and I was jealous.
Now, off across Montana to the Dakotas. Hope it warms up.
Stay dry, Harpy.
Joe


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Sep 16 - 08:33 AM

Ditto m, harpgirl.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Sep 16 - 05:45 PM

I never broadcast the times I'm away from home, so this is out of date, but three weeks ago we were in Córdoba and the temperature was in excess of 40⁰C. It was oddly comfortable, at least out of the sun, as the humidity was rock-bottom. We don't get that here in Cornwall!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like in DC
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Sep 16 - 08:54 PM

Until this week we had 53 days over 90 F. Humid days.

Last year was hottest year ever recorded until

this year which is again the hottest global year ever recorded.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Sep 16 - 04:46 PM

And here comes Hermine...


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 09:52 AM

Calling harpgirl... How goes the water battle?
Maeve


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 12:13 PM

Hermine stops by tonight for an extended visit; right now the sun is brightly shining.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 04:06 PM

37C today here in Playa San Juan near to Alicante, Spain !!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 05:58 PM

25⁰C in Truro this afternoon, no sun, misty, almost 100% humidity. Jaysus, I haven't used deodorant for 25 years but I may have to start again.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 06:35 PM

Harpy came through more or less OK, Maeve, according to her Facebook posts. Power back on now. No damage to house.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 06:49 PM

TMI, Mister Shaw, TMI...


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Janie
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 06:55 PM

Had hoped for a little more rain inland from Hermine than I got, but welcome what I did get, and glad the storm exited NC as quickly as it did and without widespread damage east of the I-95 corridor.

The last 3 days have been fabulous here in my little corner of the southern part of heaven. (NC northeast/north central Piedmont.) Daytime temps in the upper 70s F on Saturday, and mid 80s yesterday and today. Sunny skies with pretty, puffy clouds and low humidity. Very nice break from the high temps and high humidity we had been experiencing. A nice start to September, which is probably my favorite month climate wise in these parts. Gonna get hot for a few days again starting tomorrow but I think the humidity will stay in check.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: maeve
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 07:28 PM

Thank you, Janie.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Sep 16 - 07:38 PM

Oi, keberoxu, I thought TMI meant "temperature mugginess index" before I looked it up. I'll have you know that I have at least two showers every day!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 06:47 PM

Thanks from me, too, Janie, for the update on harpgirl. Enjoy September!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 11:45 PM

Well, right now it's quite nice. Winter is on its way out......wasn't the worst winter ever, although it had its cool moments......we have had rain which was badly needed, so farmers are smiling. (except for those whose crops have been washed out because of too much rain) Storage dams are filling, and all looks to be well set for the coming summer.

However, the downside of the rain has been the prospect of a bad bushfire season, with the growth from the rain becoming fire fuel as it dries out with summer's heat.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 07:04 PM

Hope harpgirl and her loved ones are all right.
Hermine was a bit of a damp squib up North.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 07:41 PM

On the South coast of England the weather is rather warm. There has been enough rain to keep the garden looking good, the apples are growing larger, but cosmetically damaged as what rain we do have is heavy. Light refreshing showers seem to have gone elsewhere


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 10:12 AM

Sitting in me garden on the north Cornwall coast under a cloudless sky, 20⁰C with a nice breeze. Yesterday we had 26⁰C with high humidity but a little cold front overnight has seen to that. Going for a walk on the cliffs in a minute!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 12:29 PM

thanks for your concern, Maeve. Neither my dad's duplex nor my home were damaged but my street looks like a bowling ball went down it mowing down trees. The power lines are buried in my subdivision but on the street into it, lines were down for several days. Our power went out on Thursday night at 11 and came back at dad's on Sunday at 5:30pm. I cooked on a camp stove on the patio and put the food we could save into coolers to keep. On Saturday night I borrowed a generator from my awesome neighbors and ran it Sunday so dad would have a light, a TV, and a fan. The first two days weren't too bad but it got hot on Sunday and it was uncomfortable.

The damage in Tallahassee was pretty extensive. I don't know if it was worse than Kate but the trees are all thirty yers older so they are bigger when they come down. At least five homes on my street at the front entrance had damage to the roofs.

I am still cleaning up debris in my own yard and have at least three more hours to work. I have twenty five or so trees on my little lot and they make a big mess.

Most people have power restored but Barry Sager, Dr. Sound has a hole in his condo roof and no power yet, today. He woke up at three am, walked into his living room, stepped back and his ceiling collapsed. He had to junk his keyboard and a few other living room items. Poor Barry.

About 9k still without power. We had crews from all over the south and lots of controversy because Gov. Voldemort (Rick Scott) criticized the mayor Andrew Gillum for the time it took to get power restored. It was two weeks during Kate so this was a whole lot faster. Everyone thinks Voldemort is an idiot, liar, thief, criminal, etc. At least among my friends!

The oldsters in the big buildings at Westminster had little power from the generators and no air conditioning so they suffered a lot. The food was boxed and Westminster didn't do anything to check on the independents who after all, rent homes from them. That is why I don't want dad in the nursing home section and I am trying to keep him in his independent living duplex.

The stores were all closed and had to throw out all the perishable food in their coolers. On the bright side, all our refrigerators are cleaned out!

I hope this is my last Florida hurricane, I can tell you that. When dad dies I will be free to love wherever I want. Taking suggestions!

And I have a babysitter for dad today and I am going kayaking!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 12:34 PM

haha freudian slip: love/live


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 07:52 PM

I wondered about that slip, harpgirl!
I'm glad you and your dad made it through, but it sounds like it's been a rough go.
Hmm, Voldemort. I have two friends in Stuart, FL, who intensely dislike that governor. I'll have to ask if they've heard that nickname for him.


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