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Old 08-25-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The wind may blow, rain will fall, a few trees may be blown down, power may go out.

Repair crews will get called out, others will have a day off from work.

It may be a good time to gather crabapples [after the wind has knocked them all onto the ground for us].
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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The wind may blow, rain will fall, a few trees may be blown down, power may go out.

Repair crews will get called out, others will have a day off from work.

It may be a good time to gather crabapples [after the wind has knocked them all onto the ground for us].

My grammy used to say, "It's an ill wind....that blows no good!"

That seems to be the sentiment in your observation. Sometimes we forget to look for the good....and focus on negativity and calamity.....and no doubt it is there....but "It's An Ill Wind, That Blows No Good."

Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I've picked veggies to send to DD1 with DH. He's going to Boston to spend the weekend with her. I bought box seats (I think that's what they're called) for tomorrow's Red Sox game for him for Father's Day. The game is going to start at noon instead of 1 pm. I'll pick two more bushels of beans, another bushel of tomatoes that are ripe and be ready to freeze and can them Sunday. DD2 moves to campus tomorrow.

We have a propane stove so cooking and coffee aren't an issue. The battery lantern is charged and flashlights are always ready. Headlamps are in the Jeep. The kayaks are put away and the boats are covered. Without power we don't have water and I'm rather fond of flushing so I'll fill the tub with water. The poultry in tractors will go into the greenhouse tomorrow night. I have a lot of writing to do and DH bought a book titled My Life In The Maine Woods, A Game Warden's Wife in the Allagash Country to keep me entertained.

The egg-eating, chicken-killing, very big skunk was relocated from its spring-til-this-morning home in the barn to skunk heaven this morning.

I'm looking forward to a peaceful day Sunday.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... The egg-eating, chicken-killing, very big skunk was relocated from its spring-til-this-morning home in the barn to skunk heaven this morning.
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... I'm looking forward to a peaceful day Sunday.
I hope that you enjoy it
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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— Forecasters predict Irene to reach northern New England Sunday night.
— Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds.
— No evacuations planned since path uncertain.
— Lobstermen began moving their fishing gear farther offshore to avoid damage amid expectations of 30-foot seas.


found that on a yahoo web site- does fishing gear include the boats? or just traps and lines? Why not just haul them in?
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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found that on a yahoo web site- does fishing gear include the boats? or just traps and lines? Why not just haul them in?
Boats are the biggest cost related to fishing.

Friends are headed to South Arm and Sebago today to haul their boats out.

In quite a few cases there's a waiting list and some won't get their boats out.

Mainers advised to start preparing | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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That's more or less what I was thinking but that puts the boat owners in the middle of the 30 ft waves. can most of those boats handle that? Can most of the lobstermen?
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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That's more or less what I was thinking but that puts the boat owners in the middle of the 30 ft waves. can most of those boats handle that? Can most of the lobstermen?
not all but many of the lobster boats moored in a harbor are somewhat protected from the open sea

if they are saying go to deeper water with the traps- the ideal is of course to haul them out- but if you cant, get them offshore where they wont be banged against ledge and rocks

the traps today are made of wire, not wood, much more durable
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I just heard the weather channel say that the effects of hurricane Irene in Maine will be like "the worst northeaster you've ever seen".
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Educate me: How bad is a nor'easter...? What are they like? Should I be telling my neighbors to get their stuff off the porch so it doesn't blow through my windows? (Which are in direct line of their stuff.)
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