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Old 04-27-2011, 10:18 PM
Location: North Western NJ
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firslty i want to say i hope EVERYONE in TN is safe tonight, after last nights storms and todays potential storms, i REALY hope everyone is safe and sound out there!

secondly i wanted to say, while i didnt meet any city-data folks (that i know of) THANK YOU all as a whole mid TN for being very welcoming!

we had a great time
saw some STUNNING countryside...

i never knew there were soo many cows in TN, LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
just beautiful.
we spent some time on the nanchez trace parkway too, what a beautiful parkway!
you guys have an awefull lot of natural and rural beauty down there.

i think i found my future mini farm, its a little house on 2.3 acres in lutts...yup, 100% in the middle of nowhere lol...and i LOVE it...
i just knew its the one when i stood on the back porch and nothing but the sound of birds, a rooster crowing in the neer distance and then a butterfly landed on me...i closed my eyes and took it all in and it felt right!
*fingers crossed*

we ate and caught a show at 3rd and lidsleys, saw broadway, whent to the zoo, hit the nashville farmers market, saw the opryland hotel, ate at a number of tiny dinners. saw buffalo!, and generally took the time to apreciate it.

i will admit last nights storms didnt worry me much, and i slept through most of the thunder and lightening...
but seeing the damage from twisters in AL has me a touch concerned...
i think building a storm shelter will be on the list lol.

flights home were a little crazy...
we got delayed comming out of nash thanks to a late arrival from chicago then a passing storm had the runway closed for a little while...
then we missed our connecting flight in chicago, so had to wait an hour for that (could have been worse) then the ramp there got closed for a short time, and we had the water hose stuck to the plane and had to wait for maintence to come out and get it unstuck LOL.
we did get home safe and sound just about 3 hours later than origioanlly planned.

im exhausted but i had a great time...

TN is stunning!
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:33 AM
Location: Tennessee
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I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time here in TN. I was thinking of you when the storms hit. I think it's better that you know what the weather can be like in a place you're thinking of moving to than to be surprised when move there. I agree that a storm shelter would be a good idea. I wish our home had come with one. I know I would have paid the builder extra if he put one in when constructed.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:29 PM
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Sounds like you had a great visit, foxy. That's great! I'm glad you found something you liked. It also sounds like you had a good little adventure exploring the area.

The storms are a pretty regular thing, as is the moderate damage of wind, downed trees, etc. Most people don't experience the catastrophic damage we saw in Mississippi, Northern Alabama, Northern Georgia, and East Tennessee. However, like you said, building a storm shelter is definitely a consideration, just to be safe. If the home you are interested in has a basement or has rooms partially below ground, you might not have to invest in a storm shelter...but a storm shelter definitely gives you an extra element of security.

Thankfully Middle Tennessee was mostly spared from damage, as the heavy storms produced funnel clouds and wall clouds rather than tornado touchdowns.

I'm glad you were able to get back safely, even with a moderate delay.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:06 AM
Location: North Western NJ
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thanks guys, i realy did have a blast even with the storms, mum was a little frustrated with the delay (she wanted to get out before the second wave came through) but i figured id rather be safe than sorry so thank you to the airtraffic control and pilots for doing their job...i know working at an airport in general cant be an easy line of work.

the house i realy want doesnt have a basment...
and i REALY want a good root cellar, so i figured i could kill 2 birds with one stone, build a root cellar thats big enough to be a small storm shelter too... i like double duty rooms
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:08 AM
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Just found this. As you know I was very worried about you! I'm glad you found your piece of paradise. That area has some brutal storms and it will be much hotter than you are use to, but getting a root cellar is an excellent solution. I'm glad you had fun!
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