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Old 09-12-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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Wonder if with time Florida and South Carolina will lose some of their retirement drawing power.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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MadManofB - Thinking of you! I am glued to the weather channel. There is so much wind and water in Miami. The weather person is near Brickel and it is well past his knees(and rising!). I hope you are safe and sound. I suspect you may have lost power so may not see this.
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...I, too, am anxious to hear how MMoB made out down in Miami.
Survived the hurricane with minimal damage. We lost power Sunday morning and heard that we may not have it restored until next Sunday. We lost a 100+ year old huge banyan tree that had been in front of our house, but got uprooted right at the tail end of the storm Sunday night. Fortunately, it fell across the street rather than in our yard or on our house. Other than that we came through it fine.

I was just admitted to the hospital today to begin my scheduled 4th cycle of chemo. I should be here until Sunday. Normally, I don't like being in the hospital, but it's nice to have electricity, cable, Internet, and especially a/c!

Miami Beach was completely closed until 8:00am this morning (Tuesday) so we didn't know what shape our oceanfront condo was in until this afternoon. It's only about 3 miles from the hospital, so my wife took a quick drive over there an hour ago to check it out. Other than the loss of a few palm trees around the building, everything looks fine. And the best thing is that the building has electricity! So my wife will pack up our dog and our cat and move over there tomorrow morning. Definitely better than sitting in a dark, hot, house with a flashlight and a battery-operated radio for entertainment!

Hope all other C/D Floridians have made it through Irma as well.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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MMoB: Good news re the hurricane and your home and oceanfront condo. Glad you are all OK.

Good luck with your chemo treatments.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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MMOB: It's good to hear from you. I am happy your damage was minimal. What a blessing that your wife can move over to the condo.

Take care of yourself, and check in when you can. Wishing you only the best always.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Hi,

The damage here in Sarasota was less than expected but we still had a lot of debris, a lot of standing water, and numerous power outages. In my apartment complex which contains nine buildings, only two lost power. We were lucky I guess. We had one huge tree go down in the back of one building, but it fell out towards the parking lot. No damage to any vehicles.

It may take until September 22 to get power fully restored. Some areas may need some rebuilding in addition to just restoring power. Some of the stores reopened today. There are still intersections where the traffic lights are down.

MMOB: Best wishes to you with your treatment.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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MMoB: Good news re the hurricane and your home and oceanfront condo. Glad you are all OK.

Good luck with your chemo treatments.
Yes, I wish you best of luck as well. Take care.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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MMoB, Best wishes for a speedy and positive response to the Chemo.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:04 AM
 
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MMoB - So happy to hear you made it through Irma with minimal damage. Sorry about the 100 yr old tree, though. I hope this treatment goes well for you.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:53 AM
 
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MMoB: Good news re the hurricane and your home and oceanfront condo. Glad you are all OK.

Good luck with your chemo treatments.
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MMOB: It's good to hear from you. I am happy your damage was minimal. What a blessing that your wife can move over to the condo.

Take care of yourself, and check in when you can. Wishing you only the best always.

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Yes, I wish you best of luck as well. Take care.
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MMoB, Best wishes for a speedy and positive response to the Chemo.
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MMoB: Good news re the hurricane and your home and oceanfront condo. Glad you are all OK.

Good luck with your chemo treatments.

Thank you all very much. I greatly appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:21 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Adding my good thoughts for you also. You can rest easier and focus on yourself, knowing your wife has a place with power. Guests in FL are to be expected, but those uninvited ones, like Irma, are the worst.
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