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Old 09-14-2017, 11:38 AM
 
Location: SW US
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MMOB glad to hear you made it through the storm and are both OK, and your wife has power.

 
Old 09-14-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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It's raining! Cold front coming through supposed to be down into the 40's tonight and high of 70 tomorrow. YAY! It hasn't rained here in 6 weeks and has been in the high 90's. SO happy for cooler weather.
 
Old 09-14-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: WA
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MMOB, Thank you for Posting, pleased you are safe as well as wife and furbabies. Your positive outlook is a light to me and I am sure to your wife as well as those who come into your presence.

jim, on the Oly. Peninsaula, there's been some rain, though with the hay/grass around the home, good fodder for cattle! Grateful to have a home; know grey skies, rain is around the bend. Weather, always gives one something to say.
 
Old 09-14-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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9:30pm STILL raining! All the windows are open, this rain smells so good and it's 48 degrees out with a nice breeze. FINALLY! Gee whiz am I gonna sleep good tonight.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Sunshine, cool breeze and 45 degrees this morning. Air is crisp and smells so good. Sure nice to have all the windows open and fresh air. Snow on the mountains south of me overnight, a dusting in Ouray. WOO HOO!
 
Old 09-15-2017, 11:19 PM
 
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Hello everyone! Just now I found a really interesting CD Thread and wanted to alert you all that it is out there in CD land. I only discovered it by chance when I was looking at "New Threads", which I occasionally do!

It is in Books and is about the children's book series, "Little House on the Prairie". The discussion is interesting and, so far, is 6 or 7 pages long. Check it out!
 
Old 09-16-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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6 days later here in Naples at a friends concrete house with generator and internet yesterday.
Winds at highest here were 135. Fascinating to watch.
My manufactured community 6 miles south was just about devastated, still without water and power and houses from not bad to damaged to destroyed.
For the savable, the hope is power gets restored for the AC so mold won't take over.
I was luckier than some. My roof is rolled up and my lanai has disappeared. I don't know whose yard it's in since all that aluminum looks the same.
 
Old 09-16-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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old-cold ---- So sorry to hear your home has been so badly damaged in Irma. Were you home at the time or were you already at your friend's house? Glad you were not physically hurt. I am glad you have a place to stay for now. We have a family friend in Houston whose apt is now uninhabitable, and like you, she is staying with friends. She has been able to rent an apt to move into, effective Oct 1st.

Hoping things will work out okay for you, in terms of repairs for your home. I know everything takes time in a situation like this, since so many people are in the same boat. Please keep us posted!
 
Old 09-17-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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6 days later here in Naples at a friends concrete house with generator and internet yesterday.
Winds at highest here were 135. Fascinating to watch.
My manufactured community 6 miles south was just about devastated, still without water and power and houses from not bad to damaged to destroyed.
For the savable, the hope is power gets restored for the AC so mold won't take over.
I was luckier than some. My roof is rolled up and my lanai has disappeared. I don't know whose yard it's in since all that aluminum looks the same.
My heart goes out to you and I hope power and water is restored to your community very soon. We sent pics to our neighbor of her house after the storm, while she was staying at her sister's a few hours away. She broke down crying, she was so relieved to see her house was okay.

Our son and family just got their power back late last night, they've been six days without power or water. FPL and out of state crews have been working tirelessly. There were many big trees down, taking power lines out and neighborhood grids with them.

We lost power for six hours at the height of the storm and were lucky. We've been the kid's source of power, water, food, showers and cooling breaks. And a cold beer at the end of a long day. They've been cleaning and staying overnight at their house without AC, running a generator to keep their refrigerator cold and to run a fan, and going to work in the day. I'm so glad we are here and can help out.

The grandkids have been great and will be glad to see school start again tomorrow. Schools were closed all week while power was being restored and the schools used as shelters cleaned up. The grandkids are becoming Florida tough; they are learning to be resourceful and to live minimally, following their parent's example and not being shielded from life's realities.

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Old 09-17-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Got my daughter and family moved into their new house. Now all my children are homeowners. My son got cleared to drive and will be back to work tomorrow. Cooler weather has arrived, turned off the AC and opened the windows.
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