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It's really dark in a boarded up house..
      #1744496 - 09/09/17 05:59 PM (107.77.253.11)

A lot of people have expressed concern about us, not that we are really any different than millions of Floridians tonight, but thought we would post a note regarding our status.

We got all our windows boarded up today, we're pretty much ready, although a couple more small things to do. We are not in any danger from rising water, or water at all, unless we lose a roof, which hopefully won't happen. We have plenty of food and water, charcoal, gas in the car, money, phones charged, ice, etc. We are in Polk County, in the center of the state, so we won't get a direct hit here, although the latest guidance shows the closest point of approach at about 60 miles, around 2 AM Monday. Selfishly, we hope she slows down so that we can at least enjoy a couple of football games tomorrow before the electric goes out and real life, post Irma, sets in. I have some serious junk food set up to eat watching the games tomorrow, hoping we still have electric through at least the early games.

We are in the middle of nowhere and all electric lines are above ground, so we very much think we WILL lose electric and expect that it may be out for quite some time afterward, as the power outages in Florida are expected to be massive. We do NOT have generator, as our generator would not start. Perhaps we can get it fixed after the storm passes, but I don't know on that.

I honestly don't think we are in any PHYSICAL danger at all, although I am not looking forward to being without power.

We will try to keep JD (ruralcarrier) updated on our status, so if you haven't heard from us, try to contact him.

The servers are NOT here, they are in Virginia, so they should not be affected at all.

So, TAKE CARE, all our fellow Floridians, and anyone else still in this b*tch's path. Stuff can be replaced. People can't.. Florida shall prevail..


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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1744504 - 09/09/17 06:06 PM (97.86.200.99)

Please take care. Hope to not to be cut off from you.

And your version of serious junk food ( recipes)? So I can copy.

Then there is candles, rhum and romance in the storm.
Wasn't there as song about this?

Talk with you soon.

Wendell


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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1744509 - 09/09/17 06:10 PM (107.77.253.11)

Ah, serious junk food consists of chicken wings, mozzarella sticks and jalepeno poppers! All of which are straight out of the box, except for the chicken wings!

Have rum, yes, not sure I have any RHUM. Definitely lots of wine...


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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1744514 - 09/09/17 06:16 PM (69.115.6.203)

Stay safe.....everyone out there in this path!!

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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1744523 - 09/09/17 06:37 PM (97.86.200.99)

Ah, breakfast of champions.

And rhum de Cuba?

Wendell


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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1744524 - 09/09/17 06:40 PM (96.231.206.165)

Good to hear that you are prepared and hunkering down.

Do you have something to charge your cell phones? Solar or hand crank? Battery bank?

Sounds like you will eat gourmet tomorrow! You ARE ready for some football!

Please stay safe.

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"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" ;)



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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1744527 - 09/09/17 06:47 PM (97.86.200.99)

I am trying to make my mind up between the jalapenos and romance. BUT I have found dogs like Baileys.

Wendell

Edited by SXMWendell (09/09/17 06:58 PM)


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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1744545 - 09/09/17 07:29 PM (97.86.200.99)

Did I mention romance??

Wendell


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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1744547 - 09/09/17 07:40 PM (107.77.253.11)

Have phone charger for the car..

I just hope we are able to see some games tomorrow. Gotta say, we watched the first half of the Patriots game and went to bed because we 'assumed' they would win, like always! Too bad I didn't stay up for the second half, to see them get pasted!!!


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Re: It's really dark in a boarded up house.. [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1744548 - 09/09/17 07:41 PM (107.77.253.11)

Wendell-have to say, both of us are dead tired beat tonight. Neither of us has slept well in days..

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