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sharkshooter

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quote:
Originally posted by Twilight:
Sunday morning and it's not looking at all good for Florida's west coast or south Georgia. Where exactly is Judy?
[Votive]

West coast of Florida.

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jedijudy

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I live in Fort Myers.
Thank you all for your prayers, good thoughts and concern!

I want to write before we lose our power.

It's getting pretty gusty here. I've lost some big limbs from my elm tree in front of my house. We've had some good amounts of rain, the swale in front of my house has about nine or ten inches deep...which isn't as much as I get in a regular summer storm.

The problem is the storm surge, which I've probably mentioned about fifteen times already! Sorry!

Some folks have lost their power already, including my son-in-law's step dad. I'll try to put some video and photos on my Flickr and share with you. Just hoping for continued electricity and water!!

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Wesley J

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[Votive]

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JB

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quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
I live in Fort Myers.
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The problem is the storm surge, which I've probably mentioned about fifteen times already! Sorry!
,,,

Weather Channel is providing good coverage. It looks like 3 or 4 hours before the surge starts at Fort Myers,

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jedijudy

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Our power is flickering!!! [Eek!]
Here's a link to a video I put on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/joZe1ANmrfA

Remember, this is not our hurricane. Yet.

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jedijudy

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Our power is out. Ttyl. Keep praying!!!!

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LutheranChik
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Stay safe, Southerners. Our kids and the in- lalws hlave battened down the hatches inMinneola. Our son daid, " Don't listen to the weathepeople -- they're ginning up drama," but when he checked in with us an hour ago tbere were all sorts of disturbing noises in the background, and he didn't sound quite as blase'.

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Rossweisse

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It's interesting how reality gets in the way of the people who think that science is Fake News. I just hope that everyone is safe.

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Yes. AIUI, even Rush Limbaugh stopped saying it is fake/over-dramatized, and evacuated.

[Votive] for everyone/everything affected.

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Moo

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The news reports say that it may be weeks before everyone in Florida gets their power back. This means jj may not be posting for awhile.

Moo

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jedijudy

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Here I am! We had a direct hit and were in the eye for 30 or 40 minutes. Very eerie after having blinding sideways rain and cat2 winds with gusts to 135.

My house doesn't have too much damage! Lots of trees and huge limbs down. About a third of my elm tree came down and the 4X4 wooden post holding my mailbox splintered spectacularly. Mine isn't the only one either.

I'm grateful for all your prayers. It was an actual, 100% miracle that things were as as good as they were. If I were in charge, I'd say let's not do this again.

I'm writing on my cell in my car. Grateful for AC in the car!!!

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jedijudy

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We're not planning on having electricity for quite a while. Keep praying!! Let's have another miracle!!

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Lyda*Rose

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Next time you get here, please let us know how your parents are. And add my prayers for a return of power. [Votive]

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Glad to hear from you, JJ. Hope things get back to normal as soon as possible.

[Votive]

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Moo

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Next time you get here, please let us know how your parents are.

Yes, I've been praying for them as well as you.

Moo

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Rossweisse

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I just say "For JJ and family." It saves time. [Votive]

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[Votive] [Votive] for sensible and swift help in the aftermath. And that the donations and services go where they are most needed. Hope the old folks are ok, JJ.

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jedijudy

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Thank you! All of you! My cell is letting me write to you now. Cell and data are very iffy. We have another miracle! Power just came on!!

Mom and Dad are doing well. Working too hard for eighty-somethings. I can't remember if I told you that the house across the street from my parents lost the whole back side. There are so very many people suffering right now, but we are all helping each other.

Most folks don't know that just as Texas was waiting for Harvey, we had a tropical wave sitting on top of us for several days. We had massive amounts of flooding here, and some folks had just gotten back into their houses and are now completely flooded again.

My dear son-in-law's step dad, W, was going to try to drive here yesterday but his roads are several feet underwater. He has a smaller sized SUV, but he saw a lifted truck in the street with water up to the middle of the doors. The driver had to wade chest deep to get out of there. W decided he shouldn't risk his life and turned around to get to the house, which is an island now.

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Rossweisse

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JJ, you don't know how good it feels to come aboard and see a new post from you. Prayers answered!

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Absolutely, Rossweisse, and prayers continuing. [Votive]

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Thanks for posting, jedijudy. I have been checking this board regularly, hoping to find good news, and here you are.

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Twilight

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I'm very relieved that Judy's okay, too. She and the eagles she turned me onto last January are the only ones I know in Florida.

I feel silly to admit how many times I've thought of those eagles and their young ones in the middle of all this.

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Piglet
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Not silly in the least, Twilight - I'm now feeling rather ashamed that I hadn't thought about them.

We get so wrapped up in damage to property, loss of electricity and the more immediate human issues, it's easy to forget that bad weather can have disastrous effects on our furred and feathered friends.

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Rossweisse

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That's why I make donations to both Episcopal Relief & Development and to the Humane Society of the United States. Between them, they pretty much cover all the bases.

[Votive]

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Twilight

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Good news for Piglet and Judy and all eagle watchers. I asked on YouTube yesterday and Lady Hawk says Harriet and M15 and the nest are fine. How the nest made it, I'll never know.


E-9 video

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Moo

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quote:
Originally posted by Twilight:
Good news for Piglet and Judy and all eagle watchers. I asked on YouTube yesterday and Lady Hawk says Harriet and M15 and the nest are fine. How the nest made it, I'll never know.

I suspect that their ancestors built their nests in the best possible way. Those eagles who didn't build their nests in the best possible way didn't survive to pass along their genes.

Moo

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Bishops Finger
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Well, perhaps Gaia looks after Her own....given that humans can't.

But [Votive] for all those affected by violent weather, earthquakes, or whatever. Maybe it's not God who is punishing us for being Girlz, Gayz, Librulz, Tranz, Brown, Bad Hombres etc., but the planet Herself registering Her displeasure, sadly, rather randomly...

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Piglet
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Thanks for passing that on, Twilight - good to know!

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Nicolemr
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Some other animal-related good news from Irma, despite being right on Key West, the Hemingway house and museum, along with it's director, staff, and company of 52 polydactyl cats, are fine after riding out the hurricane in place.

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Twilight

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That's fabulous, all those cats, I would love to go there sometime.
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Rossweisse

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quote:
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Some other animal-related good news from Irma, despite being right on Key West, the Hemingway house and museum, along with it's director, staff, and company of 52 polydactyl cats, are fine after riding out the hurricane in place.

I confess that I was following their situation anxiously. And I don't even like Hemingway.

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jedijudy

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You all are the best! Thanks for all your concern and care!

We are all zombies here. We are exhausted, so I'm probably going to write some incomprehensible stuff, so please forgive me!

My parents are fine, mostly because we kidnapped them. Yes, indeed. My beloved Daughter-Unit, her husband, and my BFF all drove in the hurricane to forcefully get my parents, risking their lives for my parents. Dad was running the generator in the garage and mom had a candle lit in the kitchen instead of using battery powered lights. Both things could have caused death. I declare. It's hard to raise your parents sometimes. They brought two of their nine cats. They were sopping wet when they got here, so I gave them some of my dry clothes to wear.

If anyone wants to see the vlog my s-i-l made of the peak of the hurricane, let me know and I'll send a link. It was pretty intense, and I'm so glad it had downgraded to a Cat 2. I'm horrified thinking of what the folks in the islands and Keys had to deal with in a Cat 5. Unbelievable destruction.

We have gigantic trees down all over the place. Palm trees, which are supposed to survive this kind of weather, are uprooted all over the place. A lot of palms are snapped in half. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before. There are still impassible, flooded roads here. My s-i-l's step father couldn't get out to buy gas until Thursday. He finally got his power back today. Yay!

Debris is piled up along almost all the roads. Some folks who bugged out are having a hard time getting home. Gas is getting a little easier to find, but about half the gas stations here are closed with no fuel available. And the heat and humidity are miserable. I have offered my home to people who just want to sleep in AC, wash clothes or take a shower. Or who just need to chill and watch TV. My BFF is staying with me until her power comes on. Another friend was so miserable, she took me up on my offer of a shower and sleep. I've been trying to lend my generator to whoever can use it.

People are wonderful...mostly! Everyone around here is checking on their neighbors and strangers ask each other how they are and if they need anything. People have come from all over the US and Canada to help us! The people working on getting us electricity are heroes! I'm so, so grateful for the many blessings, and so sad for the folks who are still suffering.

Again, I'm blessed to have you all in my corner! Thank you, from all of us! [Axe murder]

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Rossweisse

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Oh, JJ, it's so good to see you back. Bless your crew for kidnapping the parental units, and bless you for all you're doing.

[Axe murder]

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Moo

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quote:
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People have come from all over the US and Canada to help us! The people working on getting us electricity are heroes!

I remember when we lost power for several days in New Hampshire after a snowstorm, the trucks that brought electricians from Canada were wildly applauded.

Some people invited the electricians to come back later for a visit.

Moo

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Piglet
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Glad to hear things are heading in the right direction, JJ, and that you and your neighbours are being so ... neighbourly.

Maybe the old human race isn't so bad after all ... [Smile]

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jedijudy

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Neighborly neighbors! Who would have guessed!

A lot of our time at church today was spent in thanksgiving for miracles, and for wonderful people helping other people.

Just a little tidbit from Wikipedia:
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The name days for Irma are February 19 (Germany), March 31 (Finland), April 7 (Sweden), May 3 (Hungary), September 10 (Czech Republic), September 18 (Poland), October 13 (Latvia), October 25 (USA), and November 14 (Slovakia).
[Eek!]

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Rossweisse

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I wouldn't name a child Irma - nor Harvey, come to that.

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Having been through our town disaster 2 years ago (fire) I found it really brings out the best in people for the most part. I never appreciated our line repair, fire and law enforcement folks so much before as I now will forever. All friends and neighbors remain closer then before the shared disaster, and that is a wonderful thing.

So all those just starting the mucking up, be patient, take care, and pace yourself. It is going to take a long time.

In the meantime know our hearts are with you even though our hands are not near by to help. [Votive]

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I remember that after 9/11, New Yorkers surprised everyone (including themselves) by becoming...friendlier. [Eek!] Whodah thunk?

I'm so glad that things are starting to come together for you and yours, Judy. Good job on the parental rescue mission. [Overused]

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quote:
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I wouldn't name a child Irma - nor Harvey, come to that.

Someone in Texas who had a baby boy during the hurricane did name him "Harvey". Poor kid.

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Ian Climacus

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Hurrah for parental rescues and safety JJ.

I was posting on a work forum a few days before and noticed a respondent's location was Florida. Sent them a quick message...they seem touched I did so. Need to get back on and check.

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quote:
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Someone in Texas who had a baby boy during the hurricane did name him "Harvey". Poor kid.

By the time he's old enough to have to deal with that, the storm will be mostly forgotten, and he'll have to answer the question "Your parents named you after a rabbit?"
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Rossweisse:
I wouldn't name a child Irma - nor Harvey, come to that.

Someone in Texas who had a baby boy during the hurricane did name him "Harvey". Poor kid.
Someone in my history was called Harvie, which to me is even worse. Then there were another two names, quite old, popular well before his birth and equally hideous.

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quote:
Originally posted by basso:
... "Your parents named you after a rabbit?"

Let's just hope his surname isn't Wallbanger ... [Big Grin]

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At least they followed the Christian tradition of naming him after a saint.

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basso--

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Originally posted by basso:
quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Someone in Texas who had a baby boy during the hurricane did name him "Harvey". Poor kid.

By the time he's old enough to have to deal with that, the storm will be mostly forgotten, and he'll have to answer the question "Your parents named you after a rabbit?"
And one that's an invisible, 6' tall, Irish spirit, to boot!

(In play/movie "Harvey".)

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I remember in Dorothy Sayers' THE NINE TAILORS, the family who wanted to name the baby 'Van Leyden Flood.' The Rector persuaded them to name the boy Christopher (the flood saint) instead.

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quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
I remember in Dorothy Sayers' THE NINE TAILORS, the family who wanted to name the baby 'Van Leyden Flood.' The Rector persuaded them to name the boy Christopher (the flood saint) instead.

Brenda, I have done quite a bit of searching style guides for referring to book titles. I have looked at around fifteen such guides to be told the same in each. Some well known, others less so. Nowhere have I found your block capitals as a practice.

Please do not shout at us when you refer to a book. Italics for book titles, inverted commas for short pieces such as a poem or essay.

So The Nine Tailors would be italicised.

Thank You.

Lothlorien, AS Host.

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{{{{{all of us}}}}}

How's everyone doing in windy, fiery, shaky, or flooding areas?

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Sorry, Loth. I was posting from a tablet that didn't allow me to easily select and change font.

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