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Geeze, no word from Bravo. I hope he and his family made out alright.

Here's pulling for you Bravo.

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rockford35 said:
Geeze, no word from Bravo. I hope he and his family made out alright.

Here's pulling for you Bravo.

R35

Yeah, I heard Ivan wasn't as bad as expected, but still bad enough to tear sh-- up.

I hope he's not in Barney.................................Rubble. (Ocean's 11 take).

Shout us out, dude.
 
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I've never been in a hurricane. I think it would be cool. I survived a tornado a few years back, it was awesome. Loud as a mofo.

Maybe Bravo can send me something from IVAN. I'm gonna start a hurricane collection. Just crap from various hurricanes that might have blown into people's yards and stuff.

Ya, i'm a weirdo.

How bout it, Buddha? Got any trees that you wanna send me? :D

R35
 

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I'd love to see the pros play in a hurricane. Ouch... caddyshack!

Bravo? Hey mate! :confused:
 

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I've never been in a hurricane. I think it would be cool. I survived a tornado a few years back, it was awesome. Loud as a mofo.

Maybe Bravo can send me something from IVAN. I'm gonna start a hurricane collection. Just crap from various hurricanes that might have blown into people's yards and stuff.

Ya, i'm a weirdo.

How bout it, Buddha? Got any trees that you wanna send me? :D

R35

I've got a crazy amount of foliage to send. I'm in a new neighborhood, so all the newly planted trees were uprooted last week. I'll even through in shrubs.
 

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rockford35 said:
I've never been in a hurricane. I think it would be cool. I survived a tornado a few years back, it was awesome. Loud as a mofo.

Maybe Bravo can send me something from IVAN. I'm gonna start a hurricane collection. Just crap from various hurricanes that might have blown into people's yards and stuff.

Ya, i'm a weirdo.

How bout it, Buddha? Got any trees that you wanna send me? :D

R35

I guess I'm just a lucky guy cause I've been in a hurricane and a tornado. The hurricane wasn't as bad except it seemed to last forever. The tornado sucked. We were pretty poor growing up, (didn't know it then) and lived in a trailer. The tornado was a direct hit and turned it over 3 times with me, my brother and mother still inside, now that is loud. Somehow we weren't hurt. Anyway, no desire to do either again. :)

Hope you and yours are ok Bravo.
 

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Hey guys - thanks for the posts....

It has been a very interesting five days.

I live in a densely forested, very hilly area. My neighborhood is about 60 years old and all of our utilities are on poles - none underground. As a result, we have experience in power outages whenever there is high wind due to tropical/storms and tornadoes or ice/snow....

In 1993, "The Storm of the Century" (as named by The Weather Channel) left us without power for five days. We had a thunderstorm at 2 am that left 16 inches of snow in about 3 hours before it headed up the east coast to New England. I heated my home with firewood. My back was sore for a week....

So in 1995, when Hurricane Opal was threatening Pensacola (200 miles due south) I bought a generator. Power out for six days but we made it by just fine with the generator humming along.

I moved to Texas in 99 and sold the generator with my house. I moved back in 2001 and did not buy a new generator at the time.

So last week when the forecasters are calling for 85 mph winds at my house on Thursday - the Great Generator Quest began. Due to Frances and Charley, there were no generators in the Southeastern US. I located generators in Durham North Carolina and grabbed my shaving kit and sprinted to the airport for a late night flight there on Southwest Air. Got in at midnight and bought the generators the following morning...Then a 500 mile drive back...

IN any event - we still have no power. I can run everything in my home except my air conditioner with this generator and our weather is beautiful so no need for that anyway....

Well gotta go get gasoline in a couple of hours and change the oil in this sucker. We're hoping for electricity in the next 24-36 hours. There are trucks from Michigan and Indiana in the neighborhood working now. Our local crews are on the coast where its pretty rough. I have an Aunt and Uncle in Pensacola and they left because they have no water.....
 
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Bravo,

That's brutal news, but i'm glad that everything at your end is OK for the most part. A few of us were pretty worried when we hadn't heard you chime in much in the last few - for obvious reasons.

Hey, if you're selling your generator, let me know. :D

On secod though, you might wanna keep it for a couple more weeks. You just never know....

R35
 

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Generator quest

Geez, Bravo, that's rough!

Bravo said:
So last week when the forecasters are calling for 85 mph winds at my house on Thursday - the Great Generator Quest began. Due to Frances and Charley, there were no generators in the Southeastern US. I located generators in Durham North Carolina and grabbed my shaving kit and sprinted to the airport for a late night flight there on Southwest Air. Got in at midnight and bought the generators the following morning...Then a 500 mile drive back...
 

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rockford35 said:
Bravo,

That's brutal news, but i'm glad that everything at your end is OK for the most part. A few of us were pretty worried when we hadn't heard you chime in much in the last few - for obvious reasons.

Hey, if you're selling your generator, let me know. :D

On secod though, you might wanna keep it for a couple more weeks. You just never know....

R35

A couple more weeks??! What do you know that I don't? Is another one bearing down on us???

aarrrgggghhhh...... :028:
 

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