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Old 09-27-04, 08:52 AM   #1
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Things we learned from Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan & Jeanne

Water is comfort food. But 3-day-old Cheetos are too.
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>We shouldn't complain about all the "useless" tools in the garage -- we
>actually DO need a generator.
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>You can't spell "priceless" without I-C-E.
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>Shadow animals on the wall -- still fun!
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>You can use your washing machine as a cooler.
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>Cell phones: Breaking up isn't hard to do.
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>Water from the shower is much colder than water from the kitchen sink --
>and tastes just as bad.
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>AA, C and D are the only alphabet we need.
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>There's a plus side to having nothing in the refrigerator.
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>You should never admit to having power at your house in the presence of
>co-workers or neighbors who don't.
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>Chain saw-wielding men are nothing to be afraid of.
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>When house-hunting, look for closets with lots of leg room.
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>SUVs are the best makeshift tents on the market.
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>Plywood shutters cause even the most dignified homeowners to practice
>graffiti.
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>An oak tree on the ground looks four times as big as one standing up.
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>The four-way stop is still an ingenious reflection of civility.
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>Getting through the day should be an Olympic event.
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>Radio can be the best way to watch television.
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>Air conditioning: Best invention ever!
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>Candlelight is better than Botox -- it takes years off your appearance.
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>Gasoline is a*good deal*at any price.
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>The need for your dog to go out and take care of business is proportional
>to the
> severity of the storm.
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>The life blood of any disaster recovery is coffee.
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>Downed power lines make an excellent security system.
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>Somebody's got it worse
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>Somebody's got it better. Obviously, they're getting preferential
>treatment.
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Old 09-28-04, 12:21 AM   #2
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Ain't it the truth.
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We only lost power for 9 hours. They're getting faster. I guess practice makes perfect!!!! By the end of the season, they'll be down to 45 minutes.

I had to go into work Sunday afternoon to do "damage assessment"! What a joke! Don't you think they should have waited at least until the storm had passed and all the damage was done?

Hey, at least they're paying me overtime.

Any damage to you guys?

Raiyn, do you still have a roof? Didn't you need to have it replaced soon anyways?

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>Somebody's got it better. Obviously, they're getting preferential
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That cracks me up cause it can apply to anything...
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Raiyn, do you still have a roof? Didn't you need to have it replaced soon anyways?

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Yeah we're in good shape. Yes, we do need to replace the roof soon (due to old age not storm damage). It's all a matter of when my better half want's it done. <shakes head> Right now it's kind of on the back burner, if you catch my drift.
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You mean "back burner" as in like, going mountain biking type "back burner"?

Yeah, I know what you mean!

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Old 09-28-04, 01:06 AM   #7
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You mean "back burner" as in like, going mountain biking type "back burner"?

Yeah, I know what you mean!

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No not quite, as in post-best friend's wedding, post hurricane season, and post-period of ridiculous drama type of back burner.

Besides all the good spots are flooded out.
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Hmmm. things we have learned....

Florida is comprised of mobile homes which have all been destroyed and the govt. is paying the bill. Obviously it is not that bleak.. but that is the way things look if you watch the news.
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Hmmm. things we have learned....

Florida is comprised of mobile homes which have all been destroyed and the govt. is paying the bill. Obviously it is not that bleak.. but that is the way things look if you watch the news.
This is a good observation. They should change the building codes to disallow these sardine can homes and require all repaired power lines to be put underground.
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We have learned that a Florida hurricane and a Polk County divorce have something in common - someone's gonna lose a trailer!

Raiyn,

I'm glad to hear you're well and the roof survived. Now is not the time to have roof work done - between the continuing rain and the premium you will have to pay because ALL the roofers (even the bad ones) are busy - it's probably better to wait until winter.
Believe me I know. On the bright side - we won't have to pay as much because We'll be doing it with the help of a bunch of friends - couple cases of beer is a LOT cheaper than paying a company to do it.
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Ahh Beer, the international tender.
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Believe me I know. On the bright side - we won't have to pay as much because We'll be doing it with the help of a bunch of friends - couple cases of beer is a LOT cheaper than paying a company to do it.
Now, you see, Raiyn, someone is paying out on you lot in hot-weather Florida for stealing the Stanley Cup away from the cold climate mobs. I could never understand how a place like Florida could support an ice rink let alone an ice hockey team

Anyway, you've done well to survive the hurricanes. I'll just toss in with the others to suggest the biggest lesson that should be learned is to construct buildings more resistant to hurricane conditions. When Tracey wiped out Darwin, there was a big sh!tfight over the building standards, and to avoid history repeating itself, everything was constructed to a much higher spec. It now applies to all areas across Northern Australia subject to cyclone conditions.
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How many of you had sex while holed up in your shack without power during the hurricane?
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How many of you had sex while holed up in your shack without power during the hurricane?
There will be a huge baby boom in FL nine months from now!
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How many of you had sex while holed up in your shack without power during the hurricane?

You mean with someone else???

That'd be a resounding, "NO!"

(Just recently divorced and the romance wound is still open, deep and gushing!)


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High levels of snow projected for Florida in the coming years!!!! See analysis below........
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We learned something else too!
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You mean with someone else???

That'd be a resounding, "NO!"

(Just recently divorced and the romance wound is still open, deep and gushing!)


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Just make sure both your hands get equal time so no one hand gets jealous.
I'm concerned he may go blind
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