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09-08-2008, 05:48 PM
Gayle in MD
09-08-2008, 10:52 PM
LMAO! This is hilarious! Good one. Thanks for the laugh. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
09-09-2008, 08:52 AM
Gayle where is Eg8r's computer in that mix.####
We saw most of those about 3 or 4 years ago when we were getting hit directly about 3 times a year. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
09-09-2008, 09:09 AM
The worse of this is probably over for Florida, for now. However, I have to give you guys credit. If it's coming straight at you, you guys hunker down or leave. I don't hear near as much whining from Florida as from other parts of the region. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
Wolfdancer is just waiting for California to fall off in the Pacific so his property values will go up. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif However, the plywood thing is correct.
09-09-2008, 09:27 AM
Cat 3 and under we don't even care anymore. We just go get a tee time. I'm serious. Cloud bands overhead, raining sideways, we're teeing it up. On the ninth hole at Hunting hills in Lakeland, a 412 yard par four, I hit my tee shot it into the left greenside bunker. Of course on the upwind holes a 2 arn goes about 80 yards. Putting is an adventure as well. I had a 6 foot putt and as soon as the ball left the putter face the wind blew it off the green into the lake. The hole before that I hit a 9 arn from about 30 yards way past the hole to the back of the green and the wind blew it all the way back into the hole. The Cane giveth and the Cane taketh away. Cane golf is a lot of fun as long as you don't mind gettin' wet.
09-09-2008, 09:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We saw most of those about 3 or 4 years ago when we were getting hit directly about 3 times a year. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
I never did understand that one. Tore the crap out of the south end of town. Didn't do anything on the north side. It knocked out my power but I had lots of batteries(if you own a boat you will have extra batteries laying around). So, I went down the the Home Depot on OBT to look for an inverter. For some reason they were open.
I passed by our old data center in the AT&T building down there and noticed tht the parking lot was full of cars. We'll that looked weird so I stopped in. That building is rated to withstand a Cat 5 and it has the usual battery backups and two massive diesel generators on the side of the building.
What had happened is that a tiny leak in the roof about the size of a nail had opened exactly over the power circuit control room, exactly lined up over the rack that contained the power circuit cutover controls and when main power went out the entire data center went dark. Even the lights were out. Every system in the place crashed including mine. They just hadn't got around to calling me yet. When they did I was already in there which they thought was weird. They all think I'm about half Borg anyway. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
Well, our current and previous Governor actually took some action. This is in stark contrast to the one in Louisiana who took a page out of Gayle's playbook and sat around waiting till the right time to blame W.
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