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Jeanne's Finally Made Up Her Mind


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Jeanne has spent a week wandering in circles in the Atlantic Ocean. She's finally on the move and it looks like she's going to head to Florida's east coast again and has the potential to either sweep up through the center of the state (yet again) or just scoot along the coastline to GA, SC and NC sharing misery on it's way northward.

 

Asking for good thoughts and prayers for that east coast that was so battered by Frances just a few weeks ago.

 

JEANNE....GO AWAY!!!! :dance: REALLY tired of these things.

 

-Samantha

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No major storms in our area for years then suddenly 3 strong hurricanes in less than 6 weeks! None as deadly as Ivan, but still powerful and destructive. The storm is swinging in just far enough inland to make sure that Orlando will get another direct smack of hurricane force winds....the lines intersecting the three storm paths (Charley, Frances and Jeanne) is too close to home for comfort!

 

Finally broke down and got a real cooler to replace my 4 year old styrofoam coolers. :dance: Frances took so long to come ashore that my bags of ice melted BEFORE the storm had even finished.

 

Everyone outside of Florida, enjoy your weekend. If you are in Florida, batten down the hatches, here we go again!

 

-Samantha

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Fortunately, it's not supposed to hit us...we're still reeling here after Ivan. And btw...Jeanne is more deadly than Ivan...killed many people in Haiti. Some are STILL waiting on relief to come in. Very bad situation there.

 

I think I can now safely say I have lived through everything that Mother Nature has to offer...typhoons, earthquakes, a major volcanic eruption, and 4 major hurricanes in less than 2 months! Anything else? :dance:

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Anything else?

Steve! Are you inviting more trouble, like tornados? :dance:

 

 

Ya...I knew by the numbers Jeanne wiped out Haiti, but Florida will not have the mudslides or building problems they had. I was comparing Jeanne with Ivan for the sheer magnitude of storm. But then again Jeanne is powering up and when she makes landfall, they expect her to be a category 3 hurricane.

 

Jeanne changed course again. We are now expected to get the eye of the storm down through the center of the state. I think I will be crawling UNDER my bed with my cat, or closing myself in my little step in (not fully a walk-in) closet for this storm. :ph34r:

 

Well, time to start refilling all my water jugs/pails, clearing my screen room and assorted other chores to get ready for the storm. Gotta get some ice and a few other things from a grocery too... Gee... isn't this fun???

 

Hey folks.....how about those good thoughts and prayers again? We could use it around here.

 

-Soggy Samantha

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how about those good thoughts and prayers again? We could use it around here.

No, cause since you have gotten used to those hurricanes now, its no use to pray since we know you get out of it pretty ok. :dance:

 

Seriously...

 

You will be in my thoughts for as long this stuff happens. :hug:

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Put this together using a tracker and photo program to add titles.... Florida DOES have a target on it. And X marks the spot!

 

-Samantha

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Steve! Are you inviting more trouble, like tornados?

 

nope...been through several of those also. (Worked as a County Sheriff's Deputy for two years back home in northern Illinois.) Bring it on, mother nature!

 

It does look like we have a bullseye painted on the state! Only 70-something days until hurricane season ends!

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Steve.... HUSH! ;) Move to another state, then you can dare mother nature. The rest of the residents of Florida are TIRED of it and do NOT want more.

 

JEANNE IS MAKING HISTORY.....FIRST TIME EVER TO HAVE 4 HURRICANES HIT THE SAME STATE DURING ONE HURRICANE SEASON.

 

Cat 3 storm is about 10mi offshore now so we will start to feel some of the rain and winds. Gotta shut down and unplug equipment. If I have power ;) , I will post when I can after the storm has passed.

 

Thanks for the good thoughts (except for Steve's dares :P ) and prayers. All needed and greatfully accepted.

 

-Samantha

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I'm like everyone else here in Florida...sick of this! I think we've seen enough hurricanes to last for a NUMBER of years! You have to laugh at it now, or else you'll go crazy! woooot

 

hurricanes ;)

 

Maybe the people down in Stuart Florida should all go by lottery tickets. Just read that Jeanne came ashore exactly where Frances did a few weeks ago! Wonder what THOSE odds were?

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Hi folks~

 

Spent the entire weekend inside. Jeanne took a long time to arrive and to leave. Her feeder bands just kept coming. First from the southeast, then from the west and finally from the northwest. Took more than 24 hours for all the feeder bands to finally clear the area! Of the three storms, she was the worst for me. I may not be able to save my favorite tree that is now wobbly, literally leaning and pushable. It's have a crepe myrtle that is 20"+ in diameter (LARGE for that type tree and 35-40 years old) that grows directly behind my house and can be seen ABOVE my home with wispy pink blossoms every year. The trunks of my 3 crepes are twisted sculptures that can be seen inside my screenroom and always surprise and delight visitors. May be able brace and refill roots since the are still grounded. If I lose it I will be heartbroken.

 

After spending all day today dragging branches to the curb, I have a 4 foot tall, 4 ft wide, 80 foot long "hurricane hedge" (broken branches, twigs, trees etc to be picked up) along the front of my property. This is the second such hedge I have had to build. The one for Frances was picked up just days before Jeanne's strike. And I still have more to stack! Also pierced a leg on a massive branch that got vindictive. Have a bullseye around the puncture and will have a wonderful bruise in glorious colors. I did some minor repairs for damage to my house and put my screenroom to right again. Oh my aching back.

 

But had a wonderful gift this evening....I got my power back on! A hot shower, air conditioning, and looking forward to nice fresh crisp sheets.... ah heavon on earth. Thumbs Up

 

My mother just called and she also got her power tonight, but still has no TV. She has 2 sinkholes in her back yard. :) The larger one is 3 ft from the corner of the house. She didn't know it was there (grass was covering the hole) and fell in up to her knee. Once she moved the grass she exposed a hole that is several feet deep and wide! Arrangements are being made to excavate, fill with rocks, pebbles and dirt. So far no signs of growth, and no structural damage or threat. She lost 3 more VERY LARGE trees (6 total so far) in her woody area to the far back of the yard. BUT.... other than a screen porch roof that needs to be tightened again, she has no damage! YAY. My brother cam e through with flying colors.

 

Most of the traffic lights are out, a ton of business signs blown out, roofs damaged, but not too many trees down this time. No power and flooding seem to be our worst problems this time around. My employer had no power today - great for me so I could work around home, but bad for business.

 

Only have til November 30 for the season to end! I am SO OVER this!

 

Hey Steve....... You said "Bring it on, mother nature!" And sure enough, instead of hooking back to the atlantic and going along the east coast, Jeanne changed directions and headed your way. Next time be careful what you ask for...you might just get it! LOL woooot Amazingly, Jeanne came ashore and followed Frances path identically for a long ways. What are the odds for that???

 

-Samantha (happy, safe and soo tired!) :P

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Been working 6 days a week since Charley to restore some FAA facilities. Plus having to clean up my house and yard after Ivan. (Chopped down 5 large trees.) Now having made the Pensacola - Ft. Lauderdale tripe for the 3rd time in a month and 1/2, i'm ready for a vacation!

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Thanks Bruce. I pray you are correct.

 

Steve, I finally went on vacation this year to the Florida Keys only to get chased out by Frances evacuation. :dance:

 

I am extremely fortunate that my home stands intact, my computer was not damaged, and the business I work for is still intact (now with power). But still, I am SO over this weather!

 

-Samantha

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