THE LAST PERSON TO POST WINS? CHAPTER 60

mikey
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Good luck to everyone!!

As an aside I will be bobbing and weaving to best of my abilities this coming week to avoid Hurricane Dorian and hope it decides to head out to sea and only make a few fish do the same thing.

MAGIC Quantum Mechanic
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Tie down everything Mikey and

Tie down everything Mikey and watch out for the Cat

 

mikey
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MAGIC Quantum Mechanic

MAGIC Quantum Mechanic wrote:

Tie down everything Mikey and watch out for the Cat

LOL!!! This morning they are saying it will stay off shore of me and only be a Category 1 hurricane when it goes by.

robl
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Just moments ago it got

Just moments ago over the Bahamas it got upgraded to a CAT 5 travelling west a 8 MPH.  

mikey
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robl wrote:Just moments ago

robl wrote:
Just moments ago over the Bahamas it got upgraded to a CAT 5 travelling west a 8 MPH.  

Yeah we need it to speed up ALOT!! Slower means more rain and wind in one spot for longer.

cecht
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mikeyYeah we need it to speed

mikey wrote:
Yeah we need it to speed up ALOT!! ...

Any ideas? I'll try to help out however I can.

Ideas are not fixed, nor should they be; we live in model-dependent reality.

mikey
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cecht wrote:mikey wrote:Yeah

cecht wrote:
mikey wrote:
Yeah we need it to speed up ALOT!! ...

Any ideas? I'll try to help out however I can.

LOL!!! We need the high pressure system in the ocean to move away so the hurricane can follow it, that's the same high pressure system that was SUPPOSED to push it across Florida and into the gulf.

cecht
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mikey wrote:We need the high

mikey wrote:
We need the high pressure system in the ocean to move away so the hurricane can follow it, that's the same high pressure system that was SUPPOSED to push it across Florida and into the gulf.

Gotcha. I'm on it.

Ideas are not fixed, nor should they be; we live in model-dependent reality.

mikey
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cecht wrote:mikey wrote:We

cecht wrote:
mikey wrote:
We need the high pressure system in the ocean to move away so the hurricane can follow it, that's the same high pressure system that was SUPPOSED to push it across Florida and into the gulf.

Gotcha. I'm on it.

Thanks I hope it works!!

This morning some models are showing it will be a Cat 2, others a Cat 1 storm, as it passes by North Carolina. The local weather people think it will only be near me for 24 to 48 hours and then be gone, if so that's easily doable as long as it's still out to sea a bit. We can handle rain and Cat 2 winds, it's the higher winds and days and days of 8 to 10 inches of rain we can't handle. I live on the edge of a pond, they have LOTS of settlement ponds here in NC to allow any junk to settle out before it goes to the next neighborhood on it's path back to the ocean, but the outlet from the pond is on the far edge from me. That's a good thing as the outlet is below the higher banks edge behind my house, meaning the pond will fill up and then spill over it's banks before it gets high enough to come over the bank behind my house. It did this last year during Hurricane Florence so I'm not worried about that. In NC all storm water drains into settlement ponds and my neighborhood has 9 of them so far, more are being built as my neighborhood gets bigger. I do have Flood Insurance just in case, it made my home owners insurance cheaper, and I'm 30 feet above and 1.5 miles from the Ocean. Between my house and the ocean are LOTS of drains and houses, businesses and roads etc including the InterCoastal Waterway that lets boats travel from Virginia to Florida without ever having to go out into the actual ocean.

Last year was a very wet year as far as rainfall for my area, by this time we had well over 50 inches of rain and I was STILL having to run the inground sprinkler system 3 times per week to keep the grass, bushes and trees alive. So water isn't the problem, it's the sustained winds above a Category 2 level storm. My house is only 2.5 years old and was built to the current specs to withstand a Cat 2 storm, it has the metal rods from the foundation to the roof and even homes that had the walls and roofs on them but no doors or windows went thru last years storm with no damage. Being in a new neighborhood, and the builder clear cuts EVERYTHING then just pays the minimal fines for it, there are no old growth or tall trees anywhere near me. The tallest trees are about 15 feet tall and are the palm trees every home gets during  the landscaping process prior to move in. On top of that I have a whole house generator running off an inground propane tank that they just filled up last month. The only things that use propane are my water heater, my fireplace and my gas grill, my wife refused to get a gas stove so it's electric. The 250 gallon tank only gets filled about every 9 to 12 months depending on how cold it gets in the Winter time and I use the fireplace to take the chill off instead of running the heatpump in the mornings when I wake up.

RandyC
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Five days and no posts. Just

Five days and no posts.

Just poking my head in for a WIN!!!

Seti Classic Final Total: 11446 WU.

mikey
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That's a good post Randy but

That's a good post Randy but not the winning one!!

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