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rgfixit

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #180 on: Oct 02, 2022, 11:54 AM »
Good deeds bring good Karma!

Very happy you and Donna didnít take a serious hit. Iím sure itíll be different for quite a while, but, youíre safe.
The rock man said "Say babe , isn't nuthin' pointless about this game. The thing is, you see what you wanna see - and you hear what you wanna hear. You dig? Did you ever see Paris?"
"No."
"Did you ever see New Delhi?"
"No."
"Well that's it. You see - what you want to see and you hear - what you want to hear."o

Mac Attack

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« Reply #181 on: Oct 02, 2022, 02:15 PM »
Iím back and bushed
The guys are coming up here tomorrow.
We will work on clearing my auntís carport and getting all the scrap out to the road so the salvage crews can take it when they come thru.

We found more damage here.
The roof of our screened room is shot.

I was hoping to avoid filing an insurance claim but may reconsider.

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #182 on: Oct 02, 2022, 02:20 PM »
Continued prayers for you and your family.
Take a kid fishing

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #183 on: Oct 02, 2022, 03:07 PM »
HeyÖhopefully uitilities are restored, youíve a roof over your head and food in the fridge. The rest will come. Sucks that this happened the first couple months after you made your move. Itíll take some time but Iím betting youíll make the most of it.
The rock man said "Say babe , isn't nuthin' pointless about this game. The thing is, you see what you wanna see - and you hear what you wanna hear. You dig? Did you ever see Paris?"
"No."
"Did you ever see New Delhi?"
"No."
"Well that's it. You see - what you want to see and you hear - what you want to hear."o

Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #184 on: Oct 02, 2022, 04:15 PM »
Some photos we took.
They cannot do justice to the actual devastation down here.






















































































Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #185 on: Oct 02, 2022, 04:15 PM »
My trip this morning to get over I75








rgfixit

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #186 on: Oct 03, 2022, 03:50 AM »
Wow is all I can say.
The rock man said "Say babe , isn't nuthin' pointless about this game. The thing is, you see what you wanna see - and you hear what you wanna hear. You dig? Did you ever see Paris?"
"No."
"Did you ever see New Delhi?"
"No."
"Well that's it. You see - what you want to see and you hear - what you want to hear."o

Raquettedacker

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #187 on: Oct 03, 2022, 04:37 AM »
Yeah thatís crazy. Glad you weíre safeÖ
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #188 on: Oct 03, 2022, 05:17 AM »
Wow that's terrible, glad your safe.

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« Reply #189 on: Oct 03, 2022, 05:56 AM »
Mac, glad you are safe, thanks for sharing the pictures....h2l

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #190 on: Oct 03, 2022, 06:53 AM »
So much damage/destruction, heartbreaking  :'( :'(  thankful you and yours survived, property is replaceable

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« Reply #191 on: Oct 03, 2022, 07:33 AM »
Thanks guys.

The photos, as most of you know, donít really show how bad it is.
Our part sustained the least damage, yet ours is in the middle of the 5 parks.
I would say maybe 5 -10% of the homes cannot be lived in.
Iím my brotherís park, 2 parks from us, 10% can be lived in.  Their park is a disaster, as the one next to us on the NE side is.

Itís bad down here.  Real bad.

We have power.
The other 4 parks do not.
None of the parks have water yet, even ours.  Maybe later today they are saying.

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« Reply #192 on: Oct 03, 2022, 08:53 AM »
Mac,
I am glad your doing ok. What we are seing in the media is the foundation of our country = neighbors helping neighbors.
In my work experience i had recently changed from working as a lineman for NYSEG over to the Bell System in the Hudson Valley, NY = spring of 1972 when Agnes devistated Corning, Elmira, Painted Post etc.
The crew i was in had the honor of spending 2 months(july & august) in Painted Post & Corning, rebuilding the pole lines, running and splicing 100's of miles of cables because just about everything was destroyed.
The memories that struck me most and continues today was all of the residents in those areas that had lost so much = just like you and your family, friends and neighbors.
The residents in those areas worked side by side to help each other.
I recall multiple times working up on a pole and people that lived on that street would come out and offer us food and water. They would have barbeques running out in the streets and invite us to come down off the poles and join them for some of their food.
What you and your family are doing to help others, puts you in that special place = Americans
For those of you that are young, look up Corning 1972 on Youtube to see what happend and then look at Corning today. Its communities coming together and Florida will rebuild.
John

Mac Attack

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« Reply #193 on: Oct 03, 2022, 08:59 AM »
Thanks John.

Yea, I rode out a hurricane in Myrtle Beach back in the 90's (forgot which one).
It was bad, but not like this.
Still, people all helped each other.

I went through the Blizzard of 77 back in Buffalo.
That was really bad.
But people did the same, helping each other.
Shoveling, checking on people, food, etc.

Same down here.
some neighbors of ours had a ton of meat that was going to spoil - so organized a bbq the other day for everyone.
We all got together and shared a few things with the meat.
I donated my grill, as did 2 other guys.
We had badly needed fun, but also bolstered each other's morale.

Again, thanks

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« Reply #194 on: Oct 03, 2022, 03:59 PM »
Filed with FEMA this morning.
Probably won't get anything, but I filed.

Then my buddy Doug and his brother Darryl showed, and we went to my aunt's place.
We cut off/out all of the carport and stacked out at the road.
Now she can enter/exit her house the normal way.
Before today she had to go out this really bad screen door and thru the back yard near the canal (gators and snakes), and then thru the side yard to get out front.
See the photos below of her place before we cut everything off.







Sorry, didn't take photos of how it looked afterward.


She was thrilled.
She still has no power or water and refuses to leave.
Tomorrow I will be seeing her late morning and I will work on her some more to get her to my place.

Anyway, we stopped at my brother's place to inspect the tarping process the contractors my SIL hired are doing.
It's coming out really well!!!

Then to my place.

Doug and his brother went up on my roof and did a photo shoot-movie-inspection thingy.
Found about 20-25 shingles gone.
I had a pack of shingles in the shed and hauled it up them and they then replaced the missing shingles for me.
We still need a new roof, but we needed a new roof before Ian.
This bought me time.

I offered some drinks to the guys before they shoved off, but the refused.
They have a 22-24 hr ride back to Buffalo.
Heros!!!

Lastly, after they left, the water came on.

So, our place is now secure, and we have water and electric.

The beer's cold so Donna and had a couple.
then Donna took a shower.
My turn next.

Baby steps.

Tomorrow, I go visit my brother at 10am
It's his birthday tomorrow.
Sux!

Then to my aunt's place.

We lived to lie about it in our senior years.   ;) 

 



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