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Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #165 on: Sep 14, 2022, 09:09 AM »
Chompy was out sunbathing this morning again, so Donna grabbed her Cannon camera with the long lens and got some better photos.












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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #166 on: Sep 14, 2022, 11:40 AM »
You better keep that little dog of yours away from the waterÖ ;D
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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #167 on: Sep 14, 2022, 03:01 PM »
Seems your taking big steps to keep hot a?? Sun out and cooler inside! ...just my observation my opinion and mine only Florida sucks !! Besides awesome fishing ... Enjoy

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #168 on: Sep 14, 2022, 05:31 PM »
My parents used to go the Clearwater St. Pete area for 13 years every winter.  Had a Condo there. That particular area did not do anything for me. Too urban.
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Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #169 on: Sep 14, 2022, 06:38 PM »
My parents used to go the Clearwater St. Pete area for 13 years every winter.  Had a Condo there. That particular area did not do anything for me. Too urban.


I agree.
It's about 2-2.5 hrs north of us.
My grandparents lived there back in the early 70's and it was crowded then.
I was up there with the kids and Donna back in the early 90's and didn't like it.
Where I am it was wide open 30 yrs ago.
But it has been filling up.
Lots of construction.
I would rather have less people, like 25-30 yrs ago, but I still want to be down here.
So, I take one for the other.
After I get this motorhome sold and get the boat, we can head out on the river.
Not a ton of boat traffic on the Mayaka.
Nice and peaceful.
And if you head upriver, banjos and gators.

KingPerch

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #170 on: Sep 14, 2022, 06:39 PM »
3.5 months till ice season!!!😂🎣
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Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #171 on: Sep 14, 2022, 07:27 PM »
3.5 months till ice season!!!😂🎣

I had a glass of high end mezcal earlier that had ice in it.

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #172 on: Sep 14, 2022, 07:52 PM »
I had a glass of high end mezcal earlier that had ice in it.
😁
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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #173 on: Sep 15, 2022, 10:18 AM »

I agree.
It's about 2-2.5 hrs north of us.
My grandparents lived there back in the early 70's and it was crowded then.
I was up there with the kids and Donna back in the early 90's and didn't like it.
Where I am it was wide open 30 yrs ago.
But it has been filling up.
Lots of construction.
I would rather have less people, like 25-30 yrs ago, but I still want to be down here.
So, I take one for the other.
After I get this motorhome sold and get the boat, we can head out on the river.
Not a ton of boat traffic on the Mayaka.
Nice and peaceful.
And if you head upriver, banjos and gators.

I was surprised to see Ebay sells a lot of RV's up to the the mega expensive ones!
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Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #174 on: Sep 15, 2022, 10:37 AM »
I was surprised to see Ebay sells a lot of RV's up to the the mega expensive ones!


I have it listed on eBay, FB Marketplace, and CL

Soon, I hope.

Itís worth more than Iím asking, but fuel prices have hammered the large RV market.

Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #175 on: Oct 01, 2022, 08:37 PM »
Gonna move this discussion back here where it belongs.

Really rough last buncha days boys for sure.

My brotherís place had the roof blown off during the hurricane.  He and his wife chose to ride out the storm there in the house.  Not good.

He is disabled and fell during the mayhem.  His wife couldnít get him up.  So he spent the night on the floor throughout the hurricane with no roof over him.  I cannot imagine what that could have been like.  His wife finally grabbed some semi wet comforters and curled up on a back bed to try and get some sleep.  Not good.

Their place is a mess.
Their park, was the worst hit.
Donna estimates that 90% of the houses are totaled.
It looks like a war zone.
Iíll post pictures in the next few days.

My aunt lives over there too.  Sheís my godmother, and my momís sister.
Her place is intact, but no power or water.  She lost her carport and some siding.  She was lucky.
Again, she chose to ride it out there.

BTW, I invited her and my brother and his wife to go to Miami with us in our hotel room.  They were stuborn.  I tried and tried to convince them and Donna and I finally had to leave.  It kills me, but I tried.  They are all still alive.  Miraculously!

I have to go to North Fort Meyers in the morning to help a friend with his momís house.  He and his brother drove down here from Buffalo non stop.  Typical drive down here is about 20-21 hrs.  It took them about 30-31.

On my way to help Iíll stop in to check on my aunt.

Our place -

We got lucky.
Some roof damage.
Some siding and trim damage.
Lots of trees and branches came down.
The debris cannot even be described.
Unbelievable!

We had water when we returned yesterday about 4pm, but no power.
I got the motorhome out of storage and brought it over to the house.  Got the generator in it fired up and got my fridge and chest freezer up and running.  Also some lights in the house and cell phone chargers.
I also
Plugged in 2 of my neighbors to the generator.

This morning, about 10-11 or so, we lost water.

About noon we got power.  For an hour.

We got back the power tonight about 6:30 or so.  Itís still on and itís 9:30 so I think it might stay on.
However, the rv generator is still running and powering the fridge and chest freezer just in case.
Still no water.

Thatís enough typing for now.
Life is great.
Florida rocks.
Mid 80ís and sunny tomorrow.
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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #176 on: Oct 02, 2022, 05:26 AM »
Good to hear youíre doing ok all things considered Mac. Continued prayers as you and yours go thru the upcoming days/weeks/months. Stay safe.

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #177 on: Oct 02, 2022, 05:34 AM »
Mac glad you and your family made it through, property loss can be fixed. Must have been extremely stressful for your family. Good luck going forward.

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #178 on: Oct 02, 2022, 06:13 AM »
Glad your all safe MacÖ
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Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #179 on: Oct 02, 2022, 07:16 AM »
Thanks guys.
Headed south to North Fort Meyers in a bit to help my buddy with his mom's place.
I'm stopping at my brother's and aunt's with supplies.
Not looking forward to the drive.
The roads are bumper to bumper traffic, and with most of the traffic lights out.............

 



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