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MuadDib
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Posted - 13 Sep 2004 :  13:39:49  Show Profile  Visit MuadDib's Homepage  Click to see MuadDib's MSN Messenger address Send MuadDib a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome back Wooly, seeing you alive and well, brings warm feeling to my heart. What Yoda said.

Good to have you back

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Alaundo
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Posted - 13 Sep 2004 :  15:52:59  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I've missed being able to get online, and the last few days have been very uncomfortable -- cold showers, high humidity, no options for entertainment other than reading...



Well met

Welcome back, Wooly Rupert. Glad to hear that all is well

Although, I fail to understand why ye needed any other entertainment when ye had many tomes of Realmslore to hand

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 13 Sep 2004 :  18:23:30  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I've missed being able to get online, and the last few days have been very uncomfortable -- cold showers, high humidity, no options for entertainment other than reading...



Well met

Welcome back, Wooly Rupert. Glad to hear that all is well

Although, I fail to understand why ye needed any other entertainment when ye had many tomes of Realmslore to hand



Actually, I did read some Realms stuff... But after doing nothing but reading all day for 6 days straight, I was getting tired of it -- I enjoy reading, but I like other stuff, too. Being a fast reader, I was reading like 600 or 700 pages a day.

Besides, if my computer had been usable, I coulda worked on a couple of my own projects -- which includes some non-canon Realmslore I plan on posting some time in the future.

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Posted - 14 Sep 2004 :  14:33:28  Show Profile  Visit Lina's Homepage  Click to see Lina's MSN Messenger address Send Lina a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice to see you back safe and sound. :)

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Posted - 14 Sep 2004 :  17:24:33  Show Profile  Visit Wood Elf Ranger's Homepage  Click to see Wood Elf Ranger's MSN Messenger address  Send Wood Elf Ranger a Yahoo! Message Send Wood Elf Ranger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
*sniffs* What's that? *sniffs again* wet hamster Wooly must be back!

Glad your safe my friend. Stay out of Ivans way

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Wood Elf Ranger

*sniffs* What's that? *sniffs again* wet hamster Wooly must be back!




quote:
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Glad your safe my friend. Stay out of Ivans way



Oh, avoiding Ivan is going to be easy. I'm nowhere near it's projected course. I'd have to drive for several hours to be able to even catch a piece of that one -- I'm in the middle of the state, on the east coast. Ivan is headed for the Gulf Coast, around Biloxi, New Orleans, Mobile... The panhandle will likely catch a good chunk of it, but I've not even been to that area for a few years.

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hammer of Moradin
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Posted - 14 Sep 2004 :  18:35:48  Show Profile  Visit hammer of Moradin's Homepage Send hammer of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, no. The hampster's safe. Me, I'm right in the middle of Ivan.

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Wooly Rupert
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And I'm resurrecting this thread. Why? Because Jeanne is currently scheduled to be hitting near us in a couple days. So I get to deal with yet another hurricane!

I'm just hoping that I don't spend another week without power... That drew much vacuum, the first time.

Also, I had mentioned previously that Ivan wasn't going to affect us... Well, the other night, it rained like a banshee all night long -- and it was a chunk of Ivan that was dumping it on us. Nothing major, but it was still kinda odd, especially considering that Ivan came back to life in the Gulf and headed for Texas.

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Lysander
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Posted - 24 Sep 2004 :  22:46:28  Show Profile  Visit Lysander's Homepage Send Lysander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

And I'm resurrecting this thread. Why? Because Jeanne is currently scheduled to be hitting near us in a couple days. So I get to deal with yet another hurricane!

I'm just hoping that I don't spend another week without power... That drew much vacuum, the first time.

Also, I had mentioned previously that Ivan wasn't going to affect us... Well, the other night, it rained like a banshee all night long -- and it was a chunk of Ivan that was dumping it on us. Nothing major, but it was still kinda odd, especially considering that Ivan came back to life in the Gulf and headed for Texas.


Be careful, and stay safe!

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Reefy
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Posted - 24 Sep 2004 :  23:05:17  Show Profile  Visit Reefy's Homepage  Click to see Reefy's MSN Messenger address Send Reefy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's pretty harsh, I hope you have better luck with the power this time, Wooly. Stay safe.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 24 Sep 2004 :  23:44:02  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Reefy

That's pretty harsh, I hope you have better luck with the power this time, Wooly. Stay safe.



Thanks!

I think it's almost a given that I'll lose power... I just hope it's not for a week, like it was last time.

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hammer of Moradin
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Posted - 25 Sep 2004 :  04:32:46  Show Profile  Visit hammer of Moradin's Homepage Send hammer of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If it does keep coming at you, which it looks to be, get to somewhere safe. Ivan ended up a Cat 3, which Jeanne will likely end up being, and when it hits it will be, well, a disaster. I hope you don't have to cross those bridges in your area on a regular basis because they will be hit hard in a storm at Cat 3 making the commute heck. Good luck, and this time go south!

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 25 Sep 2004 :  06:10:07  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammer of Moradin

If it does keep coming at you, which it looks to be, get to somewhere safe. Ivan ended up a Cat 3, which Jeanne will likely end up being, and when it hits it will be, well, a disaster. I hope you don't have to cross those bridges in your area on a regular basis because they will be hit hard in a storm at Cat 3 making the commute heck. Good luck, and this time go south!



Nah, the last I heard, they were expecting it to be a strong Cat 2, or maybe a weak Cat 3. And this one is moving faster than Frances did, so we won't have the wind blowing nearly as long. So this one could get a bit rough, but it shouldn't be too bad.

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 25 Sep 2004 :  17:04:24  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
Nah, the last I heard, they were expecting it to be a strong Cat 2, or maybe a weak Cat 3. And this one is moving faster than Frances did, so we won't have the wind blowing nearly as long. So this one could get a bit rough, but it shouldn't be too bad.



Still, be careful. If anything happened, I'd miss you...kinda....maybe
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Wood Elf Ranger
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Sigh and I just got the wet hamster smell off my clothes Do try to stay dry this time

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 25 Sep 2004 :  20:59:53  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
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Sigh and I just got the wet hamster smell off my clothes Do try to stay dry this time



I'll try... We're already catching the outer rainbands. Not much rain yet, but the wind here has gusted to 45 mph.

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Wooly Rupert
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Well, I guess I lied. I didn't attempt to stay dry. Seriously, how often does one get the opportunity to stand in 85 mph winds and see what it's like?

Though to be quite honest, I hope I never again have the chance to do that. Four hurricanes in 6 weeks is a bit overmuch. Sweating one hurricane a year is bad enough -- I never want to experience another.

Right now, I have half-power. This is better than last time, when I had no power for a week. At least now I can get somewhat comfortable, and I have some options other than just reading.

This half-power came on after about 16 hours, so nothing in my fridge kacked. Hopefully, I won't be waiting another week for full power.

My phone keeps dropping in and out. Since I have dial-up, this is most annoying. This happened last time, too, but should straighten out in a day or two, as it did last time.

My only real concern is that the water pressure is non-existant. This means that I don't even have the option of a cold shower, like I did last time. I think that may have been the apartment people that did that, though, and not a direct result of the storm.

It's weird standing on my balcony and looking out to see naught but darkness. There are stores near me, and a seriously busy intersection, and it's all dark. 'Tis almost eerie.

There's more damage to this area, too. We'd not yet fixed all the damage from the last hurricane, so I suppose it could have been worse. But all of the new traffic lights that were put up in the last couple of weeks are back down on the ground now.

In short, the hamster is not as comfortable as he should like, but he is back in action.

BTW, if you wish to read about the local damage, here's a link:
http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/hurricane/stories/092604jeannemain.htm

Some pics can be seen here:
http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/hurricane/jeannegallery.htm

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Lysander
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Posted - 27 Sep 2004 :  04:37:46  Show Profile  Visit Lysander's Homepage Send Lysander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad you're back, Wooly! Been one h*ll of a season, eh? I grew up on the Gulf Coast, and we had nothing like this!

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Posted - 27 Sep 2004 :  05:04:59  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad to hear you made it through WR. Take care of yourself and hang in there.
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Thanks, y'all.

Lysander, I've lived down here for about 17 years. In the years previous to this one, we got hit by about 2 or 3 minor little hurricanes. We also had a couple of near-misses (the most notable being Floyd).

In fact, the Space Center is located near here for the simple fact this area almost never gets hit by hurricanes.

So these past 6 weeks have not only been way stressful, they've been unlike any we've seen before!


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Posted - 27 Sep 2004 :  16:09:19  Show Profile  Visit hammer of Moradin's Homepage Send hammer of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad to see you made it through another one Wooly. Water pressure probably means the water company lost power. Once they are juiced up they will get the pressure back up. Same thing happened to me.
So which is worse, wet hamster, or hamster with no bath?

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Posted - 28 Sep 2004 :  17:31:46  Show Profile  Visit Lysander's Homepage Send Lysander a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammer of Moradin

Glad to see you made it through another one Wooly. Water pressure probably means the water company lost power. Once they are juiced up they will get the pressure back up. Same thing happened to me.
So which is worse, wet hamster, or hamster with no bath?


Do we really want to consider such things?

Since about '80 to '92, I lived in Tampa then Sarasota; hard to believe that it's 12 years out. thankfully, no head-on hurricane strikes in Saraosta - if it's coming that way, it always seems to turn at the last minute.

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quote:
Originally posted by hammer of Moradin

Glad to see you made it through another one Wooly. Water pressure probably means the water company lost power. Once they are juiced up they will get the pressure back up. Same thing happened to me.
So which is worse, wet hamster, or hamster with no bath?


Do we really want to consider such things?

Since about '80 to '92, I lived in Tampa then Sarasota; hard to believe that it's 12 years out. thankfully, no head-on hurricane strikes in Saraosta - if it's coming that way, it always seems to turn at the last minute.



Usually, that's what happens here. I've seen several hurricanes aimed right at us that wound up deflecting northward. These last two have been weird, though...

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Wooly Rupert
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...And this thread is resurrected once more!

Sometime upon the morrow, we'll be in the middle of Hurricane Wilma. I'm not really worried about it -- it's only supposed to be a Cat 1 when it gets here. I only have two real concerns: that if we lose power, it's not for long, and that I don't have to work tomorrow. I'll find out about the latter in about an hour.

Most of the county is going to be closed tomorrow, including schools and NASA. I'm fairly certain we won't be working, at least not all day. As an IT guy, though, I may have to go in for an hour or two to reassemble computers we moved away from the windows.

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Take care Wooly, I'll say a prayer for you . . .

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