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    Irma

    I hope that everyone who is in the path of Irma stays safe.

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    Amen!

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    I hope that everyone who is in the path of Irma stays safe.

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    This sounds like a big one. I don't ever recall a Category 5 storm. Hoping it does an abrupt turn back out to sea! In the meantime, may all our friends in it's potential path be prepared and be safe.

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    This is the strongest storm EVER in the Atlantic Ocean according to a report I read earlier today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    This sounds like a big one. I don't ever recall a Category 5 storm. Hoping it does an abrupt turn back out to sea! In the meantime, may all our friends in it's potential path be prepared and be safe.

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    I stopped at Sams club at 7am after work and it was packed, Got water, snacks and mixers. Helped this older man put 4 cases of water in his cart and supplies waited for him to unload everything in his car. Told me he lived alone and did not want to leave. We exchanged phone numbers and told him he is welcome to my house if we stay. We have a double wide manafacter home.
    I am supposed to work this weekend and we were informed if we call off we can lose our jobs. Well I will not risk my life for no job. Plus I am starting an agency job at the hospice house (memorial hospital) tomorrow. They already asked me for hours and if I work during the storm my family, dogs can stay there.
    Went to Walmarts to get all meds and there were people actually fighting over water and soda. Sad.
    Off to Lowes ... hit the jackpot. Was able to purchase 8 sheets of plywood for the windows. It should cover most of them. Had no idea how we were going to get it home. I asked two young guys if they would assist us. They offer to bring it to our house, and again swap numbers. Told us to call them and they will help board up the windows.
    Got to admit something about this storm scares me. And that's not like me to be scare

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    I stopped at Sams club at 7am after work and it was packed, Got water, snacks and mixers. Helped this older man put 4 cases of water in his cart and supplies waited for him to unload everything in his car. Told me he lived alone and did not want to leave. We exchanged phone numbers and told him he is welcome to my house if we stay. We have a double wide manafacter home.
    I am supposed to work this weekend and we were informed if we call off we can lose our jobs. Well I will not risk my life for no job. Plus I am starting an agency job at the hospice house (memorial hospital) tomorrow. They already asked me for hours and if I work during the storm my family, dogs can stay there.
    Went to Walmarts to get all meds and there were people actually fighting over water and soda. Sad.
    Off to Lowes ... hit the jackpot. Was able to purchase 8 sheets of plywood for the windows. It should cover most of them. Had no idea how we were going to get it home. I asked two young guys if they would assist us. They offer to bring it to our house, and again swap numbers. Told us to call them and they will help board up the windows.
    Got to admit something about this storm scares me. And that's not like me to be scare
    Be safe lady...... At least there are some signs of helpful, caring humanity around you... 'cept for the idiots fighting over water.

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    good luck to us all brady!!

    i hope that hospice job turns into your regular job!!!
    hospice is such a wonderful thing.

    paul dropped me at aldis at 8:45 am while he went to SAMS to fill the containers of gas for the generator.
    i really needed no groceries. our pantry closet and freezers are full, but i meandered around aldies, bought some german chocolate bar candy, a couple of cauliflower pizza crusts and eggs and celery.
    i was thinking of times past, when i was young (pre marriage) and the grocery run pre storm consisted of beer, cigarettes, doritos.
    my how times have changed hahahahaha

    one of my neighbors needed water so i grabbed her 5 gallons.

    we have a water cooler in our kitchen and have at least 5 , 3 and 5 gallon jugs.

    paul gave the homeowners insurance agent a call just to review about deductible and roof questions.
    we had a wind mitigation study 3 yrs ago and passed.

    i scanned all particular documents..........and printed and put them in the big waterproof lock box thing. (wills, financials, retirement, health, )
    took tons of photos of inside stuff, furniture, rooms, flooring, appliances, ceilings etc
    took photos of outside stuff..fruit trees, garden, hot tub, lawn, front porch , windows, shutters etc.

    the storm is scaring the bejebbes out of me too.

    we are not in an evacuation zone, and even if we were.........where could we go with a dog and 2 cats?






    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    I stopped at Sams club at 7am after work and it was packed, Got water, snacks and mixers. Helped this older man put 4 cases of water in his cart and supplies waited for him to unload everything in his car. Told me he lived alone and did not want to leave. We exchanged phone numbers and told him he is welcome to my house if we stay. We have a double wide manafacter home.
    I am supposed to work this weekend and we were informed if we call off we can lose our jobs. Well I will not risk my life for no job. Plus I am starting an agency job at the hospice house (memorial hospital) tomorrow. They already asked me for hours and if I work during the storm my family, dogs can stay there.
    Went to Walmarts to get all meds and there were people actually fighting over water and soda. Sad.
    Off to Lowes ... hit the jackpot. Was able to purchase 8 sheets of plywood for the windows. It should cover most of them. Had no idea how we were going to get it home. I asked two young guys if they would assist us. They offer to bring it to our house, and again swap numbers. Told us to call them and they will help board up the windows.
    Got to admit something about this storm scares me. And that's not like me to be scare

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    I am awake watching the news. Really nervous. Want to listen to my gutt and leave, but with two small dogs with one being "Brady" who isn't too friendly when he knows I am in fear. lol
    Called one of my co workers and there is notes posted for the "weekend" staff to show up. If you get pulled over just show them your badge. Right??
    I will go in Friday but will be calling off Saturday/Sunday. My life is more important than a job. And my job is 30 minutes away too.
    Plus with Lou's health situation... no way.
    No I do not need any food either just snacks to calm my nerves. Dark chocolates, mixers. Did picked up a nicer safe and scanned all my important documents. Went to the bank for $$$ too.
    Please stay safe and keep in touch.
    cyber hugs...












    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    good luck to us all brady!!

    i hope that hospice job turns into your regular job!!!
    hospice is such a wonderful thing.

    paul dropped me at aldis at 8:45 am while he went to SAMS to fill the containers of gas for the generator.
    i really needed no groceries. our pantry closet and freezers are full, but i meandered around aldies, bought some german chocolate bar candy, a couple of cauliflower pizza crusts and eggs and celery.
    i was thinking of times past, when i was young (pre marriage) and the grocery run pre storm consisted of beer, cigarettes, doritos.
    my how times have changed hahahahaha

    one of my neighbors needed water so i grabbed her 5 gallons.

    we have a water cooler in our kitchen and have at least 5 , 3 and 5 gallon jugs.

    paul gave the homeowners insurance agent a call just to review about deductible and roof questions.
    we had a wind mitigation study 3 yrs ago and passed.

    i scanned all particular documents..........and printed and put them in the big waterproof lock box thing. (wills, financials, retirement, health, )
    took tons of photos of inside stuff, furniture, rooms, flooring, appliances, ceilings etc
    took photos of outside stuff..fruit trees, garden, hot tub, lawn, front porch , windows, shutters etc.

    the storm is scaring the bejebbes out of me too.

    we are not in an evacuation zone, and even if we were.........where could we go with a dog and 2 cats?

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    It's good to hear that you are both prepared and I pray that it will not be necessary.

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    Praying hard for all in Irma's path. Still hoping she chills out a bit!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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