Florida Hurricanes

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Everyone in Florida - check in here ASAP!!!! Let us know how everything is!!!!!! :D

    Hoping everyone is safe!!!!!!! :)
  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Just posted at the Florida Postcard thread.
    Wind blown, burned out from all this, but hanging in there.
  3. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Glad to hear all is well. :thumb: Jim
  4. rojam18801

    rojam18801 New Member

    new member here.ocala fla .just bought a 12x40 storage shed 3 weeks ago.went through hurricane yesterday.shed is for new layout.big oak tree down,but missed shed by 2 ft. istill have my layout building..
  5. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Wow, rojam - a near miss, I'd say! Congratulations for keeping your RR room. :thumb: Let's hope that all the other Gauge members had as much luck as you had!

    And of course, welcome to the Gauge, rojam! Keep us informed when you build up your RR imperium!

  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Glad to know everything is good down there. :wave:
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Had to admit to hugging my collection before leaving for higher ground ;)

    As I watched the eyewall pass within 15 miles of my home, I honestly didn't expect to see it in one pile again. When I came back, the property was a mess, with about $500,000 in damages---none of it to my apartment and very little to the building itself.

    Some Florida humor...

    You might be a Floridian if:

    You exhibit a slight twitch when introduced to anyone with the first names of Charley, Frances, Ivan or Jeanne

    Your freezer never has more than $20 worth of food in it any given time

    You're looking at paint swatches for the plywood on your windows, to accent the house color

    You think of your hall closet/saferoom as "cozy"

    Your pool is more accurately described as "framed in" than "screened in"

    Your freezer in the garage now only has homemade ice in it

    You no longer worry about relatives visiting during the summer months

    You, too, haven't heard back from the insurance adjuster

    You now understand what that little "2% hurricane deductible" phrase really means

    You're putting a collage together on your driveway of roof shingles from your neighborhood

    You have a 5 gallon bucket of roofing tar in the garage

    You were once proud of your 16" electric chain saw

    Your Street has more than 3 "NO WAKE" signs posted

    You now own 5 large ice chests

    You can cook "anything" on a propane grill

    You own more than two portable propane tanks

    Your parrot can now say" hammered, pounded and hunker down"

    You recognize people in line at the free ice, gas and plywood locations

    You stop what you're doing and clap and wave when you see a convoy of power company trucks come down your street. You're depressed when they don't stop

    You have the personal cell phone numbers of the managers for: plywood, roofing supplies and generators at Home Depot on your speed dialer.

    You've spent more than $20 on "Tall white kitchen bags" to make your own sand bags

    You're considering upgrading your 16" chainsaw to a 20"

    You know what "Bar chain oil" is

    You're thinking of getting your wife the hardhat with the ear protector and face shield for Christmas

    You now think the $6000 whole house generator seems reasonable

    You own more than one 5 gallon gas can

    You know how to "backfeed" 220 through the dryer plug

    You look forward to discussions about the merits of "cubed, block and dry ice"

    Your therapist refers to your condition as "generator envy"

    You fight the urge to set your AC to 50 degrees, put on your winter coat and wool cap and parade around in front of your picture window when you finally get power and your neighbor across the street, with the noisy generator, doesn't :p
  8. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Hee! Heee!
    Good one's Shay!
    I got some others coming tomorrow.
  9. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Hey you Florida Gaugers!
    I got some Vacation hours I need to use or lose. I was thinking of doing a state round trip.
    Give a hand cleaning up or general spirit raising. I got a little Ranger so i can haul some stuff.
    Whacha' y'all think? It be like first week of November, Course you most likely have things straight
    by then. Most possible that we could get hit again, too. Welll... let me know.
  10. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    Right now you should sleep easy for now. Lets see here, Charley destroyed everything, Frances blew some small stuff around but messed w/the mind, Ivan destroyed everything and drew in lots of water, and Jeanne was like Frances only people moved out. All this, and you're still alive? I don't think I would be. You must have some great resilisence or something. ;)
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Naw, I just reeeeeeeally hate shovelin' snow. :thumb:
  12. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    'nuff said...

    ...'nuther postcard frum Floridia...

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  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    shaygetz nice one lol :D :D
  14. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member


    I think I try another direction. Up there they only grow blizzards and tempertures thirty below zero just for fun. Glad you made it.

    Ron :thumb: :wave:
  15. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    I know the devistation that cyclones, can cause, although we dont get many, seveir one`s downunder, I can still remember TRACY that blew Darwin away, a beutifull city off about 35000. she arived christmas eve 1974, not a building remained intact, 308 killed,nearly every women and child were evacuated,(after the storm.) 20000 volentiers arived( me included) and six months later we had a good start to rebuilding darwin.

    It is a pity that something as shocking as that, has to happen before we start to pull together, for the good of others, buildings can be rebuilt, people cant, I wish everybody in the Florida aerea, afected, by the quartete,best wishes and all the happyness for the future, and keep safe....have a good one ....Steve
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Pleased to see your Florida now has a border with Canada Shaygetz. Welcome!
  17. docsnavely

    docsnavely Member

    I told my parents when I was a kid that I hated the constant heat, sun and afternoon showers (at home in orlando). That cartoon would have had me begging to move! It's great to see that all you die hard natives / snowbirds (no offense) made it through everything with good spirits:thumb: !!! Fair winds and following hurricane season! !:cool:

  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    There is still that chance for another one since hurricane season is not over, and you will never guess what the next name is either, Matthew LOL :D :D
  19. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Are you going to have a tantrum Mathew? go to your ROOOOM.ha' ha' ha'.....have a good one... (I could`nt resist...)...Steve
  20. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    LOL thanks steve :wave: :wave:

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