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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:36 AM

I just wanted to take a minute to ask everyone on the east coast to be careful and make sure you are all safe during the storm/weather we are having / going to be having. I guess it could change at any minute but I guess we are slated to get nailed pretty good.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:49 AM

Same here. You people take care.
I do not want to see any of those pretty little balloons on our map get blown away.:ok:

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 02:54 PM

Ya better take the GTT banners off the house & out of the yard George! LOL Seriously though, all in the storm's path get prepared & be safe. I wish I were getting some of it's rain, but it won't send a drop my way.

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Posted August 27, 2011 - 10:28 PM

Still waiting on Irene. Looks like she's been downgraded to a tropical storm for my neck of the woods, but it doesn't seem to take much to knock out power here. :p

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:49 AM

I hope everyone is doing okay out there. They say over 2 million with out power. NYC is getting it right now and it's heading north.
Good luck to everyone in the storm area.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:53 AM

Nothing much here yet. They are forecasting winds and rain for today and tonight but it looks like it has lost much of it's strength.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 07:19 AM

Hopefully everyone in the northeast makes it through without any problems.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 07:39 AM

It's still dead calm here with tropical like humidity and the occasional shower. They are forecasting thunder showers all day.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 04:11 AM

Still no juice here in my part of NH. Spent the night at my sister's who was also out but at least she had a generator. Watching the news ticker which was saying it may take up to a week to get it back in some parts. It may be time to invest in one once this crisis is over and they go on sale again.....

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 04:34 AM

Good to hear from you DC. Lots of members up that way, hope they are doing well, also.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 04:41 AM

Still no juice here in my part of NH. Spent the night at my sister's who was also out but at least she had a generator. Watching the news ticker which was saying it may take up to a week to get it back in some parts. It may be time to invest in one once this crisis is over and they go on sale again.....


Definitely wouldn't be a bad idea to pick one up if you can once they go on sale. We might eventually get one. Hopefully you get power back soon.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 05:19 AM

We lost power for about 12 hours. Now it's time to pick up the debris. The GT's made it through nice and dry.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 05:34 AM

Glad to hear the GT's made it OK. I'm sure there is a lot of debris between the wind and rain.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 05:46 AM

Still no juice here in my part of NH. Spent the night at my sister's who was also out but at least she had a generator. Watching the news ticker which was saying it may take up to a week to get it back in some parts. It may be time to invest in one once this crisis is over and they go on sale again.....


I'm glad to hear that generally the damage doesn't seem too bad. We just got some strong wind and not a lot of rain. If you are thinking of going with a generator then consider a PTO based unit if you have a tractor that can run one.

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Posted August 30, 2011 - 11:15 PM

Well, from NE Connecticut.... we are still down, going on 4 days without power, too! We did luck out today, a good friend of mine got his power back on and offered me use of his Honda generator. So after running some cords and a few "custom tweaks", I now have some lights, water, and the fridge is back on. I disconnected the wires to our back up well (a shallow well that was replaced with a deep well) and cut the end off one of my extension cords. I then just wired the pump with that and pluged it in... Not the "best way" to do it, but it gets the job done and we have water.

All in all, we did not fair bad at all. My trees are still standing, and I only lost the last of my corn crop. The rest of the garden and yard faired just fine. I have some clean up do to, but that is not bad at all. Heck, even my Harbor Freight shed held strong! (granted, it was protected by the house on the side away from the wind) I did notice a bit of a bend in one of the floor braces where the cover pulled it hard, but she's stil standing! On top of last years snow load... I am pretty dang impressed with how sturdy it has turned out to be!

So for now, we just await for the power to come back on....




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