First Cindy, now Dennis - you ok, Ric Seyler?

Do you think someone is telling your this isn't the place to live?
I used to have a couple of lots near Navarre, FL. Got an offer on one when I knew we'd probably never move there. Got an offer about the time they hit
us with a $17,000 tax assessment to pave the road and so that one went like an arrow.
Kind of sad, then Charlie, Francis, Ivan, Jeanne went ripping through and it seems that selling was the best thing we'd ever done.
Hope you are doing ok. Corvettes can be replaced, that is what insurance is for, but people, they only go around once.
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Ugggghhh this one looks like another Ivan.. We still have blue roofs everywhere and many are still waiting on settlements. It's a madhouse here today the roads are clogged and 90% of the gas stations are already out, the WallMarts and Lowes have been picked bare...
And I'm still trying to buy a lot to rebuild on or home to buy.... The housing market went nuts after Ivan, homes shot up 75% over night. And still haven't leveled off. Arrgh LOLOL
I'm all stocked up on supplies and the Vette is in the relatives garage covered up.
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If we all had crystal balls, we would of bought MicroSoft stock in the early 80s and bought all the homes and property we could right before Ivan hit :-)

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Good to hear you got it handled. I heard from a few further around the bend from you who are hoping Dennis doesn't turn into a Charlie and make a sudden right turn. They are prepped and ready, generators, etc.
You'd think after four in two months last year, that would be enough for a decade or two.
Good luck.

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It's like trying to predict the future, but the do "seem" to run in cycles. I also have a generator and 12 5 gal cans of gas, gotta have my DirecTiVo and a fan baby !!! LOL
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If you still have Internet, here are a couple of nice Central Florida sites: Infrared: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/atlantic/movies/g8irnhc/g8irnhcjava.html
Water Vapor: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/atlantic/movies/g8wv/g8wvjava.html
They link off of this one, which friends say was more accurate last year than the NHC. http://flhurricane.com /
Earlier, I looked at wind flows and thought it would turn north, since it had made a northward jog, and end up hitting about Apalachicola. But it seems to have resumed its NW trek towards Pensacola again.
Good luck.

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Once again you get all the sympathy while the hurricane actually clobbers me rather than you. :) As of 5AM, the prediction is that I get a Cat 4 hurricane this afternoon and you get a tropical storm and all the reporters. The predicted landfall is identical to Ivan. Another Alabama hurricane that Pensacola takes credit for. At least we cleaned up most of the mess after Ivan rather than waiting for the government to do it for us so we don't have to worry as much about loose trash blowing around. We fixed our roofs, bulldozed to hopeless, and got on with our lives and we'll start doing it again tomorrow.
So have a nice day, Ric. And if you drive over here we'll have lots of vacant lots tomorrow though I doubt the price will not double again. Ya'll come. I'll be here waiting for you.
Here's wavin' atcha'. See you after the storm. And remember to smile. It's a small price to pay to live in paradise.
Dale
On or about Sat, 09 Jul 2005 14:55:14 -0500, RicSeyler

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Well, Dale, you are probably too busy to read this right now, but good luck. Do what you have to do and don't worry about the rest of the stuff. It looks like the center is hitting slightly east of Pensacola now, like that really means anything to anyone anywhere in that area. And the impact is going far inland, expecting Cat 1 well up into Mississippi and Alabama.
My thoughts go out to everyone in that area.

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Thanks but all the work was done by the time I posted that and then in the next 2 hours Dennis moved back east and DID clobber Pensacola instead of Gulf Shores. Landfall was between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach at about 2PM CDT as a Cat 3. I doesn't sound nearly as bad as Ivan. And a direct hit or even a hit from the east side which is what Pensacola got is better than what they got a little farther east in Destin or Fort Walton Beach. Just like Ivan wasn't quite as bad here with a direct hit 5 miles west of me than it was in Pensacola 25 miles east. It isn't so much the wind as the debris in the water that comes in. The more water blown across the beach the more debris that is picked up and the more battering rams you have smashing stuff. A direct hit means a wind out of the east down the beach rather than from the south pushing water in.
As far as Gulf Shores, it was a tropical storm. A little rain. A little steady breeze. Big nothing. Never lost power and never even lost cable. The town is still deserted but the bridge will be opened again to residents who have their car stickers at 6AM tomorrow. We still have a curfew in town from 9PM to 5AM (we have a curfew for those breaking the mandatory evacuation law. We're really really serious about this. :) ).
But I'm going out now and taking down my plywood and I might even rake the yard tonight rather than wait for tomorrow. And FEMA can keep their MREs. Might go for a drive in paradise tomorrow . :)
Here's wavin' atcha. Dale
On or about Sun, 10 Jul 2005 17:39:30 GMT, "Tom in Missouri"

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Dale wrote:

<Flipping Dale the Bird> hehehehe ;-)

Yepper, sure is :-)

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Not too awful bad, just got power back at the shop late yesterday and at the house this morning.....
Dealing with this dang heat was getting mighty old.
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