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« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2018, 08:12:32 PM »
Thanks for all the offers....you guys are great!

Raider believe it or not I did get a text from USAA Insurance telling me exactly what I was covered for.
I don't have flood insurance....I'm not in a flood zone thank goodness but covered for everything else including wind and trees on the house.

6 of my best tree service people came by today to just verbally assure themselves and me where to dump sawlogs they may be getting.
If we have the water like they're saying I will not be taking junk. The trucks will get stuck on the farm.
The landfills will be open for free to dump debris thank goodness.

As far as my job with the S.C. Forestry.....I'm on vacation at this time.
My last day of my Forestry career will be Sept. 30.....just a few weeks away. 32 plus years!
But since this will be a FEMA event, I may be called in with my dozer.
We have crews on stand by but its hard to plan when nothing has happened yet.

Mostly what my area is concerned about is the water, power outages and falling trees.
However, if we get spin off tornadoes....thats another horse to break.
That means my house could be fine and 2 miles down the road farmer Brown has a flat barn and 12 dead cows.
Basically.....be prepared.

Sunday night into Monday..I think..will be our window for the worst but who knows.
I feel sorry for the landscapes of our beaches. They say Myrtle Beach and some of the towns in N.C. could be wiped out. Lots of memories at some of those places......Sorta like Jeff and his Bridge. 

I'll takes pics and videos of things along the way.
Not just for me and you guys but we take pics and forward them to our Forestry Office for planning.

Its really crazy how some stores have bare shelves, no milk, water or batteries and you go 6 miles down the road to another store and they are stocked to the gills.

I read on another site where us Southern Fat People live on 5 or 6 sodas a day but come a Hurricane all of a sudden we think we need 40 cases of bottled water.  :D :D :D

We get our power from the York Electric Coop.
5 houses down in my subdivision lives the CEO of the Coop.
So I'm thinking if we lose power it won't be to long.....of course thats me thinking again.

We will see. I got 1 more day to tie up loose ends tomorrow. They closed all the schools tomorrow thinking some of the roads could be blocked by trees at some point but I don't think its really gonna start getting windy until tomorrow night. I did hear a rumor that some of the schools would be prepared for families coming from the east to have a place to stay. I hope so.

So Paul will be out of school helping with our punch list to be ready.

I leave you with this:

There was an Old Goat who thought he could float 'cause his belly was to big to fit in his boat.
When the waters rose and the wind began to blow he grabbed a plank and went with the flow.
I sawed this plank he said as the wind blew him along, I'll be here tomorrow if today I'm not gone.
Your going under shouted his brother...your boards thick on one end and thin on the other.
The Old Goat thought as he went under, it could have been a raised roller of maybe the old Kohler.

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« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2018, 08:17:06 PM »
I've heard if you're desperate that white bread and toilet paper are interchangeable.
Just be careful when you put the toilet paper in the toaster.  
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« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2018, 08:20:36 PM »
You had time enough to come up with that in all of this!!! Good job Sir Goat!!

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« Reply #83 on: September 13, 2018, 08:41:36 PM »
Must have been the raised roller ;D
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« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2018, 09:17:49 PM »
I've heard if you're desperate that white bread and toilet paper are interchangeable.
But what will you make milk sandwiches out of?
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« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2018, 09:28:25 PM »
David, you are one clever goat!  

Speaking of stores, the nearest 24 hour Walmart has been closed going on day 3.  I thought they only closed for Christmas.  Folks around here are taking it serious.  Especially this one.  Windows are all boarded up.  Not a drop of rain today but mostly cloudy.  
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« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2018, 10:02:40 PM »
I hope all of you fare well during and after the storm.  Poston implied that there may be steak dinner for the neighborhood at Farmer Brown's place.

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« Reply #87 on: September 14, 2018, 04:42:03 AM »
Still no rain for us.  Others are getting pounded.  

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« Reply #88 on: September 14, 2018, 07:48:16 AM »
My prayers on the way for all in the path of this storm.

I'm sure glade I live up here in this frozen tundra a few snow storms ain't so bad I guess
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« Reply #89 on: September 14, 2018, 08:07:51 AM »
That slow moving rain soaking storm is going to lay so many trees over.  Many times it will be a domino effect as one weakens and lays against another, and then it against another.  :-\
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« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2018, 08:34:53 AM »
The NC brunswick islands have been our vacation destination for years. Its a beautiful part of this country. My prayers go out to everyone affected.
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« Reply #91 on: September 14, 2018, 08:36:21 AM »
The news media is all abuzz about the value of smartphones and social media during storms such as this. We all must remember that cellphone service works only as long as the towers remain upright, power/generators are available and running to keep them powered up, and the telephone companies fiber optic cable remains intact to feed these towers.  Thousands of generators will have to be deployed and fueled to maintain cell tower operation.  Cell service is not magic.  The signal between the cellphone and a tower is required but the actual call is still transported over the "telephone company's" backbone switching network.
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« Reply #92 on: September 14, 2018, 09:13:46 AM »
Scattered and smothered reports coming in of some Waffle House locations already closed ahead of the storm.
Ah! Another fan of the Waffle House Index, I see.
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« Reply #93 on: September 14, 2018, 11:12:05 AM »
We're on the periphery of the storm and are beginning to get rain. Neighbors have parked their cars in our open areas to be safe from their trees.


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« Reply #94 on: September 14, 2018, 12:18:20 PM »
Talked to my brother, who is in Sunset Beach NCwhich is just north of the SC boarder, around 11 am.  He said the still had power but wind and rain were ramping up.  The are a mile inland and not near rivers.

Bummer of a day for his birthday!

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« Reply #95 on: September 14, 2018, 01:25:44 PM »
Make sure you tie everything down real good!

 
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« Reply #96 on: September 14, 2018, 02:09:48 PM »
I appreciate the area updates from those that live or know someone in areas like sunset beach. I dont reside there but they are special to me and a place I really enjoy. I have been watching TWC some but the drama is over the top. Jim Cantori standing in 3 inches of water rocking back and forth in a parking lot puddle is a joke. What is really going on?

I also learned something today. Next Nor'easter Im ratchet strapping my roof on. :D
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« Reply #97 on: September 14, 2018, 02:11:34 PM »
I appreciate the area updates from those that live or know someone in areas like sunset beach. I dont reside there but they are special to me and a place I really enjoy. I have been watching TWC some but the drama is over the top. Jim Cantori standing in 3 inches of water rocking backing forth in a parking lot puddle is a joke. What is really going on?

I also learned something today. Next Nor'easter Im ratchet strapping my roof on. :D
You can never have enough ratchet straps :D :D :D
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« Reply #98 on: September 14, 2018, 02:12:49 PM »
The news media is all abuzz about the value of smartphones and social media during storms such as this. We all must remember that cellphone service works only as long as the towers remain upright, power/generators are available and running to keep them powered up, and the telephone companies fiber optic cable remains intact to feed these towers.  Thousands of generators will have to be deployed and fueled to maintain cell tower operation.  Cell service is not magic.  The signal between the cellphone and a tower is required but the actual call is still transported over the "telephone company's" backbone switching network.
Yeah but growing up on the coast of NC on the IC you could count on the phone going out due to downed wires.  It was just terrible, just when you needed it they did not work.  Much much easier to maintain Fiber connections to towers since the fiber is buried (almost always) and the towers all have good backup power systems for energy.  If it goes out for days the tower may loose power as the back up generator fuel tanks can dry up or if a bad gust hits a tower it can get blown over but even then you can take your cell phone a mile away and often get a signal, especially on the cell dense networks along the beach areas.  So so much better than land line days.  
Here at my house we cut the cord completely, I am typing and reading the forum on a signal from a tower, have been for 2 years.  My power goes out all the time, my internet...rarely.
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« Reply #99 on: September 14, 2018, 02:21:37 PM »
My guys are now in Leland NC awaiting orders.
I want to apologize in advance for Leland.   This on behalf of all the great natives in the state...well with Leland we screwed up a little bit.  We shoveled all the armpit out of Wilmington and had to stick it somewhere and SC was such a long drive and someone said just dump it over there in the swamp and so we did.  The guy dumping it was named Leland and we kept shouting Leland dump that trailer of leaking transformers over there, Lelan dump that old creosote tank over, etc etc.  He eventually just started calling it Leland and it stuck.  
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