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Fiddlerman
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August 22, 2011 - 12:11 pm
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This thing is getting closer. Not too happy about it.

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Looks like it's going to hit Florida and may delay your trip! Best of luck!

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Fiddlerman
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August 22, 2011 - 12:28 pm
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Thanks. I'm over optimistic though. My wife forced me to go shopping with her for all these hurricane supplies and I hate doing it. LOL

She is wise to prepare though. I usually live for the moment.

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Yes, you should get prepared for the worse! At least get some water and food ready! We have emergency kit at home, but we haven't updated it for a long time, we really should get it done.

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I hope it does decide to shift more to the east. Good luck.

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We were kind of hoping it would blow our roof off, which leaks anyway, so we could get a new one...I guess it's not a very nice thing to hope for though. Which actually reminds me that we have absolutely no hurricane supplies whatsoever.

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Ha, Juaniba, When we had fire, I had hope it would burn down our house so we could get a new start because it's such a junk yard and needs a lot of work. But, like you said, it's not nice to hope that way. if our house did get burn down, my daughter would have a broken heart.

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I make good money doing storm restoration work. Fixing powerlines. I used to wish and hope for storms, severe storms, I don't wish and hope for that anymore. I look at approaching storms on radar and hope everyone in the path is in a safe place. I was in New Orleans when Rita came ashore to the west of us. My room mate in the hotel had never been in a Hurricane, he is a Missouri native. He asked what a Hurricane was like. I told him it was just like a tornado, but it lasts for 6 or 7 hours! lol.

 

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Fiddlerman
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August 22, 2011 - 10:39 pm
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Jauniba said:

We were kind of hoping it would blow our roof off, which leaks anyway, so we could get a new one...I guess it's not a very nice thing to hope for though. Which actually reminds me that we have absolutely no hurricane supplies whatsoever.

The question is would your insurance pay for it? Would you be able to find someone to do the work quickly and correctly at a time where everyone needs work done?

I do understand your dilema though. How about the storm heads East till it passes South Florida then shoots over Central Florida to take off your rood? dazed Just hope you guys are not hurt in the process.exactly

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Hey guys, don't even try to joke about this.  I don't know what the situation is at present, but Queensland was nearly blown and washed off the map earlier this year, so it might be your turn.  Plenty of people still have nowhere to live, and insurance is questionable.  The long term situation is not worth thinking about.  I hope you're all safe.

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Fiddlerman
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Looks like it will not hit us. Yeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

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My house is 100 years old....and as a result of its age, and since we're in Florida where we barely have any insurance carriers who are willing to write policies, my insurance is pretty high...so it darn well better cover it. We have a flat roof over an enclosed porch in the back of the house, and it leaks like crazy every time there is a heavy rain (which has been pretty frequently lately, much to the delight of my flowers). I was just hoping maybe some of the shingles would, you know, blow away in a high wind....and then, perhaps unrealistically, hoping that my insurance would actually pay for it to be re-done. As I said, I realize it's not probably the best thing to wish for due to the collateral damage that would also be sustained in a heavy wind. Just a fantasy that perhaps I could somehow get a "free" roof. I really don't need a 300 year old oak tree to fall on the place, or our trampoline to fly away and wreck the neighbor's house.

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Hm....news not looking so good at the moment. Gulp.

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How much is your deductible? Lot's of times the damage doesn't exceed the deductible. frown

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Haha. It is very interesting. Today was so fun because along with the hurricane we just had an EARTHQUAKE 🙂

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Dillon1996 said:

Haha. It is very interesting. Today was so fun because along with the hurricane we just had an EARTHQUAKE 🙂

surprised I heard about that! That is so crazy! Was there a lot of damage? I haven't checked the news yet.

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