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Posted by Banks on Monday, October 21, 2019 2:25 PM

Couldn't get in a while ago

 

ChiefEagles
No grits on the table. Sad

Grits were already eaten before the photo.

Praying for Roy and all in his neighborhood

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, October 21, 2019 3:13 PM

Afternoon Greetings from Tornado Alley  - literally!

In daylight, neighborhood looks like a war zone. Police and State police have blocked all entrances to our neighborhood. Have to show ID to enter.

Front window (large) of our house was pierced by a large 4" tree limb that apparently came flying down the street from a tree at a neighbors house several doors away. Big mess and a lotta glass all over the room along with dirt, leaves, water, etc. my trees - nada - no damage. 

Thought we were experiencing a baseball sized hail storm from the pounding on the roof and breaking glass (Had this happen in 2004 And it sounded exactly the same). Went out after the storm and saw no hail stones, no damage to sons car in front, but lotta big tree limbs piled up against the front of our house (and the one through the window). Dirt and leaves embedded in everything. 

A street and a half over, one house (good friend of ours) was flattened. 6 or so or others have little to no roof. Neighbors with skylights on our block all lost their skylights in round one. Round two was 50-70 mph winds and 3" of screaming rain. So round 2 nailed them with the big roof openings.

Our friend survived the storm in her demolished house unscathed. But she is shell shocked. Just lost her husband 5 yrs ago and his slow demise was draining.

There are no tall trees left. Tops Shredded.

Roofer we know came to inspect a house down the block. Got him to stop here. No peeled shingles but a lot of aggregate loss from the hail, winds, and driving rain. Roof will need replacing. Pool full of leaves, limbs, and shingles. Kids worked on cleaning it out until the leaf bag broke from the weight.

Future In-laws showed up at 7:30 am to help clean up. Nice of them.

 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Monday, October 21, 2019 4:29 PM
Howdy all!
 
Busy day, been balls to the wall all day, didn't even break for lunch.
 
Roy, glad you're okay. Sounds downright scary what happened.
 
Before the '94 strike I used to be a 'Stros fan, glad to see them doing well, but have not followed them closely since back then. I remember the days when they had an absolute dynamite pitching staff, but couldn't score worth a damn.
 
Right before Linda left for work this morning, her neurologist called her with fantastic news. The results from the spinal tap came back absolutely clean, no Lyme disease, no MLS, no malignant cancer, nada in her spinal fluid. That was certainly wonderful to hear. Now if she can get through this regimen of antibiotics hopefully all will be well. I don't know if it's the side effects or her mindset, but she says she's exhausted due to the antibiotics.
 

Have a good one!

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, October 21, 2019 5:59 PM

DJ - that is great news re Linda! Bet you guz are relieved! I can attest that heavy antibiotics wear you down and really mess with your lower digestive system.

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:49 AM

Mornin' boys.  Overcast and 57 along the Patterson Creek cut-off.  Conductor duties today.  This is youngest princess's first birthday away from home.  Wifey struggling with this...

Roy - Glad you and yours are ok.  Are we ready for 2019 to pass yet...?

DJ - Good news on the Mrs. YesCool

 

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:51 AM

Morning.  Rain due but not the Texas thing.

Roy, glad you are OK.  Cleanup is a mess.

Have a good one.

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:43 AM

Tue 96 Wed 93 Next sun. 77

I'd like to move to Texas as I hate the politics here with a burning passion but I'm to old, I know I never will and the weather scares me.

The big church I go to is having a revival Sun to Wed. The 3,500 seat is jam packed full and you have to get there 45 minutes early or they have a big screen outside. It's uplifting.

And across the street is a restraunt called Soup Plantation, it's a all you can eat place and moderatly priced. I love to eat and am becoming a regular there, huge salid bar but they also have made salids that are really good and that's what I take. Plus 8 different kinds of soup. Those two are mostly what I take, they have a bunch of less healthy foods also. A big and popular place, a real money maker. People leave a shocking amount behind though a huge waste. They don't say anything.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:51 PM

Long day. Got the front room where the window blew in cleaned up of leaves, glass (4'x4' double pane), dirt, etc. Got the yard cleanup completed. Pool is next. Huge debris pile in front of the house as with much of the neighborhood. Most of the debris is from all the big oak trees that were shredded. Most houses here had 3 big oaks 40+ years old, 18'-36" trunks. For some reason city has not started picking up the tree debris and it is now outta hand. Once folks start throwing home debris it is gonna get really bad.

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:53 AM

Hello there from UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.

Roy.....good luck with the cleanup

Doc said rotor rooter went well. The issues were caused by scarring from December's rotorooter. Claims there should be no more problems.

Daghters  surgery went well yesterday too and she went home. Found out the day we left for the beach that she was having her ovaries removed today also.

She asked to postpone but they refused. She says no but Mrs and I fear cancer is involved. Especially since they were in such a rush.

Been killing time trying to find something decent on TV, cruising Ebay and Youtube looking for anything interesting.

Hoping to get home today without a catheter.

Gotta go
                                 
              
Prayers for those in need.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:17 AM

BANKS.....Glad you have done so well with your procedure. Thoughts and prayers for you. While you are on Ebay, would you please find a suitable gift for the Chief. Something expensive. I'll send it to him at Christmas. Preferably live with four legs and sharp teeth.Mischief

Roy.... Saw the photos from Dallas tornado. You guys had a big one. 

I'm still on the mend. Still can't drive due to me passing out so suddenly and unexpected. Mrs. Buckeye says it is like driving Mr. Daisy. I really don't see the humor.

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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:32 AM

Sun and 50s today.

Got most of the outside stuff ready for winter. sigh. All the garden vegtables have been et so it's back to store bought.

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Posted by KRM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:43 AM

Moening,

 Good news Banks!

Roy the two weeks after we lost our house in the 1990 Plainfield tornado were the most stressed of my life. It will pass.  Angel

Getting ready to take wifey in for her hip injection. Hope it helps her some till it can be replaced. The good news yesterday is her biopsy results came back clean! Yes

Got to get moving.

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:53 AM

Great news about Sandra Kev!

No big issues here. We were lucky. Minimal damage here and my 15 yr old 40 yr roof may have to be replaced. About 20' of back fence steel poles are bent about 20 degrees. May try and use the sons Jeep to pull them up straight.

Amazing the number of fences down, steel poles snapped off at ground level.

Our pool guy was able to come and that is almost done. We are pulling bushels of acorns out of the pool and yard. Neighbor ins agent said the billions of acorns are responsible for the hail like roof shingle damage. Neighbors have said all are surprised at the bushels of acorns they are picking up.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:29 AM

Afternoon.  Haircut done.  Busy afternoon.

Prayers for Roy and his neighbors. 

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Posted by Banks on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:20 PM

Hello there,

Prayers for Rich's dad

home from the hospital without a catheter. The discomfort is much less than the first time.

Forgot to mention earlier, daughter and I were about 40 miles apart for our procedures.

Not much sleep last night. Time to reclinerize.

Prayers for those in need

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Posted by KRM on Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:12 AM

Good morning,

Things are better on The North Bluff!
As most know Sandra had two spine injections two weeks ago and that helped some but she still has the bone on bone hip pain. Then they found that cyst on her ovary when they did the spine and hip MRIs and had to do an ultrasound and biopsy on that last week. Like I said, those results came back Tuesday clean. So yesterday they did the hip injection just to help her till it gets replaced. Won't know how that helps for a day or two but as of this morning she seems way better. We hope the replacement can be done before the holidays or at least Christmas. I want to get it done before the end of year and all the Ins charges start over. We are almost at max out of pocket now and those hips are not cheap. So progress on the home front. Big Smile
I spent yesterday afternoon making the tunnel through Ravine 1 large enough for the new Gator to fit through. I had to raise the canopy for the roof of the Gator to clear so I got a heck of a lot of brush for Jim's bonfire.  Yes

Prayers and hope for those who need them.

Best do something.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:45 AM

Home from Human Services Board meeting.

Prayers for Rich's Dad.

When typing on this forum, some stupid add popsup. From this site.

Later

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Posted by dbaker48 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:48 AM

Good Morning,
Been awhile, We are doing fine out here, Kay got a sympathy card from AARP and a new ID card. :D   But that's been about it, I was thinking about going over to the local office and applying for life insurance.

The Santa Ana winds are kicking up again, so the fire threat is extremely high for the foothills and normal areas.  SCE has threatened turning off power for some 300k people in the threat area.  (Wouldn't be surprised if some disgruntled person sets a fire deliberately out of revenge, hope not but you can't tell).

The neighbor to my east has hired a tree trimming service, and are they ever making a difference!  The jungle in the back yard is gone!  That has taken 2 days!  Today they are finishing up on area between our houses and huge tree in the driveway area.  As it turns out I found out the city gave them a citation requiring the trimming of trees in the front of their house, because the house was not visible from the street.  (I had nothing to do with the cities efforts.)  Then to my surprise the foreman told me that the neighbor on our west side told me he was going to be trimming trees for them on Friday!  That is great, will be wonderful not having all the fall-out in the pool!  I think we will end up being exposed here.  Another benefit is there should be a significant decline in the critters using our place as a thorough fare between the two.

Finished my awning project, finally.  It looks pretty good!  

Also, got some good news, Chris' car was involved in an accident, (at a dual left turn lane, the car on the right ran into the passenger side).  The other driver's insurance finally accepted responsibility, damage estimated at $12k.  So it is finally going to get fixed.  (Accident happened while I was in PA)

Think I going to start working on Chris' old room, repaint etc..

Glad to hear Banks and Buckeye is doing well, and continued prayers for Rich's Dad, Doug DG, Kevin's wife, Spanky's wife, Roys families and others.

Take care all and be safe!

 

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Friday, October 25, 2019 8:07 AM

Good morning all!

44 this am! Snowed in Amarillo yesterday/last night. Constant rain since yesterday around noon. Supposed to rain all day today. Most of the heavily damaged houses have tarps over them. Those with roof damage have tarps nailed to the roofs. Almost all the folks on our street have some roof damage. We only have scraped up shingles where tree limbs and pieces of houses/roofs hit our house. No shingle loss. Ins adjuster shows up next Wed.

DonB - good news re the trees, Chris' car, and your continued view from the other side!

Kev - glad to hear further promising news from your camp! Angel

Banks - prayers for you and your daughters healing!

Buckeye - beware of any get well packages from NC...Whistling

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Posted by V8Vega on Friday, October 25, 2019 8:59 AM

Fri.92 Sat. 89

Fierce wind all night and still now, I slept with the window wide open and just a sheet.

Huge fire out of control one mountain range over from me. 4,000 acres, many evacuated, schools all over including here closed. Freeway closed.

SP Ray hasen't posted in awhile, Ray if you see this let us know how you are doing.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Friday, October 25, 2019 9:37 AM

68 out.  Mighty warm for Oct.  Fall Festival in front of house tomorrow.

Prayers for those who need it on the forum.

Prayers for CA and the fires.  News video showed how windy it was there.

Would love to hear from Ray.

Have a good one.

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:58 AM

Fall Festival in full swing. Street full of vender tents and people. Already had my first hotdog [mustard, chili and onions]. Photo taken by pretty admin. asst. for PD department. Free hotdogs as long as they last. Last year, 1,500.

Now back out to the street.

Pretty day. Already 75 degrees and sunny.

Enjoy the day.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:01 PM

Morning folks!

40's this morn and headed to low 70's today...partly sunny!

City did a special garbage pickup today since we had none for the past week due to the tornado. In my 25 yrs here have never seen the truck and crew move soooo slooooow...must be on time and a half....

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:03 PM

Evening folks!

Sunny and made it to 76 today. Same predicted tomorrow.

Finally saw a storm debris cleanup truck late today. Neighborhood is a mess to navigate.

We had a nice dinner for sons 26 th bday at a sushi/Japanese restaurant. Cake at the house after and some time chatting with the kids re final wedding prep. Wedding is just 2 weeks away now.

Spent the day cleaning up a room stacked up from sons move back to the house last Jan. Consolidated the remnants of 9 moving boxes into clothes for Goodwill, trash, and just 5 smaller bankers boxes of stuff he is keeping. A bonus was I found a box of daughters shoes and she took that home after the bday celebration.

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Posted by anjdevil2 on Monday, October 28, 2019 8:45 AM

Good Monday Morning…..

Friday night went out with the BIL and sister for a cocktail, stayed for 2 songs from the band and left. Small venue and amps up to 11 = ringing ears. Yes, they were a good band, just the ears cannot tolerate ear bleeding volume.

Saturday, we got 1 portable garage up and the roadrunner now has a dry home. Will try to get the 2nd one up within the next 2 weeks. Jenni’s car goes in for surgery before Thanksgiving, so we need to get it up before then. Saturday night we attended a bonfire with one of the car clubs and that was a great time, it sprinkled most of the night.

Sunday full blown rain and wind in the morning, and the garage was stable and dry. Even the blacktop. Should be able to get the Vespa in the garage, the Road Star may be another issue. Jenni’s Charger will just barely get in, but with the vinyl sheeting, we have some movement.

Sunday night we ran down to Manahawkin for her niece’s birthday and was home by 10. Weather did clear up at 2 and the Sun came out. 

Tonight after dinner, will meet up with a vendor I purchased a repainted Blue Comet engine body. It was cheap enough, especially with free delivery.

Oh, FYI – Michael’s has O scale Christmas wreaths, they match perfectly for front of houses or businesses, just not “door” size”. We stopped there briefly yesterday.

Gotta run out work calls.

Prayers for those in need – Roy, nice that the cleanup has begun….

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Posted by KRM on Monday, October 28, 2019 9:36 AM

Good morning,
Boy a lot of slackers out there, hardly no posters over the weekend?
Wife is improving with the shot in the hip for now. They have her hip replacement set for December 4th as of today. She has a lot to do before they can do it, she has to have a physical and EKG before hand and get fitted with a walker for after surgery.
 We got almost 4” of nu-needed rain on Saturday so the world is soaked and the farmers are stopped in their tracks on the harvest. They are calling for snow on Halloween. Surprise Looks like they will be cranking up the grain dryers this year to get it done.
I snuck out of town on Saturday and went to Plainfield and shot the breeze and had a few beers with the guys in Jeff’s garage.Beer Beer  Been almost a year since I had seen some of those guys.
 Yesterday afternoon I managed to sweep and burn some leaves but they did not want to burn as wet as they were. We are at peak about now so the leaves will be falling like mad from here on out.
Roy good to hear your neighborhood is getting cleaned up. That stuff takes time, I know.
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Posted by ChiefEagles on Monday, October 28, 2019 9:51 AM

Off to the hunt after a busy weekend.  Be a rest for me.  Back tomorrow night.

Still no word from Ray??????

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Posted by V8Vega on Monday, October 28, 2019 11:23 AM

Real windy and another big fire. this one won't effect me any. TV news has nothing else.

Mon. 76 Tue. 71 Wed. 69 Thur. 77

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Monday, October 28, 2019 6:03 PM

Evening folks!

Gray and drizzly today...70's. They are claiming a big temp drop mid week...we'll see.

Daughter, wife, and I heard to the adult beverages store to pick up the wine and beer for the wedding. A quick calculation says adding $10 to each guest's cover charge will cover it....

Lost another 2 hours of my life on phone with AT&T on a 'simple' activation...

Dennis - so glad the fires are not affecting our west coast friends. Agree with Chief - wish we had some news re Ray.

Kev - continued prayers for Sandra!

Had a nice talk with Banks today re his metal lathe and some things he is trying to work on.

Neighbor behind us is already getting his roof replaced....me....still Waitin on State Farm adjuster...tried to dump them years ago but it is not possible with the discount structures all the ins cos have in place....

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Posted by KRM on Monday, October 28, 2019 6:20 PM

Roy, State Farm will never get even with us. They were one of the best after the tornado here, Paid up for everything but they all take time. You wanted to get screwed,,, Alstate was the place. Just hang in there and at the end of the day ask your neighbors and you will know who is good and who is bad for your area. Then maybe make a change , but State Farm has been good to us. We have them for everything. But they are from here so I don't know how they work in other states?? If anyone , bragges they got paid their full amount of their INS,,,,they were under insured. Wink

We were luckey we had a video of Katie's 2nd birthday 3 months before to watch because they knocked down our house two weeks after the tornado. Sandra went through the video and spent about a month and a half. You can't beleve the things you forget you have when it is all gone. She made 56 pages of stuff in the house to claim and it got us a extra $57,000 in the claim, so the thing is always have records and pictures of what you have and doing the work pays off.

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