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I knew I Forgot Something

News2uNews2u Posts: 335
edited September 2017 in Off Topic
Got back from Atlanta today after trying since Friday to outrun Irma. Only real damage to the homestead -- the byproduct of my own forgetfulness. Seems I left the XL's umbrella rather exposed:

Crazy footnote. By the time what was left of Irma did what it did to Atlanta as a significantly weakened storm, 1 million were left without power ... including us when power went out at our hotel noon yesterday:
Meanwhile back home in Jacksonville our neighbors kept us apprised of the outage they'd been suffering through since Sunday. Wouldn't you know it, 5 minutes after getting home, we started cleaning out the fridge when the lights came on. Timing is everything.
Beef...It's what's for dinner tonight.

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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,045
    I was on the west coast myself. Sent the wife a copy of the high wind advisory with special instructions to grab the umbrella. Point is sometimes you got to delegate these things. Only kidding of course. Glad that was the extent of the damage. Minor in the big scheme of things. Stay safe.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,045
    News2u said:
    I was on the west coast myself. Sent the wife a copy of the high wind advisory with special instructions to grab the umbrella. Point is sometimes you got to delegate these things. Only kidding of course. Glad that was the extent of the damage. Minor in the big scheme of things. Stay safe.
    Thanks. But upon closer inspection we discovered Irma left a hidden, potentially deadly calling card. I spotted it at the base of the huge live oak leaning over our house. Ground around the root base buckled so bad I almost tripped over it. No choice but to take her down. Tree surgeons coming Friday:
    From this angle you can see how how badly it would obliterate the structure, to say nothing of anyone unlucky enough to be under it at the time.
    Anyway, what difference a day makes. The wife and I finished the clean up just before happy hour:
    Our prayers are with you and all effected by That nasty Irma.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,940
    :plus_one:
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    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • News2uNews2u Posts: 335
    edited September 2017
    More like grin and bear it. :o Here's a better angle showing the extreme lean to the tree:

    We are counting the minutes till the tree service gets here.
    Beef...It's what's for dinner tonight.
  • sorry for your loss. stupid question but does the umbrella stain from the smoke?
    ATL
  • I like that umbrella stand... what's it called?? 
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • Talk about dodging a bullet.  Wow.

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  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,381
    Here's one from my neighborhood in Jax also, not my house thankfully.


    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • News2uNews2u Posts: 335
    sorry for your loss. stupid question but does the umbrella stain from the smoke?
    I'm glad you asked that. Never noticed any staining. And there are some great water repellent sprays out there that really increase the life of fabric. However, a moot point when the likes of an Irma decide to drop in.
    Beef...It's what's for dinner tonight.
  • News2uNews2u Posts: 335

    GoooDawgs said:
    I like that umbrella stand... what's it called?? 
    I've gone thru a few of them over the years. When I fish it out of the woods I'll check for the manufacturer and get back to you.
    Beef...It's what's for dinner tonight.
  • News2u said:

    GoooDawgs said:
    I like that umbrella stand... what's it called?? 
    I've gone thru a few of them over the years. When I fish it out of the woods I'll check for the manufacturer and get back to you.
    I really feel for you guys, but this made me chuckle. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • News2uNews2u Posts: 335
    Dobie said:
    Here's one from my neighborhood in Jax also, not my house thankfully.


    Latest word is my tree cutter can't get out till next week cuz he and the rest of the industry are still removing trees off rooftops. When my oak comes down, so will my next-door neighbor's. Between the 2 of us, hard to say who was luckier, and who's on thinner ice while we wait. Big, mossy branch crashed down, just kissing the side of his house; didn't even damage his AC compressor. Meantime check out the cracked trunk halfway up the monster:




    Beef...It's what's for dinner tonight.
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,381
    Yikes that's scary but there's been good luck so far, hopefully they get there in time. 
    Not playing well with others in Jacksonville FL
  • News2uNews2u Posts: 335
    Dobie said:
    Yikes that's scary but there's been good luck so far, hopefully they get there in time. 
    Weather right now is cooperating.  We should be fine, as long as Jose doesn't pull a fast one.
    Beef...It's what's for dinner tonight.
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