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Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by Midlife, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Just a quick note: we survived Michael, but we lost fences, 60% of the shingles, and had water intrusion into the attic and ceiling drywall. One small window broken in the house garage. Lost power at 11AM on the 10th, water later that day. I sat and watched the entire hurricane from my Florida room, watching the winds turn from the east to north to west; we stayed in the eye wall for about 3 hours or so. Lots of trees fell down from across the street onto our property but did not hit the house. Had sufficient water for a couple of days, gas for the generator, so it would be like camping for a few days. One dropped ceiling in a room we closed and sealed off. The house got very humid and hot, and even with the windows open it was a bit uncomfortable. No toilet functions. Started cleanup the next day, but tarps came on only on Monday, thanks to neighbors. Road was cleared by cutting trees, leaving tops in our yard. Driveway was cleared. Went out on Monday for gas, supplies, and wife's medications by driving north about 50 miles.
    Tuesday: 2 more dropped ceilings, and mold beginning to form in carpets and ceilings, so decided to bug out to Columbus GA, as everything closer was taken. Will not return until power, sewage, water, and Internet returns. I have insurance, and they are helpful in relieving anxiety at the moment. Harness business will be down until I can return and resume work.

    Thanks for thinking of me!
     
  2. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear your OK. Bad to hear the troubles. All the best and prayers sent.
     
  3. camachinist

    camachinist Member

    Good to hear everyone is safe. Sounds like you had a good backup plan in place. Hopefully the insurance will get on top of stuff to preserve the integrity of the building and get things dried out.
     
  4. SkidMark

    SkidMark Active Member

    Great to hear you are ok. House can be fixed/replaced. You cant.
     
  5. BobV

    BobV Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you & SWMBO are OK.
    Everything else is just "stuff". o_O
     
  6. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    How did Pete fare?


    Mark
     
  7. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Stay safe Randy.
     
  8. jims6t6

    jims6t6 Well-Known Member

    Gld to hear you are safe.
     
  9. 70 StangMan

    70 StangMan Well-Known Member Donator

    Same here Randy....How did Pete make out ? Did he "Go Mobile " ?
     
  10. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Pete evacuated the day before (he lives in a pre-manufactured home), and he and his family is fine. His house suffered damage. Due to very poor wireless service everywhere, I've not had much comms with him. I believe he went back home a couple of days ago.
     
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  11. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for checking in. Hope all goes well with the rebuild.
     
  12. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Ditto! You know you can ask us if you need anything.
     
  13. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear that you and the family are safe Mid. Hopefully the clean up of your house will go smoothly. Also glad to hear that Pete and his family are good also.

    _____________________________
    Never argue with a Moron. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
     
  14. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear you are OK.
     
  15. Teebone

    Teebone Active Member

    That you survived is the best news.
     
  16. blue65coupe

    blue65coupe Well-Known Member

    Good to hear from you Mid.
     
  17. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Who wants to hear from the wifey? You'll get quite an earful....
     
  18. guruatbol

    guruatbol Always on vacation!

    Glad to hear you are safe, Randy.

    Prayers that you and Pete can get through this without huge issues!

    Mel

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
     
  19. FordDude

    FordDude Well-Known Dude Staff Member Moderator

    I pass

    fd
     
  20. gsxrken

    gsxrken Member

    Wow that’s a close call. Glad everyone’s safe!
     

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