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I retrofitted my house for 130 MPH winds, including a partial wrap around CB wall, so the boys and I will shelter in place. No need for a needless evacuee to clog the roads.

Depending on where Irma goes, I may move the Barth up the driveway away from the tree line. Enough rain and all the vehicles go up the drive, as the low point in my yard is one leg of the driveway.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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I hope all went went...when you get power sure would like to hear from you!!!! Bless!
 
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Didn't go all that well - never had water in the house before, but had 5'!

Got the minivan and Barth up the drive, but the chevy van was trapped. I watched radar until 4 AM, and the river wasn't even up into the yard, after a slow crawl. Plan was to hook up the cargo trailer around 7, and pull up the drive. At 7 AM, the dogs woke me up; there were 2 " of water in the bedroom (downstairs). Got the dogs up to the Barth, and the emergency totes up into the woods. By the time I retrieved the last tote, water in the house was knee-deep.

I had filled the Barth water tank, but found I have a leak somewhere, and discovered it after turning the pump on - soaked the carpet in the BR. Still haven't located the leak. So the boys and I are living on water jugs and sponge baths.

After a week of having to drive out to the highway to make a cell phone (Sprint/Consumer Cellular) call (no bars here), I switched to today to Verizon - 3 bars and the wi-fi hotspot is 4G. Sprint's hotspot was spotty and dialup speed.

Anyway, we're safe, and compared to many, many people, living in luxury with satellite, A/C (generator), Internet, and food.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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I haven't been on the site for sometime and the first thing I read was your latest post of life after Irma. So glad you made it but with some losses. We will keep you in our prayers.


JKB

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Long way to come but your always welcome in front of the house, have a long 30 amp cord waiting for you. Come to the harbor and we can do the same, 50 amp if need be.


I was taught to respect my elders but it is getting harder to find them!
 
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Thanks for the offer! I have to stay nearby for the insurance adjusters...


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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Rusty, I'm so sorry about what you are going through. I was in Punta Gorda Sunday and Monday rescuing a Barth. That city was spared much damage. It sounds like your house may not be livable for some time--will keep you in my prayers.
Jim


Jim and TereJim and Tere

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Sorry to hear that news Rusty. I hope everything works out as well as possible.


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Thanks everyone!

Remediation gut was here today (a benefit of having owned an insurance agency is to know who to call...and get prompt response).

Flood insurance adjuster comes tomorrow. Vehicles adjuster Friday when he can get his car in.

Plugged in at a neighbor's glad the generator is silent.

I've lost ground on repairs - most of the work that was needed was done before Irma - but now low beam headlights don't work (may have disturbed a wire, dash vent blower doesn't work, and the Atwood A/C with a "Dryer" mode, didn't, and there's light mildew.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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Originally posted by Quinn:
Sorry to hear that news Rusty. I hope everything works out as well as possible.


I do too -- one step at a time -- SO MANY challenges.

I've had a number of job offers to be a storm trooper, for Harvey and Irma damage. But, never liked storm duty when I was younger. not about to do it now.
 
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