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post #21 of 64
Well, we're in South Kendall in Miami, almost in Homestead, actually (last stop before you leave the mainland for the Keys).

So when it looked like Fay was going to hit the keys hard, we considered for a bit putting up the shutters. OK, shutters is a fancy name for wood boards, b/c our landlord is too cheap for real hurricane shutters.

But once Fay hit the keys, she slowed way down and so we didn't. And now we're sitting here listening to the rain and wind, but it's nothing major.

This is only our second hurricane season here, and last year was nothing, so we freaked out a little. By freaked out, I mean we bought water and a flashlight and considered shuttering the house. But then we realized we were overreacting, so we calmed down.

ETA: oh, yeah, the first and second days of school were cancelled. But it didn't affect us since we homeschool...
post #22 of 64
Yeah, we are inland so we are not too worried. With a Cat 1/2 a direct hit just means slightly heavier than usual rain. DH did trim some overhanging branches today.

Bummer for the kids who are starting school this week.
post #23 of 64
Eh, what's a little rain and wind? No preperations here, except moving my car out from under the poinciana tree to visitor parking. (Visitors don't get shade in my complex.) I find it really hard to get worked up over a little tropical storm. I am grateful for the 2 days off from work, and the kids are stoked at getting 2 more days of summer vacation.

I'll take Florida and hurricanes over tornados, earthquakes, and blizzards any day of the week.
post #24 of 64
Ok, well all of us central Floridians need to make a plan to crash the MDC members house that still has power!!! You guys are all welcome here with us, we have a generator and a deep freezer...How neat would it be to actually MEET other ap mama's here?!?! :
post #25 of 64
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I'm in Orlando. We already have supplies -- just ones we get at the beginning of the season so we don't have to think about it all season -- but I am so not worried at all.

I know Bob Opsal would LOVE it if the central florida region was devastated (the newscasters get so giddy it seems at any chance of a big story) but I feel it will be just some rain, little wind gusts.

DD is a charlie baby though -- we were without power for 9 days so there wasn't much else to do but... ya know...
We found a kitten after Charlie and named it...wait for it...Charlie. Hahahaha!! I was in Arcadia at the time...we got blitzed.
post #26 of 64
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Ok, well all of us central Floridians need to make a plan to crash the MDC members house that still has power!!! You guys are all welcome here with us, we have a generator and a deep freezer...How neat would it be to actually MEET other ap mama's here?!?! :
*coughs loudly*
post #27 of 64
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I wonder how many of you I have already met. Im terrible at remembering people's usernames. Mommy2abigail I think I met you a year or 2 ago at disney marketplace...
post #28 of 64
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Originally Posted by LauraN View Post
Well, we're in South Kendall in Miami, almost in Homestead, actually (last stop before you leave the mainland for the Keys).
I'm in Kendall, Land of Strip Malls, too!
post #29 of 64
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I wonder how many of you I have already met. Im terrible at remembering people's usernames. Mommy2abigail I think I met you a year or 2 ago at disney marketplace...
You are the one who originally told me about LLL meetings and gave me the info so I'm sure we have met!

I’ve probably met most of you moms already through LLL or other parenting things I do

ETA: work did not get cancelled for us today
post #30 of 64
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: I'm sorry but that just gave me this mental image of a hurricane just peeking around then scooting across the map as fast as it could get it! I think it should be a new smiley or something!
Yeah, the updates every five seconds are annoying, though.
: Him maybe? :

I srsly remember back in 92 waiting for Andrew to hit, we lived in Homestead (on the air force base even), and had evac'd to my moms in SW Georgia the morning before it hit. I'm sure some mama's here remember.. for a full 36hours before it hit there was NOTHING else to be found on tv There was a whole lot of that 'updateless updating' Cuz, seriously.. the storm covered half the damn Atlantic lol, how fast is something that big gonna move without a whole lot of notice?
post #31 of 64
I don't live in Florida anymore, but I remember how insane the stores would get. I learned my lesson and always had enough in my pantry to get me through about a week or two.
post #32 of 64
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I'm sure some mama's here remember.. for a full 36hours before it hit there was NOTHING else to be found on tv There was a whole lot of that 'updateless updating' Cuz, seriously.. the storm covered half the damn Atlantic lol, how fast is something that big gonna move without a whole lot of notice?
Exactly! Gotta watch out for those peninsula-sized sneak attacks! :

I remember Andrew too, as well as the 3 in a row we had in 2004. We were actually walking on the beach while one of the crews were doing their infernal live updates. Basically all they can tell you is, yep, gettin' closer - still not here yet - gettin' closer - still not here yet..... repeat until your brain melts. I mean, duh? If I wanted to know the storm wasn't here yet I would look out my window.
post #33 of 64
Does no one else look gleefully forward to the inevitable reporter in the yellow slicker being battered with rain and blown down the street while he yells into the camera "it is pretty windy and wet out here folks"?


It is the one thing I really miss being tv free now.
post #34 of 64
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Originally Posted by mama ganoush View Post
Does no one else look gleefully forward to the inevitable reporter in the yellow slicker being battered with rain and blown down the street while he yells into the camera "it is pretty windy and wet out here folks"?


It is the one thing I really miss being tv free now.
Oh yes, those moments make for great fun!
post #35 of 64
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I'm in Kendall, Land of Strip Malls, too!
Have we ever met? Do you homeschool? Would I have met you at any homeschool park days?

I love meeting people in Kendall... PM me if you want.

Well, Fay caused a drip in our living room. It's the darn landlord's fault--we had a stain on the ceiling for a week and they didn't do anything about it. Luckily we had the presence of mind to move the furniture out of the way. The last few days with all the rain, the paint started falling off. Grrr. They better fix it soon or they're in for it!

Did everyone else get through it OK?
post #36 of 64
I am in Brevard county and although I think there is a bit of over-reacting, I also think that in 2004, people under-reacted and Jeanne and Frances destroyed a lot of roofs and structures.

Our roof was basically ripped off, we had major mold and water damage. We had to live in an RV for two months, and thank goodness we were able to borrow that. I was also pregnant.

Although it didn't compare with Katrina victims, it was still very scary, things were uncertain, and expensive. Then, we were price-gouged to death with the blessing of the State of Florida, IMHO.

I am looking forward to when we can leave here. And yes, I know taht the grass is not always greener on the other side, but at least in Kentucky, where my family lives, the job situation is better, the cost of living is lower, and we at least have warning sirens for tornados. We have absolutely no warning system for tornados in Brevard County.

Florida is a nice place to visit, though.
post #37 of 64
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Originally Posted by LauraN View Post
Have we ever met? Do you homeschool? Would I have met you at any homeschool park days?

I don't know if we've ever met. I don't homeschool, and we will be trying out the local public school for the first time this year. :
post #38 of 64
so far today we have had a great time in the pool, the sun just came out and NOT ONE DROP OF RAIN!

and they said it was comin' right at us (Tampa/St. Pete area) good grief.
post #39 of 64
Fay was pretty easy. We're in Key West. My biggest worry was losing power, because we ALWAYS lose power. That, and flooding. KW was hit really hard 3 yrs ago, but we weren't down here then.

Things went off without a hitch. No real damage.
post #40 of 64
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so far today we have had a great time in the pool, the sun just came out and NOT ONE DROP OF RAIN!

and they said it was comin' right at us (Tampa/St. Pete area) good grief.
Hey, I'm by you too...and NOTHING! Sigh. Though, it's cloudy and a good time to go out for a walk as it's nice out....only 82 right now!
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