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Old 10-31-2012, 02:43 PM   #15
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Hopefully our resident New Yorker and photographer Jon Vermilye will check in soon.
I made out OK. I'm in upstate NY, on the shore of Lake Ontario (about 250' away). My weather station clocked the highest wind burst at 45MPH, while one of the Nuke plants 11 miles away hit around 55MPH.

I did have an Ash tree go down (actually, my neighbor's) but it missed the house (and trailer). Spent the last two afternoons cutting it up & stacking it for firewood.

It is going to be a different winter - I've heated my house with wood since 1976, but since firewood is now more expensive than natural gas, I'm seeing what it is like not to haul an armload of wood from the basement to the stove every day. So far, I like it! It is also practice for next winter which I hope to spend in the southwest.

Of course, now I have a pile of wood that needs splitting & hauling...
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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Glad to hear your fine Jon. Enjoy the new heating mod!!

Norm I have to say your comments re lack of respect for government is a little funny coming from someone who has indicated they were a politician.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:26 PM   #17
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Glad to hear your fine Jon. Enjoy the new heating mod!!

Norm I have to say your comments re lack of respect for government is a little funny coming from someone who has indicated they were a politician.

Norm would make a terrible politician, he's too honest!
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #18
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Carol,

My political mentor said that it was a problem that I wore my heart on my sleeve. Regardless I was elected three times and always won by about a 3 to 1 margin.

I think my small business background helped. In three years during a time of relatively high inflation I never raised taxes and generally improved the community.

Unlike many politicians I knew and know, my simple goal was to do the best I could and not simply to get re-elected and hold power.

After 6 years I decided I had enough of politics. Ginny and I sold our home in CT and moved to a quieter life at our NH summer/beach place.

Little did I know that this vast down sizing, 3.600 square foot home to a 600 square foot cottage would be a precursor to a 92 square foot trailer.

I will say I liked being able to do positive things for our community though politics was not as much fun as cooking in a soup kitchen or sleeping in a shelter. Life has been fun and most importantly instructive.

As to trust of government, my government was small our national governement has grown very large. A vigilant citizenship is very important in a democracy. The unfortunate part of government, government agencies and politicians in general is that justification of their existenance can become more important than simply doing a the job.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:09 PM   #19
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Little did I know that this vast down sizing, 3.600 square foot home to a 600 square foot cottage would be a precursor to a 92 foot trailer.
That is a LONG trailer!

Oh! did you mean a 92 square foot trailer?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:41 PM   #20
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Thanks David fixed it.

When we decided to become RVers we were given the Long, Long Trailer, almost mockingly. Of course collecting rocks became a hobby.

Going into our 12th year we couldn't be happier. Only 3 1/2 weeks before we hit the road.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:01 PM   #21
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Thought this site was apolitical. Norm types and i hear Mitt's voice.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:42 PM   #22
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Glad to hear that Jon and Norm and Ginny are in good shape. Have yet to hear from Alf. There are still millions of people without power. Hope Alf's power is out and that is all. Although it is difficult to imagine Alf without power! Hope he checks in soon. The devastation they are showing is truly catastrophic.
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Hi: Cathy... Thanks for your concern. We never lost power, tho I mean't to hire someone to trim the tree branches over the wires!!!
Living on the N.S. of the Great Lakes has some benefits. Storms from the US. usually peter out by the time they make the trek north and cross the lakes...and Sandy did too!!!
My concern goes out to all who suffered loss and my prayers to the family of the Lineman who was electrocuted in Sarnia Ont.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:38 AM   #24
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We lost power for 6-8 hours overnight. Somewhere in the wee hours of the morning I slipped out to my truck to catch the weather and news. The clouds were moving quickly, almost like time lapse photography. It was erie, and not like lake erie.

Although our power was out I could see that the power was on less than a 1000 feet away on the other side of the river. Many years ago our neighbourhood was devistated by Hurricane Hazel. Hurricane Hazel . I was expecting something similar, I listened to the weatherman who for for the first time in my life actually said, we don't know what is going to happen because we have never seen these combination of weather events before.

We fared well here in Toronto. Aside from the power outage, the Chinese Elm next door did not fall down onto either of my trailers and the water did not rush through my front door. I wish I could say the same for my American friends.
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This thread is for people to check in and report their damages or lack thereof.

ANY ADDITIONAL POLITICAL COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED, regardless of who posts them, of for which "side".

There is just no point in arguing about politics - even related to storm warnings or response - on this forum. Period.

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Roy and Alf **Happy** to hear you two were not to badly impacted.

waving to you from the BC west coast where Mother Nature is continuing to show how unpredictable she can be in regards to where & when she decides to throw a rock and roll party.
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Alf, glad you are fine and that it petered out up there!
I remember Sarnia fondly and was sorry to hear about the lineman.

Mary and Bob, hope your daughter's situation is better. Looks really awful there.

Good for you, Roy and jack, that you did not have too much to deal with. I thought people seemed to be better prepared for this one. I guess you get used to this kind of thing coming around.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #28
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Thanks Cathy, but she still has no power, so no stove, heat, lights etc but she's tough and a camper, she says it's not to cold there yet, keeping our fingers crossed that it gets restored, she says she hasn't seen a power truck yet but knows their busy elsewhere.
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