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Blog entry by dbhost posted 07-01-2010 04:53 PM 636 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After doing some review of shops and members, it looks like we might have some Lumberjocks that may have been in the way of Hurricane Alex. Just know that your fellow LJs are here, and at least some of us know the feeling all too well. Let us know how you are doing, and if there is anything we can do to help the area recover from the storm.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 08:26 PM

Only thing that we had here was rain and a bit more rain. I was up off and on all night checking that there was no flooding form my atrium. Real sleepy today but they closed work until Monday so I ended up with a nice mini-vacation. The only real cleanup I have to do is the mess I made with my Evapo-Rust that leaked out of the zip lock bag I was trying to clean up stuff in.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 07-02-2010 03:57 AM

You never mentioned, did you all get much rain from Alex? Not that fast but sure was a big storm.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 07-02-2010 05:37 AM

Not until after I posted this… We got whacked this afternoon / evening. I had an empty flower pot (waiting for flowers) in front of garage, complete with drain holes, a 10 gallon pot, no soil, filled with water… My street flooded but it never came past my curb…. Looks like we are in store for quite a bit more tomorrow too….

Not much wind though. I got hit a LOT harder by Rita back in ‘05…. And I am still picking up the pieces Ike blew around…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 07-02-2010 05:47 AM

We seriously missed the worst of it. This time we didn’t even lose power. There is some flooding here but pretty much in the colonias without drainage. There were a couple big bands that went through and dumped maybe 6 inches here at my house and then we were in a gap between the bands as it spun in and only had a few sprinkles after that. Even when Dolly came in year before last we really got of easy.

The only bad thing is that dodging the bullet twice in a row will make people complacent and it will be really bad when we get whacked with a serious one.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 07-02-2010 03:47 PM

No doubt about that! Not sure what is worse, complacency, or the panic that the guys well out of the evacuation zones were showing when Rita came… I should have kept my butt home and rode it out, but I am in a mandatory evacuation zone… I HATED being cramped in the cab of my then mini pickup with a 110LB dog double clutching for 9 hours because guys in downtown Houston were trying to get out…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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