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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 08-28-2012 11:56 PM 1575 views 0 times favorited 68 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2012 11:56 PM

Well, guys, here’s a report from the front…..

Isaac is moving over the southern tip of Louisiana right now. I’m about 50 miles north in the New Orleans suburbs, and winds are steady at about 45mph now, getting stronger all the time.

The lights have blinked twice, so I may not be around for a while. Once power goes out, it’s going to be at least a couple of days before we get it back.

Whitecaps in the pool…... :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 11:58 PM

Best wishes my friend.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 12:01 AM

Keep the tools dry.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 12:04 AM

Good luck to you Charlie….... batten down the hatches and make like a tree and leaf !!! :)
Keep us posted when you can…............

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 12:07 AM

Keep Safe and Dry if you can.
I’ll send some of my prayers your way.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 12:09 AM

I live about 5 minutes from Charlie – so I might also be out a couple of days. This storm is so strange to me, as a Police Officer it was always mandatory that I report to work for the Hurricanes – first time in 32 years that I won’t have to worry about going to work – just look after MY family. See you all when i see you all.

Keep your head down Charlie – the pumps are actually manned THIS TIME!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 12:10 AM

be safe and good luck to you and yours
update us when you can

take care

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 12:12 AM

same to you Cajun

take care

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 12:12 AM

Good luck fellas!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 12:15 AM

Hang in there, all will be well as we will it.

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 12:21 AM

Take Care Charlie, we’re all thinking of you.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#11 posted 08-29-2012 12:22 AM

Be careful and stay safe Charlie, as well as all in the area. No bodysurfing.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#12 posted 08-29-2012 12:23 AM

For all of those living in the path of Isaac, good luck and I wish you the best. Our prayers are with you – hang in there!

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#13 posted 08-29-2012 01:03 AM

Hope all goes well for both of you and your families. Be looking forward to hearing your “after” report

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#14 posted 08-29-2012 01:07 AM

i say strap yourself to the heaviest piece of equipment you have , put on a snorkel and some flippers and hold on for your lives…if we need to, we will build an ark to come in and get , all of ya…so round up your cats, dogs, snakes, alligators, whatever you have for live stock and send up a flair if ya need us…......

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 08-29-2012 01:15 AM

My wife and I will pray that you weather this storm and come out safe and sound and with out a scratch!


-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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