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Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - Steve Davis - 08-23-2011 12:03 AM
I sure hope Exray is doing OK.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - Ron Ramirez - 08-23-2011 12:20 AM
I hope so, too.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - exray - 08-24-2011 12:51 AM
I'm here, we're ok. Minimal damage here in Vieques. There's a CHANCE that we might see lights and water tomorrow. I'm on battery right now
Thanks for thinking about us.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - Ron Ramirez - 08-24-2011 01:09 AM
Thanks for checking in, Bill! Glad you and yours are OK.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - exray - 08-25-2011 12:48 AM
Alive and kicking. We got water service restored today and even a bit of power this evening. Voltage is very low (~70v) so we can't save much food from the freezers that are in meltdown mode but the laptop charger works and most of the CFLs are working fine so we can see our way around the house.
Ooops. power just went off again while I was typing.
EDIT - after that blip the power came back on like normal. I think we are over the hump now.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - exray - 08-26-2011 03:15 AM
Good luck to you guys on the upper east coast. Its going to be a doozy for some folks up there.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - Ron Ramirez - 08-26-2011 03:27 AM
Yes, it sounds like it. I am glad I took my NY trip two weeks ago.
I am also glad to hear things are improving for you down there, Bill.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - TA Forbes - 08-27-2011 08:54 PM
Not too bad here in NC, but I am near Raleigh. Down east and the coast got whacked.
Lots of wind/rain here, still at nearly 1600 this afternoon. Power was out from 0230 until 0630, then off and on again throughout the day. On now.....
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - Ron Ramirez - 08-27-2011 09:17 PM
Glad you're OK too, Tom.
Now, how about some of the folks in/near NYC? Codefox? Pete/AI2V? And others I am forgetting (unintentionally) right now? I know the old girl hasn't reached there yet, but she's on her way...
And anyone else in Irene's path? Our thoughts are with all of you.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - codefox1 - 08-28-2011 02:14 AM
Waiting for morning on Long Island New York. Got a real old senior citizen Oak Tree net to my bedroom that has challenged to outlive me. We shall see. If I am conductng business as usual (senile_tubic_malpractice) by Monday, the tree lost.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - TA Forbes - 08-28-2011 05:02 AM
You might consider hedging your bets vs the tree by placing (or have someone place) an antenna at the top of the tree. From personal experience I can attest to the attraction lightning has for such devices.
(note) Do not recommend running a connection from the antenna into your house. This would dramatically increase the tree's probability of winning the bet.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - codefox1 - 08-28-2011 05:49 PM
It's a stalemate, the tree shed a few twigs and minor branches, and a few more grey hairs fell out of my head, and we're good to go until the next battle. The squirrels and birds who live in the tree are not rooting for me. As for an antenna up top, agreed, arsenic is quicker. There's always the kite.
Re: Hurricane Hits Puerto Rico - TA Forbes - 08-29-2011 02:10 AM