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This again.

Ugh. September 11 falls on a weekday again this year. I don’t usually post on the anniversary — I’ve already said everything I wanted to say about it. On the other hand, it feels wrong to post about silly things on this day, so I just give it a miss.

Don’t mean to be a drama queen, though. Feel free to talk about Irma or your weekend or whatever in the comments.

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Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 11, 2017, 9:10 pm

Anybody hear from xul’s fedora? He stayed in Miami in his house with his elderly disabled mom. His house was concrete and on high ground so he felt safe. Sure his power is out but surprised he doesnt have a generator to charge that phone and give us a shout out.

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 11, 2017, 10:38 pm

I wrote down Timbo’s Family, the Fritz, Xul’s fedora and Mom, Old Fert, Uncle Al, Bob’s Sister, and Davem123.

 


Comment from Bob
Time: September 11, 2017, 11:59 pm

My sister reports she is ok. A tree that she may share responsibility for has crushed her neighbor’s car. The good news is that it missed her house.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: September 12, 2017, 12:00 am

Sweas, you are under no obligation one way or the other. This is your blog, for one thing, even if that First Amendment thingy stops at the US shore.

I realize that there will always be people complaining in blog comments about the free ice cream, and angrily challenging the blog host(ess) for not writing about what the commenter demands be written about.

 


Comment from OldFert
Time: September 12, 2017, 12:21 am

We’re doing fine here in Fertville.
The borrow ditches and our backyard swale started to fill, then about noon today the steady rain and wind eased off. Still a gust or two (nothing serious) and some rain, but it’s supposed to be gone by tomorrow.
We’re in coastal Georgia about 40 miles sw from Savannah. They’ve had it a bit worse up in their neck of the woods and out toward Tybee Island, but still minor compared to a direct hit.
There’s a number of counties that have declared curfews, and I just found out ours did as well.
This is an update from the Ferret County Emergency Management Agency: There are still approximately 27,000 customers without power. Crews are working to restore it as soon as possible. Several roadways are blocked with trees and power lines. A county-wide curfew will go into effect at 8:00 PM this evening and lasts until 7:00 AM tomorrow.

So, time to make coffee and kick back and listen to Ferrante and Teicher on Pandora.

September 11th will be a wound for a long time yet to come.

I hope all you other Weaselians are doing OK. God bless you all.

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 12, 2017, 2:12 am

Reports indicate that Irma swerved west, up the other side of Florida, and had weakened a lot passing over Cuba – down to Cat 3 or even Cat 2. Which is still serious, but not disastrous.

Our friends in eastern Florida should be OK.

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 12, 2017, 2:58 am

@OldFert—Re: borrow ditches. I am ashamed to tell you how old I was before I figured out that bar ditches were “borrow ditches.” Somewhat related: when I was learning to drive, my Father told me to keep the car between the bar ditches.

 


Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: September 12, 2017, 3:34 am

Hey y’all! I’m okay, the power went out here at 9:20pm on Saturday night and the hurricane didn’t clear out until very late on Sunday night. I had cell and Internet service go out a few hours later and didn’t get it back up until Monday late afternoon. Couldn’t get the bloody generator started. My neighbors across the street got their power back this afternoon and were kind enough to let me come over and charge my phone and use their freezer for some frozen meat I had. My deep freeze was a real champ and kept everything pretty frozen all this time and stuff was just starting to thaw. (BTW, I’m a lady. 😉 And mom is okay but really pissed about not having power back yet.)

 


Comment from OldFert
Time: September 12, 2017, 4:02 am

@Deborah HH. I guess I hung around some guys on road crews too often. I call ’em bar ditches and barrow ditches, too. It just seemed a Weasel post should be more, uh, formal, kinda, I guess.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 12, 2017, 7:48 am

I had to be forced to stop calling it “bob wire”.

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 12, 2017, 8:53 am

Glad to hear fellow minions are still above water. The BBC here is gleefully portraying it as Armageddon and, ‘all Trump’s fault ‘cos… uh, Global Warming.’

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: September 12, 2017, 12:24 pm

Yo DP pals, I’m alive! Irma (Erma,Urma) tracked west and spared Palm Beach County the brunt of CAT 2/3 mayhem. 70% of the county is without power and we have a lot of tree damage but all in all we dodged a bullet over here. I lost my 50′ ficus tree (which was pretty much guaranteed to go as they have crappy root systems) but it missed the house! Hurricane Jose seems to be tracking away from the US so I guess I start taking down shutters today. Glad to hear all of Sweasel’s other FL friends are ok too.

 


Comment from Janna
Time: September 12, 2017, 2:35 pm

Wait…..it’s not ‘bob wire’?

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 12, 2017, 2:57 pm

Somebody up there’s been looking kindly on me and mine. My home is in Venice FL in Sarasota county on the Gulf, and my 97 year old mother lives there next door to my sister and BIL. They opted to stay and ride it out, my wife and I drove across FL to stay with friends in Port St. Lucie.

We’re all just fine, and all personally affecting damage is on the west coast property and is pretty much vegetation only, which is of course nothing to worry about when compared to the poor souls VERY NEAR BY who got well and truly crunched. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 12, 2017, 3:33 pm

Janna and Sweasy – it is TOO bob-wire. Who’s language is this anyway?
Sweasy – which do they want you to use, “barb wire”, or “barbed wire”?

Just go head and type “bob wire” in a google search and see what images come up, I dares em.

and glad to hear everybody is ho-kay from “Oyma”

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: September 12, 2017, 4:11 pm

There was a possibility, early on, that Irma might come up the Gulf and hit Mobile — that was one of the spaghetti-strand models from the Nat’l Weather Service. And Mobile is only about 100 miles from me. If the storm looked like wobbling even farther west than that, I was ready to pile the cats into my car and head up to Shreveport. Thankfully it didn’t come here, and wasn’t worse than it has been.

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: September 12, 2017, 5:39 pm

The Purgatoire River in Colorado is generally known as the Picketwire.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 12, 2017, 7:20 pm

Sorry, “bob wire” is wrong.
Correct pronunciation is “bahbwahr” (single unstressed word).

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 12, 2017, 7:48 pm

Well I want to know when they’re gonna return all the dirt they borrowed from the ditches.

Never I bet, all part of that ditch ceiling they keep raising in Congress.

 


Comment from Davem123
Time: September 13, 2017, 12:54 am

FYI our Irma evacuation ended up with us in coastal SC, just south of Myrtle Beach.
Most people associate this place with fleeing FROM hurricanes, but I saw that Irma seemed to be moving west instead of up the Atlantic coast. I’m glad we chose well, a lot of folks ran away right into the path of the damn thing.
Now we’re just waiting for our county Emergency Management Agency people back in Georgia to decide when to let us return. I wish they’d hurry up.

 


Comment from Niña
Time: September 13, 2017, 5:42 pm

I’m glad to read that all the hurricaners seem to be safe!

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 13, 2017, 6:07 pm

My friends in Hernando Co got their power back today around noon. Now, their are did well in that by the time Irma came blasting thru, it was Cat 1/TS.

 

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