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ttystikk

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1/3 of the US believes the election was stolen. That Antifa stormed the capital. That Covid is a myth.

what can we expect from such a batch of imbeciles?
For them to continue to run true to form, of course.

 

ttystikk

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we can expect them to continue trying to live like things are the way they used to be...they're not, and they may never be that way again.
in reality, things haven't been "the way they used to be" since the 1950s...we've been fucking things up for a long time...bill's are coming due.
So what exactly did you used to like to argue with me about, again?
 

Roger A. Shrubber

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All in all, this is not too bad. It looks like most houses are still standing.

not too bad is subjective...a lot of those houses may have to be condemned if the footings were damaged, and they look like almost all of them need serious repairs, but it is better than a pile of broken boards and splinters...
 

injinji

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not too bad is subjective...a lot of those houses may have to be condemned if the footings were damaged, and they look like almost all of them need serious repairs, but it is better than a pile of broken boards and splinters...
My frame of reference is the 20 foot storm surge from Micheal at Mexico Beach. Storm surge is the big killer along the coast. From the looks of it, maybe not too many folks were washed out to sea with Ida.

 

Roger A. Shrubber

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My frame of reference is the 20 foot storm surge from Micheal at Mexico Beach. Storm surge is the big killer along the coast. From the looks of it, maybe not too many folks were washed out to sea with Ida.

no, you're right, it could be a lot worse, i'm just a natural pessimist, the glasss is not only half empty, that milk is spoiled and will give you botulism....
 

injinji

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no, you're right, it could be a lot worse, i'm just a natural pessimist, the glasss is not only half empty, that milk is spoiled and will give you botulism....
You are right that most of those houses are toast. But it looks like it was mostly wind damage. Ida storm surge was 12-16 foot the best I can find. Most of the houses were higher than that.

Everyday there is more footage.

 

injinji

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Last night walking back from the riverhouse I was thinking about the first time making that trip after Micheal. It was the next day after the storm, and I had to walk way out in my neighbor's fields to get around trees down in the road. Took 2-3 hours to go and come back a little over a mile.

For those not in the flooded areas, yesterday was spent cooking what was in the fridge. The food in the freezer should be good for a couple more days if you keep the door closed. We had National Guard and lots of LEO's from around the country come to help. I can't really remember when they got here. I know the first 2-3 days we were just trying to chainsaw our way off the farm, check on all the houses and barns and what not. From then on it was chasing ice, water and gas. We went 13 days before the lights came back on.

But it was later in the year, so really nice for the first week. It's got to be a bitch in LA with no AC.
 

Roger A. Shrubber

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You are right that most of those houses are toast. But it looks like it was mostly wind damage. Ida storm surge was 12-16 foot the best I can find. Most of the houses were higher than that.

Everyday there is more footage.

i'm sort of disappointed...they flew a drone over all of those roofless houses, and i didn't see one grow room...something wrong with that community......
 

injinji

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i'm sort of disappointed...they flew a drone over all of those roofless houses, and i didn't see one grow room...something wrong with that community......
I was looking for the same thing. You know some of them are growing.

When I was still writing I worked on a story with two brothers growing for the mob in south Florida and their house get it's roof taken off by a hurricane, exposing their grow op. They owed the mob money and now they were going to get busted for growing. They were looting a REI store for food, and saw a sign about the Florida Trail. So they stole hiking gear and hid out on the trail. I took it a few chapters but never really found the hook.
 

injinji

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I miss Larry...
I've missed you to. Are you on the road working?

Sorry, I thought everyone knew. Larry is stuck in my work computer and I'm not working. Well, one day a week, but it's hard to find free time to RIU at the office. The couple we hired to replace me for weekends are around a lot, and I don't want them to know my business.

Anyway, I've been using this old toe sock that I found in the back of the drawer.
 
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