Back from Isaias break.

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  1. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    So the storm that nobody can pronounce ("Eye-ZAY-us?") knocked out or power at 2PM Tuesday.
    Just got it back at 4PM today - about 50 hours.
    Got lotsa reading done. :lol:

    Had to throw out everything in the fridge and go to a nearby town with power to by non-fridge edibles. I pointed out to the wife that the cost of what she threw out is probably comparable to a generator. So we'll have one of those next time (I fully expect spending money on a generator to karmicly cancel out any future storms).

    The wind and rain was insane. I swear to god I saw a cyclone of some kind - Stanbding on the porch watching nature , I heard a wind rise with a roar, then the trees across the street did a weird twisty thing, progressing down the block.

    Some of my neighbors need indoor hobbies. One guy across the street has been doing a full lawn care routine (mow, trim, blow) every other day for the last week or so. That's probably COVID cabin fever, but he upped it to daily for the last two days while the power was out.
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  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    yeah somebody was really reaching with that name. :rolleyes: Some pretentious overeducated pseudo intellectual took it to "eleven" with that name. Regardless the storm barely nicked Georgia and didn't get any traction until it started heading north. I heard on the news millions were without power - which really sucks in the summer when you need air conditioning! :whew:
  3. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I heard an honest to god professional weather channel anchor pronounce it "Eesa-eesa." :unsure:
  4. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    All the way back to the Old Testament? :unsure:

    Checked in with my NY peeps. Power anywhere from 50-100% down (some of it still not back up), lawn furniture ending up in the neighbors' yard. Just another hurricane season, except they keep starting earlier and earlier in the year.
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    We went for a walk around the neighborhood when it cleared up, checking out all the downed branches and listening to the general growl of generators. We're normally under the Newark airport landing pattern, and airliners are usually going straight east over the neighborhood, before they make a southerly turn to land at the airport's north-to-south (ish) runway (tho air traffic has been VERY reduced during COVID). Tuesday, we saw LOTS of airliners going over heading northeast. So I assume NWR, LaGuardia and Kennedy were blacked out and everyone from all over was being diverted to - Boston maybe?