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Subject: OT~~Stay safe and check in re. Hurricane Sandy!
Date Posted: 10/28/2012 8:20 AM ET
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I sometimes forget where everyone here is located.  So if you are in the path of this storm, stay safe!!  Check in to let us all know you're okay.  We are in the mountains expecting up to 2 feet of snow and blizzard conditions, but to be honest, that's just winter around here.  I hope everyone sails through this one!  

But...I am sort of looking forward to being forced to stay home for a couple of days! devil

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 9:03 AM ET
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Aha Vicky - looking forward to "snow days" huh? Well, you make sure your generator is all primed up and ready to go - just in case! wink

I second Vicky's sentiments about everyone staying safe and checking in with us!!!!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 9:05 AM ET
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Jeanne...snow days are the BEST!  I stand next to every kid in the county, pumping my fists and going YEAH when school is cancelled.  cheeky

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 9:09 AM ET
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I'd be doing that too! lol!

hro
Date Posted: 10/28/2012 9:34 AM ET
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Sending best wishes and prayers to those in the direct path of the storm!

Here in Ohio it's very cold, very windy, very dark....and we have three days with a 90% chance of rain. Blerg. sad  I have Monday and Tuesday off work, so I plan to fill the crockpot with soup and bake some bread.....and then spend the days tucked up with blankie, tea, and a pile of books!  (Unless we lose power, in which case I'll have go to my parents, who have a generator.)

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 9:44 AM ET
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Sounds good, hro - I would be doing the same thing except down here it will be in the mid 80's, sunshine and lows in the high 50's. This is why we live here!!! lol! It may be a bummer to put up with high temps for a few months but on the bright side, we don't get tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, mud slides, etc....(I hope). wink

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 9:59 AM ET
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Yeah Jeanne, but how to you handle the summer months? Been to AZ once in June and it was not pretty for those of us used to Seattle weather. Tons of rain yesterday, it looks a bit dryer today. Everyone stay safe and please check in.

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 10:46 AM ET
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Yes, everyone in the path of this storm please stay safe!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 12:08 PM ET
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Summer in AZ means you go out early to do outdoor things - or in the evenings- and the rest of the time you make use of a wonderful invention called AC!! I almost hate to admit this but I am really becoming acclimatized to the heat - it doesn't bother me nearly as much as it did the first year or two.surprise

Oh! and you discourage all out of town visitors from coming in the summer months. wink

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 1:18 PM ET
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Jeanne, problem is, that's what we thought we'd do, i.e. get up EARLY to take a walk. When it's 90 degrees at 5AM that's a problem. Early May is about as late as I can stand it down there.

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 1:36 PM ET
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June, July, August, and early Sept - hot!!!! It's a trade-off - just like I never did much in the cold climates during December, January , February and most of March. What I really like is not having to worry about whether my house is going to be blown off the planet by a tornado or hurricane - lived in those places too. And we get to see the kiddies in their actual Halloween costumes rather than having them hidden under winter jackets. lol!  I have friends who are planning their retirement soon and it looks like they will be heading your way, Cathy, because she can't handle the heat. Good, they can come down here for a change and we can go up there for summertime - that sounds like a good deal!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 4:09 PM ET
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Well, I have plenty of books, flashlights, and batteries, so I'm ready. Oh, yeah...water and canned food too. So as long as no trees fall on our house, we'll be fine...but it's likely that we'll lose power so you may not hear from me for a bit...but that doesn't mean that you can talk behind my back!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 6:15 PM ET
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We've been upgraded to a blizzard warning starting at noon tomorrow.  Plenty of food, gasoline, candles and books here as well!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 6:58 PM ET
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Stay warm and safe, Vicky!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 7:37 PM ET
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Well, there's a silver lining in it all. CNN is reporting that the storm is disrupting the presidential campaign. No politics for a few days? blushcheeky

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 5:31 AM ET
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Yes, stay safe everyone.  We are vacationing in Hilton Head, where we are having a beautiful week.  Home is southwestern PA - so far just wind and rain (kinda normal for this time of year).

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 8:26 AM ET
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Thanks Jeanne!  They're giving us numbers now: 33 inches of snow by tomorrow evening.  Yowza.

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 9:12 AM ET
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My daughter texted some photos of the flooding in downtown Portsmouth VA, so far! She has a book, her knitting and her dogs so she is all set in her 3rd floor apartment. My son's school has closed today on the MA coast and his phone and DVD player are charged up, ready to go (and yes he has food and a flashlight).  Everyplace in VT that can close early is scheduled to, and we will be applying all the lessons learned from Irene a year ago. My husband will be bringing things in from outside, and checking batteries before he leaves for work, so hopefully I can just curl up when I get home!

Stay safe, all!! Debbie

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 9:28 AM ET
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33 inches of snow, Vicky!!! Oh, I don't envy you. My SIL is in R.I. but it looks like they won't be in too bad a shape - I hope! Please, everybody who can stay home, do so and stay prepared.

Sheesh - I just read a book titled So Terrible a Storm - A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior by Curt Brown and with all these reports, the images of what I read just keep flashing through my mind - it was not pretty! So, all of you out there on the East Coast, hunker down and let us know how you are doing whenever you can!

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 10:00 AM ET
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Snuggle up and stay warm!  And Deb, you know we won't talk about you behind your back....we'll wait until you return and talk about you to your face....how wonderful you are, kind, smart, funny...we aren't stupid..we know you have a direct line to Santa!

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 10:38 AM ET
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Stay safe everyone, and please check in as you are able.

We have 2 generators, and I can't imagine not having one.There have been times we've run our house and the neighbors (by this I mean fridges and at least some electrical, usually TV's or AC's or heaters depending on the time off year.  One day I will have a fire place it is the only thing on my wish list this little house didn't have.

Vicky I love snow days too, but they get old come March.cheeky

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 10:49 AM ET
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Jerelyn, I am getting my husband a generator for Christmas.  During Hurricane Isaac, everyone else was running around getting gas for their generators and we didn't have one! We felt left out!

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 10:56 AM ET
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Vicky:  33 inches of snow sounds like a good old Minnesota super blizzard.  Stay safe warm and dry everyone!

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 12:39 PM ET
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Some interesting photos coming into CNN on their blog.

Date Posted: 10/29/2012 4:07 PM ET
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Flooding is the biggest concern so far in my area - southeastern PA. We're wet, but we're good. smiley

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