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Old 10-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #61
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Well, central MA seems to have missed the brunt of the frankenstorm, although it looks like the eastern part of the state has lots of folks with no power. Nothing to compare to the pics coming out of NY/NJ.
Central PA for the most part seems to have also escaped the worst of it.... even though the center of the storm literally passed over my apartment.


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Can I just say I am loving the thread title. Its beautiful.

Thanks! I thought it was oddly appropriate since we seem to be getting more and more ex-singles in the Singles Social Club.




Oh.... and get this... I just heard that Disney has bought Lucasfilm.... Including the Star Wars Franchise..... ***?!?
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Hi all. I just wanted to check in. The storm really hit CT pretty bad. We lost power around 430pm yesterday. My town is almost 100% dark. DS and I are fine.I actually feel pretty lucky after seeing the pictures from NJ and NYC. Hope everyone stays safe.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #63
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Oh, hi, there! Been a long time since I've lurked in here. I've been quite busy after my trip to the World, what with work and, most importantly, working on my assignments since I went back to school. Serving any White Russians (or "Caucasians") here and who's gonna pick up the tab?
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Glad to hear that many have fared pretty well with the storm. I hope the same is true for our other friends along the East Coast. Even with Cleveland only in the outter bands of the storm, we took a pretty nasty blow last night, especially along the Lake Erie shore line. We had 50+ mph sustained winds from about 8:00 pm last night until late morning, gusts approaching 65 mph. To make matters worse, we've had about 5 days of hard rain, which caused the local rivers to crest. The wind and saturated ground took it's toll on a number of trees. In my one square mile development along the lake, I counted about 20 large trees down. Three of my four neighbors lost massive trees, taking out power lines and damaging houses (one pretty badly). Luckily, everyone is safe and sound. My house escaped without harm. Unfortunately, much of the area is without power (125,000 in greater Cleveland last I heard), myself included. The power company is telling me power should be restored sometime over the weekend. The stores that have power have sold out of every flashlight, generator and battery - you'd think it was the end of times. I've spent most of the day cleaning up debris, saving boats, helping a neighbor trying to restore electrical service to his house (a tree fell on wires and ripped the meter box right off the side of his house), and helping another neighbor pump ~4 feet of water from his basement. I now managed to find a Panera that has power, which is where I am checking in from now and grabbing a bite for dinner. Will tackle a little bit of work, but heading home for bed soon, as I didn't really sleep last night.

Here's a picture from the local news showing the inbound shoreway (I90) just east of Cleveland. I witnessed similiar scenes near my local breakwall, and have some really good pics and video which I will try to post once I get power back and can upload pics.



If you didn't know any better, you'd think you were looking at the center of the storm making landfall. They actually had to close I90 due to the massive waves crashing over both sides of the road, flinging rocks and logs onto the highway. I can only imagine what it was like along the Jersey Shore. Prayers out to all those effected by this monster. Stay safe.
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So sorry to see/hear about those affected by the storm, I know it is not fun right now without power and with things a wreck. I hope it all returns to normal soon. Very scary storm, glad most everyone is checking in in good spirits, I know it cannot be fun to go through....
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I love to cruise. Doing a non-Disney (Carnival) over T-giving break with a bunch of family (a sort of reunion thing), then DD and I go on a quickie 3 nighter on the Disney Dream over our spring break in March (after 5 nights at WDW of course)! I am excited for being with extended family on Carnival, but even more excited for March and the Dream with my girlie-pop...

Should mention, March 14-17 for the cruise if anyone wants to join. I could do some kids club nights to have some free time without the cutie!
March 14 is my birthday. . .maybe Tony and I should do this cruise for me. . .lol.

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Its fun to have your entire vacation wrapped up in one place. . .

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Central PA for the most part seems to have also escaped the worst of it.... even though the center of the storm literally passed over my apartment.

Oh.... and get this... I just heard that Disney has bought Lucasfilm.... Including the Star Wars Franchise..... ***?!?
Glad you are safe, and OMFG, that is awesome.

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Hi all. I just wanted to check in. The storm really hit CT pretty bad. We lost power around 430pm yesterday. My town is almost 100% dark. DS and I are fine.I actually feel pretty lucky after seeing the pictures from NJ and NYC. Hope everyone stays safe.
Glad to hear you are safe.

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Glad to hear that many have fared pretty well with the storm. I hope the same is true for our other friends along the East Coast. Even with Cleveland only in the outter bands of the storm, we took a pretty nasty blow last night, especially along the Lake Erie shore line. We had 50+ mph sustained winds from about 8:00 pm last night until late morning, gusts approaching 65 mph. To make matters worse, we've had about 5 days of hard rain, which caused the local rivers to crest. The wind and saturated ground took it's toll on a number of trees. In my one square mile development along the lake, I counted about 20 large trees down. Three of my four neighbors lost massive trees, taking out power lines and damaging houses (one pretty badly). Luckily, everyone is safe and sound. My house escaped without harm. Unfortunately, much of the area is without power (125,000 in greater Cleveland last I heard), myself included. The power company is telling me power should be restored sometime over the weekend. The stores that have power have sold out of every flashlight, generator and battery - you'd think it was the end of times. I've spent most of the day cleaning up debris, saving boats, helping a neighbor trying to restore electrical service to his house (a tree fell on wires and ripped the meter box right off the side of his house), and helping another neighbor pump ~4 feet of water from his basement. I now managed to find a Panera that has power, which is where I am checking in from now and grabbing a bite for dinner. Will tackle a little bit of work, but heading home for bed soon, as I didn't really sleep last night.

Here's a picture from the local news showing the inbound shoreway (I90) just east of Cleveland. I witnessed similiar scenes near my local breakwall, and have some really good pics and video which I will try to post once I get power back and can upload pics.



If you didn't know any better, you'd think you were looking at the center of the storm making landfall. They actually had to close I90 due to the massive waves crashing over both sides of the road, flinging rocks and logs onto the highway. I can only imagine what it was like along the Jersey Shore. Prayers out to all those effected by this monster. Stay safe.
That picture looks wicked. I am just happy to know that everyone is safe. A few people from the east have not checked in recently so will keep them in my prayers. Stay safe everyone.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:02 AM   #67
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I've managed to make it into work this morning where my plant has been running on backup generators. I live just north of Philly in Bucks County, and our area was slammed in many places. There are not many flooding issues, but the wind damage is crazy. Thankfully I only suffered minor property damage from what I can tell (fence and siding damage), and my parents house looks to be OK. But there are hundreds of trees down, with cars and houses crushed. A metal traffic light just up the street from me was ripped in half from the wind. Still no power in the area, and we lost most cell towers by yesterday morning, so cell service is spotty at best. Don't know how long power will be out, but hopefully things will start getting back to normal by this weekend. All in all I made it through relatively unscathed, but there are many in my area that didn't do so well.
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Good news here I got my power back on this morning.It was a very scary storm.
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I've managed to make it into work this morning where my plant has been running on backup generators. I live just north of Philly in Bucks County, and our area was slammed in many places. There are not many flooding issues, but the wind damage is crazy. Thankfully I only suffered minor property damage from what I can tell (fence and siding damage), and my parents house looks to be OK. But there are hundreds of trees down, with cars and houses crushed. A metal traffic light just up the street from me was ripped in half from the wind. Still no power in the area, and we lost most cell towers by yesterday morning, so cell service is spotty at best. Don't know how long power will be out, but hopefully things will start getting back to normal by this weekend. All in all I made it through relatively unscathed, but there are many in my area that didn't do so well.
Hang in there power is coming back on in the burbs where I live.
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It's good to hear that so far everyone has weathered Sandy fairly okay. Those pictures look scary!

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Okay, if we all have a desire to cruise, what month or time of year is good. I would be happy to organize.
I know it's a ways off but there's a 2 night weekend cruise sailing out of Miami on October 25, 2013. I'm thinking that would be fairly convenient for everyone schedule and budget wise. Thoughts? Too short? Too far away?
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Hi all. I just wanted to check in. The storm really hit CT pretty bad. We lost power around 430pm yesterday. My town is almost 100% dark. DS and I are fine.I actually feel pretty lucky after seeing the pictures from NJ and NYC. Hope everyone stays safe.
Glad to hear you are ok.

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Glad to hear that many have fared pretty well with the storm. I hope the same is true for our other friends along the East Coast. Even with Cleveland only in the outter bands of the storm, we took a pretty nasty blow last night, especially along the Lake Erie shore line. We had 50+ mph sustained winds from about 8:00 pm last night until late morning, gusts approaching 65 mph. To make matters worse, we've had about 5 days of hard rain, which caused the local rivers to crest. The wind and saturated ground took it's toll on a number of trees. In my one square mile development along the lake, I counted about 20 large trees down. Three of my four neighbors lost massive trees, taking out power lines and damaging houses (one pretty badly). Luckily, everyone is safe and sound. My house escaped without harm. Unfortunately, much of the area is without power (125,000 in greater Cleveland last I heard), myself included. The power company is telling me power should be restored sometime over the weekend. The stores that have power have sold out of every flashlight, generator and battery - you'd think it was the end of times. I've spent most of the day cleaning up debris, saving boats, helping a neighbor trying to restore electrical service to his house (a tree fell on wires and ripped the meter box right off the side of his house), and helping another neighbor pump ~4 feet of water from his basement. I now managed to find a Panera that has power, which is where I am checking in from now and grabbing a bite for dinner. Will tackle a little bit of work, but heading home for bed soon, as I didn't really sleep last night.

Here's a picture from the local news showing the inbound shoreway (I90) just east of Cleveland. I witnessed similiar scenes near my local breakwall, and have some really good pics and video which I will try to post once I get power back and can upload pics.



If you didn't know any better, you'd think you were looking at the center of the storm making landfall. They actually had to close I90 due to the massive waves crashing over both sides of the road, flinging rocks and logs onto the highway. I can only imagine what it was like along the Jersey Shore. Prayers out to all those effected by this monster. Stay safe.
They were showing that video here to demonstrate how wide the impact of the storm was. Once again, It's good to hear people checking in and glad you escaped the worst of the damage.

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So sorry to see/hear about those affected by the storm, I know it is not fun right now without power and with things a wreck. I hope it all returns to normal soon. Very scary storm, glad most everyone is checking in in good spirits, I know it cannot be fun to go through....
I'm just thinking about how much worse the storm could've been. As it was, once it hit land it moved fast, and lost energy quickly. By the time it got to Central PA (about 100-150miles from Philly) the storm had lost a ton of it's strength and ultimately wasn't much worse than some of the stronger storms we can get on a regular basis. Our biggest issues appear to be flooding concerns since we got so much rain, but even that has turned out to not be nearly as bad as last year's flooding.


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That picture looks wicked. I am just happy to know that everyone is safe. A few people from the east have not checked in recently so will keep them in my prayers. Stay safe everyone.
I think the Diva may still be on her trip.... but I just texted her to see if we can get a report on her status. Beyond that, I'm thinking out of the current 'regulars', most of the people we haven't heard from yet are around the Philly area which I think i remember hearing most of the damage was trees and power outages. As Power gets restored we'll probably start to hear more from them.

I know that Rachel and her family survived the storm intact over in the NJ side of the Philly Metro (including maintaining power!), So I'm thinking there isn't any SERIOUS issues in the Philly area beyond just a big mess that needs to be cleaned up.


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It's good to hear that so far everyone has weathered Sandy fairly okay. Those pictures look scary!



I know it's a ways off but there's a 2 night weekend cruise sailing out of Miami on October 25, 2013. I'm thinking that would be fairly convenient for everyone schedule and budget wise. Thoughts? Too short? Too far away?
I'm not going to be able to do much travel wise for a bit due to semi-obvious reasons, But if you guys want to do a cruise meet, go for it! I'll be happy to add the info to the first post to help coordinate and keep the info in one easy to locate location similar to the past year's meet details on the last thread.
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My family luckily didn't have any damage at the house. My cousin lives in Point Pleasent Beach, NJ. I know he evacuated his apartment, but we haven't heard how the apartment fared in the storm. He moved back up here after a couple of hurricanes in Florida.
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Okay, happy halloween my friends. Stay safe. Hugs.
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I got confirmation the Pyrate is in one piece, He's just a little preoccupied right now with a Belly Dancer to poke his head into the SSC.
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LI got hit pretty hard in places, but I fared reasonably well. Lost electric for only a short while. Lost a tree in the woods my back yard in next too, and it just missed a fiberglass dune buggy body I am storing for future use. Lots of trees down, my work was closed for two days, today I took a vacation day so I could work with a friend who has a tree service, and is quite busy.

Brock, is Croydon in Bucks County? I was just there a few weeks ago on a work trip.

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Saw a story about this in the news, pretty cool. I really like the updated Star Tours ride. The picture they used in the news story looked like it was taken there.

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