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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6220 on: October 09, 2018, 05:36:16 am »
Eish, you crazy guy.
You are supposed to use bait to catch fish and then eat it, not let it eat you! :imaposer: :pot:
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« Reply #6221 on: October 09, 2018, 07:33:20 am »
A guy can never win...  ::)

Be at home and you are just in her way.
Go fishing, then shit happens and you weren't around to deal with it.  :patch:

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« Reply #6222 on: October 09, 2018, 07:48:55 am »
Look after that wound...being a sea wound its gonna take longer to heal.

Is Hurricane Michael close to you guys? Heard it turned towards the coast this morning with planned landfall of tomorrow?
 

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« Reply #6223 on: October 09, 2018, 05:10:45 pm »
Hurricane mike heading your way?😎
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« Reply #6224 on: October 09, 2018, 07:00:41 pm »
If a man says something in a forest and no woman here's him, is he still wrong  ???
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« Reply #6225 on: October 10, 2018, 03:04:06 am »
Hurricane mike heading your way?😎

Nope, it is heading to the West of us, about 350km away. We are getting LOTS of rain, and some winds, but nothing too severe.

Hurricane Michael is now a full Cat 3 Hurricane after getting fueled by the very hot waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and will make landfall in the Florida Panhandle (nice term for the armpit  :peepwall: ) tomorrow morning. 

Local TV news stations are covering it continuously, millions are being evacuated, the storm-surge pushing in from the Gulf will be around 12 feet in the worst areas. That is over 3 meters of flooding... it's going to hurt a lot of people.
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« Reply #6226 on: October 10, 2018, 03:05:49 am »
If a man says something in a forest and no woman here's him, is he still wrong  ???

GD autocorrect...

Let me fix it before the "editor" does...

the word is hears.  :thumleft:  :imaposer:
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« Reply #6227 on: October 10, 2018, 06:40:40 am »
It is very simple:
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A man is not always wrong...
but his wife is always right.
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If a man agrees with his wife, he will also be right...
unless his wife changes her mind, in which case he would be wrong.
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« Reply #6228 on: October 10, 2018, 07:58:41 am »
It is very simple:
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A man is not always wrong...
but his wife is always right.
 :patch:
If a man agrees with his wife, he will also be right...
unless his wife changes her mind, in which case he would be wrong.
A man is wrong! Finished! :peepwall:
Accept that and you might be happy even if wrong!
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« Reply #6229 on: October 10, 2018, 08:59:53 am »
The person who invented autocorrect is going straight to hello >:D
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« Reply #6230 on: October 11, 2018, 03:28:49 am »
Just an observation...

This afternoon on the way home I was driving down the Interstate 95 (I95). Just over a mile from my exit (offramp  :peepwall: ) the traffic came to a standstill. Ahead I could see an information board, and it was telling that there was a crash 9 miles ahead and all the lanes were blocked. The distance between my offramp and the next offramp is 15 miles, so the crash effectively shut down the Interstate.

Crews had blocked off the highway at my offramp, and everybody (in 5pm peak hour traffic) was forced to exit. It was a nightmare.

It took me just on an hour to travel the 1 mile (1.6km) to the traffic light at the end of the offramp.

What I did observe though.  :sip:

NOT . ONE . SINGLE . VEHICLE . DROVE . IN . THE . EMERGENCY . LANE.


And there wasn't a cop in sight, just the contracted private company vehicles and crews that had blocked off the highway.
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« Reply #6231 on: October 11, 2018, 03:39:54 am »
I need to say a massive thank you.

Two days ago we received a donation in the Go Fund Me account that Mrs Zog set up.

I will not name the donor, he didn't say that we could name him, and if he prefers to remain anon I will respect that. If he wants to come forward here, that would be awesome too.

The donation was very generous, $300.00! Totally unexpected, and incredibly welcome. The donor did want us to use for something nice, something Mrs Zog could also enjoy, so we decided that we would use it to pay for a visit to the Florida Keys in December when Thomas is here. We did book some months ago, and got a really good deal for 3 nights on Marathon Key in a little B&B type place. Mrs Zog did manage to get the deposit together, but we were actually considering cancelling the trip because things are so tight right now after buying the house and all the related additional expenses like fences and kak.

But now we will be able to make the trip, and Mrs Zog will get some time off from work too, and be able to relax on the beach and read her books and drink silly drinks with umbrellas in them  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

Thomas and I will go fishing in the John boat, and we will scatter my Dad's ashes over the waters.

Thank you Sir. You are a kind and generous man, and you will be blessed.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6232 on: October 11, 2018, 03:59:38 am »
Hurricane Michael.

So Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle in the early hours this morning. It made landfall as a very strong Cat 4 hurricane. When the wind speeds hit 157 MPH then it becomes a Cat 5 hurricane (the strongest Category), Michael hit with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h  :eek7: ).

The damage from the winds was devastating. The storm surge (water from the ocean that gets pushed inland by the force of the wind) was up to 14 feet high! That is over 4 METERS  :eek7:  When 4 meters of water comes in, very little will survive.

The TV footage is showing massive devastation, houses completely destroyed, entire towns under 12 - 14 feet of water, and cars completely submerged. Anybody that didn't heed the evacuation orders will be very lucky to be alive. Very lucky. So far just one confirmed death, a tree fell on a guy. But it may be days before rescue crews can access all the areas. As soon as the hurricane passes and the winds drop to around 40mph the rescuers will start heading in. And not just the official emergency services and National Guard etc, I just know that the "cajun navy" will be out in their airboats and flats boats and highly lifted 4x4's looking for survivors and getting them out.

The hurricane is the strongest ever to hit the Florida Panhandle and one of the strongest to ever hit the USA, according to the Weather Service, and has already dropped down to a Cat 1 storm, but the accompanying rainfall will just add to the flooding already being experienced.

The local power companies have already sent 19 000 employees with their trucks and specialised equipment to help get the power back on ASAP for those affected.

It's been a pretty grim day here in Central Florida, we didn't get much of the effects at all, just some rain and winds gusting up to 50mph, but hearing and seeing the damage and devastation being caused on the local media just a couple of hundred miles up the road leaves one with a heavy heart.

If that hurricane tracked just a 100 miles further east, we may have also lost everything. Sobering.


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« Reply #6233 on: October 11, 2018, 09:31:52 am »
Hurricane Michael.

So Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle in the early hours this morning. It made landfall as a very strong Cat 4 hurricane. When the wind speeds hit 157 MPH then it becomes a Cat 5 hurricane (the strongest Category), Michael hit with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h  :eek7: ).

The damage from the winds was devastating. The storm surge (water from the ocean that gets pushed inland by the force of the wind) was up to 14 feet high! That is over 4 METERS  :eek7:  When 4 meters of water comes in, very little will survive.

The TV footage is showing massive devastation, houses completely destroyed, entire towns under 12 - 14 feet of water, and cars completely submerged. Anybody that didn't heed the evacuation orders will be very lucky to be alive. Very lucky. So far just one confirmed death, a tree fell on a guy. But it may be days before rescue crews can access all the areas. As soon as the hurricane passes and the winds drop to around 40mph the rescuers will start heading in. And not just the official emergency services and National Guard etc, I just know that the "cajun navy" will be out in their airboats and flats boats and highly lifted 4x4's looking for survivors and getting them out.

The hurricane is the strongest ever to hit the Florida Panhandle and one of the strongest to ever hit the USA, according to the Weather Service, and has already dropped down to a Cat 1 storm, but the accompanying rainfall will just add to the flooding already being experienced.

The local power companies have already sent 19 000 employees with their trucks and specialised equipment to help get the power back on ASAP for those affected.

It's been a pretty grim day here in Central Florida, we didn't get much of the effects at all, just some rain and winds gusting up to 50mph, but hearing and seeing the damage and devastation being caused on the local media just a couple of hundred miles up the road leaves one with a heavy heart.

If that hurricane tracked just a 100 miles further east, we may have also lost everything. Sobering.


 :-\
We are all glad that you guys are safe.

How many people have comprehensive insurance wrt storm damage like this? How does it work because I doubt that all have coverage, and also it does not seem like all those people who lose everything ends up on the street?
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« Reply #6235 on: October 12, 2018, 03:50:07 am »
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How many people have comprehensive insurance wrt storm damage like this? How does it work because I doubt that all have coverage, and also it does not seem like all those people who lose everything ends up on the street?


I guess that most people who still have mortgages will have insurance. It's required by the banks.


And we also have FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who also pay out when disasters strike.


And for those who did lose everything, and don't have insurance, they can go stay in shelters for a while. Then they either go live with family or friends, until they can get back on their feet and start over again.

I guess...
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« Reply #6236 on: October 12, 2018, 07:44:53 am »
Been watching some reporting of this at the in laws, flippen hectic stuff.
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« Reply #6237 on: October 12, 2018, 08:40:15 am »
I was in Fort Lauderdale during hurricane Wilma. A lot of the people I spoke to indicated that
their insurance did not cover "acts of God", so they were on their own as far as repair work went.
Maybe that was a "too expensive" option .
 

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« Reply #6238 on: October 12, 2018, 02:28:10 pm »
If it's an act of God then you can pull a Billy Connolly and sue the church on the premise that they are God's representatives.
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« Reply #6239 on: October 12, 2018, 07:45:04 pm »
I was in Fort Lauderdale during hurricane Wilma. A lot of the people I spoke to indicated that
their insurance did not cover "acts of God", so they were on their own as far as repair work went.
Maybe that was a "too expensive" option .


Ok, this is how it works.

When we bought this house, it was made very clear, not far into the process, that we MUST have home insurance. No insurance, no loan, no house. It's not even optional, and it definitely covers hurricane damage. They won't even start to process your home loan without a letter from an insurance company saying that they will insure you (basically, the bank who is giving you the loan is protecting its investment). This insurance covers wind and rain damage from a hurricane. So if your roof takes off and as a result of this you have 6 inches of rain damage in your house, all of this is covered by homeowner's insurance.

HOWEVER.

Flood insurance is a completely separate thing. You have to buy that through FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency (a government agency), and it's optional. We bought it because it's relatively cheap, about $300 per year. There is really no reason not to have it. So, if you live a few hundred yards from the water, and the storm surge pushes in off the ocean and as a result your house is under water, this is covered by flood insurance, NOT by homeowner's insurance. But because a lot of people opt out of flood insurance, they're screwed.

Hope that explanation helps.
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