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Old 08-28-2011, 08:15 AM   #61
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:38 AM   #62
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thank you for finding that gem, gb, captures my mood perfectly. jg put irene to bed alright, and so did we. i wish jerry could have stuck around longer....
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:31 AM   #63
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It is a whole tree, a tulip poplar. I'm not sure what it can be used for besides firewood once it dries out.

If you know any wood workers that do lathe work it would be great for them or to make a souvenir of Irene for yourself. Google Tulip Poplar Turnings for a variety of images.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:43 AM   #64
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The attached pic shows Irene's History so far.

Quite an impressive storm. She's held "Hurricane Status" for a long trip.

With her size, it's a very good thing she never reached Cat4 or 5.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:45 AM   #65
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If you know any wood workers that do lathe work it would be great for them or to make a souvenir of Irene for yourself. Google Tulip Poplar Turnings for a variety of images.


that's brilliant, bea! a great idea for a cottage industry for you dave, if you're so inclined....
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #66
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I've only seen a small post in our local newspaper about Hurricane Irene. Glad you are all ok! :) Hope no one had any serious damage. Sorry to hear about those who did get some damage to there homes but glad no one seems to have gotten hurt!
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My thoughts and prayers are still with all of you. I will be watching the news and checking in here for more reports.

And GB, thank you for that gem. Very appropriate.
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Our power didn't go out and the wind wasn't to bad. It died down to about 20 MPH +-. About 500,000 people have no power. We aren't out of the woods yet. We are in the eye and the flood water is getting higher. WE are in a bad place in that respect - The Meadows - we have Hackensack, Passaic Rivers AND MANY creeks including Berry Creek. It is about a foot till it comes in my house. We have planks (railroad ties), garbage cans, all sort of debris floating down my street. Hopefully the tail/backside won't be to bad but with the new moon tides our house may flood.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:29 AM   #69
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Ms M, please keep us posted and stay safe. {{{{{{{{{{msmofet}}}}}}}}}}
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Thank you LP XOXOXOXOX

The wind is kicking up slightly and starting to rain again. I am so glad the 2 approx 100 foot trees are gone from my yard. About 3 years ago in a mild rain storm with gusts of about 10 MPH one of them just slowly tipped over (came out of the ground at the roots) and gently rested on my neighbors house. Thank God the wind had eased off at the time. The park came right over and cut it up and removed it. The next week they took the other one down. The house is a lot hotter without the shade trees but I don't have to worry about huge branches or trees falling on us.

The FEMA guy just said the storm is exiting NJ and heading out to Long Island. So we may be out of it sooner than expected. Stay safe all in that direction.
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