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HFB1217
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Earl arrives Friday/Saturday to spend Labor Day with us!

How do you think we find Earl's visit will effect you and what plans are you making in advance of the Friday's hit?
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capecoddah

join:2005-03-18
Yarmouth Port, MA
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I work 8 feet above mean high water.
I've spooked most people away, I'll kick the rest out to a shelter when the cops swing by probably Friday night. Grab the computer and go home for of couple days.
Hurricane flags are being assembled now.



MsTerra
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It's not supposed to be too bad in the Boston area, but I'm planning to bring in the deck furniture this evening, and the spouse and I need to make sure we're prepared in case the electricity goes out. The power in our neighborhood isn't as reliable as it should be even in good weather. Also, I've advised my husband not to ride his bike to work tomorrow, as the ride back could be a problem.

I have to admit, I rather enjoy wild weather....
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ebgbjo
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It is our first time having to even think about hurricane season. Stupid me didn't even think they got hurricanes up here.

I too love wild weather, but one thing that I have always wanted to avoid is doing major clean up after storms, but thankfully I have been told that even though we are close to water, that it really hasn't gotten too bad here....so I have been told.



capecoddah

join:2005-03-18
Yarmouth Port, MA
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Most tracks put the storm to the East of the Cape so not much of a storm surge. One track goes right over work then my front yard which would suck. Boarding up windows @ work, putting away chairs and umbrellas, scaring away guests, etc.
At home, Chain saw is ready, I'll flip over picnic table and bring some plants into the garage. I have a feeling I'll get some firewood out of this storm. Power WILL go out for a time. I also predict bees.

Tonight: "The Clam Before the Storm Party" at the seafood place down the street from work. Pretty much everybody that works around there is attending. I have a half dozen clams and drinks reserved. Might not make it home.



Frostbite

join:2000-06-13
Marlborough, MA

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It is a rare event to have a hurricane come up to meet us. In fact, the last hurricane to hit New England was Hurricane Bob in 1991, which was a category 2 storm. In 1997, we had brushes with Edouard and Fran, but I believe both were just strong Tropical Storms.

I had friends visiting on a cross-country roadtrip from Portland, OR at the time, and they insisted on driving up the Cape to P'town during Edouard. We fought crosswinds on US-6 going up that way but stayed well on the road, and then we watched seagulls in nearly suspended animation as they tried to fly into the headwinds. By the time we got back down to West Yarmouth, the winds had died down, and we had dinner at a resto there. (I wonder if Mama Angie's is still on 28?)

My friends then continued their southern trek from the Boston area to Washington, DC the next day and got half their film washed out by an encounter with Fran. :O
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capecoddah

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said by Frostbite:

It is a rare event to have a hurricane come up to meet us. In fact, the last hurricane to hit New England was Hurricane Bob in 1991, which was a category 2 storm. In 1997, we had brushes with Edouard and Fran, but I believe both were just strong Tropical Storms.

I had friends visiting on a cross-country roadtrip from Portland, OR at the time, and they insisted on driving up the Cape to P'town during Edouard. We fought crosswinds on US-6 going up that way but stayed well on the road, and then we watched seagulls in nearly suspended animation as they tried to fly into the headwinds. By the time we got back down to West Yarmouth, the winds had died down, and we had dinner at a restaurant there. (I wonder if Mama Angie's is still on 28?)
Nothing personal, but stay home. Traffic is going to be a bitch... Mama Angie's is a Mexican place now.


capecoddah

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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I've got 12 rooms occupied, and changed them all to be close to the lobby. Tonight is a Hurricane Party; tomorrow is the real "fun". NO Vacancy sign is lit. Please don't bother us for a couple days with vacation. We have to take care of work AND home...

Predictions show a wide hurricane force wind hitting the Cape on Saturday night. YAAAAAYYYYY!

I predict some power out and I cut firewood.

Reporting from the Tricep of Cape Cod, I'm capecoddah.



Frostbite

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Marlborough, MA
reply to capecoddah

Oh, I have no intention of doing anything like that ever again! That was practically a once in a lifetime opportunity. Had they not insisted, I wouldn't have even thought of such a thing.

On the topic, I remember we did stop at the CCM on the way up the Cape, and we had lunch in the food court. Every couple of minutes, the power to the entire food court would blink off for about 15 seconds and then come back on.

Sorry to hear that a good Italian place turned Mexican. Not that I dislike a good fajita, but MA was one of my favorites when I would spend a weekend in W. Yarmouth.
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capecoddah

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reply to HFB1217

OK in my slice of Hell.
Now.



ebgbjo
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reply to capecoddah

12 rooms occupied? You run a hotel? Where at? We will be looking for some in the near feature to stay at as we start expanding our site seeing



MsTerra
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said by capecoddah:

Tonight: "The Clam Before the Storm Party" at the seafood place down the street from work.
I love this! Love the pun, sounds like a blast.

Just clouding up here in Cambridge. I keep hearing about how the storm isn't going to be so bad, which leads me to believe it will be worse than we anticipate. The usual course of action is for the weather reporters to hype the heck out of an oncoming storm, only to have it fizzle to a drizzle when it arrives.

Our deck furniture is in, as well as our lawn flamingos. We're ready.
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said by MsTerra:

as well as our lawn flamingos.
No comment about those. :P


MsTerra
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We think they give the place a little touch of class. Also, they complement the space alien lawn ornament. We didn't bring him in because we figure he's heavy enough to weather the storm. His name is Barry. The flamingos don't have names.
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capecoddah

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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OK, update:
We're fucking zombies. Hung-over, pissed off zombies in some Monty Python sketch. The Brits are saying "I don't really see what all the fuss is about" and we're all affecting accents and making fun of the two Canadian couples. My Russian "kids" have some secret stash of liquor.

Let's get this party started! I have a few rooms I want demolished. No, that would be too easy, the fucking early rain is going to hit the back of the lobby. Mop and bucket patrol.

The public beaches are closed, so everyone IS TRESPASSING and I put on shorts to cover my orange GUARD shorts. I hear every other beach front is having the same fun. Go swimming and drown! The Department of Natural Resources actually stopped by to tell me to clear the beaches. "My guests are too fucking drunk or hungover to swim. Lemme borrow a gun to clear the beach!" That went over well...

First time on O/T all summer! The Happy stopped long ago!
I think the worst of this brou-ha-ha is my garden will be dead when I get home.
I hope the cats at the last place I worked are being taken care of. Can't keep a feral cat for shit here. They all get homes.

Reporting live from Cape Cod, I'm (you guessed it) capecoddah



Sarah
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They let us out of work at 3PM (more out of pity than anything else since only three people bothered staying past noon or coming in at all) so I thought I could go to the bank on my way home since it wasn't raining yet. Naturally, during the 4 minutes I was at the ATM, it started pouring...
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vaxvms
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said by MsTerra:

The flamingos don't have names.
Name one of them Pinky.


MsTerra
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Really? It's only rained a little in Kendall Square so far.



Sarah
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Just a brief downpour, as it turned out.



signmeuptoo
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Hey guys. CT boy here thinking about you all. I live down in TN but I am praying you guys get through this without losing power and with no damage. I see it is a Cat 1 right now. That is good I supposed, although even less would be better.

In Western CT they are praying for rain from this, so send the storms that way!

Go Sox!
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Pffftt.

All the hype (along Maine anyway) PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE. And what do we get? NO WIND from it, just a little rain.

This is why I laugh and never believe a forecast for major storms. Winter or otherwise.....

"Tropical storm warnings, winds expected at over 45 mph...." The leaves are barley even moving. I've seen common thunder storms worse then this is going to be.

"Blizzard warning! 12-14 inches of snow with 35 mph winds!" Pfft... 4 inches later storm is gone."



capecoddah

join:2005-03-18
Yarmouth Port, MA
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Final update:
That's it? I wasn't expecting epic storm, but I wanted something more intense. It watered the lawn. We had a better friggin storm last week! I'm going to sneak out and pull down the hurricane flags and dry them soon. Where? the vacated laundry room on the machine I put up on boards to keep dry in the flood.
OOOOOOHHH!!! Look out for flying boredom! I fell asleep in the comfy chair in the lobby! I've been running around like a nut-case for three days and this is all I get...

Hurricane Charlie Brown. Drat!
Hurricane Red Sox. Next Year!
Hurricane I Wasted a Case of Wine! (Whine) lol

On the positive side: Great party last night (which was actually epic) (so epic it would get a lot of people fired in a standard time) (my Russians can out-drink your Russians!). I got a good drill in emergency management. I'm 3-11 Weekend Boss again (field promotion and raise)

Now I have to put the place back together again.



ebgbjo
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I know.. all this hype for a wee little bit of rain... they closed the local beaches for this?



signmeuptoo
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How many inches of rain you guys get? Did you see 70MPH winds? Sound like you didn't even really get stormed on... Good news IMHO.



Sarah
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According to local weather stations we got a whopping third of an inch of rain... and for that we were under a flash flood warning!
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capecoddah

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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I'm actually upset...
I was ready for the fall of Western Civilization and I got some rain.

I'm happy for the gahdin, but I was looking for some firewood too. not a twig out of place when I got home.

WTF



Dominokat
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said by Sarah:

According to local weather stations we got a whopping third of an inch of rain... and for that we were under a flash flood warning!
We didn't even get that, when we were expecting 2-4 inches! Wind? What wind????


capecoddah

join:2005-03-18
Yarmouth Port, MA
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2 page advertising spread in today's paper:
"For all your Hurricane Earl clean up needs".

Oh well, off to the beach.



ElminsterOld

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I moved up to the NE area 3 years ago from Florida. People don't really understand hurricanes up here it seems. The last hurricane that was projected to direct strike the Tampa area changed directions like 2 hours before it was projected to hit. Everyone I knew left to Orlando to get out of the way. Guess where the hurricane hit? Orlando! Now they spend money and time to get out only to end up in a hotel with no power, flooding, and no way to get home until they cleaned up the highways. It'd best not to panic and just act like normal for hurricanes. I lived in Florida for about 25 years and only got hit by 1 bad hurricane. The odds of getting hit by a hurricane aren't that high.



Dominokat
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Was anyone "blown away" by this storm?