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how did the rest of you north easters make out?
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Glad you're back online.  Maryland dodged most of it, just lots of rain and about 14 hours of terrible wind.  We missed the storm surge though for the most part.

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thats good to hear, i was very lucky to just have no lights for a few days, some people lost every thing thay own and some lost there lives, i'm still waiting to hear from some friends and famely to see how thay are. i know gottagamble is from hear on long island, hope all is good for him and his, and everyone else hear in the east
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yeah I feel very lucky.  Dodged a bullet.  Hard to watch the destruction.  Only lost power for a few hours.  The highest tide I have seen here!

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glad to hear you are ok, i was hopeing to only lose power for an hour or two like in irene but that was not the case, thank god thats all i can bitch about (and i'm not) tomorrow i'm going to my cousins house to drop off gas and anything else i can dig up, maybe some candy for the kids cause thay did not get a halloween.
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That's good news solowalker.

I almost feel guilty for saying it, but Sandy was the biggest dud of all time in Syracuse. Maybe 1" of rain, and enough wind to move the leaves around. We were perfectly placed between the cold front and the hurricane, and only took glancing blows from each. The most memorable thing that happened was a weird pink sky:  

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But Sandy isn't quite through yet. This entire week has been cold temps, low clouds, and light rain/sleet. It doesn't appear we'll be free of Sandy until next Monday.

Has the weather cleared down there?


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Glad to know you are all safe, hope your friends and families are also.  I haven't been able to reach my friend in Lyndhurst, NY.  does anyone know how that area fared?
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That's good news solowalker.

I almost feel guilty for saying it, but Sandy was the biggest dud of all time in Syracuse. Maybe 1" of rain, and enough wind to move the leaves around. We were perfectly placed between the cold front and the hurricane, and only took glancing blows from each. The most memorable thing that happened was a weird pink sky:  

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But Sandy isn't quite through yet. This entire week has been cold temps, low clouds, and light rain/sleet. It doesn't appear we'll be free of Sandy until next Monday.

Has the weather cleared down there?

yea the weather has not been too bad since wednesday, cooler temp's but that's about it.
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Glad to know you are all safe, hope your friends and families are also.  I haven't been able to reach my friend in Lyndhurst, NY.  does anyone know how that area fared?

i think that's near tarrytown,ny. i have not heard anything about it, but it is near the hudson. hope you hear from him/her soon.
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Thanks solowalker, I did hear from him shortly after I posted.  My mistake, he is in Lindinhurst.  They are all safe, but lots of flooding from the surge and the electricity is still out.  The gas is on so they have hot water.   Relatively good news.
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Thanks solowalker, I did hear from him shortly after I posted.  My mistake, he is in Lindinhurst.  They are all safe, but lots of flooding from the surge and the electricity is still out.  The gas is on so they have hot water.   Relatively good news.

glad to hear your friend is ok, yea lindinhurst LI got hit in different ways, south of montauk hway. got hit bad and north of it was a roll of the dice with the wind and rain like my area. some did good and other's not so mutch. and still haveing hot water is a good thing. at least that is what i told my self.
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Hope it gets better for you before it gets worse .  Be safe.

Hot water is a good thing, it should not be taken for granted.  I'm remember the Little League World Series team from Africa that was overwhelmed by having running water in their hotel room.  We are very fortunate in this country and I'm encouraged we pull together in hard times.
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For me in Park Slope in Brooklyn, a near non-event. There's a shipping canal a couple of blocks from me that overflowed, did some flood damage, but didn't get close to me. Never lost electricity, heat, water, or comms.

Both of the subways I use to get to work, however, have been suspended the whole time. I can work from home, though.

On Friday I went to my girlfriend's house. A trip that normally takes an hour? 2:45.

And yeah, temps are dropping. Worried about the folks without heat.


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I see another storm is heading your way. :(

We're STILL dealing with Sandy... more low clouds and light rain/snow. I surveyed the woods behind my house and noticed that 3 trees are damaged. One was already dead... I was just leaving it for the woodpeckers. It broke at the top and split down the middle. It's hanging towards the power lines, so this evening I plan on felling it in the other direction. A big willow snapped in half, getting caught up in a smaller maple. I felled the maple yesterday afternoon to allow the whole thing to fall. Interesting that the part of the willow that fell into the creek had already been entirely stripped by beavers.


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Dimly recall hearing that willow is like candy to beavers. Aspirin was (originally at least) from willow bark.
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Good... maybe they'll leave my other trees alone.

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I think that works like the ice cream at the buffet, the AYCEers eat plenty of ice cream but also much else besides. :D
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Today is Monday November 5..still no power for me. I am at work writing this. Power went out last monday at 2 pm. 7 days...Thank God I have a fire place to keep house cozy and all my camping gear to cook and stay warm.

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Today is Monday November 5..still no power for me. I am at work writing this. Power went out last monday at 2 pm. 7 days...Thank God I have a fire place to keep house cozy and all my camping gear to cook and stay warm.

glad to hear you are ok, one of my cousins got his power back on last night but my other cousin that lives a mile and a half away, if that, still no power. crazy. stay warm and good luck.
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Hope you are all holding up okay with the additional snow that's happening right now.  

I'm late to the party, but Boston was lucky and was largely unscathed by Sandy, and apparently this storm, as well.


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I got my power back on Monday night..then it went out again this morning(Wednesday)...ho-hum. I am spending the night at work and getting paid straight through the night all over time pay..to make sure my building is ok. Just as well as I heard that my train from Penn Station to Long Island got stuck up in Queens Village and after over an hour and half delay, had to go back to Jamaica terminal!!! All trains were cancelled and Penn station was closed!!! Haaa--I never would have made it home today any-how. The city is quiet now, some snow falling, but no wind. I hear its windy at home on LI and snow is falling also. Wife called a little while ago, and surprise!!!-----power is back on for now. Lets see what tonight brings.

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We were estimated for restoration between 11/11 and 11/14, but that was before the latest storm, which seems to have set them back a few days.

I like this quote from the JCP&L outage site:

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I must be one of the "isolated pockets of customers".  It makes me feel like an Amazonian tribesman, wearing only a loincloth and living in a shelter made of sticks and leaves.  They don't understand my language, so I must communicate through gestures.  I'm giving them a gesture right now.
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Power is back on as of a few days ago but gas is a real PIA to get around here. I have 1/4 tank n holding out till all the working stiffs get their fill.. I take the train n busses everywhere. It was fun to sit around for days (nights) by the soft glow of candles n my MP3 player like we do at the campfires. My wife was trippin though.. she's not into this sitting around by the fire crap she says. I tried dancing with her a few times but it didn't cheer her up for too long.  I liked the snuggeling though.


Now we have snow to contend with.. I love it!.. Thanks Snowie n WWBF lady o duh lake. My neighbor is spitting blood at just the thought of shoveling again. Sorry Phill.. I put up with your got dam heat n humidity you call nice weather... now it's my turn to enjoy the otherwise nasty weather I love so much.. SNOW!

So lets get those snowshoes out n start haunting the woods again.. SoLow wants to try his brandie new shoes this year so lets be sure to get some real snow WWBF?.. bring it on man!

big foot is waiting for us.


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you said SNUGGELING. :laugh:
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62 degrees and sunny....No snow in our forecast....Too bad Camper,  we'll have to wait a while. :D

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Solo, Camper and everyone else, Im glad to hear you guys are alright. I was wondering about you guys.
with that said..... let go hiking! Im all ears!!
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Now we have snow to contend with.. I love it!.. Thanks Snowie n WWBF lady o duh lake. My neighbor is spitting blood at just the thought of shoveling again. Sorry Phill.. I put up with your got dam heat n humidity you call nice weather... now it's my turn to enjoy the otherwise nasty weather I love so much.. SNOW!

So lets get those snowshoes out n start haunting the woods again.. SoLow wants to try his brandie new shoes this year so lets be sure to get some real snow WWBF?.. bring it on man!

Glad that things are back to "normal".

The Lady woke up this weekend after a very long snooze. She was even sending flake to Spindle (near Philly) and the NYC area. Impressive for a first snow of the season. They're forecasting ~20" in the Tug Hill. Only a couple of inches in my area... but I'll take it!

I'll have to see if I can schedule a Lake Effect hike up here sometime this winter so that you southerners can experience some serious flake.


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Oh yea I snorted all the flake you sent last time but it didn't do anyting for me.. better send the good sheit next time buddy boy..

we're nuyokahs, we need duh good $hit yo!

no wut im sayin?

Solo ready for a tromp in duh wood to get our asses in gear?

BTW e-mails for Saranac was sent.. we are good for July 27-aug 1.

Also 3500 Frost Valley weekend of snow n fun.... Jan 25-27... $125 for a weekend in a heated cabin.. anyone intersted in joining us.. e-me very soon it sells out fast?


Ask Solo about it if you need details he was there last year, we had a blast.
Coldfeet will be with us too.. bagels!

anyway that's all the news fit to print.. gone fishing!


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Oh yea I snorted all the flake you sent last time but it didn't do anyting for me.. better send the good sheit next time buddy boy..

we're nuyokahs, we need duh good $hit yo!

no wut im sayin?

Solo ready for a tromp in duh wood to get our asses in gear?

BTW e-mails for Saranac was sent.. we are good for July 27-aug 1.

Also 3500 Frost Valley weekend of snow n fun.... Jan 25-27... $125 for a weekend in a heated cabin.. anyone intersted in joining us.. e-me very soon it sells out fast?


Ask Solo about it if you need details he was there last year, we had a blast.
Coldfeet will be with us too.. bagels!

anyway that's all the news fit to print.. gone fishing!

dude, i cant wait for this trip.  hope i can use my snowshoes this time.
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