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17 hours ago, MattF said:

We had what I suspect was a tornado come through at 6pm on Sunday night. We lost power and it was finally restored at midday yesterday although the internet is still down. Fortunately the battery backup sump pump worked great and was still going strong when the power came back on.

But, the worst part was we lost another tree. A big willow that gave a bit of privacy to our pool. Another fortunately, when it went, it went in the opposite direction of the pool and the fence I replaced from the last tree coming down. I've called the tree company because I started cutting it yesterday and realised that it's just too big for me.

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Yikes!!  Glad you are all safe.  I know some people up around Clyde, OH and they lost a barn one year.

We don't get tornados here, but we do get some high winds occasionally.  I've seen 80mph and lots of tree damage.

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Thanks guys. I had the tree company that took out the two 30'+ pear trees in December over to quote and I don't think the guy even looked at it. He wrote climber on the quote...there's nothing to climb. Plus, flush cut the stump...it's sitting 90° in the air from where it would normally be. They wanted the same amount to clear the tree on the ground as what they charged for dropping the other two. I'll be calling them this morning.

I had another young guy come out and he's got the job. He does this as side work as he works as a tree guy for a large company. $300 for the job. He may or may not be able to get the roots out of there, it all depends on if I can get all the dirt off it, so I'll be using my pressure washer to blast it clean.

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1 minute ago, MattF said:

Thanks guys. I had the tree company that took out the two 30'+ pear trees in December over to quote and I don't think the guy even looked at it. He wrote climber on the quote...there's nothing to climb. Plus, flush cut the stump...it's sitting 90° in the air from where it would normally be. They wanted the same amount to clear the tree on the ground as what they charged for dropping the other two. I'll be calling them this morning.

I had another young guy come out and he's got the job. He does this as side work as he works as a tree guy for a large company. $300 for the job. He may or may not be able to get the roots out of there, it all depends on if I can get all the dirt off it, so I'll be using my pressure washer to blast it clean.

Good deal!  They probably would have charged you 3-4 times that amount if it was still in the ground.  

Sad to see such a beautiful tree like that come down; my favorite tree, the willow.  Looking on the bright side now you'll have more room for backyard golf!  🙂

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On 8/16/2019 at 6:59 AM, russtopherb said:

Thanks for the link, I appreciate it!

On the good side - my co-worker gave me his arm band to use for a bit of the day yesterday and it made a big difference. So I bought one at CVS (and got a mile long receipt!) and wore it last night while I had to cut a number of PVC pipes and use a drill for a few hours. This morning I'm still a bit sore but it's nowhere close to what it was yesterday. I'm hopeful that a few days of the band plus ibuprofin will help. Not touching the clubs for at least a week. 

Haven't touched a club in a week and I'm thinking it's going to be even longer 😞 Went without the arm band yesterday and I'm feeling it this morning. Supposed to be perfect weather for golf this weekend too. 

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Well, the pressure washer idea didn't work too well. All I succeeded in doing was get a face full of dirt/mud. So, the stump will have to stay and get ground out.

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52 minutes ago, MattF said:

Well, the pressure washer idea didn't work too well. All I succeeded in doing was get a face full of dirt/mud. 

Wait - what - no video 😂

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4 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

Wait - what - no video 😂

Ah, no. AFHV will have to wait a bit longer.

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Strong storms blew through last night. Been without power for the last 14 hours, battery operated sumps in the basement failed and now I am running newly installed pumps off of generator power. Starting to really hate living in Long Island.


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Please... do NOT leave a giant vape cloud at the exit of a store you jack wagon. Have some common courtesy.

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2 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Please... do NOT leave a giant vape cloud at the exit of a store you jack wagon. Have some common courtesy.

Sorry. I'll do better next time.

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Sorry. I'll do better next time.



Not you you. Generalization you.
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Strong storms blew through last night. Been without power for the last 14 hours, battery operated sumps in the basement failed and now I am running newly installed pumps off of generator power. Starting to really hate living in Long Island.


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Hope this system passes you quickly and get back to decent weather.
My daughters live in CT and are in the same weather pattern so I know what you’re dealing with. Good luck.


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8 hours ago, Jmikecpa said:

Strong storms blew through last night. Been without power for the last 14 hours, battery operated sumps in the basement failed and now I am running newly installed pumps off of generator power. Starting to really hate living in Long Island.


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Hope everything worked out for you.  We are pretty luck where I'm at as it's on the same power grid as a local hospital so there's apparently more redundancy in the grid (or so I'm told).  Now why don't they just do that to the ENTIRE grid ? 🤷‍♂️

3 hours ago, Shankster said:

Please... do NOT leave a giant vape cloud at the exit of a store you jack wagon. Have some common courtesy.

Usually happens when it rains since the vapers and smokers have no where else to go except close to the brick wall to get under the 1' awning, LOL.  

 

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Hope this system passes you quickly and get back to decent weather.
My daughters live in CT and are in the same weather pattern so I know what you’re dealing with. Good luck.


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System moved quickly, unfortunately it did a lot of damage in the area. Over 24 hours now without power.


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System moved quickly, unfortunately it did a lot of damage in the area. Over 24 hours now without power.


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When we left CT years ago I left my very used generator with one of my daughters and son-in-laws. They used it this week.


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Minor rant but haven't touched a golf club in quite a while now....and doesn't look like I will for at least another 2 weeks 😫

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Minor rant but haven't touched a golf club in quite a while now....and doesn't look like I will for at least another 2 weeks 

Good luck but your smart not pushing a comeback.


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On 8/25/2019 at 8:18 AM, PAgolfer2017 said:

Minor rant but haven't touched a golf club in quite a while now....and doesn't look like I will for at least another 2 weeks 😫

I hear ya! Last I played was July 12th, and it looks like a few more weeks for me. I am cleared to chip and putt, but have not had the opportunity. Plus, the doctor says no driver this year. So much for fun!

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I hear ya! Last I played was July 12th, and it looks like a few more weeks for me. I am cleared to chip and putt, but have not had the opportunity. Plus, the doctor says no driver this year. So much for fun!

It takes time to recover correctly. Doctors know what their talking about. I’m still only hitting 6i or 5i off most Par 4.


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On my way to do my final walk through I got pulled over for speeding. The trooper afterwards said if I told him I was a firefighter before he gave me the ticket that would have changed things. 

 

I hope this isn't a sign of my future as a home owner with this place. 

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