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Blog entry by Karson posted 10-29-2012 02:02 AM 3256 reads 0 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’ve been watching the maps and all of the weather forecasts and it seems that the eye of the storm is going to come inland about 50 miles from where I live.

Earlier maps had it going over my home about 30 miles from the ocean but now it coming ashore close to Atlantic City NJ and come across the upper tip of Delaware.

They are forecasting 74 MPH winds so I don’t know if the forests around my home will stand up strong to that wind.

At least 1/2 of the leaves are still on the trees but if I’m lucky they will blow off with a great gust of wind. The Holly trees will hold onto their leaves with much strength since they plan on keeping their leaves until spring.

The last snow storm that we had about 2 years ago took about 15 Holly trees on my property, because the leaves captured all of the snow. They are forecasting snow with this storm also but I think it’s further west in Pennsylvania, and north.

My family is planning to stick it out at home and I hope that the power stays on to make life bearable.

I hope all of my LumberJock buddies fare well in this storm.

Live safe and God bless.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 02:10 AM

Hello Karson,

We’re battening down the hatches here in Maryland just north of DC. We have a lot of trees surrounding our home and just felled 5 dead/dying ones to avoid any damages, but the 80 ft trees are close to the house! The leaves of the trees are falling off so hopefully this will help make the trees more wind worthy than if they were with leaves.

We expect to lose power, but have propane for the stove top and fire place. We really need to get the additional electric panel in and hook up a propane run generator, but we’re not there yet, so we’ll have to “rough it” through this one.

Stay safe, warm and dry!


-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 02:11 AM

Karson, I pray that you and your family will be safe.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 02:12 AM

you be safe too karson

and all you in that path

God bless

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 10-29-2012 02:14 AM

We are in the same boat… in the same storm… but we have no trees… so less damage… and hopefully less chance of a power outage. We are riding it out here in Lewes, DE… not too bad, yet… @ 10 pm Sunday night. Just need to get through Monday and Tuesday.

On the other hand, I moved everything outside into the garage… along with woodworking equipment that was in the basement subject to flooding… so no woodworking to pass the time. But I have my magazines to plan future projects.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 02:32 AM

Batten down the hatches Karson and keep safe. Best wishes to all affected.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 02:32 AM

Hunker down Karson. Pray it is easy on you and yours! WE are well practiced on the no power program here in Water World. Every time it blows or snows, the fir branches take out the power ;-( Hope you miss the experience ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 02:38 AM

Your in my thoughts and prayers Karson ,I hope you and yours fare well in the storm.

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 03:46 AM

Hope it misses you…

That’s quite a storm!

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#9 posted 10-29-2012 04:55 AM

I was looking for plans to buils a ark in 12 hrs or less. North east pa is in her sites.

Sandy is not the cool chick in Grease

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#10 posted 10-29-2012 05:11 AM

My family was just evacuated from our apartment in lower Manhattan

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 05:42 AM

Stay safe Karson. Hopefully you have stocked up with all your needs-food-water-gas.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 10-29-2012 05:51 AM

Good luck. Hunkering down here as well. I am further south in Virginia but looking at the predictions we are going to catch the back of the storm winds. Luckily I am nowhere near water so we will only have to deal with wind damage if any. What irks me most is that we are probably going to lose power for days. In the middle of nowhere we are always last to be reconnected..

-- Yves

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#13 posted 10-29-2012 09:31 AM

good luck and god bless

-- A posse ad esse

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#14 posted 10-29-2012 11:05 AM

Good luck from my Edison, NJ “bunker- work shop”.

-- Zipsss

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#15 posted 10-29-2012 11:12 AM


Good luck! I hope you get through the storm with only minor damage and no injury. I’m in East Tennessee and the weather forecast here is for 20 mph or slightly higher winds for the next two days.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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