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    Yep, kids are like sponges, especially if you get a bright one, then, as adults you wonder why you feel so weighed down, not realizing it stems from the saturation of the sights & sounds of childhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaOrange View Post


    My house is right about where the "s" is in Fort Myers (Fort myers is actually to the south across the river). That sucker actually had me pretty concerned, the house was breathing!

    Ian,
    I know tornadoes can happen in the DC area but it's pretty rare. At least you didn't end up in KS. I'd take a hurricane over a tornado any day of the week. Florida tornadoes are usually pretty mild, we used to chase them back in high school, but we did have one last week that flipped a car against the corner of a house. Story Here

    How's the weather there now?
    I just got hit with lightening, I thought a bomb exploded, and the cat ran nearly, up my arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I have had a recurrent nightmare since the age of about 3 that I will die in a tornado (which is ridiculous because we have already established in the health and wellbeing part of the forum that it will be a heart attack that gets me).

    Remember, for most of my life I have had this dream while living in England, where there are no tornadoes.

    Then destiny brings me to the US, where there are such storms.

    In my dying moments, I hear an extremely loud noise, everything is black and then everything goes quiet. It's about this point that I wake up.

    Dave, your house looks like it has a house on the side of it.

    That is not an "extension". It's a "neighbor"!

    I see it is already "Cat 4-proof" though. The EasyGard should take care of that. I'd move the F-150 inside the garage if a Cat-5 threatens though.

    Does Cat-5 cable withstand Cat-5 hurricanes?
    You are safe then - this is a Hurricane !!

    The nice thing about the addition is that it is set back from the rest of the house
    Coming down the street you can't see it, especially with the trees

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    I have enough to do to my own house

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    How much do you want to bet that IF you wanted to get hurricane insurance up north, they'd take your money and the policy didn't take effect the day you committed to the policy?


    I bet two custard filled donuts that would be the case, where they purposely wouldn't pay a claim...or didn't tell you of certain additional coverages you should of purchased.



    That's where a shotgun and an ending come together nicely. Don't need to be Jim Morrison from The Doors singing a song to know what's coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    How's the weather there now?
    I just got hit with lightening, I thought a bomb exploded, and the cat ran nearly, up my arms.
    Weather is great now....that pic was from 2004.
    I love Florida weather for the most part, it get's hot and sticky but I go from my AC'd house to my AC'd truck to my AC'd office. When I am doing outdoor stuff it's for pleasure mostly so it doesn't bother me much.

    I HATE snow, I moved back up to NJ a few years ago, by the third time it snowed and I still had FL tags on my car I came to my senses. I love calling my buds in MI, NJ and NY from November through March just to ask them how's their weather.

    SWFL is pretty hard to beat, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar Plumbing View Post
    How much do you want to bet that IF you wanted to get hurricane insurance up north, they'd take your money and the policy didn't take effect the day you committed to the policy?
    It's impossible (at least here) to get homeowner's insurance when there is any sort of tropical storm in the Atlantic or Gulf.
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    I was wondering FloridaOrange. What is a "continuous soffit"?

    Do my leaky windows and doors count?

    Scuba Dave....I am sorry but your "addition" is a little under-stated. Round here, we'd call that building a Town.

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    Default Update on Bill....

    Bill remains a Category 3. It looks like we will be getting thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. I have made suitable preparations.

    Rainfall could easily reach one inch tomorrow.

    My Zoeller is primed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I was wondering FloridaOrange. What is a "continuous soffit"?
    At the underside of the eaves of my house there is no soffit board, just vented or perforated (plastic) soffit. This by the way is not my house.

    Here's a pic:


    The idea is to promote airflow in the attic, pretty common down here.
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    In this pic you can see the soffit on my house. The landscape is now mature and unfortunately the mustang is gone....
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    Wow you do like "Orange" don't ya.

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    Er, if that were me the house would have gone long before the Mustang.

    Wish me luck. It's God versus Zoeller. And I think I know who is gonna win.

    Issued by The National Weather Service
    Baltimore/Washington, MD
    2:07 pm EDT, Fri., Aug. 21, 2009

    ... STRONG THUNDERSTORMS TO AFFECT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA... ARLINGTON... AND PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...

    AT 205 PM EDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY SOUTHWEST TO FAIRFAX VIRGINIA... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

    LOCATIONS THAT WILL LIKELY BE AFFECTED BY THESE STORMS THROUGH 3 PM INCLUDE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY... GEORGETOWN... BALLSTON AND ALEXANDRIA.

    WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. WIND GUSTS WILL LIKELY OCCUR BEFORE IT STARTS TO RAIN.

    HEAVY DOWNPOURS MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY BELOW A MILE AND CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

    HEADING DIRECTLY TO IANS HOUSE>>>NON STOP>>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut9199 View Post
    Wow you do like "Orange" don't ya.
    That's where the name came from, originally on the Mach1Registry and it's just stuck. I never in a million years thought I would've liked an orange car but I absolutely loved that ride.

    Just some background info on the car-
    Thats one of 12 hundred something produced in Orange (734 with manual trans), less than 16000 over two years in it's limited run for all colors and trans combos. Orange was only available in the '04's.
    Mach 1's had their own interior, dash and motor; not shared with any other Mustangs.
    All aluminum motor and heads with 10.5+:1 compression.
    The hood scoop is functional, tied into the air intake system.
    I've had the car over 140 but I wussed out on pushing it anymore, stock it's capable of 155-160 before aerodynamics rears it's ugly head.
    0-60 in under 5 seconds, 1/4 in 13 flat with a capable driver.....stock.
    Not too bad for a N/A car.

    Edit to add: The hoodscoop is cast aluminum using the same casting as the original Mach 1's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Er, if that were me the house would have gone long before the Mustang.
    I always said the keys would only be given up in death.

    Then she came along (and she needs a nice house to live in).
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    She is just beautiful Matt.

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