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Old 07-23-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Greetings people, contrary to the rumor going around the Kimber talk bar I’m still alive. We got hit with either a tornado or a micro burst, the BBWB can’t make up her mind. It came on with no warning and was over and done with in less then an hour. Trees and power lines were down all over town, I lost one tree and have 3 others badly damaged. We were hit late Friday afternoon, I got my generators set up as soon as the rain stopped. I was up until 4:00 AM Saturday, slept for 2 hours and was back out working at 6:00 AM. Most of my time Friday was spent trying to get 2 of my neighbors generators started. I’ve told them all in the past to drain the gas out of them before putting them away but nobody listens. The police came around late Friday night walking through the neighborhood told us to watch out for guys stealing generators, I always chain mine up to an outside railing. That won’t stop them, just slow them down enough for me or the dogs to hear them.

I scored no points having to tell people no more, I can’t help you. I have 2 houses and a mother in her late 90’s to care for. One guy 2 houses down was going to his in laws for the night, he left his overhead garage door open with his generator running just inside the garage and asked me to watch it and gas it up when it ran out. Anybody could walk into his garage and into his house, I looked at him and said no, I can’t do that and walked away.

Lesson learned, I was wearing shorts and a sleeveless t-shirt. I had switched over from my Ultra Tactical in an OWB holster to my P938 in a pocket holster because at times I would take my shirt off while working. I’m sweating like crazy and my shorts are getting wet and heavy. I had my gunbelt on but I couldn’t keep my pants up and my leg was getting sore with the gun in my wet pocket rubbing on it. I went in and switched back to the OWB holster with the heavier .45 and it felt like my load got lighter, no more droopy drawers.

I’ll be back briefly tomorrow morning then maybe in the evening. There’s still a lot of heavy work to do around here and it’s taking it toll on my old body. On the bright side when I got out of the shower and stepped on the scale tonight I was down 4 1/2 lbs.

Chit, it just started raining again.
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:08 PM   #2
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I figured as much and even text Arland thinking that the storm hit your neighborhood. I typed in your address on the local outages in your town and your neighborhood had 57 homes without power as of noon today.

I'm glad that you are safe/sound and back at your post.
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:15 PM   #3
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Right after the storm hit the entire town was out of power there are still homes without power this evening.
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I hope everything's going soon back to normal. Take care!
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:35 PM   #5
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Right after the storm hit the entire town was out of power there are still homes without power this evening.
Glad you are ok. It is a good thing you checked in, Marshall and I was about to roll Northbound to kick ass and take names till we found you.

Abort! Mission.

Oh you was/are doing exactly what I figured you would be doing helping others, TCB...Taking Care of Business!
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Glad you are ok. It is a good thing you checked in, Marshall and I was about to roll Northbound to kick ass and take names till we found you.

Abort! Mission.

Oh you was/are doing exactly what I figured you would be doing helping others, TCB...Taking Care of Business!
I'm sorry to say that it's getting old, every time something happens everybody comes to me to bail them out. These are all guys in their 40's and 50's that should be running circles around me instead of the other way around.
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That all sounds pretty harsh, Chuck. Hope it calms down soon. Don’t worry about us, we all promise to behave.
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Glad you are ok. It is a good thing you checked in, Marshall and I was about to roll Northbound to kick ass and take names till we found you.

Abort! Mission.

Oh you was/are doing exactly what I figured you would be doing helping others, TCB...Taking Care of Business!
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I told you to pack your gear yesterday...did you blah, blah, blah me?

I knew I should have asked Ms. GiGi to roll and look for Chuck, she would not leave me hanging.


Never mind now.
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Good to hear your okay Chuck.
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