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Paul Verizzo
08-20-2008, 09:50 AM
Thought of those in the keys Monday.

Sarasota was in the direct line at one point. Spent two days (including long rests for old bones) preparing. Now I have to put everything back! Oh well.

Hope everyone is doing OK there on the east coast.

doughowk
08-20-2008, 10:15 AM
While the storm is approaching, I'm spending some quality time in the darkroom. As long as I don't lose power (or worse, a roof), maybe I'll have some decent prints by the weekend.

Paul Verizzo
08-20-2008, 10:31 AM
While the storm is approaching, I'm spending some quality time in the darkroom. As long as I don't lose power (or worse, a roof), maybe I'll have some decent prints by the weekend.

Now that's class!

Ha ha.

I didn't mention previously, but one of the reasons that prep at the Verizzo home is more extensive than many is that we live on a bayou and have potential flooding problems. More things to consider, raise, etc.

At least we no longer need worry about boats, all gone except for a dinghy.

reellis67
08-20-2008, 10:33 AM
It's parked over top of us right now, and we're, well, bored. Nothing like those poor folks in Barefoot Bay thankfully. I hope those of us who live where it was stronger fared OK.

- Randy

juan
08-20-2008, 12:41 PM
Light wind and occasional rain near downtown Jacksonville on Wednesday at noon. Weather boys and girls on TV are near full panic.
juan

Paul Verizzo
08-20-2008, 12:54 PM
Light wind and occasional rain near downtown Jacksonville on Wednesday at noon. Weather boys and girls on TV are near full panic.
juan


Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" had a real good segment on how the US media handles news vs. the Canadians. Regardless of one might think of Moore or his politics, it's hard to refute that portion of the movie.

doughowk
08-22-2008, 08:23 PM
The usual over-hype by the news/weather media actually proved accurate. Fay stayed far too long with too much water and sustained winds in the 60s. We had one tree down (actually a large clump of very old Wax Myrtle) on our screened area. Fortunately, I was able to get it off today without serious damage. Our backyard faces a marsh & the Intercoastal, and it was one big lake at high tides (inching all too close to our pool). One good thing - went out in front yard to pick up broken pine branches and not a single deer/yellow fly to bother me.

And we kept our roof & power, so I was able to do alot of printing. Used up much of my precious stash of Fortezo doing both enlarged & contact prints. Tried a salt print for 1st time, but not very good results. The humidity in my darkroom/garage stayed above 85% so that may explain the salt print problem. Have to go to the beach this weekend to take some erosion pictures.

Hope fellow Floridians came thru this storm OK.

Paul Verizzo
08-22-2008, 08:33 PM
Glad you are OK, Doug!

Yeah, the humidity, even here on the west coast has been a bitch. From a guy who can't tolerate it to start with! As high as 82%.

Highest tide we have had in the bayou since 1959 was during Donna. She passed to the east, so we were fringe. Our pool deck and lowest living space is +/1 five feet above the bayou. As best as I recall the salt water was within inches of the concrete pad. Winds up to about 90-100, no problem.