Dodging a Bullet....

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It's looking very good that Hurricane Earl will miss my part of the coast, not looking so good for up the coast. It looks like Maine may get some of it before alls said and done. Redmink, are you in the projected path? Are you getting prepared?

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Only For High Winds ...

... But I still think it's too early to call ... other hurricanes have had surprise wobbles.

I'm at least 60 miles inland.

Glad to hear Earl missed you!!!!

*whew*

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Drew May Be Busy ...

... 'Lane, you asked where he was (in another post somewhere ... I got lost!), and just in case he's getting ready to evacuate, he's 10-12 mi. from the coast up in Massachusetts. They changed the hurricane path this morning to cut closer to his coast and Nantucket.

Hope he's okay!

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Oh boy, he probably will be

Oh boy, he probably will be evacuating, I'll have to pay close attention tomorrow to see. I thought he might be down this way. Thanks for letting me know, I'll be thinking of you both!

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I am actually not on the

I am actually not on the cape, thankfully. I am doubting we will get more than 40-50mph winds, but that is enough to get me hustling all over the property checking stuff out. It's crazy, we had that 4 days of rain a week ago and the soil is still damp on top even after a week of 95+ heat. I am more worried about the fruit drowning than blowing over heheh.

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Well stay safe, the outer

Well stay safe, the outer Banks got 4+ inches, it's a rainmaker! Let us know how you fair. We had gusty winds yesterday(20-25) but we fell slightly south of the rain bands as it moved by us. We really needed the rain! Supposed to set a record today, our high is projected at 98! No rain in sight!

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Drew, Hang Tight

I'll hope for the best for your fruit crops, stay safe!

'Lane, mind yourself in the heat ... I'm forever trying to go too fast in it and just making myself more miserable.

We'll get heat relief from the clouds, wind switch to N/NE -- and that's it. I have friends in SE New Hampshire, will have to check in on them.

For the first time -- and after many storm power outs -- Long Island finally marshalled up 1600 linemen/women from Michigan, and elsewhere, some drove 2 days, they arrived yesterday just in case.

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One thing I've learned over

One thing I've learned over my years of being in Hurricane Alley is that having no power will make you mighty appreciative when you don't. It always seems that after one of them passes we have a day or two of really high temps, which of course makes for some pretty short tempers when you add in no electricity! lol

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It hardly even rained here,

It hardly even rained here, heheh.

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You got plenty from last week

You got plenty from last week and I'm jealous. Glad you came out unaffected!

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^^

Time to start digging the fall tree plantings!

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the problem with storms ....

the next time a full force hurricane arrives, people will be caring less! Drew , you'll were very lucky, it could have went so worse.

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Not likely!

Nah, the news hypes -every- storm up to be the end of the world here in N.E. ~.^

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