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"Zeehag, I find it amazing that you are sitting on your boat in Mexico and watching this. Does Bubba the boat cat keep an eye on h'cane Sandy with you? Howz the old Maine Coon?"

"Bubba is a Maine Coon cat? Cool! I always like hearing Maine mentioned. Next time you watch a weather video, I'll bet the weather girl stands right in front of and blocking Maine. We are generally ignored. We get huge winter storms and no mention."

this looks to be a special winter.
yes, bubba is maine coon mix, and spotted this system when he thought it was going to come to us--we watch everything in summer--when i saw it , it was still moving west, toward mexico--then she pulled a switch to come get you guys--
i am prolly more east coaster than west--grew up there, learned to sail there, but always loved kali, until political...still have a lot of family back east.....maine has super cold and harsh winters...it hurts there in winter.....


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Re: Halloween Hurricane

The tracks are mostly looking to come in around NJ or DE. Those storms typically don't hurt the upper Chessy. Infact besides the deluges of rain the wind is going to tend to push water out of the Chesapeake. People are quite panicked regardless. Guess we'll see.

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Re: Halloween Hurricane

They just put out their first impact map, looks to be between Cape May and Sandy Hook, however things can and do change within a matter of hours its just what they have thus far.


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Re: Halloween Hurricane

this is not merely an impending hurrycame--is 3 fronts potentially uniting and making a wondrous event--let us hope for a non event, instead, but please prepare for the worst. good luck, and may the 3 not meet together.
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IF.. IF it does happen the way they say it could it will be the worst storm to hit the Jersey Shore since 1938.
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Maine conspiracy huh

Even if she was off to the side...Id be watching her.
Dave, here in Maine we are not important enough for a conspiracy, we leave that to DC.

Instead, we suffer from benign neglect, which can be pretty OK since it leaves a lot of wild countryside to enjoy.

Zeehag, if our winters weren't so fierce, and our spring black flies so bad, everyone would live here and I wouldn't be able to afford to. We have lakes, rivers, forests, mountains, and the sea, everything I like rolled into one.

When I mentioned this is a hunting community, I mean that here the wives hunt and get big game. Part of shopping for winter food. Biggest bear in a decade was shot by a wife just up the road from here.

My wife has been pestering me for weeks that hunting season is almost here, and she has to shoot her gun to check the sights. I finally got to it last evening. She had to stop working on her art projects, and wait till her grilled chicken was done. She only had five cartridges, which she feels is "plenty, I only need a couple to sight in". She shot my .22 four times with me coaching her. The first two shots were to the right, she fixed her trigger pull, and put the third into the bullseye (size of a quarter). I told her to exaggerate her follow through, and the fourth shot she hit the the x where it marks the center of the bullseye.


Then she fired one precious shell from her deer rifle, a 30-30. She hit the x dead center at the crossing, touching the last shot from the .22. This was done while standing up, no rest, and is remarkable shooting. She walked down, looked at her shot, and calmly told me "let's see you beat that, I have to go to band practice". She's the singer in a jazz band.

I did not "beat that", and I was state champion 6 years in a row. I'm hoping that little exhibition of shooting in our backyard will discourage the squirrels from moving into the boats.

The only time I've seen her worry about not having enough cartridges was when she dropped one, and only had two left. She was hunting on our land and met some hunters who stopped to tell her that they had just seen three bears run into our woods where she was going. She decided three bears were too much for two bullets.

As part of getting ready for the storm I painted two snowplows yesterday, now they are glossy and slippery in case of sticky wet snow.
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IF.. IF it does happen the way they say it could it will be the worst storm to hit the Jersey Shore since 1938.
Wow, I'm not kidding that they are still talking about that '38 hurricane around here, and not from this one coming but just because they were so impressed by what it was like and all the trees that blew down and totally blocked the roads.

My father used to talk about spending all his time cutting up the pines that blew down - I think he used an axe and handsaw.
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Re: Halloween Hurricane

Wow.... the projected tracks for this hurricane are literally all over the map;



This thing could come ashore anywhere from Maryland to Maine...


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Wow skygazer....sounds like you and your wife are living the dream... far away from the maddening crowds.

I see you are from western Maine, where is it you keep your sailboat...what kind is she?

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maine is very important--they have awesome lobsters,,,,,,


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