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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday- Tackling Faye

Today we are tackling the Tropical Storm Faye. Some of you had been asking where we are in regards to Tropical Storm Faye. We are just now getting some rains and the wind is picking up quit nicely. As I see on the radar it looks like it will get worse as the day progresses. We have learned to take these things in stride and prepare what we have to with how the intensity is. We shouldn't be too bad off. We are on the east side of the storm though which is usually the worse side, so tornados will be the biggest thing to watch right now. But we don't worry about that kind of stuff. The Lord is watching over us and our little house today. I just wanted to give you all a little update since most of you know I live in Florida. And just for the occasion, my friend sent me this and I thought it was so funny. I'm not sure who wrote it but it sure is appropriate. Enjoy!

You know you live in Florida when.....

You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.

Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.

When describing your house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths, and one safe hallway.

You have more than 300 'C' and 'D' batteries in your kitchen drawer.

Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti O's.

You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering your windows.

You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot.

The road leading to your house has been declared a 'No-Wake' Zone.

You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the pool.

You own more than three large coolers.

You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel the least bit guilty about it.

You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking "It'll only take a gallon of gas to get there and back".

You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your freezer.

Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.

You catch a 13-pound redfish ---- in your driveway.

You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance policy.

At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the biggest chainsaw.

There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.

You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel and every single newscaster and reporter at all of the major stations in town.

Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.

Ice is a valid topic of conversation.

Relocating to North Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.

You spend more time on your roof then in your living room.

You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder, or a tree worker.

Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's Christmas.

The hurricane shutter guy and your roofer are driving BMW's.

You know the difference between the "good side" of a storm and the "bad side."

You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning.

A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.

A chain saw, generator or a gas grill comes as a free gift with every new Florida mortgage.

Blessings my friends!


  1. Too funny! We are in Florida as well and thankfully this storm looks like it won't be too bad! We are, however, directly in it's path!

  2. I'm praying for ya'll today! Keep us posted. May God protect you and keep you in the palm of His hand this day.

  3. Funny b/c that was all I could think of today too!

  4. We are on the West coast of Florida and it looks like it will bypass us totally. Your Florida list cracked up up - it is all so true!
    Hope you and your family fares well through the storm!

  5. Stay safe & dry! Hubby & I grew up in FL. Most of our family still in FL. Now we live in TX. Not much better for hurricanes! :)

    Confessions of an Apron Queen

  6. hardy har har!

    You'd have to have a sense of humor to live near that kind of mother nature!

  7. That is too funny. " A chain saw, generator or a gas grill comes as a free gift with every new Florida mortgage." I think that is my favorite one. That is how I feel here in Oklahoma in the tornado alley zone. I hope you are safe today, the rains are easy on you, and hope "the sun will come out tomorrow!!" (aren't I clever?)

  8. snort out loud funny.

    This is my fav:
    "Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms."

  9. Funny list!

    I had been thinking about you - wondering if you were close to the storm. Will keep you in prayer.

    Hope all is OK and that the storm passes quickly!

  10. Oh my, those quips are great! Hope you stay safe, my friend!

  11. Hi Kim!

    Those are pretty funny! Loved them, and I guess I didn't realize how many storms you get...we always are thinking about "the big one" over here even though most of us have not prepared for it!
    Thanks for stopping by! Happy Tuesday to you!
    Beth Ann

  12. I am cracking up.....that list is great! Sadly some of them are probably true, but life is good when you can laugh at yourself.

  13. I'm glad to hear that you're holding up well...

  14. Hey,

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday! This was just precious.

    I live outside of New Orleans, so you know we can appreciate these funny things!

    Hope you guys are OK now.


  15. This is too funny. But speaking as someone who grew up in North Dakota...lol... its not so bad!

    Many blessings-

  16. I'm going to have to share that with my aunt, she was in the thick of it this morning! I have to say, if I'm ever stuck in the path of a storm, I hope it's with someone with a sense of humor like yours!


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