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Steve
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Loc: Metairie, LA
Preparations done at my house...
      Sat Sep 21 2002 12:21 PM

You gotta love tropical season. I took care of my two main worries today - plywood for 2 windows in my safe room and provisions.

We've decided to make my bedroom the safe room because it has access to the attic just in case. There was a need for a 40 x 50 and a 40 x 69 cut of plywood. Got a new flashlight for one of my kids and updated the AA battery supply. Home Depot was just starting to get crowded. I only had to wait about 10 minutes for my plywood to be cut.

I Hit Sav-A-Center next. We bought 12 gallons of Kentwood Spring Water to go with the 36 12 oz bottles of Ozarka I already have. We had a bunch of non-perishables already in stock. I also got some coals and starter fluid - you can never have enough of that if there is power or gas line interruption. Then I picked up a 12-pack of Abita Amber and a case of Coors Light. Beer is another thing you can never have too much of . I know about 12 of 'em will be gone tomorrow with the NFL, but I can always restock later. Btw, water was getting REALLY low at Sav-A-Center. They still had a few hundred gallons, but that will be gone by noon. I'd say the boys at the Abita Springs and Kentwood bottling plants have their work cut out for 'em the next few days.

The main reason I wanted to post this stuff is to let remind everyone between Brownsville and Tampa that now is the time to act. Most of us already have half of our stuff in place (first aid kits, flashlights, etc.). The rest will be disappearing from the shelves little by little until the lines become unbearable. Since you're more aware than the average bear (obvious because you're reading this forum), be smart and go take care of stuff now so you'll only have a few things to deal with mid-week - topping off your gas tank, replenishing ice. Only having to wait in 1 or 2 lines beats the snot out of having to wait in 5!

Steve

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* Major Hurricane Isidore.... You have to Wander MikeCAdministrator Sat Sep 21 2002 12:21 PM
. * * Re: Major Hurricane Isidore.... You have to Wander Rick   Sat Sep 21 2002 06:19 PM
. * * West is best Frank P   Sat Sep 21 2002 07:02 PM
. * * Re: Major Hurricane Isidore.... You have to Wander andy1tom   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:32 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex Ed DunhamAdministrator   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:51 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex Rasvar   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:06 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex Anonymous   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:13 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex Ricreig   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:00 PM
. * * stalling Southern4sure   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:00 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex Joe   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:57 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex HanKFranK   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:24 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex Jeanine   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:02 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex MikeCAdministrator   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:22 PM
. * * Ed Dunham MikeCAdministrator   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:27 PM
. * * Re: Ed Dunham Southern4sure   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:32 PM
. * * 13L HanKFranK   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:32 PM
. * * Re: 13L jlauderdal   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:58 PM
. * * FYI - Dvorak 6.0 / 6.0 WOW Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 04:10 PM
. * * Re: FYI - Dvorak 6.0 / 6.0 WOW Anonymous   Sat Sep 21 2002 04:54 PM
. * * Re: FYI - Dvorak 6.0 / 6.0 WOW Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:00 PM
. * * Re: FYI - Dvorak 6.0 / 6.0 WOW Frank P   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:20 PM
. * * Hey Joe ... you saw it too Frank P   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:26 PM
. * * Re: Hey Joe ... you saw it too joepub1   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:31 PM
. * * 22.1 and 86.3?????? Frank P   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:26 PM
. * * Re: 22.1 and 86.3?????? joepub1   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:52 PM
. * * Re: 22.1 and 86.3?????? Frank P   Sat Sep 21 2002 06:12 PM
. * * NW... I'm positive now Frank P   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:43 PM
. * * Re: FYI - Dvorak 6.0 / 6.0 WOW Joe   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:07 PM
. * * Re: FYI - Dvorak 6.0 / 6.0 WOW joepub1   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:19 PM
. * * Here's something to chew on... Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 05:06 PM
. * * Re: The Spider is squished again Rasvar   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:27 PM
. * * Re: The Spider is squished again joepub1   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:37 PM
. * * Re: The Spider is squished again joepub1   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:58 PM
. * * Re: Mesovortex Joe   Sat Sep 21 2002 03:10 PM
. * * Re: Major Hurricane Isidore.... You have to Wander joepub1   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:38 PM
. * * Re: Major Hurricane Isidore.... You have to Wander Anonymous   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:44 PM
. * * Re: Major Hurricane Isidore.... You have to Wander BabyCat   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:56 PM
. * * Bad Reporting by Media Justin in Miami   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:43 PM
. * * Re: Major Hurricane Isidore.... You have to Wander scottsvb   Sat Sep 21 2002 11:32 AM
. * * shared ponderings HanKFranK   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:09 PM
. * * Isidore looking classic now... Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:08 PM
. * * Re: Isidore looking classic now... Anonymous   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:38 PM
. * * Preparations done at my house... Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:21 PM
. * * Re: Preparations done at my house... scottsvb   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:39 PM
. * * Re: Preparations done at my house... Mike   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:16 PM
. * * Re: scottsvb's Comments recmod   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:32 PM
. * * Re: scottsvb's Comments Anonymous   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:45 PM
. * * Re: scottsvb's Comments Joe   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:46 PM
. * * nhc 1pm HanKFranK   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:12 PM
. * * NOT MOVING RICKINMOBILE   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:06 PM
. * * Re: NOT MOVING joepub1   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:17 PM
. * * Re: Scottsvb Kevin   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:00 PM
. * * WIndows... Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:27 PM
. * * Re: WIndows... Justin in Miami   Sat Sep 21 2002 02:29 PM
. * * subject of boarding up.... Frank P   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:26 PM
. * * Re: subject of boarding up.... scottsvb   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:30 PM
. * * scott... Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:34 PM
. * * Here are the latest model plots I can find. Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:40 PM
. * * One last note for now before the 1pm update comes out... Steve   Sat Sep 21 2002 01:45 PM
. * * Re: Preparations done at my house... Rasvar   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:58 PM
. * * Re: Preparations done at my house... Justin in Miami   Sat Sep 21 2002 12:38 PM

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