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09-09-2004, 11:30 AM
After the hurricane passed by I noticed that the big oak in the back yard was split. Had it fallen I would have lost the corner of my house and the corner of my garage. Luckily I was able to get a tree crew into remove it before it fell. I got a section of it for a wooden anvil. I believe I have the most expensive wooden anvil of anyone in Metalmeet :x .
Here is a picture of the stump. Do I build a shop over it? :lol:
Now if I just get through the next hurricane and get back to my wagon project!
09-09-2004, 05:14 PM
Do you miss the upper New York state snow storms yet? :D
Hope you make it through Ivan OK.
Jim: Glad to hear from you. I was wondering how you faired with double hits from two storms. I was looking for your phone number this morning buried somewhere here on my computer desk.
My wife rode out the storms in West Palm Beach area and I rode it out in Ocala. Charley missed Ocala.I am about 95 percent finished on the erection of the steel frame work of my 50x80 steel building. I was a bit concerned that it would rip the girts and perlins off. They didn't seem to flutter in the wind as I thought they might. I am in home in south Fl. now. Spent the last two days extricating two of my cars from the clutches of a huge ficus tree that fell from next door. It was quite amazing that neither car was hurt. The Jag lost one more of its nine lives. I am working on getting the limbs off of the garage roof. The tree is still supported by the garage and one of my huge 50+ year old ficus trees and a Jaguar engine block. I knew I was keeping the block for something. I am going to free up the roof and then probably head back to Ocala to finish the building before attempting the rest of the tree. I am going to have some hickory to make some metal shaping tools. It did a nice job of taking out the power lines to the farm behind my property. That was the worst of the damage on the Ocala property.
I dread this time of year. The weather may dictate whether or not I can make the trip to MetalMeet this year. Hopefully, things will start to slw down in the tropics. Glad to hear that you are OK.
09-09-2004, 06:55 PM
Right about now I do miss those snow storms :shock:
I was wondering how you and Pat Groover made out with this latest round of storm madness. I'm glad to hear you are all right. Have you heard from Pat?
Getting nervous again in sunny FL.
Jim: Pat has been in Seattle for quite a while. His granddaughter is very ill and he and his wife are out there helping take care of her. He will stay there as long as he is needed. May miss metalmeet.
09-10-2004, 07:15 AM
Hi Jim, Carey,
I am glad you guys have made it through okay. It has been one brutal season so far, with little signs of letting up anytime soon.
Hang in there, best wishes to all you folks in the southeast US.
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