Gator Braves the Hurricane...

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:44 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know that our community gator, Bill, just hopped online for a couple min. and I got to chat with him on AIM.

He's at work(I think he said), but they did have some damage to their home. He said he probably won't be on regularly for the next few weeks, but I wanted to let everyone know that he is okay.

And any other Florida Buzzers that want to let us know they're okay should do so as well:).

Keep everyone in your thoughts, esp. with Ivan just around the corner.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:06 PM
Cheers for that Clint - I guess Bill will have gotten the vocemail I left for him at work by now then ;) Glad to hear they're both okay though.


Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:19 PM
Hang in there, Gates! We're pulling for you.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:29 PM
LOL, thanks guys!

The county bldg codes guy/FEMA says our house is a 40-45% loss....seems like it'd be easier to "taer it down" and start from scratch, LOL...

I'll be at work tomorrow so I'll prob. get online then....for now, I get to go and do some more *bilge pumping*...the house was holding steady at about 3 inches of water until we got a temporary roof last night....

Hope everyone is safe!

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:55 PM
Finally getting the carpets cleaned? :)

Good to hear you and more importantly Jill are OK. ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 3:23 PM
Awww, sorry to hear that you sustained damage to house RGW :( Glad u and the missis are ok.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 3:30 PM
This was one storm where being further south actually was a blessing. We didn't lose power, thank goodness, though there is plenty of debris to go around. That was a storm for the record books.

Gator, where are you?

Now, if Ivan would just stay the hell away we'd all be happier.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 4:00 PM
Hey Gator, how far down the peninsula do you live?

It's good to hear that you are okay and even working. Sorry to hear about your house though. ):

Perhaps you could build a coaster in its stead and take up residence in the station house. ;)

Edit: Duh, Gainesville

By the way, was your house also affected by Charley?

*** Edited 9/8/2004 8:04:49 PM UTC by janfrederick***

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 5:40 PM
I am so happy to hear that you and Jill are safe! Now me and Clint are dealing with Frances' leftovers up here in the hills. LOL!

Love you guys!


Wednesday, September 8, 2004 6:22 PM
Hey, me too! 13 inches of rain in 36 hours, and counting...

Glad to hear Bill & Jill are ok, despite the damage. Thinking of you guys. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 6:47 PM
Im okay, orlando didn't get hit too hard.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:20 PM
Sorry Dawn, I keep forgetting you are in "the hills" now as well. ;-)

Glad to hear you are OK as well, Turbo! What is WITH these hurricanes?


Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:22 PM
Dawn, since when would you complain about 13 inches?

Rob - I live in Seattle. It's always wet here.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:30 PM
Rob, I can't believe you said that in a "worried about Gator" thread!!!

Oh wait, yes I can believe it...I know you. ;-)

Bill, sorry to hear about your place. Sounds like you've got a lot of visits to Home Depot/Loews in your future. Guess our conversation in the pool in San Antonio was kind of prophetic, unfortunately. ;-(

Good to hear you two are OK.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:30 PM
Thank you Rob, for giving me the laugh I needed.

- Peabody - (Lauren and I almost died this weekend thanks to a reckless driver....what a birthday for her :( laughs are few and far between)

Oh, and Bill....glad you guys are ok. Sounds like you had a rough weekend too! *** Edited 9/8/2004 11:30:57 PM UTC by Peabody***

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:46 PM
I'm glad to hear all of you are okay; at the same time, my heart goes out to people who lost relatives. I'm a college football fan - I heard that Florida State coach Bobby Bowden lost a grandson and an ex-son-in-law in the storm.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 11:27 PM
I hope everyone that lives in the path of this major storm is doing fine. 13 inches of rain is a lot of rain for 36 hours especially if you live by hills and how fast it has fallen plus type of soil and plants. Good luck everyone down there, I have been watching the weather channel and they have had pretty good coverage keeping people updated on what is happening down there. Dr. Steve Lyons is pretty busy right now... Not to long ago The Hurricane Center upgraded Ivan to a Category 5 storm, very very strong storm. *** Edited 9/9/2004 7:44:50 AM UTC by Maynard***
Thursday, September 9, 2004 1:00 AM
Mike... it is me we're talking about. ;)

Bill knows I love him. :):):)

Thursday, September 9, 2004 5:58 AM

nasai said:
Dawn, since when would you complain about 13 inches?

Cheers Rob! I now have to try to clean off the Rice Krispies I just sprayed all over my keyboard!!!

-Jim (12 inches is enough but I don't use it as a rule ;))

Thursday, September 9, 2004 9:09 AM
Don't you guys get it? It's all about Rob. ;-) It doesn't matter what the topic is.

Jim, WHAT in the world are you eating to be spraying...oh never mind. :-O



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