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Old 09-07-2017, 12:15 PM
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This board is so often full of negativity, fighting, and insulting, that we tend to forget just how many wonderful guys there are in this hobby. As I sit here in Miami, waiting for what appears to be an extremely powerful hurricane, I have received offers from so many members (friends and strangers alike) to bring my family to their homes. Total strangers on this board have invited me up to stay with them in Wisconsin and California. Friends that I have made on this board, and often only communicate through text, have invited me to stay in their homes in Georgia, Minnesota, New York, and even the West Coast of Florida. I write this because it is so easy to begin disliking the board as a whole, due to the words and actions of only a few. There are so many good, and caring people on this board, and I think it should be acknowledged and celebrated.

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Old 09-07-2017, 12:19 PM
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Are you going to stick it out or evacuate?
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:26 PM
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thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Yes just like real life, there are plenty of good people just need to know where to look
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:27 PM
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Good luck Orlando. I'll be riding it out just up the road from you in Rockledge, Fl just north of Melbourne
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:27 PM
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I planned to evacuate, but my wife insisted on waiting, assessing, evaluating, thinking, meditating, and all other forms of paralysis by analysis, that it's now more irresponsible to leave than to stay. The expressways heading North are all clogged up, and gas throughout the state is extremely limited. Unlike other hurricanes, this one threatens the entire state (rather than just south Florida for example). As such, the gas is in short supply throughout the state. A friend of mine recently arrived in Orlando, normally a 3 1/2 hour drive, in 9 hours! And forget catching a flight ANYWHERE. I think the cure may be worse than the disease at this point. Thankfully, I am well prepared, and my house is equipped with hurricane-impact windows and a new roof.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:27 PM
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I would have to consider taking someone up on that offer. Most models now show Miami taking a direct hit. Godspeed, Orlando.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:31 PM
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Nice post!

Best of luck during the hurricane

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Old 09-07-2017, 12:31 PM
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I planned to evacuate, but my wife insisted on waiting, assessing, evaluating, thinking, meditating, and all other forms of paralysis by analysis, that it's now more irresponsible to leave than to stay. The expressways heading North are all clogged up, and gas throughout the state is extremely limited. Unlike other hurricanes, this one threatens the entire state (rather than just south Florida for example). As such, the gas is in short supply throughout the state. A friend of mine recently arrived in Orlando, normally a 3 1/2 hour drive, in 9 hours! And forget catching a flight ANYWHERE. I think the cure may be worse than the disease at this point. Thankfully, I am well prepared, and my house is equipped with hurricane-impact windows and a new roof.
Yeah, I know Rick Scott keeps telling people to leave but where do they go, and how do they get there? It doesn't seem realistic to move millions of people. A friend of mine on the Gulf Coast made a similar decision. Let's hope it turns a little east and no matter what happens, best wishes to you and all Board members in the path of the storm for your safety.
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Good luck and be safe.

My parents are in Boynton Beach and my wife's parents are in Hudson on the West coast. It will be an anxious weekend for all.

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God bless you and you and your family will be in my prayers. If it is not too late, I suggest you re-consider and get out of there. I know baseball cards are last on someone's mind when facing a hurricane, but in your case I know you have a very magnificent and expensive collection. I hope they are somewhere safe, too. Best wishes to you.
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