Jump to content
Bapu

Bapu's Random Thoughts For The Day

Recommended Posts

Thank goodness you didn't see granny. 👵

We have these storm cells that come here sometimes in the summer. Sometimes they generate tornadoes. If one ever directly hit my house there probably wouldn't be much left.

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We get the occasional hurricane.

When I was a child I was in one with gusts over 200 mph but other than some minor exterior damage we were OK.

Notes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Noice!  I wish I could explain my minor exterior damage on a 200 mph hurricane... 🤣

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few heavy roof tiles cracked and a scratched storm awning where part of the Mango tree hit the house.

It was a CBS (Cement Brick Steel reinforced) house, built in the 1950s, before the developers bribed the commissioners to water down the building codes (to increase their profits).

We lived 26 feet above sea level, and inland about 1/2 mile from the ocean, so the storm surge wouldn't get is. Water is often a bigger problem than the wind.

The big problem with hurricanes are (1) building codes that are not sufficient to stand up to a cat 3 storm (2) too many northerners living on reclaimed swampland which will flood during a hurricane.

And the human factors. (1) not buying storm awnings, shutters, or panels and having to rely on plywood -- if you can get it at the last minute (2) not preparing the property for a storm.

I've been in a dozen hurricanes and have never been more than inconvenienced by them.

Of course that's no guarantee of the future. The Climate Crisis is breeding stronger than ever storms.

My current house is 32' above sea level and was built in 1950. I have storm awnings and panels, and will probably ride out the next one here too.

Insights and incites by Notes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My house is  161 feet above sea level and about 50 miles from the nearest sea. I hope it will be enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Notes_Norton said:

If it's well built, it should withstand a hurricane.

article-2513154-19A18E7000000578-151_964

 

I wouldn't want to test it!  😆

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roof is too tall - and made of the wrong material.

It's not well built for a 'cane area. But it is very picturesque.

It looks like a hobbit could live there.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I purposely set phone on an old fashioned ringer just so I can say “one ringgy dingy two ringgy dingys three ringgy dingys” out loud 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Wibbles said:

Too much of that and you'll go blind.

So what if the person is blind to start with?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I Am not Shure if I shoed bring this up but it could be a bad sign

XX bought me some new sox that have the word dickless written on themdickless.thumb.jpg.852b6cefa5e6490178cfb85538162f4d.jpg

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your socks would be a strange place to keep one anyway (unless you're The Red Hot Chili Peppers).

It's when she buys you the matching underpants that you should be worrying.

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...