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    DiLeon
    Senior Member Hawaii

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    Originally posted by Arthur C. View Post
    Dileon. I hope and pray you remain safe, and hopefully dry. Your descriptions and pics remind me of Louisiana during our all too frequent hurricanes.
    I agree the rain from a hurricane.... It is raining now.....Kauai has major warnings now, as it is raining hard again and rivers are rising again. Everything is questionable what will happen today... I do not travel when we have flash flood watches, as the only road that goes around the island always goes under when the weather is rather insane. Last thing I want to do is get stuck in the people zoo....Honolulu.

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  • Arthur C.
    Senior Member Louisiana

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    Dileon. I hope and pray you remain safe, and hopefully dry. Your descriptions and pics remind me of Louisiana during our all too frequent hurricanes.

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  • Randy
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  • Randy
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    Originally posted by Dileon View Post
    Tons of damage in different parts of islands. rock and mudslides. It is still on flash flood watch and they are warning us major to watch out that this is not over yet. Me and neighbors out cutting down trees in the rain yesterday... and making sure all storm drains are working order. Lots of areas hit,... Kauai really is a mess. Due to last weekend's heavy rainfall, it won't take much to create run-off and flooding again. Stay alert and stay safe is the islands warning to us that you better pray you do not get hit again .
    Wow,that is a lot of rain.. Back when hurrican Danny came in to Mobile Bay and stald for a day or two some areas got 40" of rain over the two or three days it was here.

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  • tbox61
    Bob Dole Country

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    WoW!!!!

    And here in Kansas we are begging for just a good 2 or 3 inch rain over 4 or 5 days...

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  • DiLeon
    Senior Member Hawaii

  • DiLeon
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    16545109_G.pngimages (2).jpg ​​​​​​​ images (3).jpg ​​​​​​​Tons of damage in different parts of islands. rock and mudslides. It is still on flash flood watch and they are warning us major to watch out that this is not over yet. Me and neighbors out cutting down trees in the rain yesterday... and making sure all storm drains are working order. Lots of areas hit,... Kauai really is a mess. Due to last weekend's heavy rainfall, it won't take much to create run-off and flooding again. Stay alert and stay safe is the islands warning to us that you better pray you do not get hit again .
    DiLeon
    Senior Member Hawaii
    Last edited by DiLeon; 04-19-2018, 01:31 PM.

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  • Brian T
    Senior Member

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    Dileon: Was just thinking of you and the storms I read about. You have my most sincere condolences. Got a life jacket?
    I was in 2 big storms in the years that I lived in Australia when it rained close to 2" per hour.
    I did not believe that much water could possibly fall out of the sky. But it did.

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  • DiLeon
    Senior Member Hawaii

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    If you have not heard we are getting history rains down here.... Kauai got over 28 inches in 24 hours. It just will not stop, I got trees flipping over from the wet ground will not hold the tree weight. Parts of the islands are in a state of emergency.....tons of damage everywhere.

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  • Brian T
    Senior Member

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    The United Way Charitable Campaign runs a program here called "Better At Home." It's essentially a wage subsidy for seniors with disabilities to get things done.
    What we seniors pay depends on our retirement income. I've had the same guy work for me for 2 years now. Summer gardening, winter snow, groceries and so on.
    He knows what I want done, how to do it and where everything (shovels/rakes/etc) can be found.

    Tomorrow morning, the contractor comes at 8AM to finish a bare wall in my laundry room. OK by me.

    Because of the formal organization, the potential workers get picked over pretty thoroughly.
    Next up, I need some spring cleaning done. I need a monkey on a ladder to wash the outsides of my windows.
    I can phone one number and ask for those.

    My ego still doesn't want to admit that I need help. Well, it happens. Keep my family in good spirits, too.

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  • Randy
    Senior Member

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    [QUOTE=Arthur C.;n1131607]
    Originally posted by Randy View Post
    SNIP The thing I hate about old age is having to pay people to do those things I always did but I can no longer do. SNIP

    I wholeheartedly agree, Randy! Anything I need done on my roof or too high on a ladder, or requires crawling under the house, and I have to call on one of my sons. Drives me nuts to ask for help, but they are gracious and generous in helping me without hesitation. I suppose my problem comes from an excess of pride, so asking for help is a well deserved dose of humility!
    I understand Arthur! 5 years ago I did most all the work on my house. Now I am very limited on what I can do, not having sons I have to call on some stranger. Few of which know what they are doing or just do not care. Pried in good work is not part of the work ethic for many these days. Not long ago I had some work done on the porch. When I complained about the sloppy job I was told it was commercially acceptable. Whatever that is.

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  • Arthur C.
    Senior Member Louisiana

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    [QUOTE=Randy;n1130494] SNIP The thing I hate about old age is having to pay people to do those things I always did but I can no longer do. SNIP

    I wholeheartedly agree, Randy! Anything I need done on my roof or too high on a ladder, or requires crawling under the house, and I have to call on one of my sons. Drives me nuts to ask for help, but they are gracious and generous in helping me without hesitation. I suppose my problem comes from an excess of pride, so asking for help is a well deserved dose of humility!

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  • Randy
    Senior Member

  • Randy
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    Great morning here in lower Alabama. I am sitting on the porch enjoying that first cup of coffee. It is a very comfortable 65 degrees and the birds are entertaining me in both site and sound. Hope your day starts out as nice as mine has!

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  • Randy
    Senior Member

  • Randy
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    Originally posted by Soggy View Post
    . the "Golden Years" ...my a** !
    Soggy the golden years is a medical term! It is the time in our lives the Doctor get rich!

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  • Soggy
    Nova Scotia Canada

  • Soggy
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    Originally posted by Randy View Post
    Good evening I have been working on the house for the last week. I think we have about to get to a temporary end what needed to be done this month. But there is always more with a 65 year old house. Next is stabilizing the pier and beam foundation. That one I will have to leave to the pros. The thing I hate about old age is having to pay people to do those things I always did but I can no longer do. It is hard to find people that take pride in their work they just what the money and they do the minimum in quality. I was just not raised that way. I was taught to do it right or do not do it. There I go jumping on my soap box. It is a different world.
    You sure "hit the nail on the head" Randy. I'm hoping that i will be able to paint my house this summer, but by the way my legs are acting i may have to hire someone to do it for me. I built this house myself 45 years ago and have maintained it over the years, but it looks as though I'm going to have to start hiring this work out and that's not something that I'm looking forward to...................... the "Golden Years" ...my a** !

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  • Randy
    Senior Member

  • Randy
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    Good evening I have been working on the house for the last week. I think we have about to get to a temporary end what needed to be done this month. But there is always more with a 65 year old house. Next is stabilizing the pier and beam foundation. That one I will have to leave to the pros. The thing I hate about old age is having to pay people to do those things I always did but I can no longer do. It is hard to find people that take pride in their work they just what the money and they do the minimum in quality. I was just not raised that way. I was taught to do it right or do not do it. There I go jumping on my soap box. It is a different world.

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  • Kadiddle
    Senior Member N.Y.

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    All snow every day. Plants are doing well in the house. Snow extractor needs a break. All good though, its what this area can count on in March.
    Carve On,
    Kadiddle

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