The Great Huriquake

By: hurigo , 2:29 PM GMT on August 30, 2011

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The Great HuriQuake

August (what day is it) 2011
It is the 30th.

Thank you to everyone. I am now home safe with power and internet. What a ride! That Big Girl Irene as OGal calls her is one tough broad. We personified her even further giving her a big yellow hat. You should hear her accent. More to follow once I recover from the road trips.

And thank you Levi for your work.

Timeline:
23 August Tue Virginia Earthquake
24 August Wed threat of Irene but still hope as models keep shifting right (East)
25 August Thu trouble again, models shift left (West), shelter sought, to north and west. Usual safe shelters not.
26 August Friday lost and found, repeatedly. Drove on roller coaster road from nightmares which led me just where I needed to be, safe, loving harbour.
29 August Mon On the road. Powerless. Beautiful quiet. No water, no fresh batteries. Ancient 2005 expired batteries miraculously still worked. Broken glasses replaced by new ones that magically appeared at my right hand. So dark cannot see hand in front of face. No moon.
30 August Tue HOME! All is well. No damage, no power loss, no roof leaks.

Thank you Miss Irene.



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38. palmettobug53
1:34 AM GMT on January 02, 2012
I missed wishing you a Merry Christmas but HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Kinda hard to type with the cat in my lap.)

Gosh, your New Year's menu sounded great. I saw what you posted on Gams' blog. It made me drool.
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37. Zachary Labe
5:07 PM GMT on December 24, 2011
hurigo- Merry Christmas and I hope all is well!
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36. juslivn
3:05 PM GMT on December 24, 2011
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35. LakeWorthFinn
2:22 AM GMT on December 23, 2011
Dear HuriPoetFriend, May you and your loved ones have a WUnderful Christmas and a Very Happy 2012 !

~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~

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34. seflagamma
12:47 AM GMT on December 23, 2011
Dear Huri,

Well today we have the shortest Daylight and Longest Night time..
but lucky tomorrow our days start getting longer again
and spring will be around the corner!!!

But for now... stopping by to wish you a
very Merry Christmas!





From our Home to Yours
Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year 2012!






"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn%u2019t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn%u2019t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

- Dr. Seuss



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33. sandiquiz
7:11 PM GMT on December 22, 2011
Hello Huri Across the Atlantic!

Hope you have a wonderful time:)

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32. Proserpina
8:23 PM GMT on December 18, 2011
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31. Barefootontherocks
12:47 AM GMT on December 02, 2011
Dear ECF,
Gonna bump this old blog even though it's still full of Hallowe'en cobwebs. lol

Happy December 1


Thank you for your good words in my blog the other day - and for everything!
Sincerely,
WCF
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30. FlaBlondie
3:25 AM GMT on November 01, 2011
Hello my girlfriend Huri,

Did you have a good Halloween? And it is always OK by me when we share dancing on the table top!!!
we go back a long way in table top dancing..


You have a good night and I will see you again next year...

Tell our friend Diane, good night and we will see her again next year!!!

Blondie


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29. hurigo
10:44 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
THANK YOU EVERYONE



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28. seflagamma
9:07 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Hi Huri,

Happy Halloween to you!!!

I know you and I do not like winter.. we do not like the cold and dark but our time will come again soon..


Happy Halloween my WU Friends!!!



Enjoy your evening!!!
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27. OGal
7:14 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
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26. Proserpina
2:50 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adders fork, and blind-worms sting,
Lizards leg, and owlets wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
William Shakespeare
Happy Halloween Pictures, Comments, Images, Graphics
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25. shoreacres
2:45 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween!

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24. seflagamma
7:36 PM GMT on October 01, 2011
Hello Huri,

Oh dear can you believe it is already October!
Winter will be here soon and you will be getting the cold weather again.

But time goes by so quickly these days it will be summer again before we know it.

Have a great weekend.

Happy October!
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23. Proserpina
1:22 PM GMT on September 10, 2011
Never Forget Gold images
Patriot Day Graphics
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22. hurigo
12:39 PM GMT on September 09, 2011
Irene's good deed article in Virginian Pilot. Irene widens Oregon inlet -- a good thing
Link
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21. seflagamma
10:39 PM GMT on September 02, 2011
Huri, what a way to celebrate the "unofficial" last day of summer.

I remember all those "fashion" restrictions..
No white shoes after Labor Day or again until Easter.

Only "winter white" allowed for clothing

make the switch from "summer" hand bags to winter ones..

At least here in SE Florida it is tropical most of the time! LOL

Glad you got some good face time with your beloved Atlantic... sounds nice.


Enjoy your weekend!
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20. hurigo
10:36 PM GMT on September 02, 2011
What a beautiful day today.
I visited my beloved Atlantic.
There has been a bit of erosion and debris remains.
I would say that MY beach is half the depth that it was and that is just perfect for me. Without my usual accoutrement, I rolled in the sand in my business wardrobe and my soul danced with the dolphins that were playing in the surf, flying and diving. What the heck. This was the last day to wear my seersucker suit before the after-the-Labor Day-restriction is imposed.
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19. sandiquiz
6:57 AM GMT on September 01, 2011


Good morning - White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits and a very happy and safe month to you!

Already September - the last third of the year!


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18. seflagamma
1:51 PM GMT on August 31, 2011
{{{Huri}}}}

Thanks for the update and glad you made it without damage at home..

Ms Irene was a nasty little girl to many areas, still all the flooding going on is not good.

so happy you are back safe and sound at home.

You had a lot of friends checking in on your blog; we sort of knew you had taken off... and glad you did!!!

Happy Wednessday.

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17. Beachfoxx
1:06 PM GMT on August 31, 2011
Glad you are safe from Irene... what a storm!
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16. carolinagal
11:18 AM GMT on August 31, 2011
GOOD morning! These posts are beautiful - for a beautiful friend.
Glad you are back.
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15. code1
2:45 AM GMT on August 31, 2011
Beautiful posts for one so hurried, so loved.
The years, they fly...yet love, never shall die.
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14. hurigo
1:38 AM GMT on August 31, 2011
Perfect Shore. Thank you. Love it, love it, love it!
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13. shoreacres
12:52 AM GMT on August 31, 2011
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12. hurigo
11:23 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
(((AQUA))) (((AQUA)))
A name as pretty as the sea
Gifted with words
as powerful as could be

Stirred up trouble
gets out of her way
Transformed by kindness
a beautiful new day



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11. aquak9
10:20 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
About Huri-
I did worry
about the YellowHat while
it did roam...

And Huri, she did run
But came back with shining Sun
and happily dear Huri
is now home.
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10. OGal
8:30 PM GMT on August 30, 2011



I can just visualize Big Girl Irene's yellow hat. By the time she hit Maine that hat was hanging in shreds, soaking wet. She was a very bad girl and ended up gettin bu--kicked in Canada. Hope your day was awesome and that Irene is not in your dreams.
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9. sandiquiz
8:09 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
Now I get to call you my friend "Huriquake across the Atlantic"! LOL

Keep smiling ...
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8. Barefootontherocks
7:54 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
Just for the record, I cock-a-roached these from DocM. Highest rainfall totals from Big Hat Storm.

Virginia Beach, VA: 20.40"
Jacksonville, NC: 20.00"
East Durham, NY: 13.30"
Freehold Twp, NJ: 11.27"
Mendon, VT: 11.23"
Ellendale, DE: 10.43"
New Hartford, CT 10.15"
Baxter St. Park, ME: 9.91"
Savoy, MA: 9.10"
Lafayette, PA: 8.82"
Pinkham North, NH: 7.33"
Warren, RI: 5.37"
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7. Barefootontherocks
6:50 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
Oh, good to to see you. I think she threw her whole hat into the woods of Vermont.

Everything's okay here. Two cloudy days in a row, keeping the temps under 100 at my house. I think a change is coming. Not necessarily rain but at least the natural cool down as we head into Fall.

"Huriquake."
:)
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6. hurigo
6:26 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
Hi Finn, Hi Bug.
What a week. I hope each of you are doing well. I sure wish we could get some rain for Texas and Oklahoma. I worry about Shore and BF out there in the middlelands suffering with this heat
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5. hurigo
6:24 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
Oh and did I mention that we had an earthquake too? That was on Tuesday. Hurricane plus earthquake, get it? Huriquake!
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4. hurigo
6:23 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
You pictured her and her hat very well, WCF. She did have the flowers when she was down south, but just before she hit the midway, she started plucking them out one by one and tossed them to those who waved.
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3. palmettobug53
5:15 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
Welcome home!
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2. LakeWorthFinn
5:04 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
Ditto!
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1. Barefootontherocks
5:00 PM GMT on August 30, 2011
We personified her even further giving her a big yellow hat. You should hear her accent.
LOL. I picture her hat garish bright yellow with flowers. Glad you're home.
:)
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