As we watch the devastation unfold on all our pals across the north I have to be honest. I have to turn away from time to time to deal with it all. I am lucky I suppose. I get to do that now sit in a heated room with power and web. But if you are in NY or New Jersey, you are not that lucky. You are dealing with a tree in your house, no power for weeks, and HEAT! And that’s if you are lucky. The unlucky ones have no home at all. Here in WoodyBoaterville it’s time to get back to some sort of normalcy but honestly don’t know how. My sick mind see’s humor in everything bad. Woody Gal and I were laughing so hard at ARRRGS wishes and stuff when he passed, she was going to text me from his phone that he wanted something from me. HA …I had to stop at work for a moment. I laughed at my own Mothers funeral. Something about a neighbors casserole I recall. I just remember trying to hold back laughter in a church. Snot creeping out my eyes. Dang .. Stress and grief have many releases I suppose. So, With that apology, I am going for it. To Soon, probably. But ya gotta laugh at some point.I need permission? Rick, ya got your web going yet? Tommy? Don? Don? And the other Don? John? To soon.. I will keep showing destruction pictures til ya beg for a ebay toilet seat story?
Getting back to normal helps. Everyone gets tired of seeing destruction all day your own or someone else. Seeing boats and bad speeling might brighten the day of those you can see WB
Oh HELL YEAH!
Our friends up north will shake this off…they ever and always do.
Me, I am going to flip the Argentine runabout over today and sooner than later….”GO BOATING”
Do pontoon boats sink? I know the torpedoed ones do. But on their own? Really?
The above pic looks like the work of WoodySeals.
Looks like they got the grill off the front end in time?
Matt, it’s time to move on. Give us happy stories about toilet seats or why you need an outboard motor? We do care and worry about those still digging their way out of this disaster, especially those we have not heard from, we are thankful we have power and that our boats and friends are safe. But, sitting at home, there’s not much we can do to fix everything. So, please, give us something to smile about.
Gee, Matt, I looked at the Header picture this morning and thought, wow, now theres some waves. I showedmy wife Ronnie, and she asked where on the East Coast was that taken? Then I looked at the caption, and was suprised to see it was a shot from sixty miles south of us!!!
I always said I would rather be in 30 waves out in the Ocean, than 15 footers out on Lake Michigan.
Iam like you, sad all our regular posters are having a hard time dealing with the trees and no power hassells. We live through two straight line 70 mph wind storms, and dealing with the aftermath was a two – three month pain in the you know what.
We lost our Marina in May 1998 one week befor Memorial Day
and it took the rest of the year to rebuild.
Then we got hit at our house in the woods in August of 2009.
Lost 30 some trees that were 50 to 100 feet tall, 8 were up rooted like in yesterdays pictures. You can not get rid of a 10 ft dia. root ball with a garden tractor, I tried. You got to bring in the big guns, like a D-10 front end loader.
Problem is twofold, few around and price gouging, since there is so much to remove in the area, and so few qualified to do a safe, correct job.
Yes, I do not envey our fellow woodyBoaters back East one bit. We lucked out this week here in Michigan with this weeks high winds, and personnally did not even have to pick up a fallen branch. And all those leaves in the hard to get at places like in the shurbs, GONE, thank you mother nature, my 2 acres in the woods, are leave free, I think someone down in Indy, are dealing with them…
Gee, I did not realize I got that long winded. WhenI started to post, no one had posted anything yet this morning, so
I had time and just started rambling. When I got done and hit send, I looked and found several posted ahead of me.
hows ya how SLOW of a typist I am !!!
* SHOW ya…
I,m heading to the ACBS meeting in ChiTown to drink expensive scotch and send the bill to MikeM. It,ll be good to meet up with fellow woody boaters and talk varnish and NOT the weather.
I am thinking you might want to be careful of any slightly damp outboards suddenly popping up on the used market.
I do think it is time to move on and cover other things, but not necessarily ignore the stories of woodyboaters in the aftermath as they roll in.
To soon no. Every single day there are people that live with no home, no car,no clothes, no food, no electricity, no heat ever. This isnt something new its a very common thing to many.And it didnt take a storm to manifest this.. Maybe this week will bring something or someone that can help to begin a change to some of this. Im just saying I have compassion every day for people that struggle in similiar circumstances, these storms are always eye and heart openers or at least they should be.
For the same reason traffic snarls on the opposite side of the interstate to an accident, I’m drawn to the pictures of shoreline devastation showing washed up boats fiberglass or wood. Just wonder why so many were still in the water not that it made much difference, they seemed to be knocked about like bowling pins regardless. Guess the marine liquidator’s yard will be overflowing with choice projects.
My regrets to all those poor soles who have lost a home, boat, or especially a loved one. I’ll be interested in whatever you run as a story.
my sailboat was in the st joe harbor waiting to be lifted. the winds took my bimini and dodger pieces right off and left the brackets were they were attached. no pictures yet.
Do you know who the zipper manufacturer is on those tops? Sorry. To easy! I had to beat the next guy..
no but if the only thing left is the zipper, im sending it to you!!
Not soon enough Matt…Shoot!