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    Default Hello From S. Florida...

    Hey, folks...power was restored in our neighborhood Sunday about 12:30 PM local time, practically a week after the lights initially went out.

    There are still roughly 3/4 of a million folk without power in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

    There is no shortage of gasoline, just no power to pump it...our idiot governor Jeb Bush vetoed a bill last year that would have made it mandatory for all gas stations to have back-up generators, yet has gone on to blame South Floridians for not being prepared...

    FEMA (as usual) has been a joke, as the only ice, food, tarps ect. have been provided not by FEMA, yet by the local governments and municipalities.

    There are few working traffic lights in my area, which along with road debris and people behaving like jerks makes travel a nightmare.

    It was reported Wednesday that Florida Power and Light failed to do inspections to light and power poles in the areas hardest hit ( old and brittle, they snapped like twigs in 100 m.p.h. winds), yet denies any culpability.

    Despite what local media says, things are not getting back to normal. At this point, Mrs.chef and I have a minimum of 6 friends that are homeless, many more have had their businesses damaged or destroyed.

    My mother (80 years old) has lost half of her roof. TopTimi, his wife and my wife and kids are ok, yet some are still waiting for power.

    The thing missing most right now is any sense of normality, as these situations bring out the best and sadly the worst in people. I want to leave Florida, yet the kids and my mom are here.

    It stinks having to stay up all night protecting one's house, simply because a certain section of the local populace feels that they have more right to my property than I do.

    These same people have seen fit to barge to the front of lines waiting for supplies, as they apparently feel more "put-upon" than others...yet it's good to see this, as one can be secure that these same individuals are not looting, while sadly their brothers and sisters more than likely are. (Saturday night at work I had to call the police twice as folk tried to break into the store, and all I'm armed with is a selection of baseball bats and paint-guns.)

    Sorry for the tone, I have not slept in days, hence the disjointed rambling of this post, and another storm is developing as we speak.

    ...craig
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    glad to see ur doing ok..keep up the spirits. Tell top timi we're thinking about him as well..
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    Glad to hear from ya, Chef! Been worried about ya, bro!

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    Glad you're O.K.

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    Thanks for keeping us informed, Craig. Nice to hear you're okay, hope things will get better soon

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    I'm so glad to see you chef!!!!! I've been so worried about you guys down there.

    Hang in there. FEMA is always slow you know that. It doesn't matter WHO is in charge of FEMA. Or who is Pres. And I feel that they will be worse than even now that they are stretched beyond believe with everything that has happened this year.

    Local government is always first to respond. Don't be too hard on Jeb, he's a million times better than most of those assholes out there. Remember you could have had that bitch from LA for a governor that refused to ASK for help for almost 3 days. At least Jeb asks for help before the storms like he should. But your'e right that bill shouldn't have been vetoed. But like here and everywhere craig, some people have to begin to take some responibility for themselves. Esp. business people. Just think, if those gas stations would have done this on their own the money to be made. How stupid are they? Why should a bill have to be passed to have someone be smart enough to have a backup business plan in place. That's just bad buisness on their part. Dumbass as far as I'm concerned.

    I know you are beyound stressed out. No one should have to fight to protect their property at a time like this. Everyone should have more respect for each other be helping each other more. Sadly, it's not that way enough.

    We're looking to leave at least this part of FL. We're pretty tired of this mind set ourselves. Don't feel bad on that train of thought. But like you I have my son, daughter-in-law and grandbaby here now. So leaving would be very hard. But I have a feeling people think the same no matter where you go. There will always be those quick to take advantage of a bad situtation.

    Hang in there. You have so many here that have you and your family in their thoughts and prayers. Tell Timi that we are all thinking and praying for them also.
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    Man Craig, I immediately thought about you when they were saying the bitch Wilma was heading your way. Glad to hear you ,your family and friends made it through ok, considering. I can't imagine how frustrating and exhausting it must be when you hear "another one" is coming your way.

    Jesus, nice job of Bush getting gas distributed in such a desparate time of need

    Look on the bright side Craig...The Dolphins won this week

    Hoping the best for you and yours,
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    Wow, Chef. Stay safe. Keep us posted.
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    glad to see youre ok, chef!!
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    Welcome back, Chef! Glad to see you are OK!
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    Glad you're back safe Chef! You are one stellar dude!

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    Yo! Here I am, and happy to see 'ya back Chef. Definite time to hit the pub fo' sho'! You have pretty well described the scene for all of us here in S. Fla. I still don't have phone, but power is finially back. Work has been nonstop.
    Thanks all for the kind words and thoughts. Positive vibe goes a long long way. Peace.....Timi

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    Nice to know you boys are alright. BTW, thanks for gettin' back to me, Timi. See ya in Oly after the New Year. Chef, you need to make a trek up here to the PNW also!
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    Good to hear from you guys. Stay safe and know that we're all sending positive thoughts your way! Keep us updated when you can.
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    Thank god the chef is back in the kitchen!!!! Glad to know you're ok bro!
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