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I haven't updated since the passing of the storm. Tropical Storm Fay passed over last Tuesday morning. They eye passed right over us. As usual, it was a little scary in my 70-year old cypress log cabin, but my pet Stubby, the flying squirrel seemed unconcerned, so I wasn't worried. Still a lot of clean-up going on in the park. Thousands of palm fronds everywhere. Our power was out for about 18 hours. Seems like the power will go out for hours with just about any thunderstorm here. And we are still getting rain bands associated with the storm, even as I write this.

Fay has been hanging around central and north Florida for the past week and soaking everyone up there. Everyone I know up there is doing okay, if not tired of rain. At least the rain will recharge the low lake levels and the aquifer.

On the lighter side, I found this web page of military humor.

Service members like a good joke just as anyone. When I was in Germany during one of the first snowfalls of the season, I walked by the motor pool, and saw the men and women of our great army enjoying the change of season, having a snowball fight and building a snowman. You can take the kid away from home for a couple years, but you can't take the home away from the kid. I really enjoy reminders of seeing our men and women in uniform having fun no matter where they are. Here are a few photos from the website.

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On August 23rd, 2008 03:01 am (UTC), connor_campbell commented:
those are all very funny! i got a good chuckle out of that one. and as to the troops trying to keep themselves amused, when i was still doing Civil War re-enactments, i attended as part of the Marion Light Artillery, which in history was a real unit and was present for the Battle of Lookout Mountain. they were stationed there near Chatanooga during the winter, however, and also indulged in snow ball fights with the other troops, it being the first time many of those Florida boys had ever seen snow...it, of course, did not take long for them to gain a reputation for sneakiness with a bit of mean streak. it turned out that they had a tendency to hide pebbles and small rocks in the middle of their snow balls! some things never change...
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