Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.

You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.

You have more than 300 'C' and 'D' batteries in your kitchen drawer.

Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti Os.

You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance policy, especially HURRICANE DEDUCTIBLES.

You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood coveringyour windows.

When describing your gutted house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths and an open air feel to it.

Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.

You are on a first-name basis with the cashier at Home Depot.

You are delighted to pay $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.

You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the pool.

You own more than four large coolers.

You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking "It'll only take a gallon of gas to get there and back."

You catch a 13-pound redfish - in your house.

You consider a "vacation" to stunning Tupelo, Mississippi.

At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the biggest chainsaw.

You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the Weather Channel.

Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.

Ice is a valid topic of conversation.

Your "drive-thru" meal consists of MREs and bottled water.

Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.

You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder and/or a tree worker.

A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.

You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.

Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's Christmas.

You know the difference between the "good side" of a storm and the"bad side."

Your kids start school in August and finish in July.

You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning.

(from Dr. L)


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