RE: Much Ado About Nothing

It is far better to put up shutters and nothing happen. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd was a Category 5 heading directly at us. It was the only time I evacuated. I spent two nights sleeping in my car at the Georgia Welcome Center. I was very relieved to see my house still standing as Floyd had veered away from us. Yet, people said to me "I evacuated and the electric didn't even go off!" Would they have preferred to have their house gone?

In 2004, Frances, a Category 2, then Jeanne, a Category 3 hit us three weeks apart.

The National Guard assisted local law enforcement agencies. Last year, Dorian Cat 5 took aim at us but, luckily, wobbled at last moment - everyone covered their windows. Hurricane Isaias took aim at us but moved away. I spent days covering windows with shutters. I do not regret doing so.

It is far better to cover and then uncover your windows then to have hurricane destroy your property. Hurricanes are odd in that it is sunny and weather pleasant until they hit--take advantage of that time to protect your property. In 2004, it took me a year to get my roof replace. Do as you will, but don't complain.

Thank you, Hometown News

Thank you so much for your wonderful paper. I really look forward to it every week.

Thank you also for putting in the people running for office and their qualifications. I was able to make out my ballot in a rather quick fashion. Thank you so much for your paper and all your information.

To mask debaters

To those who refuse to wear masks.

Would you travel on an airliner with an untrained pilot? Of course not.

You would demand the protection of a well trained professional. Consequently, if our brilliantly trained health care professionals and the CDC request that we all wear masks. Why refuse?

In both cases, it's tantamount to saving lives, yours also. Have respect for your neighbor, if not for yourself. If you still insist on rights not to wear a mask, and are unfortunate enough to contract COVID-19, I suggest you not burden our health resources because of your selfishness and stubbornness.

Stay your distance in your own little corner in your own little world, and may God have mercy on you and bless you. You reap what you sow.

The winners are...

Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinary idiotic manner. Awards are usually bestowed posthumously. Recent award winners include those who did not wear masks.

Scammers are afoot

I got a call on my landline from Amazon-recorded, "fraudulent alert-your account has been charged $700 for a Galaxy phone, please hold..."

Then, my friend , who lives Beachside, got the same alert on her cellphone. This is a scam.

Amazon does not work that way. Please, don't fall for it, and it's widespread and just one of many. Please protect yourselves, don't respond. It's a scam. If someone broke into your account, it wouldn't be handled in this way ever. We're all tense, all scared, so please do not fall for it! Also, Microsoft, Apple and others do not work this way either.

Hang up!

Another cautious dining experience

I found myself in a very similar situation recently.

This was a restaurant on Wickham Road where they didn't wear masks. I posted a caution on their Facebook page and will not be going back there after the virus is under control.

Restaurants should heed.

Check your expiration dates

I would just like to remind everyone to please, please check your expiration dates that I just got at the local store. I would have been very sick if I hadn't had looked. You won't believe this, but they were two years old! A lot of us are in a hurry, especially men, and just grab items without looking and off they do. Take the extra time to look at the date.

Stores can't get away with putting this old stuff out on us. I did call the companies about replacements and they were very kind. I just wanted to remind everyone so they don't have to go through all of that as well.

Rave for business helping seniors

I am the Service Coordinator at Ascension Manor, A HUD housing apartment for seniors on low income. This is not an Assisted Living Facility. Those who live here are living independently. When the pandemic hit in March, I received a call from Lisa at Hobbs Electric offering to help our seniors. Realizing that being elderly put you at a higher risk of contracting the virus, they offered to take groceries orders over the phone, send their employees to Publix to do the shopping and deliver the groceries to the front door of our building. No money exchanges hands. The Hobbs office sends the individual resident a copy of their grocery invoice , allowing them up to 90 days to pay the bill! This has been a life saving service for many of those living here at Ascension Manor. I just wanted to rave about these folks who have kept their employees working during these difficult times and provided a much needed service to the elderly in their community!

Thank you, Hobbs, for caring about your neighbors!

RE: "Welcome to Titusville"

I love the Rants & Raves, they are my Friday morning breakfast entertainment. Until now, I've never felt compelled to write a response.

Working my way through a mediocre weeks Rants & Raves, I got to "Welcome to Titusville.” I nearly spit my cereal across the table when I got to the line: "I have been hit twice walking in pedestrian crosswalks."

Twice?! Hit twice?! I'm sorry you're in a wheelchair, but twice?! Are you also a multi-millionaire because you called my wife's favorite personal injury TV attorney, Dan Newlin? Or the biggest injury firm in the universe, Morgan & Morgan? But let's get back to twice. Have you ever heard the phrase, "If you keep getting in fights, you should focus on the common denominator, you."?

I'm just saying. Wow, twice.

When was America great?

I want to know why people think that America's not great?

Oh, the 2016 election.

Don't stand so close to me

I vowed to myself not to weigh in with all of the craziness that is out there, but I feel this is important.

May I remind everyone to read the CDC.gov website regarding COVID-19.

It is easy to read and has lots of information. One important rule that is not being followed: Quote per CDC.gov: "Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing."

Slow down on Tropical Trail

I'm writing in regards to Tropical Trail. I'm wondering why there's no police that will check it out. People drive so fast and so ridiculously that I'm afraid to go to my mailbox in fear of my life.

I just want to know what is up with that?

RE: Much Ado About Nothing

 

It is far better to put up shutters and nothing happen. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd was a Category 5 heading directly at us. It was the only time I evacuated. I spent two nights sleeping in my car at the Georgia Welcome Center. I was very relieved to see my house still standing as Floyd had veered away from us. Yet, people said to me "I evacuated and the electric didn't even go off!" Would they have preferred to have their house gone?

In 2004, Frances, a Category 2, then Jeanne, a Category 3 hit us three weeks apart.

The National Guard assisted local law enforcement agencies. Last year, Dorian Cat 5 took aim at us but, luckily, wobbled at last moment - everyone covered their windows. Hurricane Isaias took aim at us but moved away. I spent days covering windows with shutters. I do not regret doing so.

It is far better to cover and then uncover your windows then to have hurricane destroy your property. Hurricanes are odd in that it is sunny and weather pleasant until they hit--take advantage of that time to protect your property. In 2004, it took me a year to get my roof replace. Do as you will, but don't complain.

 

Thank you, Hometown News

 

Thank you so much for your wonderful paper. I really look forward to it every week.

Thank you also for putting in the people running for office and their qualifications. I was able to make out my ballot in a rather quick fashion. Thank you so much for your paper and all your information.

 

To mask debaters

 

To those who refuse to wear masks.

Would you travel on an airliner with an untrained pilot? Of course not.

You would demand the protection of a well trained professional. Consequently, if our brilliantly trained health care professionals and the CDC request that we all wear masks. Why refuse?

In both cases, it's tantamount to saving lives, yours also. Have respect for your neighbor, if not for yourself. If you still insist on rights not to wear a mask, and are unfortunate enough to contract COVID-19, I suggest you not burden our health resources because of your selfishness and stubbornness.

Stay your distance in your own little corner in your own little world, and may God have mercy on you and bless you. You reap what you sow.

 

The winners are...

 

Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinary idiotic manner. Awards are usually bestowed posthumously. Recent award winners include those who did not wear masks.

 

Scammers are afoot

 

I got a call on my landline from Amazon-recorded, "fraudulent alert-your account has been charged $700 for a Galaxy phone, please hold..."

Then, my friend , who lives Beachside, got the same alert on her cellphone. This is a scam.

Amazon does not work that way. Please, don't fall for it, and it's widespread and just one of many. Please protect yourselves, don't respond. It's a scam. If someone broke into your account, it wouldn't be handled in this way ever. We're all tense, all scared, so please do not fall for it! Also, Microsoft, Apple and others do not work this way either.

Hang up!

 

Another cautious dining experience

 

I found myself in a very similar situation recently.

This was a restaurant on Wickham Road where they didn't wear masks. I posted a caution on their Facebook page and will not be going back there after the virus is under control.

Restaurants should heed.

 

Check your expiration dates

 

I would just like to remind everyone to please, please check your expiration dates that I just got at the local store. I would have been very sick if I hadn't had looked. You won't believe this, but they were two years old! A lot of us are in a hurry, especially men, and just grab items without looking and off they do. Take the extra time to look at the date.

Stores can't get away with putting this old stuff out on us. I did call the companies about replacements and they were very kind. I just wanted to remind everyone so they don't have to go through all of that as well.

 

Rave for business helping seniors

 

I am the Service Coordinator at Ascension Manor, A HUD housing apartment for seniors on low income. This is not an Assisted Living Facility. Those who live here are living independently. When the pandemic hit in March, I received a call from Lisa at Hobbs Electric offering to help our seniors. Realizing that being elderly put you at a higher risk of contracting the virus, they offered to take groceries orders over the phone, send their employees to Publix to do the shopping and deliver the groceries to the front door of our building. No money exchanges hands. The Hobbs office sends the individual resident a copy of their grocery invoice , allowing them up to 90 days to pay the bill! This has been a life saving service for many of those living here at Ascension Manor. I just wanted to rave about these folks who have kept their employees working during these difficult times and provided a much needed service to the elderly in their community!

Thank you, Hobbs, for caring about your neighbors!

 

RE: "Welcome to Titusville"

 

I love the Rants & Raves, they are my Friday morning breakfast entertainment. Until now, I've never felt compelled to write a response.

Working my way through a mediocre weeks Rants & Raves, I got to "Welcome to Titusville.” I nearly spit my cereal across the table when I got to the line: "I have been hit twice walking in pedestrian crosswalks."

Twice?! Hit twice?! I'm sorry you're in a wheelchair, but twice?! Are you also a multi-millionaire because you called my wife's favorite personal injury TV attorney, Dan Newlin? Or the biggest injury firm in the universe, Morgan & Morgan? But let's get back to twice. Have you ever heard the phrase, "If you keep getting in fights, you should focus on the common denominator, you."?

I'm just saying. Wow, twice.

 

When was America great?

 

I want to know why people think that America's not great?

Oh, the 2016 election.

 

Don't stand so close to me

 

I vowed to myself not to weigh in with all of the craziness that is out there, but I feel this is important.

May I remind everyone to read the CDC.gov website regarding COVID-19.

It is easy to read and has lots of information. One important rule that is not being followed: Quote per CDC.gov: "Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing."

 

Slow down on Tropical Trail

 

I'm writing in regards to Tropical Trail. I'm wondering why there's no police that will check it out. People drive so fast and so ridiculously that I'm afraid to go to my mailbox in fear of my life.

I just want to know what is up with that?

 

 

 

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