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Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Oct-7

Good morning Susan.  Tornado was May 3rd, 1983.  Flipped over the mobile home we lived in on this same

lot we live on today.  Mobile home had a basement with steel I-beams. We cleaned it up, built a new basement,

and moved a modular in.  We didn't have time to build a house and we were living in pickup truck campers.

We built the basement of 12 inch concrete blocks.  Did the plumbing and the circuit breaker box wiring, floor, etc...

Also, It took until August to get our insurance money.  They tried to give us much less until the newspaper got involved.

We were only insured for 13k and they wanted to pay around 5k.  We got a disaster loan for around 17k and borrowed

some from the credit union.  The Red Cross put us up in a motel for about a week, at least I finished my college finals.

Not easy to get a loan, I had worked full time and went to college full time until into senior year, then quit work towards the end.

We didn't get as much help as you hear about because the damage wasn't as wide spread as a hurricane.  Today I hear

about people being supplied with a mobile home for years.  I have pictures and newspaper headline but they aren't

scanned into this pc.  Hard to find this early in the morning especially with my wife still sleeping.  We had an electric alarm clock

in our bedroom, think it was 8:59 PM, maybe 7:59 when the tornado cut our power.

We have our granddaughters birthday party today, wife does way to much work getting ready.  She's 18 this year.  She was 3 or 4

when she helped talk me into this last quit.  I was so rich with her and the pups in my life along with everything else.  She is taking

college courses along with her senior high school and work right now. 

I put up a 5th security camera yesterday to view the back yard, would like to see the direction they come from if someone damages

one of our vehicles again.  My SS isn't finished yet, guy says he hurt his back, don't really know whats going on. 

My brother is in the hospital again.  Hope to get down to the farm tomorrow to get the tractor finished without interruption.  I've

been getting parts and repair equipment together for months, getting to be a pain.  Last time mowed the farm lawn and hadn't gotten

our lawn mowed which got pushed into these rainy days, maybe today.  We did get some sunshine Wednesday afternoon.

Still miss my Brandy so bad.

Hope you have a good day.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

Oct-7

it is so fogged here that I can't even see the hillside...totally white....Brian is out there somewhere cutting brush...can't see him....but at least it isn't frigid....56 here and the sun is supposed to break thru.....wish I could take pictures and post them....don't know how....LOL  hope everyone has a good day....and stay smoke free.....

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Oct-7

Our tornado, don't know if you can expand them large enough to read.

Our mobile home.

  • Edited October 7, 2021 11:32 am  by  Cocoa60
Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Oct-7

My wife and youngest daughter in the picture.  We didn't get a copy of our story on the back page.  Anne has been gone for many years.

Took us years to do our landscaping , build decks, back filling, etc...

  • Edited October 7, 2021 11:33 am  by  Cocoa60
Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

Oct-7

and then the sun shone it was a lovely day....hope you day was good.....

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Oct-7

Very very interesting.   Thanks for scanning!!

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Oct-7

Hi Ernie,

Thanks for the articles. Megan was born in 1980… 

How old is your daughter in the picture?  Susan

Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)

Oct-7

Hi Susan!

No we didnt!  The decision was made that since in Indiana, the employers decide on their COVID mandates...last time we went out to eat...none of the staff were wearing masks...and there was no plexiglass, nor social distancing...the sushi restaurant we like...is a very small and intimate place..that is usually packed...both hubby and I have the moderna as well...and we wear a mask when we go into other establishments..usually i order everything online...but wanted a treat...however...when we look at the amount of cases..and breakthroughs...just not wanting to be that 2% statistic that ends up in ICU. (I am a heart patient as well as have emphysema and really bad luck!  LOL)  

I live in NW Ohio about 30 miles from Fort Wayne...I am about 2 1/2 hours from Avon Lake area...I have been here now for 4 years...and still havent seen Lake Erie...one of these days!  How are your winters...heard it can be rough, due to the lake effect.

My hubby quit smoking last October!  The VA wouldn't pay for implant surgery, unless he quit...so he did!  He has been having procedures to pull his teeth, and do bone grafts...and such..for the past year...in the final phase..only to have everything shutting down for non essential...so he will have to wait a while longer to have the final set of implants...and the best part is he didnt harass me about it...though will say...it was a few weeks...of barely seeing him...(sometimes i think that was a good thing--the man will talk my ear off..did that to me yesterday...before i even had my coffee..and it is all his complaints about the world, our kids..etc etc etc! LOLOLOL)

Any plans for the weekend?!

Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)

Oct-7

Hey Ernie

How's your brother?  Read on another post that he was in the hospital.  It would seem to me...that he should probably be moved to an assisted living facility...because he is unable to take care of himself...

My sister and I inherited my parents home...when my mom died in 2011, he decided to move my son and his GF into the house.  Deal was they would clean and cook his meals...cause he was diabetic too.  They went on to have 3 kids...and neither one of them worked...they didnt clean, and i went over there one night to discover..my dad was eating frosting for dinner.  I have had quite a few come to jesus discussions with the both of them, to no avail...because my dad--on the one hand wanted the intervention, on the other would take their side...when my dad got COVID and was hospitalized...the POA's kicked in..so me an my sister...went to the bank...they pulled the last 6 months...of records...to find...that the GF was spending more that 1500 a month at Walmart...of my dads money...and that they ate out alot!  My dad was in debt..2 weeks before he was hospitalized...he had taken out a huge loan...he had bought my son a car...he paid for their IPhones...and after he died...we discovered he borrowed against the life insurance policy...and guess what, when he died...GF broke up with son, and left him with the 3 kids...and the house is just a mess...because my dad had 3 dogs that lived almost 20 years...and in their final years...they were pissing all over...so last time i went over there it smelled so bad that i stood outside...and finally told my son, you need to clean this house...it smells aweful!  (apparently due to his bad cocaine habit, it damaged his ability to smell anything--he quit doing cocaine almost a year ago)

My sister is a bleeding heart...and since my son has no credit, he cant rent anywhere and there is a shortage...he is having to stand up on his own two feet...and he is doing good...he has been paying his rent on time!  So at 42 years old, he is learning the lessons most of us learn in our twenties...and it has been good for him...though...he got a major payment due to the Covid thing...and instead of putting that to good use...he apparently blew it on guns and dumb stuff...so guess will have to sit him down and teach him financial management.  (to be fair, my parents raised my son--not by my choice--that is another whole story)  The good news...because I quit smoking, he decided to quit smoking...he is going on two weeks now!  

I know there are products that are designed to get rid of cat urine...and the smell..cant remember the name of the product...my best friend had it...and there was a spot on one of the antique rugs that just reeked...she spray that stuff...and voila...havent had the smell since...(the rugs were part of the sale of the house)  

Anyway, heard you got injured!  Hope your bruise heals quickly!  I take blood thinners...so have massive ugly bruises that pop up...no idea how i got them...and some will be sore to the touch...and they take forever to heal!  

Thanks for the info on the security system!  Will have the hubby check it out...he is my network security guy...

hugs

Diana

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