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Msg: 967316
Subject: Re: Michael
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 24, 2018 6:43 PM
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Reply to: Msg 967057 by Red Bird
In CT, we lived at the end of a power line, where we could lose power if someone even blew at the wires. After losing power for a week or more at a time during Hurricane Sandy and the ice storm later that fall, we ended up putting in a standby whole house generator, which ran on a 1000 gallon propane tank. Best investment we ever made!

Now here in FL, we already have a 220 50V (?) plug on the outside of our house which we can plug our portable generator into if we lose power. Our new house will have the same once completed.

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Msg: 967328
Kirbert Subject: Re: Michael
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 25, 2018 1:35 AM
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Reply to: Msg 967316 by Bungalow Boxer
It just so happens that my house has a main panel about 20 yards from the house, so I was able to put the 220V plug out there. That gets the generator a bit farther away -- a good thing, since they are noisy.

You can monitor the progress of the power company restoring power by going outside at night and listening for the drone of portable generators in the distance.
Msg: 967329
Kirbert Subject: Re: Michael
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 25, 2018 1:37 AM
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Reply to: Msg 967316 by Bungalow Boxer
The generator I bought has a metal fuel tank. I saw a couple others in the back of somebody's pickup truck, and they had plastic fuel tanks. I wish mine had a plastic fuel tank! This thing is probably going to sit for years before I need it again, and it'd be good to have a fuel tank that doesn't rust.
Msg: 967493
Subject: Re: Michael
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 29, 2018 12:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 967328 by Kirbert
I want to think that this post was funny, as I have monitored the power company's progress many times by just listening for generators.

Many hugs!
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Msg: 968227
Three FLAmigo's Subject: Robin Hood in Ocala Natl Forest event and tracker
Author: Three FLAmigo'sProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 12, 2018 4:43 AM
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Since Eeyoremama and Country Duo planned a cruise for 2019, we decided we needed a landlubbers event in Florida too!

March 9 2019. Would love to see you there!

Event:
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gEventId=4102

Tracker:
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?trackerId=10022
Msg: 968282
FloridaFour Subject: Re: Michael
Author: FloridaFourProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 12, 2018 6:07 PM
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Reply to: Msg 967039 by Crazyolis
My grandma in Buffalo was without power for several days one winter. They bought a full automatic generator after that, which cost several thousand dollars. But worth it for a 90+ year old lady's peace of mind, I guess.
Msg: 968651
Subject: Only a couple more days....
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 23, 2018 5:43 PM
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Only a couple more days to get the awesome November Box of the Month! The box will go on to it’s next stop on Wednesday or Thursday!

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Msg: 968809
Subject: Last Couple of Days!
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 9:05 AM
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Tomorrow will be the last day for the BOTM! Be sure to get this great stamp by IrishRef! The stamp will be sent to it's next location on Thursday morning.

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Msg: 969126
Subject: Box of the month delay
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2018 5:58 AM
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Sorry for the delay on the box of the month. The person who sends it to me finally picked it up this morning and is getting it out to me tomorrow which means it probably won’t be here until Tuesday. Again, sorry for the delay. I will try to keep it as long as possible before sending it on to Connecticut.

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Msg: 969305
Subject: December BOTM
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 12, 2018 9:55 AM
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December’s box of the month is out and awaiting visitors!

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Msg: 969506
Subject: Box of the Month for December
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 1:27 PM
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Just a reminder that December's Box of the Month is out and since it got a late start this month, we will be keeping it until January 2nd, so you will have all through the holiday break to get it.

Also, Santa Mickey will be out until January 2nd, and the NEW 2019 BOTM will be available starting January 1st!

So that means, if you want all three at once, you can stop by on New Year's ;-)

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Msg: 969825
Subject: January BOTM
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 31, 2018 3:19 PM
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January Box of the Month will be out tomorrow AM!

Santa Mickey and December BOTM will also be here!

Stop on by!

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Msg: 970417
Subject: January Box of the Month
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 18, 2019 9:48 AM
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FYI that the January Box of the Month will only be out for another 10 days or so. Hope you will be able to come out and get this great stamp before it heads on it's journey! Also, Santa Mickey has an extended stay as well, and will be out until the January BOTM retires.

Hope to see you soon!
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Msg: 970436
Subject: Disney question
Author: BeachcomberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 19, 2019 8:35 AM
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Is there still a letterboxer who works in the Christmas shop at Disney Magic Kingdom? I met her there once, but I can't remember her name. I'll be at Disney next month and thought I'd look her up if she still works there.
Msg: 970447
dancingpecan Subject: Re: Disney question
Author: dancingpecanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 19, 2019 12:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970436 by Beachcomber
You may be thinking of Sits n Knits. I think she still works there.
Msg: 970510
Subject: Happy AQ Day to DS
Author: carry on grandmaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 21, 2019 11:47 AM
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Best wishes for a good year of letterboxing! I hope our paths cross again soon. Your U-Haul Graphics event boxes are unique and wonderful!
Msg: 970511
Mosaic Butterfly Subject: Re: Happy AQ Day to DS
Author: Mosaic ButterflyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 21, 2019 12:05 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970510 by carry on grandma
It makes me smile to think of how long we've been letterboxing. Happy AQ day, DS!
Msg: 970515
DS Subject: Re: Happy AQ Day to DS
Author: DSProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 21, 2019 1:49 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970510 by carry on grandma
Thanks. :) I didn't even realize it was my AQversary. Lots of good years, lots of good friends. :)
Msg: 970517
Three FLAmigo's Subject: Re: Happy AQ Day to DS
Author: Three FLAmigo'sProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 21, 2019 2:52 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970515 by DS
Happy AQ Day DS, looking forward to seeing you very soooon!
Msg: 970522
Subject: Re: Disney question
Author: BeachcomberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 21, 2019 3:54 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970447 by dancingpecan
Thanks! I've sent her a message, but haven't heard back yet.
Msg: 970529
Subject: Re: Disney question
Author: R gangProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 21, 2019 6:19 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970522 by Beachcomber
Yes Sits n Knits still works @ the xmas store/her 1st name is Dawn.
Msg: 970542
Subject: Re: Disney question
Author: BeachcomberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 5:56 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970529 by R gang
Thanks so much!
Msg: 970549
Quarry Subject: Best easy hike near Orlando?
Author: QuarryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 7:16 AM
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Traveling with two folks with knee injuries, but both agree to short hikes on the weekend maybe. We plan on a vist some Ambassador owls, any other suggestions?
Msg: 970551
Janila Subject: Re: Best easy hike near Orlando?
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 8:02 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970549 by Quarry
In my opinion, as a part time Florida hiker and an almost full time Pennsylvania hiker, all hikes in Florida are much easier than other areas because they are mostly level walks with no rocks in the trails (big time issue here in PA) although there are often roots in the trails. We just completed a hike which led to two boxes in Moss Park which is in Orlando. The walk was lovely and the boxes were terrific.

If you can get to any of Antisocial Veggie's boxes, you will be in for a very unique treat. She is probably the most creative boxer out of the almost 8000 boxes I have found. She is not in Orlando but can be rather easily reached with a drive up I95.

And, as a plug for my own boxes, I just planted 23 new boxes in Central Florida, mostly drivebys and short walks, including several on Merritt Island, home of the Ambassadors.
Msg: 970556
Subject: Re: Disney question
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 8:49 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970436 by Beachcomber
Yes, Sits N Knits still works at the Christmas Shop, but it's not in the Magic Kingdom. It's at Disney Springs.

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Msg: 970557
Subject: Re: Best easy hike near Orlando?
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 8:52 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970549 by Quarry
I agree with Janila. Most of the hikes here are short, and the trails are not hard at all. A few roots here and there, and a boardwalk or two, but they are not bad at all! You would get into some hills in the Clermont area, but there aren't any boxes in that town other than at the local state park. I haven't even gotten the two boxes there yet!

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Msg: 970558
Subject: FYI for those coming to the Most Magical Place on Earth
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 8:54 AM
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The Box of the Month is out each month for approximately three weeks, about six to eight miles from World Drive. And it's a driveby..... AND you can exchange with me if you let me know when you're coming to the box!

It's a new stamp each month too! New stamp, new find!

Hint, hint ;-)

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Msg: 970562
Three FLAmigo's Subject: Re: Best easy hike near Orlando?
Author: Three FLAmigo'sProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 11:03 AM
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Reply to: Msg 970549 by Quarry
We plan on a vist some Ambassador owls, any other suggestions?

Are you thinking of the Ambassador Owl series in Merritt Island?

If so and you are headed to Brevard County there is Sams House Pine Island in Merritt Island and also the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville.

Both offer either short or long hikes, depending on what you want to make of them as their are many trail heads/loops/spurs options so you are not stuck with hike in/hike out only trail.

Enchanted Forest is a combination of paved/dirt/sandy trails and frankly is one of my favorite park/trails. You could easily do a short hike here and stay on a paved trail that is much kinder to the knees than a sandy trail.
Msg: 970566
Subject: Re: Disney question
Author: BeachcomberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 12:43 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970556 by Bungalow Boxer
Thanks!
Msg: 970587
Corazon Subject: Re: Happy AQ Day to DS
Author: CorazonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 22, 2019 5:49 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970510 by carry on grandma
Happy AQ Day! I’ve been out of the loop but hope to change that soon and box with you!
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