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*_Things Ike taught me_*

Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ grill.

Hot pockets taste pretty good deep fried on the outdoor cooker!

My car gets 23.21675 miles per gallon, EXACTLY (you can ask the people
in line who helped me push it).

*He who has the biggest generator wins.*

There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people thought.

*TV is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful.*

A 7 lb bag of ice will chill 6-12 oz Budweiser’s to a drinkable
temperature in 11 minutes, and still keep a 14 lb. turkey frozen for 8
more hours.

*There are a lot of dang trees around here.*

Flood plain drawings on some mortgage documents were seriously wrong..

*People will get into a line that has already formed without having any
idea what the line is for.*

Cell phones work when land lines are down, but only as long as the
battery remains charged.

Hampers were not made to contain such a volume.

If my store sold only ice, chainsaws, gas and generators… I’d be rich.

Waterfront property can quickly become someone else’s fishing hole.

Tree service companies are underappreciated.

I learned what happens when you make fun of another states’ blackout.

MATH 101: 30 days in month, minus 6 days without power equals 30% higher
electric bill ?????

*Drywall is a compound word, take away the ‘dry’ part and it’s worthless.*

I can walk a lot farther than I thought.

A MUST for all blackouts with kids… GLOWSTICKS! Cheap, fun, no mess!

A skateboard and a sheet make a great “sailboat” before the rain starts.

It is a great time to teach the children the fine art of gambling (penny
ante poker).

You can never have too many gas cans!

*If you fill the bathtubs with water, the water will not go off.*

7 dogs that do not normally live together still do not get along during
a hurricane. They have no comprehension of sharing.

5 gallons of sweetened iced tea a day is not enough for 9 teenagers.

*Neighbors are much more sociable when they are sharing a generator.*

Two-year-old canned beets taste better than you’d think.

Just because it is dark and you are in the privacy of your bedroom
doesn’t mean we can’t hear what you are doing in there because our
windows are open too.

*What looks acceptable by candlelight in your bathroom will scare you
when you look at yourself in the mirror at the office.*

Coffee is possible without Starbucks.

*Rather than campfires, you find families huddled about tiny
battery-operated televisions to watch The Simpsons.*

Peanut butter and jelly is a perfectly acceptable meal for breakfast,
lunch and dinner in the same day.

*Don’t shun those who use Tylenol PM or Advil PM to get through 11-hour

*That neighbor who knows how to use a chainsaw is your new best friend.*

Ice is a form of currency.

It’s OK to let the kids keep their stick fort until the debris-pickup
crews start rolling in.

Coming home from work with a pizza and a charged-up laptop so the kids
can watch a DVD makes you a hero.

You run out of things to barbecue after Day 2.

We don’t want to hear rehashes of ball games we missed or be reminded
that we may miss the season premiere of Dexter at 8 p. m. Sunday on

Hair can dry without a blow dryer, but it may not look the way you planned.

The storm treasures your kids are finding really belong to your neighbors.

When George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM returns to KTRH’s late-night
lineup, we sleep better.

*Baseball caps go with any post-hurricane ensemble.*

*You can’t train yourself not to flip on light switches when entering a

Lukewarm is the new cold.

You have neighbors.

It’s easier to ignore a dirty floor when you can’t see it.

*A new opening phrase when seeing someone: “Got lights yet?”*

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