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On 10/21/2019 at 7:26 AM, Sophie was taken said:

Hope everyone in the Dallas area is safe at the moment. Tornado took out power and a bunch of buildings apparently

 

99% are fine. TV coverage will make it look like WW3 happened. There were no fatalities. 

 

The damage swath was fifteen and three quarters miles long and 1300 yards wide. (25.3 klicks long by 1.2 kilometers wide.) That might sound incredible but Dallas is a sprawling place that covers 385 square miles the damage area was just 12 square miles. 12 out of 385. Dallas took a hit but it’s by no means crippled. 

 

Its like an Elephant was hit with a baseball bat. The elephant noticed, it hurts a little,  but it will lumber on.

 

For businesses and homes inside that swath it was horribly bad. Six (empty!) schools were hit, none of them will reopen for classes anytime soon. The DISD decided that at least two are a total loss, The remains of those will be bulldozed. The superintendent did announce that the school district has a $600 million rainy day fund for emergencies, so they have money to rebuild with. 

 

There was a fire station (# 41) destroyed. A hook and ladder truck is stuck in the fallen building. 

 

A McMansion belonging to a Hockey player on the Dallas Stars NHL team got wrecked. 

 

Anyone that can stand wall-to-wall TV coverage, the local ABC affiliate streams their news shows via their website. (WFAA.com)  Broadcasts happen at 11am, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm (11:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 22:00 hrs) CST, the same timezone **Reaper HQ is in. They are doing a decent job, giving first hand info, and their weather guys are legit meteorologists explaining the science of it all. 

 

**The damage swath was miles and miles away from RHQ. 

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1 hour ago, Crowley said:

Back when I had heating problems I found that running my Xbox and TV would usually add 2-3 degrees to the room. More if I closed off the doorways.

 

I can confirm.. my house has a wierdly huge master bedroom ( 13x23 ) and as such, is home to my home office.  Having a pair of computers on 24x7 in the corner has ensured that this room is 5-10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house -- a boon in the winter, but not so much in the summer!

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Day two of first aid training at work. (I've had it before but it expired while I was laid off).

Our instructor is an interesting guy.  He's corporate security here.  Previously 25 years army, 14 of which were counter terrorism.

He's "a bit" intense.....and has some interesting stories.....

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11 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Day two of first aid training at work. (I've had it before but it expired while I was laid off).

Our instructor is an interesting guy.  He's corporate security here.  Previously 25 years army, 14 of which were counter terrorism.

He's "a bit" intense.....and has some interesting stories.....

I've heard those guys can definitely have some interesting stories...

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Yeah, my A, B, C instructor is a NYPD counter terrorism officer. 

 

Nothing really unexpected learned, just a bit of trivia. NYPD takes 3-6 minutes to respond to an active situation. Most active shooter events only last 8-12 minutes. For anyone experiencing it, that's a lifetime, I'm sure. :unsure:

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Any body else having trouble with any of the sub-forums?

Just went from here to the Bones V comments and it's telling me I don't have permission to view that content.

Puzzling.

GEM

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Closed that window and dove down through a new window.  Everything copacetic.

Weird.

Gem

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26 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I seriously want to bake right now.

 

Go ahead, we would like some cake or pie!

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11 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

So did the Lasagna ever thaw out?

GEM

Oh, yeah, I turned up the temp and cooked it another 30 minutes. That did the trick. It was an okay lasagne. 
 

Just now, Glitterwolf said:

 

Go ahead, we would like some cake or pie!

I really can’t. The house I’m staying in doesn’t have a fully functional kitchen. Which is why most of our meals lately have started out frozen. 

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24 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Any body else having trouble with any of the sub-forums?

Just went from here to the Bones V comments and it's telling me I don't have permission to view that content.

Puzzling.

GEM

Edit:

Closed that window and dove down through a new window.  Everything copacetic.

Weird.

Gem

Same thing happened to me

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1 minute ago, redambrosia said:

Oh, yeah, I turned up the temp and cooked it another 30 minutes. That did the trick. It was an okay lasagne. 
 

Yay! lasagne. 

 

1 minute ago, redambrosia said:

I really can’t. The house I’m staying in doesn’t have a fully functional kitchen. Which is why most of our meals lately have started out frozen. 

Which of us ‘enjoys’ the worse kitchen? I wonder. Do you have a stove? (I have no stove ::(: )

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7 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Oh, yeah, I turned up the temp and cooked it another 30 minutes. That did the trick. It was an okay lasagne. 
 

I really can’t. The house I’m staying in doesn’t have a fully functional kitchen. Which is why most of our meals lately have started out frozen. 

 

Time for No-Bake recipes!

 

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g2887/138-no-bake-desserts/

 

https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/no-bake-cheesecake/

 

https://www.24kitchen.nl/recepten/salted-caramel-chocolate-no-bake-cheesecake

 

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, TGP said:

Yay! lasagne. 

 

Which of us ‘enjoys’ the worse kitchen? I wonder. Do you have a stove? (I have no stove ::(: )

No stove. No sink. And side that’s supposed to be countertops, has no countertop. 
 

Oh, and no dishwasher either.

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