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    Posted: 13 Oct 2018 at 7:15am
One thing this storm has taught this old Snipe is there always is more to learn.
 
One- Even several days after the storm, without much wind, trees will still fall. The broke limbs and trash caught in them will continue to drop. So look out. Two huge pines fell onto an ornamental iron fence down the block two days after the storm passed.

Two- If you have an above the stove microwave, and you think the tube is dead because everything runs but the thing wont heat much at all. Look in the bottom of the microwave, under the turntable. Mine serves as a vent for the stove and the microwave itself. It is also a convection oven. During the storm water came down the vent pipe and filled up the area in the bottom. Anytime I tried to use it, it would barely warm something. That was because it was also trying to heat the two quarts of water laying under the rotating table. I know how much there was because I soaked it up with a sponge and squeezed it out into a pitcher. Once the water was out the thing worked well. 

Three- Expect the unexpected. My well pump wouldn't run.I checked the breaker and the pressure switch, no problem. I have one of those fake stones covering the well head. Apparently during the storm the wind had flipped up the stone briefly and the edge had caught the disconnect switch and turned the pump off. Absolutely no indication the stone had moved. It cost me an extra day without water before it was found. Still haven't found the hold down spikes from that side of the fake stone. 

Four- Watch out for the scammers, they were out and about shortly after the roads were cleared. Fortunately out Law Enforcement was all over them so far because of people reporting them. 

Five- The Looters are out there. Curfew and National Guard can't stop them all, be prepared to protect what is yours. The dogs have been working overtime reporting when strangers are near. After dark, if they cut loose I call the Sheriff and got two quick responses so far. They couldn't arrest the people, but they did escort them out of the county. We haven't instituted a curfew.
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Thanks for the tips. I never thought about #2 with the microwave. Had that problem after a frog choker down in Florida. The problem disappeared after awhile (now I get it, the water evaporated). Blamed it on FPL
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Walt, Remember snipe wisdom, If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.
Water and electricity don't mix (microwave) no pump, electric.
Just another old MM trying to help.
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Thanks Bob, I still have, somewhere, my welded, polished and chromed Crescent Hammer SIMA Charleston gave me when I left the service. I should go find it because this is turning into one of those situations. 
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