Preparing my game collection for Hurricane Irma
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Yes, the most powerful hurricane ever monitored in the Atlantic is aiming at Florida, after trashing most of the north part of the West Indies.

As I am writing these lines, while the current eye path projection is going to cause much of the devastation on the west coast of Florida, we still expect major flooding and hurricane winds on the east coast of South Florida.

I finished barricading the entire house, anchored everything outside, fridge full of water and food, with a lot of non perishable in sealed containers. Well, we are ready.

We expect at least a couple of weeks without power and limited communication, so we are just going to ride the storm, and hope for the best.

Now that everything is ready, I have one last thing I had to do. Protect my game collection, for 2 threats:

1-Flooding. While we don't think the flood will reach our "elevated" house, we cannot be more careful and make sure that the cardboard will not be soaked in case of flash flood, or leaks from potentially destroyed roof.

2-Humidity. After the storm, we will have probably up to 2 weeks without power, so no AC, so 90*F and 100% humidity in the house. Not good for moulding cardboard.

So I decided to bag everything, as sealed as possible, and hope for the best.
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Hurricane Irma. Will stay in history for many records. Its intensity and projected path may turn this storm into one of the most destructive hurricane for Florida.

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With my ~100 boxes in the game collection, I have to isolate them, in sealed bag by small groups, so that the humidity remains at the current rate throughout the storm and loss of AC.
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Before the storm




During the storm


Let's hope I wont have a picture "after the storm" that would be different than the "before"...
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I have not had the chance to play Rebellion yet
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My daughter of course decided to help me in the process..
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Unfortunately,
It was challenging to rearrange the bagged games, without piercing the bags with the pointy edges of the boxes, so I had to put the rest in a separate bag, outside of the cabinets.


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So, Irma here you come. Let's ride this thing.



We still are going to be on the dirty side of this monster storm, so it's going to be worse that what we had for Wilma in '05.

See you next week(?), after the storm, when power and internet is back in this place.

Tom.
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The Irony...

After waiting for almost a year, I just received my Notification that my KS for Massive darkness just got shipped...

Lets hope fedex holds it somewhere dry...
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We made it through the storm. Nasty winds, by we avoided the worst of the storms. But still with some wind gust at 110mph, we lost power quick and at the end of the storm, we lost our big tree in the back yard. This was a very dear tree to us, but fortunately, no damage to the structure. We were too far in land for floodings so no worry there. We were much more fortunate than our friends from Miami Beach and the ones from the golf coast and the keys who got flooded and got the worst of the storm.

Now , no power and AC. 96°F and close to 100% RH... Not fun with a toddler, but we are not going to complain compared to others who lost much more than we did.

I am glad I sealed bagged my games though... With this humidity, things can go wrong quick...

We expect 2 weeks before the power comes back...

Holding on there.

What is left of my tree...
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