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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2018, 07:06:32 PM »
It is nice to see Bonnie featured in a piece about people keeping their heads on straight.  She seemed like a very level, even tempered person when I met her.

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2018, 07:15:04 PM »
>As a general rule, don't speak to the media except through a spokesperson

Agreed. Except I'm grooming her for CEO.  (Note that eh CEO and the President will ride out the hurricane at the facility. Impressive)

Her nursing home is built and maintained above the North Carolina medical facility building code --and NC is significantly more stringent than those shithole states like LA and FL which had the bulk of the nursing home disasters last year.  For instance, NC requires 5 days of food; she has 2 weeks.  NC requires generators to be able to handle minimal equipment for 72hrs; she can go full power for 72 hrs. She also participates in a voluntary OSHA program.

>very level, even tempered

Thanks. She's sharp and cuts to the chase.

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2018, 07:23:38 PM »
>media

If it bleeds it leads.

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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 07:39:46 PM »
Agreed. Except I'm grooming her for CEO.

And experience counts. I've had very little experience and had even less when I was 22 and my uncle was taken hostage in Beirut. My dad, who had lots of experience as a university athletic director, fared much better in his media encounters, which is to say, the media learned nothing. As a naive 22 year-old, I thought I had told them nothing... until I read USA Today the following day. Oops. Lesson learned.

Bonnie did a great job, though, as did the other administrators and, for that matter, the residents, who were charming and who gave great endorsement for the staff. That ended up being a really nice piece for the facility. I don't think their PR firm would have done half as well even if they had full editorial control. It was authentic (where the PR firm would have failed) and reflected very well on the facility and its people.

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2018, 02:04:58 PM »
rc, how you faring over there?

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 02:20:57 PM »
Doing fine. Highest winds around 40mph. No storm surge in the river. It's been kinda dry, less than an inch of rain over the last 24hrs. 

A couple of our riverfront sister towns about 80 miles south of us aren't doing as well. New Bern, NC reportedly has 8-10 feet of surge. Washington, NC twitter vid shows about 8 feet.  These towns are located at the narrows of their large rivers and the wind direction was just right to drive the water upstream.

Bonnie reports (8am) that everything is going ok at the nursing home.  According to tracking, Florence's eye made landfall directly in her neighborhood.

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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 05:49:49 PM »
POOR PEOPLE IN NEW BERN

SAD
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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2018, 08:27:05 PM »
>Man, we sure don't build houses like we used to.

Or cars.  That Chevy didn't move an inch from where it was parked.

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2018, 09:58:13 PM »
>Doing fine. Highest winds around 40mph. No storm surge in the river. It's been kinda dry, less than an inch of rain over the last 24hrs. 

Glad to hear. You looked pretty good on radar.

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took it on the chin

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2018, 03:08:46 AM »
You all still doing alright?

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2018, 03:52:09 AM »
All the pickup trucks have been moved to higher ground.  All the wives are still on low ground. 

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2018, 04:10:30 AM »
Everything is fine here. Was very mild, luckily. But I have a feeling we're going to have some customers drop out this season.

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2018, 08:37:07 AM »

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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2018, 11:05:07 AM »
Can we trust any news network these days?

PS: all is well at the Mackin CASA in the Woods
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Re: Gonna have a breeze
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2018, 03:12:18 PM »
Oceanfront gets the immediate media attention but it's really the interior that gets the wide infrastructure damage.

New Bern is 30 miles inland.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2018-09-15/the-water-kept-rising-residents-overwhelmed-by-flooding

https://www.google.com/maps/place/New+Bern,+NC/

BTW, I-40 west of Wilmington and I-95 at Dunn are closed due to flooding.

> the Mackin CASA

That deep ravine behind your house should be beneficial but needs watching.
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