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Thread: Oof-da...dodged a bullet!!!

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    It is still too dark to see how much wind damage we may have gotten overnight, but I CAN see that we didn't get any snow. The snow stayed west and south of us. Lots of schools closed in those areas today. Freezing temps and winds today, but the storm is now moving east.

    For those of you that got hit by this one, or are still in its' path, please stay safe today.

    Patti

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    You stay safe also! I caught your expression in the title. My grandma used to say that all the time and I catch myself saying it instead of %@#*((!!

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    Glad your okay. Supposed to be here for one more day, the wind is so terrible! I have no other homes around me, so you can really hear and feel it!

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    I hope you all stay safe! God bless. (I like 'oof-da!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    You stay safe also! I caught your expression in the title. My grandma used to say that all the time and I catch myself saying it instead of %@#*((!!
    Being a west-coast Canadian, I had never heard "oof-da" until I moved here. Now I also find myself using instead it of @%#. LOL

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    still weirdly warm here, with the crazy winds! we had 3 big trees come down last night...one right in front of the car, one right behind the car, and one by the road/driveway...crazy! no damage to anything except the trees themselves. of course they are saying that the worst is yet to come...huge waves on this little inland lake i spend my days at. luckily we have not (yet) lost power! we shall see what the day brings, since the high=winds warning is in effect until 8pm we still have 11 hours to get through ;)

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    That is one big storm. Stay safe everyone.

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    We were hit by it yesterday with no damage. Had tornado sirens going off. Apparently there were 5 different tornadoes spotted that did not touch down, thank God for that.

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    We just got the winds from it, a little lightening & thunder & not near enough rain! Hope everyone missed the bullet....

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    Take care.

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    Deffintly stay safe. Felt like the house was going to blow away last night. Oof-da indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    You stay safe also! I caught your expression in the title. My grandma used to say that all the time and I catch myself saying it instead of %@#*((!!
    Being a west-coast Canadian, I had never heard "oof-da" until I moved here. Now I also find myself using instead it of @%#. LOL
    I say it all of the time. A friend gave me a tote a few years ago that has Oof Da printed on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlys
    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    You stay safe also! I caught your expression in the title. My grandma used to say that all the time and I catch myself saying it instead of %@#*((!!
    Being a west-coast Canadian, I had never heard "oof-da" until I moved here. Now I also find myself using instead it of @%#. LOL
    I say it all of the time. A friend gave me a tote a few years ago that has Oof Da printed on it!
    Being my grandma was Norwegian I believe that is where it originated.

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    Flylady has a printed list of things you should have with you at all times at home, just for such emergencies. Check them out, you just might need to grab and run one of these days.

    And at home..lots and lots of quilts, sleeping bags, bottled water in large containers, know where medicines are, where pet meds and food and leashes/cages are, etc. Baby foods, diapers, personal needs, etc. Lots and lots of etc. And keep your cars half full of gas or more all the time.

    Get ready, stay safe. We'll pray for you and others who are in harm's way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlys
    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    You stay safe also! I caught your expression in the title. My grandma used to say that all the time and I catch myself saying it instead of %@#*((!!
    Being a west-coast Canadian, I had never heard "oof-da" until I moved here. Now I also find myself using instead it of @%#. LOL
    I say it all of the time. A friend gave me a tote a few years ago that has Oof Da printed on it!
    Being my grandma was Norwegian I believe that is where it originated.
    The Swedes say Uff Dah all the time! I am half Swede and #1 husband is half Norwegian, so we are uff dah'ing all the time!!!! The rest of us is German ! Edie

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    We had a lot of wind yesterday too. We lost the canope on the Eagles nest on the swingset in the back yard but that is all. The winds were terrible. A large city south of us was without power for a while.

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    so glad everyone is safe! I also caught the uff da and I have to say I knew you had to be a Minnesotan.. my family is of Finnish descent and that was a very common term growing up. I was back "home" recently and I still hear it all the time, it's now become a favorite expression of my friends here in Ga..

    stay safe and I hope the storm has passed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobertina
    so glad everyone is safe! I also caught the uff da and I have to say I knew you had to be a Minnesotan.. my family is of Finnish descent and that was a very common term growing up. I was back "home" recently and I still hear it all the time, it's now become a favorite expression of my friends here in Ga..

    stay safe and I hope the storm has passed!
    You must be from the Range???????? Edie

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    I need to go out and check for damage, too...Tink was terrified for 2 days, didn't want to go out. I think she was afraid of becoming Toto. ;-)

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    Haha!Had to laugh! My Norweigan heritage friend says "oof-da" all the time!

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    We are just having a lot of rain and only mild wind here in the Pacific Northwest. I'm familiar with the Uf-da expression (that's how I've seen it spelled). There is a small shop in the town near us called the Uf-Da shop and has Scandinavian items in there. I'm half Norwegian on my mother's side.

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    We're ok here, but still a little spooked because of the tornado in May. The next shcool system over, who was going to have their graduation ceremony later that day, had their high school completely destroyed. The way the communities came together helped cement the good feeling I have always had in this area.

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