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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ YOU KNOW YOU LIVE ON THE GULF COAST WHEN ...
You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.
You have more than 300 C and D batteries in your kitchen drawer.
Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti Os.
You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering your windows.
When describing your house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths and one safe hallway.
Your SSN isn't a secret, it's written in Sharpie on your arms.
You are on a first-name basis with the cashiers at Lowes and Home Depot.
You are delighted to pay $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
The road leading to your house has been declared a No-Wake Zone.
You decide that your patio furniture looks better on the bottom of the pool.
You own more than three large coolers.
You can wish that other people get hit by a hurricane and not feel the least bit guilty about it.
You rationalize helping a friend board up by thinking "It'll only take a gallon of gas to get there and back."
You have 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your freezer.
Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain; today you can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.
You catch a 13-pound redfish in your driveway.
You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance policy.
You consider a "vacation" to stunning Tupelo, Mississippi.
At cocktail parties, women are attracted to the guy with the biggest chainsaw.
You have had tuna fish more than 5 days in a row.
There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.
You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work for the Weather Channel.
Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.
Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
Your "drive-thru" meal consists of MRE's and bottled water.
Relocating to South Dakota does not seem like such a crazy idea.
You spend more time on your roof than in your living room.
You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or a tree worker.
A battery powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.
You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.
Your child's first words are "hunker down" and you didn't go to UGA!
Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it's Christmas.
Toilet Paper is elevated to "coin of the realm" at the shelters.
You know the difference between the "good side" of a storm and the "bad side."
Your kids start school in October and finish in July.
You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning.

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On Fri, 07 Oct 2005 03:46:36 GMT, Lew Hodgett

As a prospective buyer, the first thing you want to see is the plat with the finished floor elevation listed.

My Gulfport Mother in Law just took that vacation at my house in Tupelo.

Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
And the primary discussion is how long you were willing to stand in line to get some.

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You can identify genus and species of mold on sight
You own two boats...one in the driveway and one up in the oak tree for next hurricane season
You keep an axe, flare-gun, and signal mirror in your attic year round
You know *exactly* how many sheets of plywood you can put up with your cordless drill on one charge.
You and your neighbors have formed an electric co-op with your generators

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