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Tallahassee Area Mensa a local chapter of the High IQ Society, American Mensa. The Tallahassee area serves Florida from the Apalachicola River east through Taylor County including part of Madison County and even a bit of Dixie County. Our area is also the only area in all of Florida, Region 10 of American Mensa, to include a portion of Georgia. For a full view of the area we cover, visit our map.

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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

Now that we are more than five months post hurricane, I can say there is definite progress on repairing the damage that was done. My recently-replaced roof held up to the tornado that went by (I was impacted by the EF3 that touched down in the Baum Community just east of me). I was in the bathroom with the dogs hearing the storm roaring by outside (the cats opted out of the bathroom and rode it out elsewhere in the house). It broke the metal flag bracket off the front of my house, tore down a recently-replaced wooden fence section, broke entire trees in half just up the road from me, and brought down lots of huge limbs in my yard. I confess tornadoes unnerve me, they are unpredictable and incredibly destructive. As I sat there in the bathroom in the dark (I lost power for 17 hours from the trees coming down on the lines), I kept hearing all the banging and smashing and hoping the roof would hold - it did. That was enough tornado for me! I'm over-quota on wind!!

The gutters have been scheduled for installation and should be in place within the next week. Wonderful progress has been made on the 70 feet of fencing that came down as well. The vinyl fencing is more expensive than the wood sections, but it has the advantage of my being able to carry it myself, and it doesn't rot, split, or get eaten like the wooden fence. I have now put up seven 8'x6' sections with one more section to go. I am also replacing the drive-through gate with vinyl gate sections. The existing gate is a Frankenstein of a gate - big 10' wide metal gate with 8' high wooden slats bolted to it, so it blends in with the rest of the fence and provides privacy. But it weighs a ton and I cannot open it without help. The white gate is visually startling against the wooden fence, but worth it to have a gate I can open myself! I have one gate section completed and the other will be done this weekend. It feels mighty good to be getting all these repairs done at last!

In April we have: the group-sponsored Wakulla Spring boat ride (be sure to RSVP), an Executive Committee - we'd love for you to join us and participate in planning events, the monthly dinner at a new (old) location, and the second movie in the Harry Potter series. The LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival is the same day as the movie, so the movie is an hour later than usual to allow for people to go to the art festival before the movie. Mensa elections are happening. You can find all of the candidates and issues being considered here: https://www.us.mensa.org/lead/amc/elections/2019-board-election/.

Hope to see you at an event soon.

Robin

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