Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Inching this way

What waiting for this current hurricane feels like:

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I wish it would just come on already and do whatever it's got to do. It stalled out as a Cat 5 over the Bahamas for a day and a half, unleashing hell on those poor people. Now it's finally moving northward, thankfully a good bit weaker now (although still a strong hurricane). I'm not really worried about it. The coastal areas are likely to get hurricane force wind and rain, but we're far enough inland that only tropical storm force weather is predicted for us. Of course, that depends on the current track holding true, and that's iffy at best.

Tomorrow is a half day at the school. We'll be dismissing 2 hours early ahead of the first bands of the storm rolling through. We've heard that we probably won't have school on Thursday or Friday, but that hasn't been officially confirmed yet.

Meanwhile we've had some beautiful blue skies and clouds lately. Yesterday was Labor Day and Gregg was able to take a rare day off with me. It was fun to be at home together with Ginger, George, and Marco. We spent a large portion of the day sitting on the back porch, enjoying the nice weather. We may end up having a day or two more off together this week, but if we do the weather won't be nice.

Take care, my east coast friends.


  1. I hope the hurricane weakens and heads out to sea, and away from islands too.

  2. That image is exactly what waiting on this storm has been like!
    May it not affect you except with cooling breezes and sweet rain showers.
    Stay safe.

  3. Hope the storm veres off and just goes to sea.
    Be safe.

  4. It does seem to be headed a little more east now, which would be nice for us Midland folks!

  5. Thinking of you and hoping that this horrible monster blows out to sea.

  6. I love that image. I feel terrible for the people in the Bahamas, but this waiting is so dull. Schools are closed here through Thursday.


  7. It's also terrible for us over here, watching this annual devastation. Of course our own homes are not destroyed, but we just feel so hopeless.

  8. And the worrying thing is that we are to expect more and more of such extreme weather conditions with the ongoing change of climate, according to scientists.

  9. Those poor people in The Bahamas. It must seem like hell. Hopefully, east coast America won't experience anything like that.

  10. This may be the most stubborn hurricane of all time. Stay safe.