Sunday, September 10, 2017

Dodged a bullet.

It looks like we're not going to feel very much of an impact from hurricane Irma beyond some strong gusty winds tomorrow and heavy rain. It's such a relief, and we still have supplies if another storm comes this way. Hurricane season is only half over so it's still a possibility. We got lucky this time.

Now I'm worried about our friends and family in Florida. Thank goodness that evacuations and preparations started early. With the devastation in Houston still fresh in everyone's mind, people have been taking Irma seriously from the beginning, which can only be a good thing.

We had such beautiful weather yesterday that I almost felt guilty about it. It was windy and cool, with a bright blue sky and almost no humidity. Today is cloudy and still very cool, and starting tonight there is a wind advisory in effect for about 24 hours. The maximum gusts should only be about 50mph, and combined with heavy rain we'll probably have some spots with power outages, but nothing approaching a real storm's destruction. We appear to have dodged a bullet, and I'm very thankful.



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  1. It's rainy and windy here. The dogs don't like it. The wind is cool. It feels good after the long, hot summer.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's getting very windy here, too. So far the dogs are loving the cooler weather.

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  2. The news here has been showing the devastation in the islands and the approaching storm to Florida - looks so frightening, makes a windy day here look quite pathetic! People seem to have listened and moved out in good time

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  3. That's a relief! I hope you're all spared any power outages or property damage.

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    1. We're still expecting high winds and a lot of rain, so there may be power outages, but hopefully nothing too worrisome.

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  4. It is nice to know that two of my blog friends so far is OK. You and Jannie, waiting to hear from the other friends. What strange weather we are all having.
    I am so happy Ginger and George liked the package. They are/were Watson and thehamish most liked treats.
    That was one of the last letters thehamish wrote, he was a hoot. I still have a few of his art pieces and notes he wrote not sure if I will send them out.
    I miss him he was so easy to write about and such fun to be around.

    Happy you are OK !
    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Gregg is trying to order in those treats at the pet store where he works, because the dogs love them so much!

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    2. I order them from the maker or "In The Company Of Dogs".

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  5. I blame Trump for both Harvey and Irma. No doubt about it. It's the wrath of God. I wish that Mar-A-Lago was presently being blown to smithereens.

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    1. If Hurricane Jose could be the one to topple Mar-a-Lago we'd know for sure there's a divine plan! lol!

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  6. You know, sometimes I grateful to be an old person with so little of this stuff left to look at.

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  7. How terrible it must be for those poor people out in the islands. One minute you have a pleasant home, the next minute you have nothing.

    Out here in France we seem to have gone into an early autumn. Usually September is such a beautiful month, not so this year; quite wet and cool.

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  8. That's a relief! I hope you're all spared any power outages or property damage.
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  9. It never hurts to be stocked up on supplies! Glad you've escaped the brunt of the storm!

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  10. I am relieved that it wasn't as bad as predicted, but there has been a lot of destruction, however, people were prepared. I am waiting to hear from close friends in Tampa to hear how they and their home have fared.

    I hope the wind will be deminished when he gets to the Carolinas.

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