Thursday, September 1, 2016

Update. Just Like The Weather Channel

Rain is coming in now and Mr. Moon is home, digging out the generator from somewhere deep in the garage. He assures me that we can run lights and fans and the refrigerator off of it so that's a relief.

I've been in touch with all of my kids and they all have supplies and feel safe which makes me feel better and as I said to Hank, "And of course, it's all about MY feelings."

Little gusts of wind are coming up but nothing strong yet.

We are not going to get out of this one. All of the computer models show it coming ashore around St. Marks and Apalachicola. Both are nearby. I am doing my best not to freak but freak I do because that is who I am. Mr. Moon assures me that we live in a "fortress" and that our house is built of the strongest wood and of course I believe him. They used real wood from real trees 160 years ago. My main concern, of course, is falling trees in the yard. And branches. Big, heavy branches. Also made of real wood.

Well, what can you do?

Hurricanes remind me so much of labor. There's an element of excitement as everyone prepares. You KNOW it's going to get, well, painful and scary before it's over but it's so hard to imagine that at the early stages. And once it really gets going, there's nothing to do but live through it.
I'm probably being way too dramatic.
God. I hope so.

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  1. Do you ever consider staying with one of your kids through the storm? Just a thought since you seem to be worrying about the trees.

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    1. Not really. Not sure why, either. I guess that ultimately I don't believe the trees will fall and I like my own bed.

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    2. I love my own bed. I get you on this one.

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    1. That is my wish for everyone. Thank you.

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  3. Be safe, friend-I've-never-met. Take care of yourself.

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  4. the unknowns of nature... sounds as if you are as *ready* as you can be. Your trees would be the biggest concern , as you said. Goodness knows your house has lived through many a storm! You'll have enough endorphines to carry you through the next week! May you and your family all be safe and sound
    Susan M

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    1. Nature really doesn't care much about us as individuals, does she? He? Whatever.
      Yep. Mr. Moon says we'll be safe.

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  5. I like the labor comparison. Some are easy and quick. Some not so much. Here's hoping for the former.

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  6. After the 2004/2005 storms I decided I was moving out of Florida when I retire. Don't need all that shit and stress when I'm in my dottage (in south florida). Going to Austin Tx where I only need to worry about tornadoes, and I won't miss the Florida crazy, there's plenty o that in Texas. Stay safe and hope you won't need the generator.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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    1. Ah, there's some force of nature out to get us everywhere. But yes, I'd say that Florida and Texas are over-brimming with crazy.

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  7. Getting the generator out here too. We live in the deep country so we lose power over nothing. Hope you will be safe and dry. I thought of you and yours when I saw the track.

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    1. We do too, Syd! I heard that our power company has a whole bunch of extra crews from out of town stationed and ready to go out and repair lines. Of course, that won't happen until after the storm.

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    2. We do too, Syd! I heard that our power company has a whole bunch of extra crews from out of town stationed and ready to go out and repair lines. Of course, that won't happen until after the storm.

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  8. Prayers for all of you. Stay safe

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