Monday, August 18, 2008


We're smack where that yellow twisty-mark on the map is, right in the middle of the "cone." Lessee what the next few hours bring. Hopefully, just a downgraded storm. I actually love storms, even tropical ones. Just not the blow-you-to-bits kind.
I'm off to get those last few errands done and load the truck, in case we need to become gypsies for the next couple of days :)
5 P. M. update: Looks like it's downgrading somewhat and staying a tropical storm. We'll wait till 8 P.M. EST to see the next reading. Unless it accelerates, we'll stay home and enjoy the rain. I absolutely love the tropical storms (I like storms a lot of any sort as long as they don't take off the roof, etc.) We get those here a lot, and it's like most of the big ones we got in Tennessee, except usually with a lot less lightning and a lot more rain. Thank you to all the friends here who've left comments...we really appreciate your thoughts and prayers! This is at least a reminder that you can't underestimate hurricane season here; this one developed rather quickly into a possible problem...never can tell the degree of severity until they're about right on Florida, since most of the action starts cooking as they approach Cuba and the islands.


Carla said...

Robbyn - I hope you have those hatches 'battened down'! I'm going to be keeping my eye on the weather news and thinking of you - let us know asap that you're fine after the storm passes, okay?
Carla in Idaho (103 degrees here yesterday - a new record. But the humitdity was 12% - how's that for "dry"?!?!)

Gina said...

Wow, take care Robbyn! I'll be thinking of you...I'd be so scared and you seem as calm as can be, LOL!

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I hope you dodge the proverbial bullet! Good luck!

Nola said...

Will keep high hopes for you that you are spared the brunt of the storm. Best of luck to ya!

Christina said...

Hi... didn't realize she was ashore yet... guess my daughter is okay in Bradenton.... haven't heard from her. Take care and stay dry! I love storms too. Christina said...

You are in my prayers, Robbyn!