Sooooo what are you doing for the long Labour Day Holiday Weekend? Having a cookout with family and friends? Maybe go camping? Or just chillin' and catching up on some TV shows? Perhaps you have a good book you've been waiting to have the time to read? Nice! I'm sure that whatever you end up doing it will be great fun!
Regardless of what else anyone here has on their holiday agenda, apparently we are having a hurricane for the holiday weekend. Yupyup. That's what they are saying. Well dang. That kind of messes up plans. But too what extent?
No idea yet what it actually means for us. It's supposedly making landfall on the other side of the state. But she's a comin' in amidship captain! Which means the carryover will bring at least some of the effect over to our side too. How much? Well that's kind of the question.
And then there is the other question that we always ask when we know there is a hurricane pointed toward our state......where will it make landfall? As Dorian gets closer we will have a better idea of the general vicinity but these buggers have a mind of their own and sometimes, even at the very last possible second, they change their minds and make a little twisty turn that makes all the difference.
Well, the thing to remember here is, this is Florida. This is hurricane season. And in fact we are near the peak of hurricane season (the actual peak being September but as that is only 2 days away...close enough). So the fact that there is an actual active hurricane out there with an appetite for key lime pie is no big surprise.
So the local media is having a fine time scaring everyone to bits at the same time as they are also providing good solid information. People are preparing. The grocery and hardware stores have gone mad already and airports are making alternate plans. Locally? Things at least seem to be quiet. There was supposed to be an Arts & Crafts Fair on the Avenue this weekend......I wonder if it's been cancelled? Hmmmm.
We are ready for whatever Dorian brings. My best guess is that, at least on this side of the state, it will be more like a tropical storm. Lots of rain, lots of wind and that's about it. I suppose it's possible that will could lose power for a short time. There will be lots of deadfall and palm fronds to pick up when it's over for sure. That's a guarantee!
As of this moment in time, I'm hearing that Dorian is a slow mover. She is taking her jolly time getting here and will, most likely, take her time leaving as well. So we are thinking that the rain will begin on Sunday and, rumour has it, will continue through Wednesday. That's a long slow storm.
Oh well, it'll be whatever it is. There are times when you just have to let someone else drive the car. In this case, Mother Nature. Hope she is a good driver! Meanwhile, everyone here is getting ready.
Our favourite local donut shop is prepared:
Yupyup. They have made donuts in the shape of the little weather guy hurricane symbol! Clever eh? May as well have a sense of humour about it, right?
We are ready. We have the suggested 7 days worth of food and water, the generator, flashlights....Yup I think we are ready to go here.
Oh! And I bought a new umbrella, so I'm good.
Soooooo everyone please have a fun and safe holiday weekend! If I'm not back on Tuesday, it's power outtages preventing me and I'll return as soon as possible!
Happy Holiday Weekend ya'll!
Hugs all 'round
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