As I write this, I’m looking out the window at gorgeous weather. Sunshine, 70s and a light breeze. Will be in the low 80s the rest of the week. So obviously I’m not in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
I grew up in the northeast, Pgh to be exact, and I have tons of friends and family in the area. My bonus child and newly minted in laws and extended family live in Delaware. So I am keeping an eye on this storm.
I’m mainly concerned about my bonus child. His mother isn’t the brightest crayon in the box, and tends to panic or might get caught up in watching movies all day and not heed any warnings. So a bit of anxiety here for my husband and I. We call my bonus child every so often for updates.
I remember blizzards when I was a kid. 1993 I had a sleepover during that major blizzard. My parents were very concerned that 10 little girls were snowed in with them. But their determination (and a 4×4 truck) ensured that everyone made it back home that day.
I don’t miss the weather in the northeast. At all. I don’t miss the cold, the rain, the snow, the sleet, the ice. Nor the possibility of things like this happening.
Yes, Texas has its fair share of crappy weather. More of the “sudden” variety: tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail the size of grapefruit, flash flooding, wild fires. It has snowed twice since I moved here. Both times it was less than an inch, and it melted in one hour. Occasionally, a hurricane blows through, and where I live in central Texas, we only get the rain (and the aforementioned flooding).
I’m watching CNN. Right now, they are covering the fact that crane broke on a skyscraper in Manhattan. Ok, we get it, hurricane force winds will blow things over. A reporter was in Battery Park. Morons were jogging. And to New Jersey. People had their kids out on the boardwalk, waving to the camera, “hey, look at us!! we are stupid and have no regard for our life or the lives of our children!!” The anchor just asked a reporter who is in the middle of an intersection in Atlantic City “is that water you are standing in salt water or fresh water?” Did he want him to taste it? The news cracks me up. The only good thing about this storm is that it is sparing me from election coverage 24/7.
I should switch it to Fox News. I’m sure they’ve declared the apocalypse by now. Or have found some way to blame it on Obama.
I hope all my friends and family in the path of the storm remain safe and damage is minimal.
From what I hear, the grocery stores were out of toilet paper, bread and milk last week 🙂