All of the weather forecasters are saying that tropical storm Florence is more than likely going to blow up into a category four hurricane and hit the Carolinas sometime this coming week. None of the models show it making landfall here in Florida, but we are going to see high surf and some heavy rain.
Besides Florence, we have two other storms far in the Atlantic that don’t look like they’re going to be a problem for us, but you never know. And we still have a few weeks left before the end of hurricane season.
Just in case, we are taking some precautions. We are well-stocked up on bottled water, we have our two Honda generators, nonperishable foods, and today we are going to go down and fill our four 5 gallon gas cans. In addition, all of our vehicles are full of fuel and the 20 gallon tank on my pontoon boat is also full. So if power was to go out for an extended period of time we can siphon from them if necessary.
This is our third hurricane season here in Florida. In October of 2016, while our house was in escrow, Hurricane Matthew came through. And then in September of last year we had Hurricane Irma. Both times we evacuated, but I guess we are becoming real Floridians now because unless something looks really dire we don’t plan to do anything. Most people around here laugh at folks that flee from a category two or even a category three storm.
We will just stay home and ride out the storm. There is something to be said for having a barrier island and the mangroves of Mosquito Lagoon between us and the ocean.
Of course, if things change and something major is headed directly at us, all bets are off. I’d run from a fight with a 12-year-old girl so there’s no way I’m gonna stick around and try to do duke it out with a big hurricane.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for a campground rating, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Thought For The Day – Sure, there were times I questioned my parenting. But on the other hand, there were times when I questioned my kids’ childing.