Yesterday afternoon the sky got dark and there was lots of thunder as a storm system moved across the state from west to east. We are on the south side of Edgewater, almost to Oak Hill, in the center right on the map, and it looked like we might get hammered.
But as so often happens, at the last minute the storm split and hit north and south of our place and missed us. No big deal, it’s just summertime in Florida.
What might possibly be a big deal is Tropical Storm Dorian. Here’s the projected path as of 11 PM last night, and the weatherman says it has the possibility of becoming as much as a Category 4 hurricane. If that happens and it follows the projected path, it will hit Sunday evening right about where the H is on this map, which puts us just a few miles north of the bulls-eye.
But there are a lot of variables. It might remain a tropical storm, it might veer off out into the Atlantic, it might make landfall further north of us, or further south. There is just no way of knowing at this point, which makes it a waiting game.
If it looks like it’s going to be a bad one, we will beat feet out of here ahead of it. But in our three years here and getting to know a lot of the natives who have lived here all of their lives, we are not about to panic yet.
Even if we don’t get a hurricane, or if it’s a less powerful one, there is still a good chance of losing electric power for a day or two, or three. Just in case, we are taking some precautions. We are well-stocked up on bottled water, we have our two Honda EU2200i generators, nonperishable foods, and we have four 5 gallon gas cans full. 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.
We got the generators the end of May, 2018, and started them and let them run for a few minutes when we got them, just to be sure they worked. They have been sitting in the garage ever since, with fuel stabilizer in their gas tanks. Yesterday I fired them up again. It took a couple of pulls on the starter ropes and away they went! I love the Hondas, they are bulletproof.
And finally, here’s another chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Could I get a reservation for a room with a queen sized bed for 8 to 15 years, please?
Thought For The Day – I hate mosquitoes. I mean, I know I am delicious, but does that mean I have to give out free samples?