For over 24 hours Hurricane Dorian has been moving (or not moving) at the speed of sludge over the Bahamas. For a good part of yesterday its westward speed was only one mile per hour. While that’s good for the people here in Florida who are in no hurry to deal with it, it’s terrible for the people of the islands who are seeing massive destruction.
At the 11 PM National Weather Service update last night they said that sometime this morning Dorian will leave the Bahamas and turn north to make its way up the coast of Florida. The good news is that all computer models show it staying anywhere from 50 to 100 miles off the coast.If that holds true, while we will be out of danger for a direct hit, we will still get a lot of strong wind, a lot of rain, and a 5 to 7 foot storm surge. Hopefully we can deal with that without much problem. A lot of people have been sending good thoughts and prayers our way and we certainly appreciate that.
When Terry and I hung up the RV keys and bought our place here on the Central Coast, we never looked back. While we loved the RV lifestyle for over 18 years, when we were done, we were done. But I did tell Terry last night that if we were still fulltime RVers we could have got in our house and driven out of the storm’s path a week ago.
It looks like we will start getting the wind and heavy rain sometime this evening and it will intensify overnight and through much of Wednesday. But, the one thing we have to always remember is that Mother Nature has a mind of her own, and she can be a fickle old gal. So there’s always a possibility that everything could change and the storm will turn inland at the last moment. That probably won’t happen, but anything’s possible.
As I stated a day or so ago, it’s very probable that we will lose power, and it may take a day or a week or even two weeks to get it restored. So if there is no blog for a while, sit tight. I will be back as soon as I can.
My buddy John Huggins asked me yesterday how I’m doing in my new John Lee Quarrels book, Dead Romeos. I’m past the two-thirds point in the story, but for the last week or two most of my time has been spent dealing with doctor appointments and then hurricane preparations. Hopefully we will not be without power for too long once the storm is over and I can get back to it.
And because I don’t have anything else to tell you about today, here is a funny little sign that someone shared with me.
Thought For The Day – A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. – Benjamin Franklin