According to the latest weather update, once Tropical Storm Ian makes hurricane status it looks like it will change its path and come ashore somewhere on the Florida Panhandle. Assuming that happens, we will get some wind and rain, but will dodge the bullet of a direct hit or even a close miss. That’s fine with us. But I will still be putting things that are outside in the garage so they don’t fly away in the wind.
Of course, as the weatherman reminded us last night, just because the computer models show it jogging west right now, there is no guarantee it won’t change path again before it comes ashore. So we’re not out of the wood yet.
After reading yesterday’s blog, someone asked if we will be boarding up our windows. We don’t need to do that. Last year we purchased corrugated clear polycarbonate hurricane panels for all of our windows. Our neighbor Jesse Bolton put them up for us a few weeks ago and we will leave them up until after hurricane season, when ends November 30th.
Speaking of Jesse and bullets, yesterday he and I went to the gun show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. It wasn’t a big show and was not as busy as usual. I think that might be because a lot of people are spending their weekend making hurricane preparations. Gun show prices are usually inflated, but we did see some nice deals while we were there. I managed to find a very nice Remington Model 1100 semiautomatic shotgun with a short stock that fits Terry well for trap shooting.
My hardworking proofreaders have returned the first thirteen chapters of Big Lake Drunk to me, so today I will make their corrections, then hopefully crank out another chapter or two.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – Bees don’t waste their time trying to explain to flies that flowers taste better than manure.