Jogging All Over

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 262022

No, I’m not talking about me jogging. Why would I do something like that? I guess if there’s food on the table I could manage a real fast waddle, but if you see me actually running, try to keep up because something really bad is behind me!

I’m talking about the hurricane that’s supposed to be heading our way. Friday the news predicted it would hit on the west coast of Florida somewhere around Sarasota. But on Saturday night the computer models showed it jogging to the west and coming ashore on the Florida Panhandle. Then the 11 PM update last night shows it making landfall somewhere on the west coast of Florida, with a large cone that would include us, a few miles south of Daytona Beach, sometime late this week. We will not get hit by the eye, that doesn’t seem likely at all, but we will definitely be in what the news people call the cone of concern.

As of now, we still have no plans to evacuate unless it jogs further in our direction. But we are prepared for a lot of wind and rain and more than likely some power outages. The sandbags are filled and ready, the Honda generators and extra gas cans are full, and we have more than enough water and food. Because we have a gas stove, a power outage won’t keep Terry from cooking, even if I have to hold a flashlight so she can see what she’s doing. 😊

A couple of times in the last few years we have been without power for two or three days after hurricanes. If that happens again you obviously won’t see a blog, and I’m going to suspend the weekly drawings for now because there’s a good possibility I won’t be able to get online to select a winner and such.

In other news, I spent most of yesterday writing and managed to crank out another 5,000 words in my new book. With any luck at all I’ll have a few more days of writing before the storm reaches us and the possible loss of power.

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. Since I am deathly allergic to onions, I have no problem with what they’re calling that stuff. None at all. 😊

Congratulations Trina McCoy, winner of our 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 campground reviews, 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.

We had 26 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – Waiting on a hurricane is like being stalked by a turtle.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Jogging All Over”

  1. Stay safe…thoughts and prayers are with you and Terry.

  2. Appreciate your preparations ahead of the hurricane;it definitely could be severe.There are led camping lanterns that provide lots of light & are now are pretty easy on batteries- wonderful when there’s extended power outages. I’m sure you have.Plan B escape before too late.Stay safe & all the very best.

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