Our son Travis called from Alabama first thing yesterday morning to let us know that he and his wife Geli are pretty much getting over COVID, except for fatigue and scratchy throats. He wanted to remind us that if we needed to get out of the way of what looks like it will become Hurricane Ian, we are more than welcome to come up to their place west of Tuscaloosa.
We appreciate it, and if it looks like we need to do so, we certainly will. As of the 11 o’clock news last night, it looks like the storm will hit the west coast of Florida Wednesday, somewhere south of Tampa as a category three hurricane. Then, if it holds true to path, it will cross the state somewhere a bit south of us. Which means we will probably get a lot of wind and rain, possibly some localized power outages, and flooding.
But six years of living on the central coast has taught us that anything can change. The storm could move further west into the Gulf of Mexico and come ashore in Louisiana or Texas, or it could lose strength and not be as bad as some are predicting. Then again, it could grow in strength or make landfall further north or south on Florida’s west coast. Anything can happen at this point. I guess we’ll know for sure this time next week.
In the meantime, we have plenty of sandbags, water, canned foods, propane, and gasoline for our Honda generators. And we can also bail out and head north to the kids’ place if it becomes necessary. I’ll keep you posted.
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 – At the bar last night a woman got her nipple pierced right in front of me. On a related note, I suck at darts.