August 24, 2011


I know they say this bitch isn't going to hit us. I know it's going north. I know that we'll probably get a bit of rain and wind. I know we aren't in the cone of death.

ALL the computer models say that.

ALL the experts are saying it.

I get it.

I believe it.

But let me tell you, it is REALLY disconcerting to go on the various weather sites and see this big massive bitch of a storm kind of just sitting there off the coast, swirling and getting stronger. It is REALLY difficult to not question the experts because as my husband said tonight, "One frickin' fluke jog and that storm will be here in an hour. And nobody's ready..."

He's exaggerating. Maybe a few hours. But he is right, nobody is preparing. We're all watching and calling our friends up North to tell them how to prepare.

But, dang... it's a tough go to watch...

I kind of feel like it's saying, "Knock Knock..." like it's the big bad wolf. Yeesh.

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Posted by Boudicca at August 24, 2011 09:26 PM

I noticed... I figured the stores would be jammed but they aren't. I got water, crackers and the like... left out getting the gas cans full... stuff stinks. Still. Wow.

Posted by: vwbug at August 25, 2011 05:04 AM

She's pointed right at us in several of the simulations, so we're getting ready for it. My daughter and granddaughter are coming today to stay with us - they live right on the coast in Virginia Beach.

No one around us is getting ready either. I always have emergency supplies on hand, so other than battening down the backyard, topping off gas and getting a few goodies, we're set.

Posted by: Ted at August 25, 2011 05:13 AM

It is unnerving. We know what she's capable of; like a loaded gun that could swing around to point at us any moment.

Went to the store yesterday, not too many people there and none seemed to be buying for a storm. We might rely too much on the experts.

Posted by: pam at August 25, 2011 07:36 AM

I work part-time in a warehouse store. Sunday and Monday, when we thought the storm was heading our way, the place was packed with folks buying water (and also optimists buying cold foods). Wednesday night, it was like a morgue, nobody buying anything. Everyone's either prepared, or beliving the experts.

Y'all are right to be wary of the "experts." Remember a few years ago, a storm was supposed to hit Tampa, but really came ashore farther south, in unprepared Punta Gorda. It caught them flatfooted.

Posted by: George P at August 25, 2011 07:55 AM

You're right to be wary. Charlie wasn't supposed to hit us, until it suddenly swung east and bitch slapped us.

We just pulled in our more delicate plants.

Let's hope it's not a false sense of security.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at August 25, 2011 05:52 PM

knock knock.

Posted by: Curtis at August 25, 2011 06:17 PM

Thinking of you! Hoping it blows right by. xx

Posted by: Shaz at August 25, 2011 08:20 PM