Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Well, this sucks.

I got a little miffed at my son this morning after he told me Hurricane Wilma had intensified to a category 5 storm, the strongest Atlantic storm ever recorded. I told him to quit pulling my leg, it wasn't something to joke about and what did he want in his lunchbox.

I apologized to him this afternoon.

Hurricane Wilma's path presently puts her on a direct course with about half of clan PBW and 99% of our friends. In blog-geographical terms, if this bitch stays on course, she should roar across the state about halfway between my house and Mary Stella's.

We're ready. We're pretty much always ready. I hope you folks out there in the projected path are, too. If this thing jogs north and I disappear for a bit, remember I'm way out in the country. Power restoration usually takes anywhere from seven to twenty-one days.


  1. *sends go-away-hurricane Karma your way*

    Stay safe - hopefully it will lose strength. You guys all just need a break down south.

  2. Anonymous5:39 PM

    Glad to hear you're somewhat prepared. Take care. Good Vibes and prayers coming your way!

  3. Anonymous5:42 PM

    Stay safe and take care!

  4. Anonymous5:57 PM

    I told my sister to stop joking when she told me that Katrina would cause massive devestation in New Orleans ... oh, it isn't our year.

  5. Another hurricane. I told Mary, "I hope it just fizzles." She said, "It won't." So now I'm just hoping you're all able to stay safe. Sigh.

  6. I thought the same thing when I heard it had stengthened overnight. Wow. Just wow.

    Stay safe--everyone in the path. I have to be out of town this weekend, and I was going to leave the dog in the backyard on his food tower. Instead, even though it isn't SUPPOSED to come anywhere near us, he's going to the kennel just in case.

  7. Anonymous6:42 PM

    This is probably a stupid question - I'm both geographically and hurricanically ignorant- but is New Orleans going to take it in the teeth again, too? I'm scared for the people in FL and such, but the folks in NO just got bent over but good, and I don't know if it could survive another serious storm- even the edge tendrils of a hurricane.

    And more "go-away-hurricane-karma" in your general direction...

  8. Anonymous10:36 PM

    Stay safe.

    I was worried when I heard the direction of this sucker. I hope it misses you and decides not to whomp friends homes further up the coast either.

  9. Anonymous11:05 PM

    I have a spare bedroom in Kansas. It's very flat and the weather sucks, but there are no hurricanes, ever.

  10. Anonymous11:07 PM

    Thanks for the good wishes, everyone, and keep sending that miss-us karma our way.

    Jess wrote: This is probably a stupid question - I'm both geographically and hurricanically ignorant- but is New Orleans going to take it in the teeth again, too?

    From what NOAA is predicting, the prevailing weather patterns will likely steer the storm toward South to Central Florida versus New Orleans and the many other Gulf areas that were wiped out by Katrina. Now, having said that, I must also add that once they are in the Gulf, hurricanes can and will do whatever they want, and no one is ever 100% safe.

  11. Anonymous11:40 PM

    Stay low and keep moving.

    And keep a life-vest on hand.

    -- F

  12. Oh, God. Enough is enough already.Sheesh! Big hugs to you and your's, and prayers as well.

  13. Batten down and button up! Stay safe. *insert more go-away-hurricane karma here*

  14. Sending (((HUGS))) and prayers your way!!!

  15. Stay safe. Got to love global warming. Sigh.

  16. I heard this on the radio this morning. It's awful. I'm glad you are prepared for it, but stay safe and don't take any chances.


  17. Keep safe. Keep us informed in any way you can. I'll keep you all in my prayers. :)


  18. Take care.

    *sends good wishes in Sheila's direction*

    Some of the meteorologists over here literally drool over that hurricane. Bastards. It isn't their houses it will go over.

  19. Anonymous11:15 PM

    I hope you and yours stay safe! She looks frightening, but hopefully she'll peter out as quickly as she fired up. I'll be sending good thoughts!

  20. Mrrp!

    I'll be keeping y'all in thoughts and prayers. I hope you weather the storm with ease and safety.


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