Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Tornado, An Earthquake, and now Irene.

This has been the weirdest weather year. Blame it on global warming, the end times, or plain old weather cycles either way it has been flat out bizarre.

It wasn't but a few months ago I was saying we don't have tornadoes here. You couldn't tell that by looking at all the damage caused by the one that touched down less than a mile from my house. The one that destroyed entire neighborhoods here in the town where I live. You know the town where we don't have tornadoes.  I remember saying afterwards I grew up in tornado alley and never saw damage like this.

Now yesterday we had an earthquake. We don't have earthquakes here. My whole house shook or shimmied or wiggled or something. It was crazy. An Earthquake here! Dan and I were talking and he said all those years in California and we never felt one and now we have one here. It is crazy.

And now we have a category 4 Hurricane headed our way. It looks like it is going to skirt the coast and we will get tons of rain but little else. I pray that is what happens anyway. The last time we had one come this close it was down graded to a tropical storm by the time it got here and it still did a far amount of damage.  I am thinking it is going to be like all the others. The stores will be emptied of water, bread, and batteries. Some people will leave, some will stay, and when it is all said and done we will have a little wind and a lot of rain. But then again what do I know? I said we don't have tornadoes or earthquakes.



  1. It's going to turn East. It better turned East. Can we just get on the bus tomorrow morning. I feel so selfish, so selfish. I just want to go to WoF and then worry about a hurricane. EAST IRENE!!!!!!

  2. I know. I just keep thinking "Not the weekend. Please Not this weekend" Between WoF and my mom flying in Sunday I would much prefer Irene take a hike!