the last two weeks have been interesting as recent transplants to pensacola.
first, tropical storm fay was supposed to blow into town and terrorize us with huge storms. this was exciting, right? i made plans to sit on the front porch all day and watch storms blow through one after another! we stocked up on water and food just in case, watched the beginnings of the storm move in on saturday and braced for the coup de grace on sunday. i went to sleep that night in childish anticipation of storm watching on sunday (and everyone was talking about how school would surely be closed monday, etc – not bad!)…
woke up sunday morning, ran to the window, threw open the blinds and…! AND!!!!
sunshine. big fluffy clouds. birds singing. flowers blooming.
what the frick? who took my storm??
by the next weekend, the news has hyped up hurricane gustav to the point that gas stations were literally OUT OF GAS from the frenzied rush. grocery store lines were ridiculous. windows were being boarded up on our street and generators were tested in driveways.
now, hurricanes are different than tropical storms. i wasn’t exactly looking forward to a hurricane, but by the weekend it looked like we would just get some nice big-ass storms. woo-hoo! storms! YES!! the following pics were taken on saturday on the beach – just before The Big Storms were supposed to move in. water like glass. incredible.
so monday comes and again, excitement is in my heart as i think about sitting and watching storms all day. the hype has worked its way into my brain and we’re fully vested in this. again, reports of schools closing on tuesday were rampant, so icing on the cake, right?
monday comes. some clouds. no rain. no big storms.
now, wait a minute!! WHAT DID YOU DO WITH MY STORM???
we did go to the beach which was totally nutso. here’s the exact same spot 2 days after the above pics, and 20-30 feet of the beach has been washed away by 15-20 foot waves…
so now people are talking about hurricane ike, and my reply: i’ll believe it when i see it! it’s like cincinnati weather forecasters and snowstorms – until it hits land, i’ll reserve judgement.
gimme my storm back!!!