Fairing Well after Fay
Well, we weathered (ha) the storm. It was my first brush with a “hurricane” and we did good. According to Wiki, the Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1st through November 30, so we’ve still got a ways to go. I hope this was it for this year! By the time Faye reached us it had been downgraded to Tropical Depression Fay but it was still the biggest storm I think I’ve ever been in (having grown up in California). I swear, no kidding, it rained for over 24 hours straight between late Friday night through all of Saturday. According to the news reports, we got four inches!
On Sunday, it was dry but overcast and super cloudy, but it has already started raining again this Monday. We’re supposed to have thunderstorms almost entirely between now and Wedensday, receiving another 3-4 inches of rain. Right now it’s thundering outside. I have to tell you, this weather is so different from what I’m used to in Los Angeles/San Diego. I’m just not used to all this rain. I do like it, though. You really get a sense of the different seasons.
Oh, hey, not sure if you’ve noticed but over there on the right is a new feature of manicdote. It’s a poll! Last week’s question was which of my pugs was cuter. Surprisingly, Napoleon won! I thought for sure my little baby girl Rukia was going to steal the show with her little pouty face. But she didn’t! Poley snarfed away the competition with 67% of the votes! Go Poley bear! In honor of that, here’s a cute picture from the archives of him. Enjoy!
And don’t forget to vote in this week’s new poll.
UPDATE: Right now we’re under tornado watch until 4pm tonight. Crazy. I was actually just told to avoid windows. And they weren’t being sarcastic or over-exaggerating. Terry’s school is all in lockdown preperation like they practice during their Tornado Preparedness Drill. I can hear the wind outside howling and the rain pounding. Wow. Very surreal.