But that’s not important right now.
My point here is that we are HOURS from the ocean, and we are not in danger of being swallowed by a rising tide due to Tropical Storm Hanna’s arrival tonight.
The forecast right now is 3-5 inches of rain, 20-30 mph winds with gusts of 35 mph.
The most pressing warning I have heard is that people shouldn’t take out small watercraft on the lakes tomorrow. I think if someone wants to take out a small watercraft in that weather, then alcohol must be involved.
I have battened down the hatches.
Translation: I have taken the patio umbrella down and laid it on the ground.
Because you should have heard the noise the day my parents’ umbrella got caught in a gust of wind and shattered their glass table all over the brick patio.
I look back on that experience now and think, “boy, am I glad that I was not the parent that day.” I hate sweeping up glass.
Saturday AM UPDATE: The forecast is now “a few showers.” Looks like the left turn that Hanna was supposed to take didn’t happen. Chance of rain 30%.