We were up at 04:30AM you know the usual routine, coffee and then Donna off to the truck company, and then tonight the restaurant.
I had another Lazy Day, but I was intently trying to glean all the information I could about Hurricane Irene, I guess I have a vested interest with one son in New York City, Two on the New Jersey Coast, not to mention a Grandaughter and a sister all directly in this storms path.
Make no mistake about this is a very dangerous piece of weather especially when you live a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and they start talking about a storm surge of 8-15 feet, ( a wave)that sure brings a lot of unstoppable water ashore in a hurry.
My Son Andrew saw me this morning and said your worried about Sam & Tim & Rick, aren’t you. Of course I said no they are grown men and know how to take precautions to keep their families. safe, But the truth of the matter is only a fool would not be intimidated by the forces possessed by these storms. We saw it here at home in MO. with this years tornadoes,
MY Son Sam e-mailed Donna from New York City and said everyone was sent home from work and most of the skyscraper offices are empty. His Condo maintenance force is taping all windows with heavy tape and told everyone to bring everything in off their balconies, All Public Transportation, Subways,busses, and taxi’s will be suspended over the duration of the storm, flooding in subway terminals is expected.
Haven’t heard from the NJ tribe but I am sure they are busy getting the hatches battened down and I know the phone service is poor on the entire east coast.
Hear we sit in Dardenne Prairie, 87 degrees sunny not a trace of any activity on the weather maps, it’s like were in another world set aside from this danger.
Anyway the storm is moving at a relentless pace northward and tomorrow will tell how bad it is going to be.
Should be a quiet weekend here at the Weeb Ranch the kid’s won’t be here so the halls will be silent for a couple days.
Everyone say a prayer for those that are facing danger from the weather this weekend. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…..