Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Ophelia is no Isabel and Isabel was no Katrina



Ophelia, the sometime hurricane, most times tropical storm, will arrive in our part of the OBX around Thursday morning.  I'll be out of here Wednesday morning. Like a harbinger of doom, a big section of our beach neighborhood blacked out last night. Mother Nature was saying, "Just kidding." Probably an appetizer for things to come. Meanwhile, Jim Cantore of the weather channel has been standing on Nags Head beach for about four days now with dire warnings about Ophelia's impending landfall. Today, as he stood on the beach with the ocean calmer than it's been in a long time, the sun shining, and people out and about, "Do you think it's going to hit here?" And we're many miles north of where he is.

Anyway, with the ironic blackout [my whole life has taken a turn for irony of late], we had to jettison plans for a lobster fest and settle for a pizza down the road. We'll sacrifice the lobsters tonight. Before coming up to slice watermelon for today, I had already waved [flashed, whatever] at a Coast Guard helicopter from the hot tub as it winged its way over the beach area on its way to Hatteras, which has ordered all non residents evacuated because the ferries won't be running when the wind picks up. 

Got a full tank of gas and loaded up at the ATM store.  I'll phone the next entry in.


robbush6 said...

Great title, Mrs. L. Have a safe trip home. Lay off the jerky.

suzypwr said...

Have fun, then leave when the going gets rough. Smart woman.


artloner said...

Be Careful...thanks for the update...I was wondering if you were gonna show your ass and stay.


screaminremo303 said...

Left-turn, Clyde.

sunnyside46 said...

wishing you safety

gaboatman said...

Mrs. L
I know a couple of those Coast Guard helicopter pilots.  I'll bet you anything they had their cameras clicking as they flew over that hot tub, LOL!  I'm glad to hear you will be making your way home.  Be safe and don't forget to stop at the store, I wasn't kidding.  You fridge is empty now!

belfastcowboy75 said...

Didn't Hamlet complain to Ophelia that God gives women one face, and they paint on another? Mrs. L, get thee to a nunnery.

By the way, is the you in that hot tub they're featuring on SkySkin.com? If it is, that water must be cold.