I’ll huff and I’ll puff….

3 Nov

We’re getting a hurricane today! Or rather, a storm with all the characteristics of a hurricane but with a different name. Winds of 100-130kmh, 50-70mm of rain, potential for major damage. Fun.

Actually, I like storms, so this might be interesting. I just don’t really want to lose power or need to boil my water due to eColi counts…

It’s really calm outside at the moment, and it’s so obvious something is coming. The air feels different, like it’s electrified and waiting. Soon, the winds will really gear up, and we’ll be stuck inside with each other all day long.

Actually, I think THAT is scarier than the storm.

8 Responses to “I’ll huff and I’ll puff….”

  1. Bon November 3, 2007 at 11:10 am #

    i like storms too, but am thinking perhaps i should actually take this one seriously and get out and buy, um, supplies.

    whatever those would look like. water? candy?

  2. thordora November 3, 2007 at 11:47 am #

    I know. We’ve battened down the hatches, i’m putting tons of water in the fridge and gathering all the candles. Now we just wait. I’m hoping it won’t be too bad here.

  3. bine November 3, 2007 at 12:43 pm #

    i guess it can’t be as bad as mexico.
    the last hurricane we had was in january, we were at the north sea coast and actually ventured out once to see how high the high tide would come. we stood at the edge of the dunes getting sandblasted, spread our arms and felt the lift. i thought if i’d just take a step forward over the edge i might fly.
    have fun yelling against the storm!

  4. missy November 3, 2007 at 6:55 pm #

    I love storms. What is that? Hate, hate, losing power. My world runs on electricity. Even the toilet. Okay, that’s gravity, but the well pump is electric…

  5. CharmingDriver November 3, 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    Oooooooooooooooooh hahahhaa yesssssssss the forced togetherness in the dark w/o electronic entertainment can be far scarier than the storm.

    And the calm before the storm took on a whole new meaning for me after Katrina; the weekend prior was down right eery and I lived in hurricane country my whole life. I can’t ever remember being that creeped out by pre-storm weather. Shudder.

    Take care.

  6. Gabriel... November 3, 2007 at 11:53 pm #

    Saw some footage of a guy out sail boarding and the swells were up around five or six feet. Awesome. Wish I was there.

  7. charlotteotter November 4, 2007 at 8:42 am #

    I also like a storm, if I’m safely inside with full supplies. We had a hurricane warning at the beginning of the year (possibly the one Bine mentioned) and I spent the morning tying down the garden furniture and bringing pots inside, but it turned out a bit of a damp squib. Hope your has (slightly) more thrill factor.

  8. Mrs. Chicken November 4, 2007 at 10:05 am #

    Hope you all were safe! Both from the storm and one another. I know that feeling you describe, the ominous calm. We get that here before a really severe prairie storm.

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