Gus to the left, Hanna to the right...
Saturday, August 30, 2008:
Today is my daughter Ellen's 29th Birthday (Rylee's Mama). She was born with Hurricane David taking aim at Florida back in 1979, he was our Welcome to Florida storm. Barely got home from the Hospital in time to board up. Lucky David turned north at last minute and hit Palm Beach County. And her 13th Birthday party was post poned 3 weeks because of Andrew back in 1992. In 2006 we thought we were going to have a Hurricane Ernesto Party on her 27th Birthday; well at least everyone was off work on her birthday that year for the Ernesto storm that never materalized. I guess when your Birthday is August 30th and you live in South Florida, you will have many "stormy" parties.
Happy Birthday Ellen!
Thursday, August 28, 2008:
Trying for 3rd time.. maybe 3rd time is charm? Neither time before took my header and title update.
remember this song "stuck in the middle with you" well now it is "Gus to the left of me and Hanna to the right and here I am, stuck in the middle with you." LOL that is about were Florida is going to be for the next few days.
Also HG told me it reminded her of Jimmy Buffets "Fins" song.. "Fins to the left Fins to the right and you're the only bait in town." LOL Oh boy.
Stay safe everyone, especially those directly in harms way from Gus.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008:
I see at 5am this morning, Hurricane Gustav has 85 mph winds. Not good. Still traveling NW but looks like it should take the turn to the west today and tomorrow. Which will put South Florida out of the pictuer. See, it is good to be in the cone early in the game. The storm track always moves. Good luck for those living along the Gulf of Mexico areas. at 8am: now 90 mph winds almost a Cat 2, still moving NW at 9 mph.
Monday, August 25, 2008:
2:00pm, now we have Tropical Storm Gustav which is strengthening quickly and heading toward Florida or the GOM. Folks, Here we go again!
Friday, August 22, 2008:
Tropical Storm Fay, The Drought Buster! Well can you believe it, we are still watching TS Fay in Florida. Already made 3 landfalls, Key West, Cape Romano, and Flagler Beach, is it going for Four Florida Landfalls?
But one thing Fay has done and that is lift us out of a two year drought. Every place she has traveled is now a dark blue on the drought map. News is reporting that Lake Okeechobee has risen 1 ft already and once the rain off from above the lake starts coming downstream it will rise much more. The Everglades are full, our canals are full, and we are running water off into the ocean. Now if we can maintain a normal wet season with our normal rains, we should be ok and not have a problem getting though next winter. So for that we say Thank you Fay! Now PLease go away!