The waiting is the hardest part.

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

That’s the hardest part said Tom Petty.

As of now, the storm has slowed down a bit. We should get rain and winds along towards the end of the afternoon with the storm passing through around midnight. Or, after midnight as J.J, Cale wrote and Eric Clapton sang.

It’s a Category 1 Hurricane, which means the lowest possible wind speed that you can classify as a hurricane. It should make landfall at the Mississippi – Alabama border. I mention all of this again, because my friends have been calling and texting. When something like this makes the national news it becomes something frightening.

It isn’t.

And, we’ll be alright.


The picture. I had something else planned for today, but I saw this on a dog walk. It was funny. She — the dog — walked to this place and kept circling around. It wasn’t like she does when she’s looking for a place. It was more like every time I wanted to move on, she kept coming back. To the place that you see in the picture. So, I made a bunch of pictures. After all, she’s usually right about a lot of things.

She also wanted to be outside longer than normal. She won’t go out in the rain. She knows something is coming.

It is.

Two to four inches of rain. Meh.



8 responses to “Waiting…”

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. It looks like not much. Maybe a couple inches of rain.

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  1. Kim of Glover Gardens Avatar

    Been thinking of y’all all day long! Hopefully, the storm will be nothing but some artistic inspiration. BE SAFE.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. Looks like nothing much. No rain yet. I did rope the kids in to playing a version of Tom Sawyer’s “Paint the Fence.” Help dad close the storm shutters. Now the house is spooky so they like that. 🙂

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      1. Kim of Glover Gardens Avatar

        I was wondering about the kids, thinking puzzles and board games…great idea to get them involved in the house-securing. They’ll remember it forever (says she who grew up at the beach).

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Then they tortured their mom by popping from dark, hiding places.

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  2. Debra Avatar

    I have family in Mississippi, and I’ve been thinking of them, and you as well, all week as I hear reports. I can’t imagine what it’s like to wait, knowing a storm is coming. I have my fears about earthquakes, but we can’t anticipate and somehow I think that’s easier. The photo is beautiful!

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Unless you have been through a view it is hard to know. What I know is that one you’ve completed your checklist including whether to leave or stay (I would never leave fora storm like this one), you just try to do whatever you normally do and check the NOAA storm track every four hours when they update. And, never listen to the local news because they get to frantic. 🙂


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