The reason is, the Evil Princess and I fled frozen wastelands for the warmth of the South, and are about to pay our tax on that: hurricane season. As I write this, where we live is dead center in the crosshairs of a Category Four storm, Hurricane Dorian, though there is hope that it will veer northward and hopefully out to sea.
Over the last few years, she and I have dodged a lot of weather bullets, including a couple of hurricanes. It looks as if our “weather bill” is about to become due.
So, I apologize if I’m not blogging much for a while. The last few hurricanes where we are have knocked out power for a week or so at a time. Hope you’ll bear with us if, as expected, that happens this time.
We’re good on generator, fuel for it and the vehicles, batteries, medicals, food and water and sanitation and all of that. Stocked up on large print books, easy to read in sub-optimal lighting. Neighbors and local friends will be looking out for one other. We don’t expect looting in this community, but guns? Um, oddly enough, we have some already…
As much as we Americans snipe at meteorologists, the history of monster storms in the past is that they tended to hit unexpectedly and wreak horrible damage upon the unready; today, our weather scientists have given us ample warning of what’s coming. We are as well prepared as we can be.
My friend Chris Bird has written a number of excellent books, at least one of which you should read if you haven’t already. Aptly titled “Thank God I Had A Gun,” it consists of first-person accounts of good, ordinary people who saved themselves and others from murder because they were able to effectively shoot back.
If you think about it, Chris could do a whole series of “Thank God I Had a (insert life-saving emergency rescue gear here).” The principle is the same, whether you’re endangered by forces of evil or forces of nature. .
We wish the best to all who are “in the eye of the storm.” We’ll be back to all y’all as soon as weather and power permit.