Friday, July 08, 2005

Same Song, Which Verse is this?

Tropical Storm Cindy arrived right over my house around 4:00 am Wed morning. From a very nice 4th of July, out on a friend's boat watching fireworks in the Bay, to constant Weather Channel watching in no time....
And now, of course, there is Dennis..........
This is a BIG BOY storm! Projecting the path is always risky and rarely 100% accurate. Right now we are in the probable zone, although the Pensacola area has a higher probability. Those poor folks! Ivan the Terrible did a major number on that area, they are a long way from being fully recovered.
I was to start my two week-no church-no church talk-no church worries-vacation YESTERDAY. We were going to the in-laws place at.....you guessed it, just over the Bama line into Florida, right in the path. Of course that is all cancelled, they headed down today to board the place up. Evacuations are already clogging highways out of there. Rightly so, folks are in a bit of a panic.
Here we watch and wait. Last year I boarded (ok, some friends boarded) my house but I am not sure I will this time. If we are west of the eye, I probably won't. We will shutter the church on Saturday, and Sunday after church we will cart off valuables and parish register, etc. I was to be off Sunday, but will be there instead. No sense "wasting" a Sunday off, my heart and mind would have been there anyway. I won't evacuate but if it gets bad we will stay with parishioners who are 7 miles further north (my house is 1 1/4 miles from the Gulf, out of storm surge area). They have a generator so it's a good spot.
Cuba is getting slammed as I type this. Let's pray for all in the path of this storm. May God be with them.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

I, too, am worried about this storm. My hometown and homestate cannot sustain another direct hit after last years barrage. I am praying for the safety of those in the storm's path, even as I selfishly pray for the storm and all others to strike elsewhere. Is that wrong? I don't know. But, if there have to be storms, I prefer they don't hit my family.

-R

Ryan said...

I, too, am worried about this storm. My hometown and homestate cannot sustain another direct hit after last years barrage. I am praying for the safety of those in the storm's path, even as I selfishly pray for the storm and all others to strike elsewhere. Is that wrong? I don't know. But, if there have to be storms, I prefer they don't hit my family.

-R

Susie said...

What a frightening thing. Peace to you and yours.