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We’re Definitely Not in Kansas Any More

Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.

We never were actually in Kansas, but we’re not in Iowa either. One of the things we don’t have a lot of in the Midwest are hurricanes. I lived in Cedar Rapids during the devastating flood of 2008 when we had 450 city blocks underwater.

I’ve watched dueling tornadoes from my front porch (not a great plan, but I was little and was holding my Dad’s hand) and Ive watched dozens from my back yard.

I lived on the West coast when we had a Tsunami warning and watched the ocean rise in 35 foot swells.

Tonight, Tom (see Joe Series – The End ) posted a comment to watch out for Hurricane Don. A definite disadvantage to watching very little, and mostly only prerecorded TV, is that things are often over before I know about it. Usually that just means there was a special I  might have liked to see, but this time, it has a more direct application. Thanks, Tom! I guess I’d better watch the News Mix live a little more often.

Interestingly, Tom’s comment came on the heals of news that we’re moving to Wharton on Friday or Saturday. We’re already directly in the projected path, but moving to Wharton would put us about 45 miles from the coast. Hmm…


Time to Batten Down the Hatches! I left out hurricanes when I was writing about the weather the other day. There are some things you can plan and prepare for, but we don’t have much we can batten down. With a fried converter, we may not be able to move Friday – anywhere (the new part is supposed to be here Friday or Saturday). I would consider moving away from the storm for a day if it seemed warranted, but right now our rolling home doesn’t really roll.

You, my friend, are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate impression that just because you run away you have no courage; you’re confusing courage with wisdom.

If I don’t post for a day or two, you might look up and see if there’s a 32 foot Mirada sailing over your house!

We do certainly need the rain.


4 thoughts on “We’re Definitely Not in Kansas Any More

  1. Hope you get the converter fixed and make it through the weather without any problems. We’ve sat through some pretty scary storms in our motorhome, but never tried to weather a hurricane.

    Stay Safe!

    • Diane – thanks! The converter came in early and Joe put it in this afternoon. So we’re ready to rock and roll whenever necessary. Sounds like Don is dying down, but hasn’t hit land yet so it’s hard to say. We weathered a lot of 80mph winds and rain in Oregon (of course we didn’t have to go in and out to the gate then) so hopefully we’re ready! Still haven’t gotten the official move date. Looks like it’ll be after the storm passes. 🙂

  2. Hang on to Henry, Harvey and Heidi then click your heals while closing your eyes. Ask God to bring you to my home via the hurricane

    Hang, Henry, Harvey, Heidi, hurricane, heals and home ……. Hhhhhhmmmm
    Hold hands and hang in there. ;)))

    • Cathy, that a whole lot of alliteration you’ve got going on! lol! Sound likes Don may end up being a tropical storm instead of a hurricane. Would love to have gotten blown over to your house, though! Debbie

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