Sitting here in the early morning dark listening to the rain and wind gusts outside move ominously around my house. It is very different from other storms in that I am hearing the rain pelt BOTH the front and the back side of the house at times. I am guessing that everything outside is as drenched as a soaked sponge. No large gusts and no downed trees but the ground is becoming less able to hold roots of those heavy giants. The worst of this storm will hit us tonight when it is dark again. Tonight will be the long dark ride of dread with predicted 70 MPH winds along with the hours and hours of rain. We will sleep in the basement as we usually do because of fear of several large trees falling on our heads!
I am waiting for daylight to see what the water levels at the dock are.
Yesterday I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Not sure how that helps, but it does! Hoping my kids and their kids are safe throughout the next 24 hours. Keeping up as best I can with friends on FB as they work their way through this storm. Trying to plan for two days of food without electricity. It is getting colder and we have stocked firewood, but it is on the front porch and may be wet and we may have to move to the garage to dry before we can warm ourselves by its fuel.
As this storm has evolved and I watch the news it appears we are going to be just south of the eye and going to get the worst of the winds which are on the Southwest side of the storm.
Waiting impatiently for daylight.....