Norma Jean was scheduled to fly to Virginia to stay with her daughter Allison and granddaughter Lexie for a week, leaving on Tuesday. But she had to change her plans when the airline offered all passengers scheduled to fly Monday-Wednesday the possibility of changing their flight without a change fee. She elected to leave today, Sunday, instead.
Of course this has meant I've been watching the news to see if anything has changed from previous forecasts of this storm, and it seems that the scary parts of this storm only continue to intensify. They are making predictions of it being unlike anything we might have seen before, since the hurricane will be colliding with a Nor'easter and becoming an extratropical storm. Whew!
Many of my blogging friends are also in the path of this huge storm. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will not be as bad as they are predicting. Anybody else have a sense of foreboding?
Here in the Pacific Northwest we are having a fairly dry day, with clouds and sun, no wind. There's not enough sunshine for me to have the possibility of making a skydive, however.
well, i'm glad your sister is already there - and can batten down the hatches with her loved ones. but yikes!ReplyDelete
This one is big and sloppy and scary. I read that it's over 1000 miles in width!ReplyDelete
It does look like a bad one. Does your sister have a cell phone? If lines go down, 'sometimes' cell phones still work. (and sometimes they don't - we learned this with Katrina).ReplyDelete
Most of my apprehension right now is about the election, but this storm does seem like it could be serious trouble for way too many people. I hope Norma Jean and family will be safe and stay warm.ReplyDelete
Have you seen the Google site on the hurricane?ReplyDelete
I am very apprehensive for the election. I know that should be the least of my worries but I am. I certainly don't want to see lives lost or property damage either. Certainly I don't want to see another Katrina.ReplyDelete
Ahem. So, you only started worrying about the storm when my mom flew in to be with us? I hope you realize that your niece and grandniece were going to have to be in it regardless. :-)ReplyDelete
Don't worry -- my interior townhouse fed by buried powerlines with no big trees around will be just fine. It will be good to have company! And, if a transformer goes down and we are without power, I have a gas stove and working gas fireplace. If you want to worry, worry about two adults stranded in a house with a rambunctious toddler!!! Now, that's scary!!!!
the rain has started here....no high winds yet...but overnight we will either get 4 inches of rain or if the cold front hits it will be snow...i dunno how much snow that amounts to but...and the winds should really hit us tomorrow...will let you know tomorrow....ReplyDelete
It brings back memories of how apprehensive we were when waiting on Cyclone Yasi to hit North Queensland in February 2011. It levelled a couple of towns and cause extensive damage over a wide region. My thoughts and prayers are with the people and animals living on the East coastal regions of the States. I hope your sister and family remain safe and well too, DJan. xoReplyDelete
Hopefully everyone is settled in and ready.ReplyDelete
I got out for a four mile walk this afternoon after the kids went home. It felt great!ReplyDelete
Yes, I have blog friends and family in the path of this storm too. It looks to be all trick and no treat.
Sounds like Allison has things under control..it will be good for Norma Jean to be with her! It sounds like a really scary storm. I have been watching it too..:(ReplyDelete
Glad Norma Jean took an early flight; I am praying for those in the path of this tremendous storm. We have been in western NC for a while and are leaving to drive south in the morning (Monday.)....We have been in short sleeves the entire time we've been here withou a cloud in the sky, but I went on the deck an hour ago and it is already covered with snow! The cold front that is alongside this superstorm has quickly reached us here. We are at 4000 feet, and I'm looking forward to getting to the base of our mountain tomorrow and "gettin' out of Dodge" before we are snowed in up here. We are packed and hopefully will be back in Florida tomorrow evening.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you, Jan.
You need sunshine to dive out of an airplane? Yet another reason I loves me some rainy weather! Carry on, Sparky!ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear Norma Jean flew out early. Flying on Tuesday might not have been good. I've been keeping an eye on this storm and it doesn't look good.ReplyDelete
You had sunshine? We have had rain and more rain.
Scary times. Sending good wishes to you and yours.ReplyDelete
I didn't realise that you needed sunshine to skydive either. I knew about rain/wind being a problem but hadn't realised that cloudy days were as well. Sometime can you tell us about that?
Good idea to leave early, I hope Norma Jean landed ok and that she, Allison and Lexie stay dry this week!ReplyDelete
Definitely sounds like a scary storm. Makes our one day massive rainstorms seem like peanuts! I'm hoping my family and friends in the area keep safe also.
I'm hoping you sister is safely where she needs to be this morningReplyDelete
it's already scary out
I helped Jeff run the extension cords so we could generate some power for our neighbor if we need to
all I did was stand and hold a cord and I could barely keep my balance and stuff was flying all around
wear a helmet! ;)
I gotta admit DJ that I'm more than a little anxious
I was just thinking how nice it is to have one less worry here in the Midwest. No hurricanes at least. I hope everyone makes it through out east.ReplyDelete
DJan, as a Floridian who has experienced this many times before, I will offer a bit of advice to everyone in her path - prepare.ReplyDelete
Sandy came within 70 miles of our shore on Thursday and took through Saturday to get entirely past us. It is a huge storm. Lots of rain and high winds - typical tropical storm damage here(trees, flooding, etc.) but nothing like NY and NJ will get.
My heart goes out to all who will be displaced for days if not weeks. I am sure "assistance" is already in place and ready to mobilize as needed.
Thoughts and prayers go out to all.
Yes, it's beginning to be very windy up here in Ontario, also. We should feel the brunt of it tomorrow.ReplyDelete
I hope your sister and family will be safe. I imagine your concern over knowing your sister is flying into this weather is much like how she feels whenever you jump from a plane... ish.
I have to laugh at your niece's comment-I'm sure we all know that you are just as concerned about them as about your sister. She's right, though; it's one thing to wait out a storm and then a totally different thing to wait it out with little munchkins!ReplyDelete
I'm thankful that if we lose power this time it won't be in the extreme heat that we had with the derecho this summer. At least we have alternate means of heat and a way to cook. And it should be cold enough that our food should keep in coolers with ice outside. That was not the case at all back in July when the temperatures outside were close to 100. We arent' on a well so we will still have water either way. That's not the case for my sister so if they lose power I guess they'll be staying with us. Since we stayed with them this summer I guess it's only fair. Still, 4 adults, 8 kids, and 2 dogs with no electricity is not really my idea of a good time unless it's a planned camping trip! It could get interesting. I'm hoping it doesn't come to that as we're out of the line of the majority of the damage.
Hi There DJan - Been away visiting and travelling a lot. Just in time home to pass out treats and light up our goblins. We are having severe winds here due to coming our own northerly storm, which will or might soon mix with hurricane Sandy. My goblins on deck are moving back n forth - kinda creepy with ghoulish light shining on them, but neat for halloween. Glad to be home and able to connect. Missed my Bloggie Buds. lol LillyReplyDelete
Hope everyone is safe, warm n sound.
Dear DJan, I'm writing this comment on Tuesday morning and I've looked at the New York Times (the default on my computer) and listened to the governor of New Jersey speak to Matt Lauer. The predictions have certainly proved true. This has been/is being a monster storm. I so hope no one dies. And I so hope FEMA is ready. And I hope also that your sister and your niece and great niece are okay. Peace.ReplyDelete
....these storms are always something a bit frightening...especially with the predictions and then as you say the internet/tv and the anticipation and fears building over the days and the long hours of waiting...waiting for just where it will hit and how much force behind it all.ReplyDelete
Hope your sister and her family were safe.
My niece is in New York. She was fortunate...never lost power. She is in law school at Columbia and they are back in session tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Hope your sister and family are snug and safe...
I was really worried about this storm too. My son is in Baltimore and his girlfriend is in D.C. So far they have power. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!ReplyDelete
Well now we know all about that storm! It was a horror, wasn't it. I think that now we are feeling the effects of it here in England. Yesterday was very blowy.ReplyDelete