Saturday, August 27, 2011

Up, Up, and Away


Taken August 8, 2011.

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14 comments:

  1. Morning gang!!

    I'm watching all that wonderful rain that everyone is not wanting on the East coast. Sigh. All the brown yards and heat stressed trees
    sigh too.

    Glad to hear Irene's downgrading, but can still be bad with flooding and even moderate winds.

    Maria, good you and Kit are battened down and ready. I can see how he wields his kitty power being so fetching.

    Beth, good to be on the tail-end of the storm.

    Farf, Just you the Mrs and Mason, sounds so wonderful. Hope you get more of those times.

    Dina and B and any others farther north, hope Irene behaves and fizzles enough to do little damage.

    Waves to Andi and Jim and Janet and Nicky and Candis and Kelly and all others.

    Survived the first week with kiddos. A good week.

    Back nose to grindstone.

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  2. Hi, guys. Maria, hope you are safe and have power.

    Everyone in Irene's path - the same. I don't know what will be here. The weather report I usually rely on has dropped Irene entirely for here but others have it as Category 1! Very confusing. As long as the kitties are ok, I don't really care.

    Off to Providence. Talk to you all when I get back.

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  3. Hi Lisa! So good to hear from you and very good to hear that you had a fine first week.

    Oh Dina, it sure looks like I can ratchet down the worry for your cats and ratchet it way up for you in Providence. If you can, please let us know that you are okay on Sunday and Monday.

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  4. Andi, I will try though it probably will be through an email to Maria. I don't know if I will be at a computer but I can email from my phone.

    Maria, I hope you don't mind - and that you are not hard hit at all! Kit, take care of her.

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  5. :;cues Tom Petty:: The waaaaiting is the hardest part....

    Don't expect anything here until sometime tonight. Skies are gray and drizzly but that's about it. We're just hanging out today.

    Happy to relay news, Dina - assuming I keep power (which I fervently hope!).

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  6. Dina and Maria, I really appreciate your efforts to keep in touch but if you are without power I will totally understand your not wanting to use battery for that purpose.

    Keep safe everyone.

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  7. Hope everyone is safe. We can't plead a hurricane but it's a bank holiday weekend and it's grey and chill. Lives up to the stereotype of English weather (which really, really is NOT true, btw!) Had my lights on when driving the other day at 3.30pm in AUGUST!

    Glad kids are behaving OK, Lisa, our schools go back Tuesday week, though the Scottish cousins have already gone back.

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  8. Watching CNN and TWC coverage of the storm. It's sunny and HOT here - 98, humid, clear skies. The surfers are enjoying the big waves that Irene left behind.

    Hope you all ride out the storm safely...

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  9. I've been in a tropical storm, that was bad enough. Don't let your guard down if Irene gets downgraded. The NHC site points out that there won't be much difference for coastal areas between a 70mph tropical storm & a 75mph hurricane — still lots of wind damage and flooding on tap. The estuaries will get hit pretty hard regardless, since they funnel the storm surge in.

    Good to hear everyone's doing OK so far. Me, I've been out with Daughter Dearest getting her formal dress for her October recital.

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  10. I've been in a tropical storm, that was bad enough. Don't let your guard down if Irene gets downgraded. The NHC site points out that there won't be much difference for coastal areas between a 70mph tropical storm & a 75mph hurricane — still lots of wind damage and flooding on tap. The estuaries will get hit pretty hard regardless, since they funnel the storm surge in.

    Good to hear everyone's doing OK so far. Me, I've been out with Daughter Dearest getting her formal dress for her October recital.

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  11. Still ticking! I still have power and am watching the Doctor Who marathon on BBCA in prep for the new episode @ 9:00. Hoping my power stays on.

    Lights flickered a bit about a hour ago, but so far, it's not bad. Of course, according to weather gang, the worst is yet to come - expected to hit between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. - whee?

    TONS of ppl without power in VA - coastal areas mostly.

    I'll be so glad when this is all over!

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  12. Glad to hear it, Maria. I hope you get to see Doctor Who but if you don't, I promise no spoilers until you've seen it. :)

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  13. Hope everyone is staying safe. Feels weird to be having such a nice day when so many are dealing with horrible weather and all the news stations are showing the winds and rain and waves!

    Love the lines and movement in the clouds Andi.

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  14. In Rhode Island. Maria, hope you are still doing well. We are still waiting for the main hit! Not sure I can get to today's post so tagging this on to yesterday.

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