October 29, 2012
Good morning. Well, I made it home just fine this morning. The best way to describe the weather at the moment is "yucky!". The rain started here yesterday afternoon, along with a bit of wind, and kept up all through the night. At 6 a.m. there was a heavy fog everywhere, along with a bit of feisty wind. The sky is just one big gray cloud as far as you can see.
I took a photo as I was slowing down for a traffic light to show you just how yucky it is. Except for a rather strong "poof" of wind every now and then, the driving isn't too bad just yet.
Today we are expecting rain with winds 30-50 mph with occasional gusts over 70 mph. And still, the storm is hundreds of miles away. Imagine! Some folks even put their trash out this morning for the collection trucks. A lot of these barrels were already blown over when I passed them. You would think that these folks could have waited for the trucks to get near, or just put the trash in the garage, shed or cellar till next week. We will wait until we can see the truck, then take our barrel out to the sidewalk.
I'm watching the Weather channel and they are showing how this storm will be affecting Chicago. They will be getting 25 foot waves! Can you imagine? This storm is at least 500 miles wide, and will be felt all the way up to Wisconsin. Golllleeeee!
I tried calling daughter, Audrey, last night but could not get an answer. I assumed that meant they had things shut off during the storm. I will be trying her again this morning. I just need to know that they are alright there. Cheryl, talk about Boonies! My daughter lives a quarter of a mile in from the road, and is surrounded by fields of corn, peanuts and soybeans. (when they are growing) Now, I call that the "Boonies"!
The Mrs got lots of beautiful flower bouquets for her birthday, and of course, I took a few photos.. This one is part of a bouquet that had lots of gorgeous orange chrysanthemums. I'm posting it for Mandarin Orange Monday. If you haven't checked out M,O.M., give yourself a photographic treat and stop in to see all the beautiful photos that have already been posted.
Well, that's my update for this morning. Now I want to go watch for the trash collection truck. If you're anywhere this storm, do stay warm and safe. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a great day.
Hugs, Edna B.