October 23, 2005


Wilma's coming...don't know when I'll be back. Not sure how bad it will be here and if I will lose power. So far it's a Cat 2 and I'm prepared to ride it out at home as I live in a concrete building, off the ground floor, have a large building between me and the ocean and live on the east side of the state.

It's going to cause problems of course, just don't know how much. I've got my water bottles all filled up and in the freezer as well as Ziploc baggies filled with water in their as well should I lose power. (Keeps the food colder longer and I still have water when it melts.) Got my wind up NOAA radio, flashlight, candles, cell phone charged, (Sail Girl...prepare to hear from me tomorrow), and hope.

Food rations are low in this house but I do have two canisters of Slim Jims so it's not like I'll starve. Pets have plenty of food and water so I think we'll be okay. The weather for Tuesday and Wednesday is going to be nice and cool, (low 70's and 60's!!!! Yay!) so should be fine there.

I'll take tons of photos, maybe some footage with the digicam and will get back here with an update when I can. Who knows..maybe I won't lose power like I didn't in the last one. I hope nothing falls on my car. I put too much money in that thing recently and really don't want to lose it. Hope it doesn't flood either. Time will tell.

See you on the other side of the storm.

[Update-1:49am]: Well fuck, here it comes. After waiting this whole time for it to finally show, Wilma has finally started to arrive. And it's a Cat 3. Son of a bitch. I have only three thoughts right now:

1) Don't fuck with my house
2) Don't fuck with my car
3) Don't fuck with my power

We'll see how many of my wishes are granted. Updates to arrive whenever I can get back on should I lose out on wish #3. Or #1. I'm sure I'll be okay, I'm just sure it won't be fun.


Posted by S. Faolan Wolf at October 23, 2005 01:38 PM | TrackBack

I expect to hear from you tomorrow. I've been watching and it looks like it might be ok for you but just in case she decides to get bigger might I suggest you and the cats head for somewhere north. PLEASE.

Posted by: SailGirl at October 23, 2005 07:58 PM

You and the kitties are in my thoughts.

Posted by: mary at October 24, 2005 09:48 AM

Just to let all the readers out there know S. Faolán is alive and well and sitting with the cats, in her dark house without power. She is fine and has mastered the gas stove! They say she could be without power for a few weeks so hold tight, she'll be back as soon as she can. She will have a good update for you then!

Posted by: SailGirl at October 25, 2005 04:23 AM

You are in my thoughts too. Hope you and yours get through this OK.

Posted by: Ruth at October 28, 2005 02:49 AM
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