Did you see the movie Groundhog Day? One of my favorite movies ever. Remember when Bill Murray says, “Well … it’s Groundhog Day ….. again.” Great line, not subtle, but very funny.
This is our life in hurricane alley. It’s a hurricane, again. Sometimes people get complacent, some people panic and bum rush the Sam’s Club and the Publix, and then there is me.
I just don’t get over wrought about these things. We have an attic vent that, when the rain/wind goes the right way will leak into my closet. My fix – my clothes can be washed and I protect my shoes – they are, by far, more important to me.
I look around at all the trees we planted after Ivan (2004), and the are the best kind for our area in terms of hurricanes – river birches, crepe myrtles, a holly. Should be fine in that regard. And slightly boring in that regard.
We have one pine. All of our pines (15) went down during Ivan, including several into the house, but this little seedling sprouted just after Ivan and I couldn’t bring myself to pull it out of the ground. There was so little left in the garden – I lost a beautiful old magnolia. So there the little pine stands, 13 years old. It’s skinny and awkward like any 13 year-old, but it could still hit the house or the workshop, but I don’t any regrets leaving it to grow. I can’t quite help myself.
So my question is what will be open today?
And when will be the first time the news shows a wobbly stop sign – it is a requirement. And so twee.