Hurricane Dorian – The Morning After

Here’s the extent of Hurricane Dorian’s damage to our property: The same branch that was down last night was still down. And there were some sticks in the yard. Oh, and I noticed a smallish branch in the bushes outside our kitchen window. The satellite TV, though it got a little messy a few times while I was watching that Robin Hood movie last night, didn’t ever go out for more than a minute, and that only happened a couple of times. I took the drone out to check out a little bit of the neighborhood. My main goals were to check Johnny and Torrie’s place and the Hodge house. Both were fine, but as I was coming back down …

Hurricane Dorian Midnight Update

Hurricane-Dorian-Branch

Okay, so it’s a little after midnight. And sorry for the crappy picture; it’s a still from a video and it was dark and rain was blowing sideways at me. Anyway, the evening was mostly uneventful for me. I spent the time setting things up for a couple projects I’ve got going on. Tristen didn’t have it quite so easy. Apparently all three of our boys were pretty difficult, even with her mom and Torrie helping out. We chatted a bit after she put the boys down and texted right before she went to bed. She’d have called, but she was in the same room as Griffin, who was asleep, and she didn’t want to risk waking him. Tristen said …

Hurricane Dorian, Thursday Afternoon

Hurricane Dorian September 5, 4 PM from The Weather Channel

Just under a year ago, our area got hit by Hurricane Florence. As I type this, Hurricane Dorian is skirting our coast. According to the newscast on the TV right now, it’s pretty much due east of Charleston, South Carolina, and heading northeast. Wilmington is in the projected path, but the hurricane seems to be tracking a bit more east than was previously thought, which is good for us. That said, there have been tornadoes throughout the day and I just heard from Governor Roy Cooper that Wilmington has already seen nine inches of rain. I haven’t been too worried about this one. It destroyed the Bahamas, camping out over the islands as a Category 5, but it’s currently a …

The End is the Beginning of the End

With school back in session and Labor Day weekend upon us, summer is officially over. Okay, so technically it’s not over until September 23, but you know, summer is over for all intents and purposes. My Fifth Grader My title alludes to Milly. She started fifth grade this past Tuesday. So the end of summer is the beginning of the end of her elementary school career. I was rather disappointed in how the summer ended. Long story short, Fawkes and Phoenix had both come down with a fever late the week before, and Tristen figured out on Sunday that they had hand, foot, and mouth disease. I’d heard of it, but didn’t know what it was. It sounds worse than …