Saturday, August 27, 2011

I lean, I mean Irene

Good evening.

It's 7:48 PM CDT, 8:48 EDT as I begin this.

It is now raining moderately back home. The winds have begun to blow, and my parents are going to ride out the storm. It looks as though the eye of the storm is going to pass right over the house. I'll be watching. Mom and Dad have secured the deck furniture, along with anything else that could fly around. All of the visitors have gone home, and the Parkway is jammed with people leaving the shore areas. I'm not one to be an alarmist, but I'd sure feel a lot better if I were there, or if I could see what was happening. I just spoke to my parents, and they don't seem to be overly worried. The house is about 26 feet above sea level, plus the beach itself is very wide. This should give us a decent buffer zone, should the storm surge head on up. The house itself is very strong, and the living room (first floor) is actually above the ground level. The "basement" is mostly above ground in our house.

I asked Dad to sign into Skype so we can watch to see that everything is indeed secure. It all depends on whether or not he gets around to it.

That's all for now. I'll be glad when this thing is all done.

Have a great evening.