We’ve seen a lot of flooding in the tidal and coastal areas here in Hampton Roads, our area of Virginia that consists of the cities: Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth. The news is predicting a 8 to 9 foot high tide for today which may beat the high water mark set by Isabelle in 2003.
As I write this, here is where Sandy is right now and where she is predicted to go:
We’ve had steady rain, but nothing torrential and the wind really hasn’t been a factor here in our area. The news is only reporting several inches so far Meanwhile, just south of us in the Outer Banks of North Carolina: Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Duck, Cape Hatteras, Southern Shores and Corolla, the surf has been pretty rough and they have received almost 6 inches of rain so far. I must admit, seeing Andy Fox drenched in the dark is the only time I’ve enjoyed seeing him on TV..
I think for Halloween, I’ll go as a “Slutty Hurricane”….
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So far, the most exciting part of the storm has been when hilarity ensued: yesterday’s lazy snuggly morning erupted into screaming as Jenny looked over at me and yelled “OMG THERE’S A BIRD ON YOUR SHOULDER!!”
It would seem that a small friend, a Carolina Wren, had came in and decided to stop for a visit on my shoulder…I was unaware of his presence. Jen’s outburst alarmed the bird and I equally which led to me bolting out of my chair (not yet fully processing what she had just screamed) and the bird flying around the room (he probably didn’t understand what she had yelled either). All is well, I opened the door and invited him to leave and he was much obliged to our hospitality as he made his exit.
Horrible confession: After taking so much abuse from my northern friends about how wimpy I am about cold weather and snow, there is a sick sick side of me who seems to want to say, “I’ll see your snow and raise you a Sandy!” … I know I’m wrong, I know I’m wimpy about cold and I’ve already begged for forgiveness over this…y’all have fun up there tomorrow, ya hear?
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