Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bring It On Irene, You Biotch !!



That Area In the Center of the Projected Path? Yeah, That's Us.


     Today, I'm blogging from my driveway... I've already bungee corded myself to the fence , in full preparation to face Hurricane Irene 100% outdoors.  OK, I'm lying... This is my first hurricane since 1978 (anyone remember Hurricane Bell??).   I remember a couple things about it: first, my sister decided to take us driving around in her Toyota in a driving rain as it first hit.  Don't ask.... Secondly, the worst part was at night, we lost power, but it was the fastest hurricane in recorded history.  Seriously, Bell moved along at about 40 MPH, so it was barely a hurrican, but it seemed worse.  Five or six hours later, it was gone....


    So, where am I going to fight this?  Well, my apartment would be a perfect bunker: it's bricked, ground level with good drainage down the driveway, and only has 2 small windows.  But , enduring a 24 hr long storm by myself is not my idea of fun.  So, I'll be shortly heading to Carol & Joe's to watch the rain and wind - all while downing a couple dozen drinks... OK, 4-5 maybe.



   As it moves along, Irene does seem to be getting hung up a bit in North Carolina, which is making it weaker.  Will it still be a Hurricane by the time it hits here? We'll see, but I'm starting to doubt it.  Either way, I'll be ready - armed and dangerous!


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5 comments:

mg said...

was not much here

June Brailsford said...

Your plan has been well thought out and should work just fine for you. But what about your new "girlfriend"? I hope you plan to store her somewhere safe. Just make sure you go to Carol and Joe's well ahead of time. Stay safe....we love you.

Mike Reino said...

We fared fine, although there are a few older trees down in the area.. Maybe 60 MPH or so, but the storm sped up and fizzled a bit by this morning. We even went in the hot tub last night!

Mike Reino said...

Oh yeah... The Harley is in my brother's garage with her siblings, safe and sound!

June Brailsford said...

So happy to hear all is well.