Saturday, August 14, 2004

Hurrican Charlie

Rain, wind gusts and a few light flickers. Hurrican Charlie passed north of us and we experience no more trauma than a good rain. We waited until about 6 p.m. to decide if we wanted to board up. We watched the news, judged the rain and wind and decided to batten down the hatches just in case. Turns out we didn't need to, but with these storms you never know. We have the boards all ready, so we boarded up in about 40 minutes. About three hours later we realized we didn't need to, but better safe than sorry.

People in Punta Gorda didn't evacuate and the eye of Charlie passed right over them. There are a lot of trailer parks and many people were killed.

Today, it's still raining, but Charlie is moving north into the Carolinas. I have plans to write. I've done house cleaning, well, OK, vacuumed, and helped Tony deboard the house. ;) Did 30 minutes on the threadmill, fixed breakfast and am now blogging.

Next I shower, pray, and write. I'll miss the opening games at the Olympics, but I need to get writing.

Wow, it's really raining. The gutters are overflowing.

Isn't this a great verse? Psalm 4:8 "In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you oh Lord make me dwell in safety?"

Blessings. Oh, hey, the sun just came out. Yeah!

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