I am happily able to lift my coffee cup to my mouth and back to the computer desk without any pain! Hooray!
Prayers and good wishes going out to the people of Florida who just had Hurricane Wilma whip through there this morning. Wilma surprised everyone as she gathered up strength again to a Category 3 and speed as she flew across Florida at 20-25 mph.
This isn't going to be Wilma's last hurrah yet either, more on that coming.
Here in NJ we are back in the land of gray, since Friday. No sun, just gray cloud cover. We even had more rain, as if any part of NJ needed it after getting about 15-20 inches in one week, just the week before.
I know we shouldn't question Mother Nature, but, dang, we have more rain coming... why???!!!
Starting later today, we will be getting pummeled with more rain from a Noreaster that started in the Ohio Valley. Tomorrow, in the very early am hours, it will join up with Storm Alpha and Wilma and have a party over the entire Northeast Atlantic States.
The weathermen have assured us that it isn't quite as bad as the 'Perfect Storm' of 1991, but it will be pretty darn close. We are going to be getting tons of rain, again, 5-10 inches depending on where you are located, and wind 50-60 mph, with gusts in the 75 mph range.
I can assure the weathermen that this sounds pretty much exactly like how I remember that Noreaster in 1991, but hey, they get paid to do this, I don't. If it isn't as bad, it is definitely bad enough!
In 1991 the ground was not saturated from a week of torrential downpours like it is now. I am very concerned for all of those in flood areas. This is truly an unbelievable amount of rain in a short period of time, and one on top of another, no one here has caught their breath! The rivers and resevoirs are so swollen, it is a sight to see, and does not bode well for tomorrow's storm.
Hubby may work from home tomorrow, since they are predicting the Eastside and Downtown subways in NYC will all be flooded tomorrow and there will lots of service disruption. Then, add all the weather chaos above ground, and staying in NJ seems to be a good idea. Thanks to the digital age, he can work on his laptop and Blackberry without a hitch. Unless, the service goes out, which could happen in a storm like this one.
I will most certainly be staying in the house and nesting! It would be a perfect day to bake some bread and some brownies, both of which I have ready to go, however, my oven is still broken. :( Oh well, c'est la vie.
My joints are screaming today, in response to the increasing drop in barometric pressure. Especially, my fingers and wrists. <sigh> Life with RA. Life with Lupus.
So, I will drink my coffee, it will warm my bones and energize my mind, and the weather, well, it will be what it will be.
Mother Nature should kick back and relax with some Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon Blend coffee, I think she would ease off some of this fierce weather if she did.
Be well and safe,