Monday, September 13, 2021

Random Tuesday, Here Comes Nick

 Wow.  Hurricanes and tropical storms do not usually scare me, but as I sit here listening to the wind whip against my house, and the rain come down in literal buckets, I'm feeling a bit uneasy.  It's not often that school is cancelled, doctor's offices close in the middle of the day with little warning, grocery stores look like they did during the "Great Toilet Paper Quest of 2020," and even pizza delivery is put on hold.  And apparently, flights are cancelled as well, which, by the sound of the wind, I would hope so.

Tropical Storm Nicholas is set to make landfall some time tonight.  I only live 35 miles north of Galveston, so we are accustomed to coastal flooding and strong winds.  The past has shown that a tropical storm can cause as much damage as a hurricane.  There is a fine distinction in wind speed with tropical storm winds slightly lower than those of a category 1 hurricane.

Am I scared?  Not really.  I've always felt an abiding faith that I am going to be okay.  The noise is a little disconcerting right now, though. And poor Louisiana!  They are set to get much of what we are getting and they are still recovering from the previous storm.

The storm surge is a cause for concern.  It is unpredictable how much the seawater will rise above normally expected tides.  Thirteen years ago, the storm surge from Hurricane Ike caused almost $25 Billion (with a B) in damages.

Iconic Ike Photo from my area

Although Texas and Louisiana have declared states of emergency, we are not under an evacuation order.  I trust our city leaders to  guide us during times of crisis, and I trust God to guide me personally, so I am not freaking out, just a little uneasy with the sound right now and praying for anyone who is actually suffering during this storm.

They say laughter is the best medicine, so....

I could get this for my husband!  Gotta love him!

This always bothered me when I was teaching.

This isn't just a southern thing, right?

One more difference between dogs and cats

And last, but not least,


I'm linking up with Stacy for Random Tuesday Thoughts and Sandee for Happy Tuesday.  Have a great week!


  1. We hope you stay safe during the storm. Those storms can be so nasty, we are glad we don't have them here. Great joke with the large pot and the dog with the sock, we relate well to both!

  2. Yikes on the storm surge. I didn't really understand it until I saw your video. Living on the west coast we don't get these kind of storms. Stay safe.

    Love all the funnies. The large pot isn't just a southern thing. You made me laugh out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  3. You gave us a lot of chuckles and the dog and cat was a hoot. Purrs you are all fine from Nicholas

  4. Praying you stay safe. Very true about the big pot on the stove. :)

  5. Praying for all of us to stay safe.

    Great funnies, and remember, ax was the past tense of ask back in Chaucer's day (or so my English professor told me).


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