Friday, September 03, 2010

friday five: stormy weather

At RevGals Martha writes: I'm listening this morning for word of Hurricane Earl. Is he coming to visit, or will he bypass my part of Maine and move further Downeast, or veer toward Nova Scotia? Should I buy those bottles of water, just in case wind brings branches and power lines down? And how many times will the tracking map change today?

Herewith, a Friday Five about the storms of life:

1) What's the most common kind of storm in your neck of the woods?
That would be tornadoes! We haven't had any come close to us where we live, but two communities north and south of us haven't been so lucky. I just did a PC show for a friend who lost her house two years ago in one of those tornadoes. She's now back in her band new house!

2) When was the last time you dealt with a significant power outage?
The most significant power outage on record in my life goes back to when I was in high school, and living in Connecticut. It was mid-December, and we had one helluva snow and ice storm that took out power in vast areas. Weather conditions hampered recovery efforts, so we were without power for several days, and out of school for a week.  We bundled up, cooked with gas, and made an adventure out of it.

3) Are you prepared for the next one?
Are we ever prepared? We lived through the downpours that became the Great Flood of 2010 here in Nashville, but we did not suffer personally. My husband is retired military and knows a great deal about survival, so I feel in good hands in that department.

4) What's the weather forecast where you are this weekend?
We appear to be in for a treat with nice days and cool nights this weekend. Glory Hallelujah! Not sure how we'll celebrate, but we'll think of something!

5) How do you calm your personal storms?
Prayer, kleenex, journaling, candles, walking the dogs. And talking to my mother.


DogBlogger said...

I so wish I could walk my dogs in our temporary location! The weather is finally nice, but it's so rural that if you leash up a pup and start walking about, you're likely to have other dogs (strays and dogs of people who irresponsibly let them run loose) come stir up trouble.

Mompriest said...

DogBlogger- I hear you, it bothers me too when people are irresponsible with their dog raising and walking....

AE - I hope you enjoy this weekend and the nice weather.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

thank the Lord for mothers!
even though mine has alzheimers, there are no losses when it comes to prayer for whatever we share as a prayer need. amazing ..

RevAnne said...

Our little guy is too old and arthritic for much walking (and he really prefers to roam around the back yard lease-free) but I find that he's an excellent confidante. I talk to my mom, too, although sometimes I have to remind her not to try to fix it, but just to let me talk things through.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

it does sound like you're in good hands and prepared for any kind of storm!

talking to mommas... *sigh* they are good thataway.

Jan said...

A power outage like that in December does not sound like fun.

I'm glad you can still talk to your mom!

Martha Hoverson said...

Glad you'll have a nice weekend!


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