Wind Storm

I love thunder and lightning though a big heavy storm does scare me a little. What’s really disconcerting are wind storms and there’s one BIG one raging through the Bay Area right now. I’ve got curtains drawn because the sun hits my eyes in the afternoon. All I can hear is the whooshing and whistling outside the windows. It’s enough to make me look up and wonder how my father-in-law’s flight’s going to hold up.

Continue reading

Surviving the Storm

Yesterday was Westina’s 31st birthday and the skies opened up to celebrate. My boss, looking at news reports, opted to close shop for the day which made us extremely happy. That’s how I got to spend her b-day at her side. Even R’wick, who’d taken walks in storms before, felt daunted by the wetness. It took me being out in the rain with him before he would relieve himself. Same with Loki. But the trick didn’t work with Inkling who had to wait until he was a MAJOR grumpy mess before he would brave the rains. We spent the day…

Continue reading

Big Storm Brewing

Oh, boy. A wind advisory just got issued for the Bay Area. They’re expecting winds between 25-50 mph in the lower altitudes with gusts up to 80 mph in higher elevation. We live on a hill. Does that mean we’ll be getting between 50-80 mph? Hooo boy howdy! Waves are expected to reach 30 feet around Maverick’s Santa Cruz area. Peak is supposed to be around mid-morning Thursday, so I’ll get to watch the palm trees around work kowtow to the wind. To show how serous this storm is, here’s the warnings being issued: The National Weather Service has issued…

Continue reading

Anticipation

Northern CA is expected to get five days of rain over the next week with a few more days in the upcoming weeks. This is so highly anticipated due to the extreme drought we’re in. Snow is supposed to hit the Sierras too which is extremely good. It’s due to the lack of snow that CA is in the trouble we’re in. Here in my household, we’ve been waiting. Or at least I have. The past few hours, I keep looking out of the window waiting for a storm. Darker clouds are moving in, but slowly and steadily without much…

Continue reading