Friday, September 19, 2008

Weathering the Weather

We're in the middle of Tropical Storm Sinlaku as I type. It's been raining most of the day and right now it's overcast and drizzling, but not a steady rain. We're surrounded by hills and mountains though, so it really isn't bad. Julie and I were talking about it today and she raised that point, and a valid one at that. We're in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) II right now. I'm sure you're wondering what that means: Winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 24 hours. Secure outside items, secure windows and alert your commands’ essential personnel. I put the girls' bikes in the little built attached to our front lanai and covered the water table and took the toys from the water table and threw them in the shed.

If Bob's ship was in he'd probably be going out to sea...just another example of the Navy coming first, but I understand why. If the ships are moored at the pier they'll bang along side with the wind and rain, so it's safer for them to be out to sea. He's never had to do that before, and it's done with submarines for the same reason.


newsjunkie said...

You don't live in Hawaii anymore lady, it's a porch or a deck, not a lanai! :P

Glad you made it through the storm OK!