One of your easier jobs….Weather forecaster in San Diego.. “Today it will be sunny” “Tomorrow it will be sunny” “Five day forecast? Sunny..” “Long range forecast? Sunny with brighter periods of sun during the mid day” Not so easy on the Pacific West Coast today . While it isn’t unusual to have heavy rain and lots of it, we are currently in the middle of a three consecutive storm onslaught. We have had two days of heavy rain. We woke to thunder and lightening this morning and the winds are picking up. Tomorrow it will be worse.. The third storm is the tail end of a typhoon which may or may not come straight at us..
Nothing more dangerous on this island as the first storm of the winter.. The tree roots which spent a summer in dry earth, are now hit with a deluge of heavy rain, followed by two days of crazy winds.. There will be trees down. Many of us work during the year to remove the potential murderers before they kill us… No one wants to take a tree down, but sometimes it is a necessity. E will travel with the chainsaw in our truck for the next couple of days to clear the road if necessary.. The island beaver is likely to have some help from the wind on his project.
No one is on the water that doesn’t have to be. I understand even the ferry is sitting off of Tsawwassen unable to dock. E and I and the dog are snuggled by the fire. I have my marine radio on to listen to the brave souls who are out there.. Apparently there is a kayaker missing.. What the hell was he thinking??
My contribution to the island raffle prize quilt was, I thought finished. I noticed this morning that I had sewn one of my three squares to the back, backwards.. Sigh.. It’s a problem apparently. So I tore it all out and it is sitting on the kitchen table until I gather the will to go back and start it again.. I will be buying a lot of raffle tickets for this years prize because despite my contribution the quilt is going to be gorgeous. (The perfect greyish one is Mary’s)
We felt no guilt at 1pm when we felt the urge for a wee sip of something. It is, after all why we have it in the house.. For days such as these. Huge white caps in front of us and waves crashing on the rocks below me as I sit in the window seat which hangs off the rocks.. Thanks to those who have called to see if we are still on the right side of the water…we are safe and well and will remain indoors, dry and storm watching until such time as the wind blows us off the cliff and
sends us afloat