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Leslie Skips East

Back in the Stone Age when I was a kid, we had snow days. I would wake up and dash to the window to see how much of the white, fluffy stuff had been dumped on my little New England town. The next stop would be to get the official word that my school was closed. Yah! A day off from school. A play day–well, after shoveling. I wasn’t much into building snowmen, but I liked to watch our dog run around in circles in the snow in the backyard. Frankly, I’m still not crazy about being that cold, nor did I like the feeling of snow and ice in my gloves.

Hurricanes, on the other hand, just scare me. They look and sound violent. They remove roofs, erode beaches, uproot trees and leave people without electricity for hours, days or weeks. Not fun.

Hubby and I made all of our preparations then waited. It rained. A lot. About four inches of much-needed rain. Most people plug their drains during a hurricane to prevent leaves and other debris from getting in (just a bit of trivia). We tracked Tropical Storm/Hurricane Leslie on her very slow approach, and as she passed about 118 nautical miles to our east at 50 knots, the cable went out, but we still had electricity so I could not complain. By Sunday evening the threat had passed. I’m so (so, so) grateful. Not much to report here, Jim (Cantore), so enjoy Elbow Beach.

Some people say we “dodged a bullet”. I just like to remind them that prayer moves mountains–and hurricanes.

  1. September 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I can relate to what you are saying here. I used to live in the northeast US where blizzards were a concern. Now I live in coastal SC and hurricanes are the primary worry. I guess there is always something.

    • September 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      I think you’re right about that; every place has something that causes concern.

  2. October 28, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Strange timing! I’m reading this on the day Hurricane Sandy is roaring up the coast! Florida made it thru unscathed by this one…hope you do too!!!

    • October 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Glad you didn’t get any of the storm, which I understand is pretty huge. Sandy has passed us but it’s heading toward my famiy in New England. I’ll be watching closely.

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