changing forecasts

“Seascape, Storm Breakers” by David James

I was going to post the latest predicted storm track but the the image wouldn’t save for me, so I went to WikiArt to find a painting…

It’s 6:15 am, we have wind and rain, temperature 74°F (23°C), Pressure 30 inHg, wind moderate at 20 mph. The outer bands of Hurricane Henri have arrived. The worst of it for us should be between 9 am and 4 pm. Yesterday afternoon the track started moving east again and when I woke up this morning it had moved again back to a predicted landfall east of us in Rhode Island, just over the state line.

My sister Beverly and I were reminiscing on the phone last night. Back in 1991, when she called our old New England Cape Codder grandparents after Hurricane Bob, Grandfather scolded her for worrying. “This house has been standing here since 1880 and it isn’t about to fall apart now.” He was 86 at the time and taking care of our grandmother, who was quite ill with dementia, at home. It was good remembering his calm and steady approach to life.

If we don’t lose power I will post weather updates from time to time. I think Grandfather would approve! 🙂

18 thoughts on “changing forecasts”

  1. Been thinking of you as we track the storm. I find these hurricane inspired storms the most scary. Give me a west coast earthquake any day! I looked at your list of ancestors and found many common ancestors during the 1600s. I’d love to ask you some research questions at some point when life is not as exciting. Be safe.

    1. We’re safe and well. I think earthquakes are much more frightening than hurricanes, at least we can predict hurricanes with a little bit more accuracy. 😉 Looking forward to comparing ancestors with you sometime soon. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Kathy. I’ve been enjoying memories of my grandparents today, and feeling their presence deeply.

    1. It is good to think back sometimes about all the wise bits of advice they gave us over the years. Common sense and insights that have stood the test of time. 💙

    1. Thank you, Linda. It was nice knowing all my blogging friends were thinking of us yesterday. 🙂 And that our ancestors were there for us, too. 💙

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