Headed to Washington DC
Hurricane Earl evolved while I was asleep at the blog. I last checked in a week ago, when Danielle was but a Tropical Storm and Earl was a low pressure system just off the African coast. Since then, Danielle went major, back to minor and Earl went straight up to a major category 3 hurricane, with 120 MPH winds, threatening my friends and colleagues in Puerto Rico. Danielle is now a category 1 and ready to break apart as she continues lost in the cooler waters of the north Atlantic.
I am headed to the Washington DC metro area this morning. Earl has a chance to brush the Eastern US coastline from Carolina to New England. Interests there should begin preparing for a major strike, just in case. My daughter Stephanie is presently living on an Emerald Isle, NC, pictured below. This is her first hurricane season and her first storm preparation.
I spend three days in California working my butt off, with 15 hour days for two of the three. I then spent time in Arizona with my Dad, my son, my grandsons and my Mom. I went to a 27th year mini reunion and took my Mom as my date, since she was a teacher at my high school for 32 years. She was the life of the party. Everyone was thrilled to see her. I was amazed at how many of my classmates look like they just stepped off the pages of our yearbook. It was a nice time for all, especially my Mom. Here's a photo.
Stay tuned for hurricane updates all week Until then, it"s boarding time.