Monday, December 16, 2019

Fingers crossed

The weather people today have spent a ton of time pointing to the south where storms continue to pound Louisana and Mississippi.

It's heading this way. It's been unseasonably warm here today. When I looked a moment ago it was still almost 70 degrees and the sun has been down over two hours.

Thankfully, it was overcast for most of the day which kept it from getting warmer. Sunny days in December when the conditions are unstable can be brutal.

I made a mental list last night of things I needed to do today to prepare for storms.

  1. Gas for the generator
  2. Gas for the chainsaw
  3. Batteries
  4. And so forth

This evening before dark, I stepped out on the back deck. The dogs know something is up because they're making every step we're making. I took a back of parched peanuts with me. I'd crack one for them and then crack one for me. We spent time watching the sky and listening to the wind chinging on the chimes.

Before I came back inside, I snapped a picture of the field, the old house, and the barn.

We have our fingers crossed that it breaks up before it reaches us here in Empire.


  1. Fingers and toes crossed for you. Firmly.
    And here. One of our fires is currently advancing on a coal mine.

  2. That kind of weather happens here in the Spring rather than December. Hope you all weathered the storm with no mishaps .

  3. The storms broke up before they reached us. The folks to the south and north weren’t as lucky.

  4. We were thinking of you guys with the forecasts. Glas it is so far so good for the house in the country.
    Sherry & jack

  5. Thought about you, glad they stayed away.

  6. I love that scary and beautiful at the same time! Hope the weather passed you by. We got snow and thankfully not the looks a lot like Christmas now!

  7. It’s warm here too with rain. We are expecting the storms too.

  8. We just had a big old thunderstorm. It's not raining now, but Franklin and Penelope haven't recovered from the noise.


  9. Anonymous12:00 PM

    OMG! That picture you took is like a beautiful Dutch painting. It is excellent and worth framing. Birgit here


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