Saturday, August 25, 2012

Memories and Waiting on Isaac

Today a good man crossed the rainbow bridge.  The man was the first on the moon, an astronaut and an aviator.  He did much to make Americans proud and we are sure he is watching over his two sons.  We can see him chatting with his father and playing with the dogs that waited for their hooman to cross.  We thank him for giving us a moment in time when the world seem to stand still and hold it's breath.  We will never forget it.

We know many of you are wondering about us.  We are going to hunker down in our home.  The storm shutters are up and the yard is clear.  We are six feet above sea level, and the storm surge is predicted to be only two feet.  We have sat through category one herricanes and tropical storms before.  Essex sat home alone during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 until they finally let Dad go from work and he made it home through flooded streets.  Then there was rain from Herricane Gustave and Tropical Storm Fay in 2008.  We aren't fond of this time of fear, but Isaac is storm we believe our best course of action is waiting out at home. 

Projected Path of Isaac
This morning around 530 – 600 we went for our walk.  We heard the rumbling of thunder and he checked the radar weather map in cyber paw space before our walk.  When ever we start going east or south, we can see flashes in the sky and hear the rumble.  It reminded Dad of a slow steady artillery barrage.  Dog Dad thinks of Grand-Paw and the Hurtgen Forest.  
  
We will keep post tomorrow as long as we have power and access to computer lines.  Don't worry, we will be careful. 

Dog Speed,

Essex, Sherman and Dog Dad
 
   

3 comments:

Sam said...

We will be thinking of you!

Sam

Chris and Ricky said...

Yes we were already thinking of you all! Batten down the hatches and stay safe!

StevieGrrrWonder said...

Isaac fizzled...what a limp noodle of a tropical storm that was (at least in yur area). Glad u were safe! Did notice a significant increase in traffic on I-75 here in Dayton, OH on weird days (weekday) and at weird times (11am and 2pm). Probably was the funeral traffic.