Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricanes and others things...

Today we are watching the weather report as Hurricane Florence is barreling toward the Carolina's coast.  We will feel it on Thursday and Friday and then the rains into the weekend....my state will be spared the brunt of the storm but it is looking like it's going to hit the same area where we vacationed after Hurricane Matthew destroyed many of the homes on Ocean Isle beach...in 2016.  




I doubt that any of these homes were saved if they were they will surely go this time as it looks like the eye of Florence is very nearly gonna pass just to the north of them..





...remember my room was the blue room...That was such a great trip with my sisters and my mom. 




This summer we went no where it's been quite depressing...a lot of life stuff just got in the way and that is how things happen some time.  The weather has been so nasty this summer with heat and humidity I did no van traveling, and no camping boohoo! I did however find a YouTuber to take me on virtual trips...she does a Vlog, and I have been enjoying her posts of her summer trip to Alaska...if you don't already know about Carolyn's Rv Life, you should check it out.  I've been enjoying her Vlogs! She and I have a lot in common,,,,from our Politics, to being Vegan, and loving to travel, in fact her early childhood sounds a lot like mine too...She has lived in a big city San Francisco, and now she lives in a 24ft RV....so check her out...Hopefully that will be me out there traveling again soon! It's a good channel.  I hope to make a new video or blog soon,  I have been in such a BLAH mood all summer...so hopefully soon the weather and my mood will change! 


If you recall I made a story board of my trip to Alaska, always vowed to go back since we had a fast trip of just over a week...watching her Alaska post brings back some memories, so I figured I'd rerun this one from way back...my videos of our trip are the old school kind I did put it on a DVD but until I can figure out hot to get that into my computer it remains on a shelf! I may try to use my Fire Pad to make a video of a video? That would probably be awful quality..lol





SO anyway I took the highlights and drew it out...it was a lot of fun to do this..and Alaska was awesome..the bits I can see in her vlogs is the Wilderness looks the same but the towns, and areas around Denali have grown a LOT! Better get there again soon or it won't be anything like it used to be.  I want to drive there next time like she is doing.  Hope your summer is wrapping up well and your fall comes in living colors!


UPDATE: according to our news Florence is now headed right for the coast of SC and they have the track coming right over my area so we are preparing for the worst! Already there has been a rush on bread and other staples...I plan to gas up in the morning, and get cash at the bank...having been through HUGO and without power for 11 days I know what to expect...just hope the trees around us hold up!

The latest from our tv news









PEACE
Every day is a new Adventure.

29 comments:

  1. Stay safe and I'm sure you are well stocked for this storm even if you don't get the blunt force. I'm some what of a preper I always have water saved in the shed and in the fridge. I enjoyed you little video so much. And I haven't gotten into all that much of Carolynn's RV Life video yet. I had a class c like hers. Alaska was always a big dream trip for me.

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    1. Hey Jo just got on to update the path of Florence! Coming right at us now...Yep I want to return to Alaska and spend more time exploring the areas we had to skim over.

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  2. Florence looks like she has the potential to do some serious damage. We can only hope that after the fact people don’t go and rebuild in the same area. These storms are going to only get worse.

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    1. Hi David! You are so right we have the threat every year it seems!

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  3. I've been following Florences path and although I dont know where exactly you live I can see thats its heading for the S C Midlands so stay safe and fingers crossed for you. All the best.

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    1. Yes Im a little north of the midlands in Kershaw Co. We are watching it closely it has weakened which is good news!

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  4. Florence has made the news here too, I hope you stay safe, i'll be crossing my fingers it looses strength as it moves along.

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    1. We are expecting the worse that way we're more prepared...and wouldn't you know our water is off this morning! A main line leak is being repaired so they shut the water off!

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  5. Hello, I hope you stay safe where you live. I have been to Ocean Isle Beach, my sister recently bought a place in Sunset Beach right down the road from Ocean Isle. At least her palce is not right on the beach. She left for Florida ahead of the storm. Those houses on the beach are way too close to the water. Hubby and I went on a cruise to Alaska and now we would like to do a road trip and see more of Alaska. I will check out your friends blogs and your video. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. It so nice in that area as my photos show they had a lot of damage from Matthew...Im 167 miles inland but that won't mean we don't get damage...we have it before. I just discovered Carolyn's RV Life, she is very outspoken on Women's Rights and I think it's a message we need to hear, we need to be aware. Also the Alaska footage is really Cool!

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  6. Glad you're not right on the coast, but I'm still thinking of you and hoping the storm damage is minimal for you. Hope you and the pups stay safe!

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    1. Hi Jen, thanks! We just want it be over...its moving so slow just dragging out the stress of what if!

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  7. UPDATE: at 4:30 the winds have picked up and are mostly sustained now at 22 mph, and some gusts in the 30-35 mph range, and light rain.

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    1. I keep checking Florences path and I see that its just south of you. But even so I bet the rains will be heavy. Will keep following. all the best.

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    2. UpDate: we had a rough night...the storm is so slow moving and it wont' fully be past us till 6 am Sunday...we had winds up to 55 MPH I have tiles off my roof and one large tree down and steady rain right now. The yard is completely trashed with limbs twigs, and more heavy wind is on the way. We lost our power from 8-10:30 last night. I think a limb was on the line, then the wind blew it off! It kept flickering, then went out! If line crews did a repair, it sure was a welcome ray of light literally! Now the warning is to watch for waterlogged trees to topple. I plan to hang in here..and hope my roof doesn't begin to leak.

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  8. Sunday Morning UPdate: finally the winds calmed down! The rain is still pouring and my bedroom ceiling is ruined! The weather news said the rain would be gone by 6 am Sunday didn't happen, now the forecast has a little partly cloudy thingy on Thursday! SO and I don't want y'all telling me I'm stupid, I do what I have to do, I went up onto the roof in the pouring rain at 9am this morning and placed a tarp over the blown off shingle area...I just hope the wind doesn't pick back up! I just don't want the ceiling to get saturated and fall in! It's only 4 or 5 missing tiles but they were all in a row so that section was really letting water in, I went into the attic and placed another tarp under the leaky area to try and catch some water, but it is running down the rafters and then puddling by the wall edge..SO cross your fingers the wind don't blow my tarp off! I was not able to secure it as it was very difficult, steep, and slick up on the soggy roof! I was a drowned rat when I got off there.

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  9. I would have put money on you going up on the roof. Its understandable because its soul destroying seeing water coming into your home, I've experienced it. Its that force that you have to try and do something and you did, so lets hope the tarps work and the damage is limited. The rains will be the thing now and also floods in some areas. I've been looking at your local news just to see whats happening, so as usual all the best.

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    1. Thank you Dave you know and understand me very well! I don't expect anyone else but me to tend my home and take care of things. Today I'm off to Lowes to get the tiles I need to do the repair! May have to wait for it to dry off we had another torrential rain in the night, I haven't checked this morning but I think my tarp stayed on!

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  10. UGK this is so sad that you are going through this and had to climb up there with no help!

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  11. oh my gosh BE SAFE!!! Such an awful storm. Have been thinking about you and hoping you were OK and was glad to see your post although not the update.... Holding good thoughts (for whatever that means, wish I could do more).....

    I'll go to your vlog link ... and hope you get to go to Alaska for longer next summer/fall ... it was one of our best RV adventures ever.

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  12. oh no I just went back and read all the comments before mine and your updates; should have done that first. Be careful up there on the roof -- although like others said I would have known you would do take care of things yourself. I admire that, but worry (like the mother of adults that I am -- can't do a darn thing but can't help myself).....

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  14. Darn let me try again..I was able to make the repair not perfect but it's dry. Now once the ceiling is completely dry I'll repaint thanks for encouragement!

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  15. OH good glad you posted. Has it quit raining?

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  16. At least its dry. If the roof bugs you later you can sort it out when there's a longer spell of drier weather. An enforced project is not always an enjoyable one, but they have to be done.

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    1. Exactly...I did my best it is dried in but it looks kinda bad in one spot. As long as it's not leaking I can deal with ugly.

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  17. Hi again! I am sorry you are dealing with hurricane water clean up. Boo hoo. I am also sorry you aren't traveling this summer! Thanks for Carolyn's link. I am looking her up. We totally understand the nontraveling blues!!! I didn't know you are vegan; we almost are and I just found this new cookbook. Commune is having a 10 day challenge I am doing with the author; I thought you might enjoy this too! https://www.onecommune.com/p/good-mood-food-signup

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    1. it is one of the dangers of living here...and weather is a big part of life here...good n bad. I am making slow progress on the painting. I have enjoyed Carolyn's Alaska posts some really good stuff and some reality checks too. Thanks for that link plan to check it out.

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