Heavy rain and dismal fog! Even the babycats weren't sure we should start the day, but we could hear their rumbly tummies, so everybody was up by 7:15. Sunrise was expected by 7:25. It was undercover, without a doubt. We weren't late. There is no such thing as late when you're retired. But we have … Continue reading Interesting Start
Gizzie slept with me all night. I just loved his head buried in my arm. Such a sweetie. Lily turned into a tsunami of regurgitation at 5 a.m. That made us get up at 5:09, the WTF hour, and mop the living room floor. Sunrise wasn't until 7:20. I have a silent bet on that. … Continue reading Sunday Shenanigans
Roger is at the vet's for his last ear cleaning. We're just making sure. I would say he's fine. Maybe. I think I'm right. Only the vet knows for sure. He's Daddy's best semi-feral pal, so we keep an eye on him. Poor Tigger must take meds for his nerves to do this. He's a … Continue reading Feline Friday
We sent tens of thousands of line workers to help the states south of us, but left skeleton crews here for our people. Thank you Dominion Energy and Xfinity for giving power to the people. We all know you are dedicated even when conditions are good, but at times like this, you seem to go … Continue reading Power to the People
It looks like Ida's damage, while creating a state of emergency in parts of Virginia, will likely not cause much damage in Richmond, and certainly not here. The VIPIR Alert looks ominous for those in the path, especially regarding heavy rain, damaging winds, and tornados. Shades of Tornado Alley back home in Iowa! Truly, though, … Continue reading The Ida Report
We live on a hill. Gully washers run down from us. This is true of most precipitation. When we get flash flood warnings, it's easy to look down the hill and understand it's there, not here. Usually. This time looks to be typical. By the time Ida comes near central Virginia, she will have thrown … Continue reading Ida? What?
The barometric pressure has not improved. It hasn't gotten worse, either. We wait still. The babycats are quietly snoozing after Breakfast No. 3. That won't last. The road construction guys decided it wasn't worth the risk to wait for me to get out the shotgun, so they left just a little while ago. They're done … Continue reading Done for Sunday
It's hawt out there. No matter how many times you open that door, I ain't goin'. It's bad enough that you're takin' me to the vet tomorrow, but I don't have to do this. And that Fred guy is coming around. We won't like that wet thing...
Thunder started at 6:30. No boy appeared on the porch. Heavy rains hit a half hour later. No boy. Apparently he was having a good time goofing off. He finally showed up about bedtime after the rains stopped. He must have gotten his toe beans wet!
The weather report for yesterday included vicious storm warnings, extremely high winds, torrential rains, possible flooding, and so on. It didn't happen that way at all. Yes, we had a thunderstorm. It got a bit windy, but what they warned us about... ...didn't happen. Today's report says we "narrowly escaped" disaster. We didn't "narrowly escape". … Continue reading Chesapeaked Again