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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Thank Goodness It Didn't Turn Right 

I am sitting here watching Anderson Cooper from CNN getting pelted and blown around by Hurricane Katrina.
I have been following the track of this storm of course, because if it had hung a right it would have come here. That’s what’s bothering me. One of these days we will get hit with a big storm and we will not be prepared.
Every time there is a hurricane our local news stations go completely nuts. Every storm seems to have at least one track that brings it right to the Tampa Bay area. During the days prior to the storm we are always inundated by news reports saying we are going to get blown away.
In the end the storms always seem to turn away from us, some at the last minute. What scares me about this is that with all of the “cry wolf” reporting, if we were ever to actually get a direct hit from a hurricane no one would believe it until it was way too late to do anything about it.
Each year we are told that we are in a direct path, and each year we have perfect weather. In fact the more they swear we are going to get hit, the more perfect our weather ends up being.
I am dreading the day that we do get hit. I know that after all of this time hardly anyone will evacuate.
Watching footage from Gulf Port now. This is horribly scary when I stop to think just how close to the water I actually live. I live just a couple of miles “as the crow flies” from the Port Of Tampa.
My heart goes out to all of the people that are being affected by this hurricane. Thankfully the winds slowed a little bit before it hit land, but it is still causing, and will continue to cause, a huge amount of damage. I know that my house would not withstand 150+ mile per hour winds. The walls might withstand it, but the roof and carport would definitely be gone. I can’t even begin to imagine what losing my house like that would be like.
I see that they are using the Superdome as an evacuation shelter. They allowed people to bring in whatever they could carry. If you were in that situation, what would you bring with you? What items in your home would you take with you? I would be carrying both laptops and I would fill a gym bag with my speakers my camera, and my family pictures. Ap0k would have to carry my PC and my subwoofer. Blankets, clothes, and pillows would be the last thing on my mind. What would break my heart would be having to leave my books behind. I have spent my entire life collecting them, and to lose them like that would crush me. Ap0k’s tools would be fine. All he would have to do it lock the big toolboxes. They are way too heavy to blow away. We would just have to make sure we made it back here after the storm to get them before someone else did.

My thoughts are with all of you who are in the storms path. Please be safe.
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