In addition to the ginormous hurricane roaring toward Florida (just on the heels of Harvey in Texas) and the other two hurricanes in the forecast, this morning we all awoke to the news of an 8.0+ earthquake in Mexico. I donated some money to the Red Cross, and then I went straight to Amazon.com and started fear-searching for crank phone chargers and solar-powered lanterns. I added about eleventy-six items to my cart and then I realized I was being a tee tiny bit reactive and I needed to turn off the Weather Channel.
So I haven’t purchased a houseful of apocalypse planning items YET, although I cannot say what will happen over the weekend when I am spending quality time with Jim Cantore.
By the way, the Captain had no idea I was such a weather nerd. When Hurricane Harvey was spinning closer to Houston I was mainlining Weather Channel coverage and he happened to call just as Mike Bettes was stepping out into the howling wind.
“Hi my girl,” said the Captain. “What are you up to?”
“Mike Bettes is about to give an update on deteriorating conditions,” I told him.
“Oh, ok,” he said.
“Who’s Mike Bettes again?” he asked.
“You know, from The Weather Channel!” I said. Because DUH. Mike Bettes!
“Is that the Storm Stud you were talking about?” he asked.
“No,” I said, “that is Jim Cantore. He’s the Storm Stud. Also if Jim Cantore is in your neighborhood you are completely screwed and not in the good way.”
And so on. Yes, I proudly watch the Weather Channel. Weather is exciting! Except when it is way too exciting which is now. I cannot imagine how scary it must be seeing that huge storm heading your way. I’m sending all my good vibes and karma out to those trying to evacuate or in the path or already hit, and sending my spending money to the Red Cross this week. Vibes are good and all but they do not buy water and clean clothes and food and blankets.
Take care, everyone. Enjoy the cute cat picture. Let me know if you have any other panic-purchase item ideas I should add to my cart!