Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Fickle Finger of Fay

[That was really bad. Sorry. I couldn't resist. Blame it on cabin fever. I'm delirious.]

Well, every tropical system seems to have its own personality. This one is just plain annoying. Daytona Beach has been literally in the eye of this damned storm for two days. That's good and bad news. The good news is that, while everyone else around us has been getting pounded and flooded, we have had relatively little wind or rain. Yesterday, a couple of times, it almost looked as though the sun might come out.

The bad part of it was that the eye wall was hovering just off shore with hours and hours of rain behind it. There was that uncertainty as to when it might hit and how bad it might be. Now the eye wall has deteriorated a little. It does not look as though the winds will be too bad, which is, of course, a good thing. The bad part is that, as saturated as the ground is, even a little wind will be enough to topple trees which makes me reluctant to wander around too much.

The worst part of this whole thing is the boredom. I tried to work for a while, but the connection to my office email is just too slow and I gave up.

We may have still another day of this before it's all over.

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