I know I’ve been MIA…

Hey guys!

I know. I’ve been MIA this week. I just haven’t had the time to do any posts. I’m finally over the cold that had been nagging me for a couple weeks. That dang chest congestion just hangs around WAY longer than it’s welcome.

Then last week I had oral surgery. I had broken my back molar the week before while eating Peanut M&M’s (just happened to bite thr wrong way and… yep). It was a clean break almost straight across, but one edge was still attached to the root so it wouldn’t wiggle out. There was no saving the tooth so I went to the dentist and they said couldn’t do it there and sent me to an oral surgeon the following day and got the whole thing out. Yeah that was fun.

And if that wasn’t enough, I thought my cold was coming back, (woke up the other day with my head congested and my nose running like a leaky faucet). But I’ve been ok since then. It’s the weather here in Florida. It can’t seem to make up its mind what it wants to do. One day it’s warm, then we got a cold snap for a few days, then it got warm again, then it got cooler again. Now it’s warmer again… and now it’s supposed to cool off for a couple days again next week! GAH!

Plus… well Christmas is less than a week away and I’ve been getting ready for that (got all my shopping done and presents wrapped/bagged).

Overall, it’s just been chaos over in my neck of the woods. So I’m just taking this week off and hopefully things will have calmed down after Christmas and I’ll have a new post or two for you guys later next week. Ok? We cool? Ok!

So that’s all! Just wanted to let you guys know I’m still alive (barely – LOL!) and I’ll be back again ASAP!

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What’s going on?

Sorry I’ve been MIA this week. But I’m in Florida and have been doing what I can to be prepared for Hurricane Irma, who will be paying the state a visit soon. 

For those of you wondering, I’m on the west coast of the state (Tampa area). Right now things are looking a little better for us on my side of the state but east coast is likely to get hammered. The storm is still a few days out and there’s still that “cone of uncertainty” of where Irma is actually going to go.

As of this writing, Irma has been shifting east and is expected to make a turn to the north sometime in the next 48 hours. But even the weather experts don’t know when or where that will happen yet. You can track these storms and make predictions til the cows come home but you don’t know what they’re going to do until they do it. 

Case in point? Hurricane Charley in 2004. All the models & storm tracks had Tampa marked as where it would make landfall. This was the data until just just a few hours before it was supposed to hit, then Charley took an unexpected, sudden sharp turn and hit Cape Coral/Ft Myers, which is about 130 miles south of Tampa. And the storm blew up the I4 interstate coridoor and through Orlando (I had friends who evacuated to Orlando and the storm followed them up there). 

I got supplies, water, food, batteries. I’m just keeping an eye on things. If the track changes and I have to leave, I got a plan ready. But for now I’m staying where I am. 

I’ll try to keep you updated as best as I can. This isn’t my first storm. I’m not panicking. There’s no good in that. I’ll check in again on social media when I can. 😊