Waiting for Hurricane Gustav… is like waiting for paint to dry…

30 Aug

So…

Something wicked this way comes! The hurricane approacheth! LOL!

But, we’re really not laughing, except in fits of hysteria. They say that “waiting is the hardest part,” and old Tom P. must have known  what he was talking about. After all, you gotta believe a guy who hangs around with “Heartbreakers,” right?

The storm is presently here:

And since we’re in South Mississippi (Biloxi, to be exact) we’re right in the middle of it. And I hope it gets froggy and jumps away from us, sorta. (I hate to wish it on “someone else,” but…) As I remember, being on the EAST side of a big ‘cane is not good. Hell, being anywhere near one is bad news, unless you’re an adrenaline junkie….

While we wait for Hurricane Gustav to show up and clean out all the garbage, by creating even MORE garbage…

We estimate that it’ll make landfall, here;

Everyone seems to have a different opinion about what’s about to happen, but one thing is for sure, we’re gonna get real wet. I have a friend at NOAA that just called us and told us he thinks it’s gonna hit SW Louisiana. But he reminded us that the hard part about “predicting” hurricane paths is that there are so many variables. If the High Pressure system moves, it opens a hole. If the Gulf Temperature isn’t just right, the hurricane either gains, or loses strength. In the end, nobody knows. It’s like playing “Chicken” with a freight train. And you know the train ain’t gonna flinch! The most reasonable study says this;

That’s kinda good for us, here in South Mississippi.

But, it’s real bad for New Orleans, and Louisiana in general. It’ll be a Category 2 or even a 3, and it’ll be blowing like crazy. We’ll get “severe” flooding and high winds, and a lot of damage. I can see the beach from my apartment. It’s that close. That means I’m gonna get some massive tidal surge in my living room… But Louisiana will get the fist. Levees are gonna get tested, and most will fail, I’m afraid, according to what I’m seeing on the News. And they haven’t healed from the last beating they took. It’s gonna be a long week, that’s for sure…

The traffic is already snarled here, with people from Louisiana making a bee-line for part either “far east,” or headed towards Tennessee, via I-10 to Highways 49 or 65. If you’re reading this, and you’re thinking about using that route, don’t. It’s already bumper to bumper. Watch your local news, and look for clearer roads. And be careful. Our prayers are with you.

It’s times like this, when I wish I hadn’t sold the car to pay the medical bills… Oy…

So, while we wait, let’s watch this short film, shall we?

Welcome to: CONTAINER CITY!

Stay tuned…

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