We missed the storm.
You may have heard about Hermine, the hurricane that decided to make its way to Florida this past week. We missed the storm.
When I lived in Texas we had hurricanes but I did not pay too much attention to them because living in the northern part of Texas, we never received the ‘direct hit’. I never thought about the ‘direct hit’ aspect of a hurricane, it just was not a concern of mine. Now it is, but we were lucky, we missed the storm.
Last week, it wasn’t that I was not interested in the weather or specifically Hermine, but I had other things on my mind. I was not feeling well and therefore I had no interest in matters of the world, whether that be politics, world events or the weather. I did not care, and I know I should, but I did not care.
The weather was at times on my mind ever so slightly as I did wish Hermine to go somewhere else besides here – we missed the storm.
You see the current living situation is Gary, Roxy and I living in a 5th wheel in an RV park on the Pensacola Naval Air Station next to the water. If Hermine were to come this way for a ‘direct hit’ or a near miss, we would have to uproot and leave for higher ground. Me in the condition I was in last week, was not wanting to move and honestly would not be of any big help in moving to the higher ground. So, I was being selfish and wanted and wished the tropical storm at that time; the now hurricane Hermine to go elsewhere.
The selfish me now feels badly that so many others are suffering as a result of the ‘direct hit’ and the near miss. We missed the storm.
The weather here is calm, the water a little choppy, and the rain and wind held off.
When living in the northern part of Texas, we never received the ‘direct hit’ and therefore this was never important; I know now how important this is to many others in our country. I appreciate Hermine moved to a different area for my own selfish reasons. I regret others in my new state of Florida are experiencing the results of the ‘direct hit’ and the near miss. I know Floridians are strong and resilient.
The hurricane season has a new meaning for me in my new location. Hermine decided to move elsewhere, but what about next time?
This time – we missed the storm.