we missed the storm

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

22 thoughts on “we missed the storm

  1. Terry, hurricanes, tornadoes, all that stuff scares me. I think I would be living in constant fear ! Try not feel too guilty about your thoughts last week, I am sure everyone understands, it all was beyond your control, as with your health issues. I hope this week will be better for you my friend. Lets hope that there will be no more hurricanes and that everyone can be safe. Have a good day 🙂

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  2. Floridians are as resilient as all the other Gulf Coast Residents and Hermine was a small hurricane. It was probably my fault that it went further east as I was wishing it away from you. ☺ We have got used to Hurricanes and the weeks without power but the recent flooding was worse because when would it stop. As Turtle pointed out – you had your own hurricane to deal with. K x

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