So we’re battening down the hatches around here. Or rather, getting ready for the wind storms, massive gusts, and inches of rain that are supposed to fall between tomorrow morning and Sunday morning (Thursday-Sunday).
I do love rainstorms and lots of rain and wet. Hell, I definitely grew up in western Washington and I love a good storm–especially if it’s a thunderstorm. Even a good little windstorm is great. I love wind, the way it makes you feel alive to have the wind brushing at you, blowing away, and just alive with so much power and fierce energy. But this isn’t really the normal “storm” that we get around here, and I don’t think this one is going to be nearly as much fun as what we usually get to deal with (in my opinion).
This is the fun thing though–for Saturday. Remnants and leftover bluster from Typhoon Songda. Which either are going to just cause a bunch of nasty wind to us here in the inland (east of the Sound), or is going to cause all sorts of hell on par with the worst storms on record.
Me personally, I’m hoping that it stays far enough off shore at its center that it doesn’t bother us too much. I mean, we’re going to have power outages, that’s a thing–and the wind is going to play havoc all weekend; there’s not way to get around that. But if we’re lucky then we should have just the wind, a lot of rain, and some outed power for a few days. If we’re unlucky the massive amounts of rain about to fall are going to cause the rivers to flood, and that’s going to be bad for anyone who lives below the water level.
Basically — this is going to be a “fun” weekend. I’m just hoping everything turns out well, and that everything around here stays intact and no one loses power for too long. It’s going to be interesting, and I’m thinking about how best to get through it all, and just to generally enjoy and prosper through the crazy storm weather we’re going to have.∗