Friday, August 25, 2017

An Eclipse, A Hurricane and Bronchitis Walk into A Bar...

Well this has been an exciting week eh?  It started with Monday's epic total Solar Eclipse and then my pneumonia that turned into bronchitis (fun times), and then by mid-week we had ourselves a Tropical Depression which turned into a Tropical Storm and is now Hurricane Harvey.  And? He's headed to Texas.  Specifically, Corpus Christi. Which is not Houston but we will still feel the effects and get the dirty side of the storm.   All that means is that we'll get the all the rain and storms and crap like that.  Did I mention it's not even Friday yet? Oops now it is, I just glanced at the clock.  I will be paying for it in the morning for sure.

So back to my weird week. 

I got sick last week, was diagnosed with Walking Pneumonia which may as well be called Walking Dead because that is how I felt.  I thought I was getting better but had a horrible weekend, with a visit to the local Urgent Care on Saturday night. (hey who says I don't know how to party?)  This is when they told me I now had bronchitis.  -I'm so lucky.  Well, I went to work on Monday and felt better actually.  Or maybe the eclipse had something to do with it. ;)  Speaking of the eclipse.  Was that not the most awesome thing ever?  We were fortunate to have one of our attorneys take a pair of the solar glasses to work.  We took turns sharing them and also sharing the cereal boxes that a few of us had made.  Hey don't laugh, those things actually worked.  I was giddy.  I loved every minute of it.  We were nowhere near the totality effect but it was still pretty amazing.  And hey, in 2024 Texas will be in the totality view of the next Solar eclipse.  That's exciting right?  Of course it is.  -Don't judge me.

And finally the massive Hurricane that is headed our way.  The storm is predicted to make land-fall on Friday night, early Saturday morning.  Our stores/gas stations/Targets/Wal-marts were all out of water and batteries and bread even!  Oh and even the liquor stores and wine aisles were barren.  -Hey we know our priorities.  There is talk of heavy flooding.  Again.  I'm fortunate (knock on wood) that my neighborhood is not flood prone but so many other people are not as fortunate.  I just hope and pray that we come out fairly unscathed.  And don't lose power.  Especially that.  I mean, it's AUGUST in HOUSTON.  Need I say more?

So to say that this has been an eventful week, is putting mildly.

That was my week.  How was yours?


Gray said...

We moved to Myrtle Beach 3 years ago and weathered (<-- see what I did there?) our first hurricane last year. Power was out for 5 days. I was actually surprised at how well the city jumps into action. This place was like a well-oiled machine. 3 or 4 days before it was projected to hit, they had the city separated into zones and started evacuating certain zones. We already have hurricane evacuation routes and they already started setting up shelters. There is also a law here that people within a certain distance from the coast must have storm shutters in their homes (we have to have them in our house; we're about 15 minutes from the coast). Anyway, this year we bought a super mega max generator big enough to power our entire house. Last year, they had to bring in electric company workers from different cities to help repair the damage and get power back up. It was insane. Thankfully, we don't live in a flood zone which is strange considering we have a lake in our backyard, two other lakes in the neighborhood and the Waccamaw River five miles away. But although our house itself hasn't ever been flooded, our neighborhood has been flooded in. Like, we haven't been able to go anywhere because of flooding, so we always have to seriously stock up if we know a storm is coming. Amyway, I'm rambling. Stay safe. Seriously.

Yvonne said...

I will thanks! I hope we don't get a lot of flooding but it's looking kind of grom right now.

CWMartin said...

Been thinking about you this morning. Know you guys are safe from the worst, but the flooding could be nasty. Be careful going out. Which, with bronchitis, you shouldn't be doing anyway, lol!

BTW, I did read the "couple" post- cool story! They should be very thankful, it's a one-in-a-million story. said...

Geeze. Couldn't get more exciting for you. Well, I shouldn't say that. I'm glad to have read (I think) that Harvey was downgraded. Still, scary and unsettling. I hope you're back to good health very soon.
Hugs, Yvonne.

Yvonne said...

CW -Thanks! We "thought" we were safe from the worst! Oh my gosh! Please keep us in your prayers.

Robyn- Ha! I know right? I'm just a party animal! lol I'm actually feeling better from the bronchitis. Still not 100 percent but getting better every day. As for Harvey. Ugh. It's just awful here. Please keep us in your prayers. -Thank you! :)