Sunday, August 31, 2008

Five, four, three, two, one . . .

We are in a holding pattern. One storm has passed us on the west and another system is trying to take aim from the east.

I remember during a flight to Washington DC, we were in a descending holding pattern which took us repeatedly over the Pentagon. Because of its regular shape, it was hard to tell when we revolved around the building. As it appeared and disappeared, through gaps in the cloud cover, it seemed to be growing in size, all by itself. Our approaching nearer seemed to have nothing to do with its changing size. It was like sitting in a parked vehicle and watching a moving train or bus nearby. The car sometimes can feel as if it is moving backward instead of the other vehicle going forward.

Our lives are stationary like that, at present. Traffic is light, shoppers in the grocery store almost non-existent, no one in our neighborhood is mowing or edging. Home Depot is busy but not extraordinarily so.

We are watching the images of the storms and hoping that as they approach they will shrink away, all by themselves . . .

4 comments:

Coffee Bean said...

I just want you to know that y'all are in my prayers as Gustav and Hanna make their way through!

RANGER said...

Thank you. We are grateful for prayers on our behalf, any time.

ol Doc said...

Anybody with DirecTV can also view an extra channel, inserted between FoxNews and The Weather Channel. (360 and 362 on our menu) It's 361 and seems to be the LA. local Channel 6 which is going nationwide. How Kewl is that. Thank you satellite company for providing one more way for hurricane freaked viewers to overdose on scenes of raincoat-clad anchors being hurled about by gale force winds. Just what was needed this Labor Day weekend, Maybe we'll do it again for Hannah.... :/

Zeta said...

We are lucky again. It missed!. So we are on a key with H20 on both sides. Mother Nature might not notice us. Hide and seek for our Tropic Island. So far, pretty Kewl.