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"Tropical Disturbance"

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It seems to be hurricane season again here in south Florida. Right. What does that mean? It means there is a chance of a hurricane sometime this year. I hate to admit it (not really) but I don't follow the weather. I just look outside. Do I need an umbrella? Yes. Every day. How does this "extreme" weather effect my work? I get wet. If things start flying about, things like potted plants and garbage cans, I stay INSIDE. It's quite a feat that takes careful planning. For many, storm preparations become manic. FOR MONTHS. Ughhhh!

SO here we go......99L. That's what this season's first tropical disturbance is called. I'm thinking it's name has got something to do with it's starting locale, but don't care enough to look into it. I lose power at least 3 times a week at my house during the summer. It storms daily, every day for about an hour in the afternoon. Severe thunder and lightening and dumps about an inch of rain. Sometimes it gets windy as well.

WELL...99L is projected to possibly turn from a tropical disturbance into an actual tropical storm. Once it becomes a storm, it is given a name. 99L will either get larger, or it will go away. Unfortunately, the words "tropical disturbance" are extremely disturbing to soooo many, that we are preparing for a storm that isn't even a storm yet. A disturbance that may or may not reach the Gulf of Mexico and become a full on Tropical Storm. Yet we are prepared! All outdoor furniture is being stacked indoors or tied down to plastic fences (I know, but that's what they are) Boats are being pulled out of the water and stored in "dry docks" some 6 stories high (again, not my idea). The absolute lunacy is nothing short of comical.

Some people call me a procrastinator. Those people are absolutely correct. Especially during hurricane season, when I tend to drink a bit and watch the madness. These people are working non-stop. They MUST be ready in the event of a....oh my....what if.....an actual hurricane develops?! Uhhhh you live here. You should ALWAYS have canned goods, water, batteries and candles. That's really all you need for a hurricane. And maybe tequila. Deck of cards. Paper and writing instrument for word games and doodling by candle light. Call me a procrastinator, but I like to live dangerously! I'm not pulling my trash cans inside until the storm becomes a storm. With a name, and is 100 miles away!!!

99L. Let the games begin!!

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