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>> Friday, September 5, 2008

Hanna's downgraded to a Tropical Storm, and moved Northwards to hit land in North Carolina near the state line. Basically, we're just in for a doozy of a thunderstorm, but without thunder. Or rain, for that matter. Apparently the scary bits like rain and tornados are on the East side of a hurricane system, something to do with its rotation I believe. So we're set for now, brought in the container garden this morning and cleared off the front porch so nothing ends up in the neighbor's yards.

So now we're watching Ike, who is currently in the same global location as Hanna was when we started watching her. At that point she was a Category 1, Ike is a Cat 3, and is right around the Bahamas. There's just as much chance he'll go across Florida into the Gulf as there is that he'd follow Hanna up the coastline, so we really don't know right now. City officials aren't stepping down the warnings and OPCON status (Operating Condition? Something like that... it's like DEFCON but for storms and more local). Anyway, they're not going to alter it between storms, just stay in a state of readiness until we know which way the wind - Ike - is blowing.

Although I've learned a lot of lessons so far this week, the most important one is this: Never live in the Bahamas. Or Cuba. Stupid noodling hurricanes.

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Life is about changes; transitions from one place to another, from one purpose to another, from one being to another. They say that the person you are today is a completely different person from who you were ten years ago and who you'll be ten years from now. So far, at the age of 33, I've had four major transitions in my life which redefined who I am. Two years into the results of the most recent transition I am again - still - exploring how God is shaping me. Over the next few months I hope to review my past and set goals for the future, and embrace the next adventure of rediscovering me.
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