We have done all we can. Stock is in on batteries, water snacks, and gas for the generator. The plywood is cut to window size perfection. My thoughts now turn to those who suffered through Hurricane Katrina. Their suffering is still omnipresent although the public interest waned some time ago. I have listened with interest to an ongoing monthly audio documentary about a neighborhood on Honeysuckle Lane in East New Orleans. Robert Seigel has kept up the visits with those rebuilding, living in FEMA trailers and those away from the neighborhood and homes uninhabitable. It makes for thought provoking listening, especially for me. Someone who lives just a few feet above sea level and a mere 14 miles from the Atlantic Ocean with the northern portion of Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge acting a buffer.
Tonight many of my townsfolk gathered at a chamber of commerce event highlighting the restaurants in Titusville. We had purchased our tickets earlier in the week. An email received earlier in the day stressed that the event was not cancelled. The place was packed with remaining tickets selling within ½ hour after the doors opened. We ate and chatted booth to booth because we don’t know what tomorrow holds. Wednesday finds the schools closed. Erik is thrilled. We are playing the day by ear. I have plenty of work to keep me busy but I won’t be able to concentrate. Although the hurricane watch has be downgraded to a tropical storm warning, we know that our weather is very fickle. As the hurricane watch moves north, the residents from Altahama Sound to Cape Fear prepare.
Tomorrow I will have my knitting for comfort. With my last 2 projects complete, I plan on making my lingering projects completed garments. DaCapo has once again caught my attention and I hope that the weather will be sufficiently cold to wear it this winter. Now back to the needles and the weather news...
A Tuesday evening sunset, the calm before the storm.