Tuesday, August 31, 2010

weather eye

Our morning routine of checking the weather reports online has taken an exciting turn. All of that heat we've had throughout the summer has warmed up the water, and warm water to hurricanes is like ice cream to a pregnant lady. So a fellow named Earl is heading up in our general direction for a visit. Perhaps close by. Perhaps not. It's a wait and watch situation.
The last big on we had skim by was Hurricane Isabelle in 2003. We had to evacuate the marina and head into our favorite (top secret) hurricane hole. We stripped the boat, tied off to the trees, and waited it out with some friends who also had their catamaran in the same spot. Nine months later we had Zach ;) Today the little hurricane boy is taking his repsonsibility as storm watcher very seriously.
We're standing by, waiting to see whether this will be an all hands on deck scenario.
Or just another storm skimming by. Clearly I am in no condition to help strip and evacuate the boat this season. But I know Doug can do it with help from friends if it came to that. My bigger concern is that studies have shown that sudden drops in barometric pressure can trigger labor in pregnant women beyong their 36th week. That would be me. So perhaps I will just cross my legs and head for the hills and hope for the best.

10 comments:

gardenmama said...

"Cross my legs and head for the hills" hehe your funny mama... I realize your not being funny though! Wishes of peace to you Cindy! We have our eye out on the storm too, interestingly my daughter asked just yesterday why all the houses near us are up on stilts? hmmm... I hope that was not a sign! I love the first photo of Zach! Thinking of you xoxo

Jennifer said...

Ben can help prepping the boat. Just call.

mb said...

i'll be thinking of you and sending calm energy your way (to dissipate the storm, to hold off labor until baby is ready, to keep you all safe and worry free.) good to hear of your safe hideout (and hilarious to hear that zach might possibly have been conceived while riding out a hurricane. you're awesome!)

Deb said...

We'll be thinking of you. We're headed to NYC on Saturday for a sailing trip around Block Island and down through Long Island Sound so we're watching with baited breath as well!

Deb

Lily Boot said...

crossing your legs whilst heading for the hills conjures up one funny picture Cindy! It would be a very lurchy-y journey. Hope you all weather the storm smoothly. We've awoken on the first day of spring to a very cold and rainy day. Boy it was all we could do to get out of bed.

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Hopefully your hurricane will go the way of our hurricane... We're expecting something else to brew later in the week though...

Moment to Moment said...

Ohh I do wish for you to be spared this time
You certainly have a way with words, very funny!
:) Christina

Bethany said...

What a fun and meaningful way to learn about the weather. We're in SoCal where the weather is always fine, so I NEVER check the weather report. Maybe we should with kiddo(s) to learn about it the systems before sailing the seven seas.

You are SO CLOSE to baby. I'm getting excited for you. Here's to an uneventful hurricane season aboard.

Mike said...

If we can help at all Cindy, just ask. We're just north of you now.

Anna said...

Good luck!!! Crossing fingers and toes you don't have to cross your legs and head for the hills.

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