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.
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.