Like Being Stalked by a Turtle

28 Sep

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Wednesday has been a long day. We are on the central east coast of Florida and Ian entered Florida from the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast. It’s predicted track would bring it across the state to exit slightly north of us. Since the hurricane was not supposed to impact us until around 6 pm, my daughter and I decided to run some needed errands. Unfortunately they were 40 miles away. And the rain was torrential. We made the trip safely but it was definitely nerve wracking.

Since then we spent the day doing some last minute baking-bread and brownies. One must have stress food and we don’t eat prepackaged ones. We filled containers with water and the bathtub as well. Later we brewed coffee and put it into a thermos. Must have caffeine if the power goes out. Speaking of power, as of 9:00 pm we still have electric power. Feeling very fortunate as some in our town have lost it.

This is a s-l-o-w moving storm. It is creeping across the state at 9 miles per hour and dropping huge amounts of rain. We have had 6 inches already and we are still experiencing the outer bands. I saw this on Facebook and thought it was perfect.

Prayers for those in South West Florida who have experienced 150 mph winds and homes flooded to the roof. If you are in Florida, I would like to hear how your experiences with Ian. Leave a comment. Well, the wind is picking up suddenly. I need to post this before the power goes.

6 Responses to “Like Being Stalked by a Turtle”

  1. Daniel Kemp September 30, 2022 at 2:56 am #

    I can only hope you are all okay.


  2. divoran09 September 29, 2022 at 9:26 am #

    That was a wonderful post. Joanie was anxious to hear more about the storm so I sent her your blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis September 29, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

      This one crazy storm! The wind is gusting again. Glad you are secure in your fortress.


  3. itsrebekahlyn September 29, 2022 at 7:44 am #

    It was a long night with little sleep from the howling wind and thrashing rain. Thankful we are safe, though, and still have power as of 7:30 am.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis September 29, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

      Thank you for being “on guard” while we slept.


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