Isaac's on the way . . . — 32 Comments

  1. I am watching the weather reports faithfully and keepy ya’ll in my prayers to ride this out safely!!! You can always come north aned stay with us if you’d like!!!!

  2. There’s not much else I can do for you right now, so I’ll just leave my all-time favorite evacuation song and this quotation from Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist extraordinaire:

    “A car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”

    I’ve always found I can run a few extra miles with the right music playing very loud, too. You’re the one who’s going to have to put in the “extra miles” today, but you’ve got the drill down. With luck, Isaac will pull east a bit and spare you that surge.


  3. Glad you have things like a raised house and storm shutters now! That helps. I’m kind of out of the loop in here near Canada but I’ll find out what I can and keep everyone there in my prayers!

  4. I use the NRL it has a pretty good track record, they downsized this morning in their estimated windspeed at landfall. I am cutting the grass cause it will be too wet after it comes in LOL.

    Heres a link

    But the ever-good Boy Scout in me demanded I have water, gas, batteries, cash, food, 2 generators (one automatic, one gasoline), the grass cut, and plenty of beer.

    I like my neighbor’s comment this morning, He said he’s gone fishing in weather worse than this should be.

  5. Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers! Since school started today maybe I can get some long overdue email done!Take care.

  6. Just a quick note: All secure at home. All secure at camp. Two boats hauled to town. Mandatory evacuation issued. We will depart tomorrow and will hopefully be home the next day. Best case scenario is that we don’t lose power, have no flooding, and all these preparations will have been just “better safe than sorry”. I will post again as soon as I am able.

  7. Thank you for the update. We are praying for you, family and home. Protection, strength and all your needs being met for a safe ride through the storm and return to no damage.

  8. Projections from weather people says high winds starting around 4:30 a.m. (60mph)…don’t drive in that please Wendy…leave tonight to go wherever you’re going to get there and stay there safely. We are hunkered down here in Bourg…lots of trees that scare me, but other than that, I think we’ll be okay… Got the generators and lots of gas and food and water… Just my meds are due tomorrow! And no nurse… YIKES! Hope it goes over quickly so things can get back to normal…

  9. Just wanted you to know that I hadn’t forgotten about you. Every time I started over here, I got distracted by updates, news reports, folks in FL posting about rain, flooding, etc.

    How in the world did you find time to put up an ‘Isaac’ entry, with all you had to do getting things battened down and ready?

    I’ll be watching and hoping that ya’ll ride this out safely and that you don’t wind up with much, if any, damage.


  10. Well, in the various times I’ve lived here I’ve gotten the hurricane thing down pat–or almost.

    I’ll probably go next door and sit it out with my neighbors. Since the man has asked for some garage space, it will be good trade.

    (I’ll also get the man to move my stuff that should be in the garage into it.)

    My cats have their own doors for coming and going at will, so there’s no problem there.

    Oh yes–and fill up my gas tank at the last minute, in case there’s an extended power outage.

  11. Will be thinking of you and the family. Thankful your house and the camp are now elevated. Stay safe and I pray you are back home soon.

  12. Glad to see your post. So far, so good. I hope Isaac keeps a-movin’ and doesn’t stall over top of you like Allison did for us.

    You’ve got the drill down – hope all goes according to plan and you’re home soon!

  13. Good luck, BW! Take care. Stay safe. We’re all thinking about you and praying for you and all your friends and family.

  14. Wendy asked me to post this photo she called “safe harbor” – great to hear from you Wendy!

    Safe Harbor

    Also, for anyone who hasn’t found it, here’s a link to a live streaming webcam in Houma. It’s located at a building with a natural gas generator, so it probably will stay functional as the eye moves away and things get rough again. Houma Webcam

  15. I’m on a borrowed computer right now. BOTH of ours are toast! That’s why I’ve been absent.
    Issac left us with 9” of rain, small limbs and debris. No damage. We didn’t even lose electricity. Hope y’all faired well. Hope to be back online soon. I’ve been showing signs of withdrawals since Sunday night!

  16. Just got word from Shore that she’d spoken with you and that all’s well. I was glad to hear it. I had been keeping tabs on that webcam, so I could see what conditions were like in Houma and I knew you were in town with family.

    I know you’ll be glad to get home, get things cleaned up and back to normal.

  17. Hey! Welcome home – or at least to your blog home!
    As for my photo system – Well, I’ll try to keep it simple.

    Way back when, before I’d ever read a blog, I thought I might start a web page. I registered the URL for Then, I found the blogs and never did anything with it.

    But, after messing with various free photo hosting sites like Photobucket, I decided I wanted someplace to keep my photos where I had complete control and could post them anywhere I wanted. I chose Ipswitch and have used their FTP server for years. I process and name my photos, upload them to the server, and then add them to email, blogs, etc. just by linking the URL.

    One advantage is that I bypass the wordpress galleries completely. I had some early experiences with the WP servers going down, and all the images disappeared from my posts. Now, that’s not a problem.

    But that’s why you see that URL – my photo server is linked to the webpage I’ve never done anything with!

  18. Well nothing better to do than watch Kevin Ford and Wendy on the internet while Isaac is raining on me. It is funny how much better the web works at 3 am.

    Supposed to rain all weekend.

    • So, how’d you enjoy that parish propaganda? Make you wanna live here or just visit? We are back to hot hot hot and muggy. Hurricane temps were much nicer. Power companies playing with wires making AC act weird. They need to quit now and leave things alone. I need my AC working.

    • Yes, as they work on the lines here this morning, I think they are causing damage to my central AC, which is very badly needed as the temps are back up to HOT HOT HOT and humid. Post on its way . . . .

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