Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wind Storm Coming
A high wind warning has been issued beginning late this afternoon and lasting about 24 hours. We are expecting winds of 45-50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. The coast will have it much worse, with gusts up to 100 mph and in the mountains they're expecting wind gusts as high as 130 mph. This means there's a good chance we'll lose our electric. I've made a big pot of chili and we have plenty of ready-to-eat food. There's a thermos of coffee and a thermos of tea. We lived in the country so many years we know what we need to do. The good thing about living in town is that even if we lose the electric we'll still have water. In the country when you lose electric that means your well pump stops working and you don't have water either. Anyway, we're as ready as we can be.
I'm going out to dinner with Aimee and Lucille this evening to celebrate my birthday. We're planning on going to the nearest restaurant which is about three miles from here. There is no restaurant in the very small town we live in so we're going to the Pioneer Villa, which is a truck stop off the I-5 interchange. We're going that is, of course, unless the winds are hurricane force.