The pic you see is a collection of the latest computer projection models, as of 5:00 Eastern time zone. It’s closer to Florida, but it looks as uncertain as the last projections we posted. It doesn’t matter which track is correct — the storm is bigger than the width of the state, so it’ll have an effect everywhere.
Your Curmudgeon spent most of the day getting shutters up. Ghastly task, but it’s done. Now that all the windows are covered, it’s like living in a cave, but there’s no other choice when facing something like this. The dogs don’t like it, and they sense something is going on.
Irma is still a Category 5 hurricane, with winds over 180 mph (290 kph), but they’re predicting it’ll “only” be Category 4 when it gets here. Either way, it’ll be bad.
It’s not entirely clear when we’ll start to feel its effect. We expect to lose power Saturday night, or maybe Sunday. Whenever it happens, it’s a certainty that we’re going to be off-line. That’s how these things are. We expect to be back in a few days, but it could be a lot longer until power is restored.
We shouldn’t be posting so much about the hurricane, but it’s been on our mind. Anyway, we’ve done everything that can be done, so at least for tomorrow things should be back to normal. After that, who knows? When we go dark, feel free to use this post as a Free Fire Zone.
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