Rapid deterioration appears to be the phrase of the day on TV news.
I've been deteriorating faster and faster for years so they don't scare me.
I have no photos for you all. I do have a graph that shows the tide levels for the spot nearest to where I took the photos in the last post.
You can see how much higher than normal it was yesterday and then even more so at 4:30 PM today. The surge expected tonight is an additional 2 or 3 feet making it a surge of 10 or 11 feet.
All the roads I was on yesterday are under water right now.
My hurricane duty thus far has been to hold power cords so that we could create a network of key outlets from our house and the neighbor's house to our generator. I had to hold on to the fence while standing there and I'm not light.
The other thing I've been doing is hanging with Hope whenever her Mom and Dad need to run outside and deal with something.
So far the two biggest issues are
A tree in the back facing Hope's bedroom and my bedroom below her is listing toward the house. It's a healthy tree and so far we've been able to pull down the big limbs that were cracked. I've been good to the trees so I have asked her to please hang on.
A large patch of our siding is loose. My son and his wife, with the wonderful help of a neighbor, were able to get some large nails in there so it didn't pull down the rest.
All the other stuff is small potatoes.
I admit to being nervous. I have had a headache and a lump in my throat all day. The sound of the wind - 70 mph gusts - is horrid.
So far we have kept power although the flickering is one more tug on my nerves.
I am grateful to the JCP&L workers who were down the road earlier today securing lines and bolting down a conduit box.
Stay snug kids