Saturday, October 11, 2008

Surrounded by Hurricanes

I'm sure most of you have heard about the hurricane that hit landfall in Mexico on the Gulf side a couple days ago. We've had a bit more rain than normal so I commented to Ibis that it must be from the hurricane.

"Yeah," he said, pointing at his computer. "Look at this. It's supposed to rain for the next five days."

Fabulous. Apparently Hurricane Norbet is about to hit the Baja Peninsula, while Hurricane Odile is just off the coast of Acapulco. For you geography buffs (or non-buffs, since the buffs would already know) we're pretty far south of the Baja, but only three hours north of Acapulco. So Odile is coming our way! Here's a satellite picture to give you an idea of what we're in for.

Our TV satellite - and sometimes the internet - stop working when we have a lot of rain, so it looks like I'll be getting lots of editing done. :)

ETA: The TV is down, the phone is out, and water is determined to come through my windows. Am I supposed to edit during this?


Janna Qualman said...

Enjoy whatever down time you get! Hope it doesn't cause any harm near you.

Melanie Avila said...

So far we've always just had rain (knock on wood). The bay seems to protect us from the nastier weather, but this one seems pretty close so who knows.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Rain? Whats that? ;) Hope you guys don't get hit too hard with it. Oh... and before the power goes out....

Backup. :)

Melanie Avila said...

LOL, no kidding.




Anything else?

Turkey Lurkey said...

Eject Goose!



I think of that every time I hear Maverick. Its my favorite Top Gun Quote... and appropriate even now. :)

Melanie Avila said...


btw, the internet has been flickering all morning and my phone is dead. At least we have water again. :)

Robin said...

Rats. That sounds like a pain. I hope it's not too bad. I hope I'm not tempting fate with this comment, but how much damage can a hurricane named "Norbert" do? Who chooses these names, anyway? Is there a hurricane "Doofus"? That probably wouldn't be a bad hurricane. How about hurricane
"Shmeldrick"? Hurrican "Oy vey" would probably be a really bad hurricane.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, LOL! It's actually Odile or whatever that's hitting us. Norbet is north of us. So far it's just lots and lots of water.

Rachel Burton said...

Wow. I guess it's too late for the "batteries and water" advice, huh?

As a native floridian, I weathered a few hurricanes growing up. Stay safe and enjoy the show. They can be spectacular.

spyscribbler said...

Hurricane Doofus! Love that, LOL! Melanie, I hope you stay relatively dry and safe. I'll pop by and pet Mac until you get back.


colbymarshall said...

AGH! I'm scared...stay safe :)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks everyone. Things are back to normal today but I don't think we're out of the hurricane woods yet.