I am on the Gulf (west coast about 1/2 way between the top & bottom of the state) in Florida. All week it’s been a guessing game where she was going, but it looks like she’s coming directly for my city now. I’ll be honest…I was hoping it would hit land by Miami & go up the east coast. Then the track started shifting west. I started hoping it would keep drifting west and we’d get the edge, but no such luck.
I’ve chosen to stay. First of all early evacuation wasn’t an option for me as I had work. Work did eventually decide to close Friday (and now Monday but no kidding since Irma will be passing right then 😂). Next on Tuesday gas & water was already running out in this area even though it was still predicted for an east coast hit. People were acting just a tad crazy. So between no gas & the main roads becoming a parking lot leaving wasn’t easy. They say you don’t evacuate for the wind, but the surge & water afterwards. People leaving before they should creates the problems & cauyus there was this week.
I’ll admit this is my 1st hurricane. And apparently I’m picking a doozie! I just recently celebrated my 4th FL-versary and there has been nothing like this. I’ve gone thru massive blizzards & leveling tornadoes. Even rain & flooding. But not a hurricane & definitely not a big one. So I’ve done a lot of educating myself this week. Speaking to friends who have been thru it & others that have lived here. I feel secure in the house (concrete block). Roommate finished boarding up the windows today & my car is actually in the garage now (it’s normally outside 24/7). We’re not in a flood zone nor an evacuation zone for the storm surge. I stocked up on foods that don’t need the fridge & water and Gatorade. I know we’ll lose power. Honestly that’s the part that probably bothers me most. The storm will have passed. The wind and rains stop. But we most likely won’t have power. It could be a week. Argh!! I’ve never been thru that part before. And it’s early September in Florida so temps still in the low 90s so another issue. I’ve got friends close by so I can hike over if I need to. I got cash this week too just in case. Car is filled with gas. I’m going to take one last shower in the morning & then fill the tub with water. I’m going to have a small bag packed in case I need to get out. Be prepared has been my motto!
So best of luck to all in Irma’s path. I believe all of Florida will be affected somehow. Be safe, make good choices & we’ll get thru this. 🙏🤞🌀
That’s how I’m feeling today. No real plans. Blah weather. I’m in the mood for something but I couldn’t tell you what??? 🤷🏼♀️
Right now I’m starting at the car dealership to get my tire replaced. Yup that’s the 3rd tire with a nail since this spring. I have no idea where I’m driving or parking that this is suddenly such an issue for me. Thank goodness for that tire warranty!!!! 🙏
Not sure what my next stop will be. We’re getting a lot of rain. ⛈ Not sure if that’s an off shoot from hurricane Harvey? I feel like just poking around & seeing what I find. This is rare for me cause usually I have everything so scheduled if I want to do anything.
Here’s to hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend! 💙💜❤️
Ahhh…made it thru the week. 😜 Which was soooo long it seemed. Granted I started off with a few late nights but it just felt like I couldn’t catch up. Work just drug out. A lot is happening there, but it’s staying under control. The gym I just can’t back into. My energy level is blah. I know my diet it crap and I’m feeling it! Changing my food around and trying to make better choices. I can’t get away from the sugar sweet junk though.
I was happy on Thursday night to get to talk to Will. He’s still out west for work a few more days before he flies to the Midwest to spend a week with his kids. Then he’s finally coming back here!! Yeah I’m a little excited. We had good conversation (seems like we always do) talking about everything & nothing. I am looking forward to actually getting to spend some time together and see where it goes. 😊
Kickball last night was awesome! Our team won, but I also made a HUGE play when we really needed it & I’m not gonna lie…it felt great!!! It’s such a good time with friends and hanging out.
This weekend is pretty laid back. I’m hoping to get some beach time today if the weather allows it. Want to do some reading as well. Have a friend’s going away party tonight. Not sure about tomorrow yet. Maybe a movie? See how it goes.
Happy weekend all!! Do what makes you happy 😁
Blah the rain. Yes we needed it. Yay we are ok longer a high fire risk. The grass is green & growing. But come on…since last Thursday night it’s been on/off & starting Monday pretty much all day rain. ☔️ So over it. I miss the sun. I miss my activities. I would like to not be wearing my raincoat all the time. 🙄
Monday started out with me driving to work & a low tire pressure light going on. On the tire I just replaced 6 weeks ago. Work was a bit of a shit show cause apparently people didn’t do things while I was gone which made meeting the deadlines that day insane. I left work & hauled ass to the car dealership so they could look at the tire. Turns out another nail (WTF??!!) and the computer needs to be adjusted cause it was the other side that was flat (not the side it was saying). Again wtf??? Thank goodness again for that extra tire warranty cause that’s another $400 I didn’t have to shell out when they ordered the tire. 🙏 I then headed to the gym where my face & jaw was starting to hurt so much I half assed it just get it done. I apologized to my awesome trainer…she knows when I’m not right & isn’t a jerk about it. I had taken a pain pill at work early, but I can’t drive on them so couldn’t take another. Got home, made dinner & went to bed! 👊
Tuesday more rain. More of the same work crap (still catching up). But changed my dinner plans when cornhole cancelled! My favorite local event is going on…restaurants offer fixed menus for a low price for 2 weeks. Usually these are upscale or places I never go so trying to get to a few new ones again this year. Except my frigging tooth pain is really putting a damper on things!! Nevertheless I was determined last night to eat & it was fabulous. Had a good time catching up with my gf & her bf. One of my favorite stores is having their semi annual sale so I stopped there & can you believe I found exactly what I have been looking for?? On sale??!! That never happens so it made for a much improved day!! And I got a cute new dress for peanuts at the thrift store on lunch break. Day improving. 👍
Today again it’s raining. Yeah shocker. 😂 I’m hitting the gym after work & then home. I need an early night to catch up. My tooth is still hurting & it’s been a week so I’m thinking there is something else wrong? I have a follow up dental appointment tomorrow.
Good news…William & I have continued to stay in touch. He’s back in Seattle, but coming home Sunday so we’re doing dinner that night. Date #2!! I’m trying not to be too excited or get ahead, but I am looking forward to seeing him & spending actual time together. It’s been almost a month we’ve been “talking” yet have only met that one time. Which is really weird for me (I’ve never done anything like this before) although I like it! How crazy is that? Things are moving slow which is good right now cause I have a lot of my own stuff going on. Fingers crossed 🤞
It’s raining. Again. Hard. That is just freaking depressing. I live in the sunshine state not Seattle. This is day 3 of really good serious gushers of rain. And no sunshine. Luckily I’m not being flooded or anything so I’m happy for that.
Cornhole was cancelled last night. Went to dinner with one of the guys instead. We both agreed it was nice to have adult conversation. Lol Actually it was a fun time & nice to get to know somebody away from the typical bar scene we are usually at.
The roommate’s daughter still isn’t out of the hospital yet. Something isn’t quite right with the baby so they are keeping him. I’m still waiting to see how this is all going to play out. I actually have been keeping an eye out in places available in my area. Between this baby issue (is she really going to kick them out if they have no where to go? Please), always smoking weed & the latest BF she has I’m thinking I need to cover my ass. It’s a lot of drama I try to stay away from! The only issue is I LOVE LOVE LOVE my location so that’s going to make it hard to replace. I did actually just find a place right down the street and it’s $150 less a month. I sent an inquiry so we’ll see. I figure it can’t hurt to at least explore my options.
This afternoon is my first visit with the new therapist. I’m not sure how I feel. I really needed to talk a few weeks ago to be honest. I can discuss some of the things like the housing that’s causing me stress. Or my relationship with my mom? But to be honest since my August 1st no contact with POS I have been doing ok. What’s funny is he texted me last week & now suddenly today he liked something on my FB. Whatever.
FF is still texting me while he’s out of town which I suppose is good? It’s his vacation and time with kids so I’m letting him take the lead on contacting me. I’ve had a few others from Tinder pop up with potential but again it seems not much comes of it. Is that the norm? Message a little, exchange numbers and text but then what? I feel like I’m developing carpal tunnel and all you do is rewrite the same story to each new person.