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Irma L’Aigre

September 6th, 2017

Forget Gold; Invest in Water

I started blogging about Irma, but I have been too busy to stick to it.

I’m not sure it would be possible for a major hurricane to hit Miami at a worse time for me. We still have property there, and I am trying to sell my dad’s boat, which he keeps in the water, not in a big safe building.

Even in Ocala, which is extremely unlikely to have any major problems, the hurricane-crazy bug has bitten. I had to wait in line for 15 minutes to get gas today, and it looks like bottled water and batteries are unavailable. When I got to the gas station, some guy was putting 80 gallons in an RV, and other people were filling gas cans as well as their vehicles. Not sure if I should be angry about that.

I learned one useful thing: diesel doesn’t sell out like gas. Unfortunately, my diesel truck’s tailgate decided never to latch again as soon as I got here. I am trying to fix it. I may have to remove it. That will be fun, with no help.

In case anyone wants to help, here is what I’m praying for: I’m asking God to break Irma up and send it straight north, and for him to keep it away from the US.

Things could be worse. I could be in Miami.

Thanks for whatever prayers you are willing to offer.

By the way, people are price-gouging in Miami. What a great time to load up on bottled water and rip off your neighbors.

9 Responses to “Irma L’Aigre”

  1. baldilocks Says:

    Prayed for you already, my friend. One more time.

  2. Steve H. Says:

    Thank you. I look forward to checking the forecast map and seeing this thing moving out to sea.

  3. Scott P Says:

    Praying for all in Irma’s path, and congrats on the new digs! Hope to see you cooking something really, really unhealthy and posting it one of these days.

  4. Mike Says:

    Praying for it go northeast and miss us all. I live in eastern NC, thank God my dad sold off the beach property after my mother passed. Every storm that came along put me on the road to help them back home with a ton of stuff. I miss my folks but not the beach property. Good luck with the boat situation.

  5. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    May our Father in heaven protect our shores and our friends and our friends’ properties.

  6. Ruth H Says:

    Praying for all those who have been harmed and are in harm’s way.
    I’ve been thinking of all the words you have written about the punishment coming, some of it is here already.

  7. Steve B Says:

    Of course, “price gouging” is precisely what keeps people from putting 80 gallons of gas in an RV.

  8. Steve H. Says:

    Thanks for the support.

    I have been looking up statistics, and it appears that this area has never, since records have been kept, been hit by hurricane-force winds. That’s a relief. Now if Miami can just squeak by until I’m better prepared for the next problem.

  9. lateniteguy Says:

    This is a little random, but if you are looking for one motor oil for everything, you should see if DELO 400 15W-30 (yes, 30) might work in truck, tractor, and so on. I was thinking about what a pleasant tangible feeling of progress mowing gives me, sort of like pressure washing, and I am happy that you feel the same way, and thought (given that 60% of US base stock production is off line thanks to Harvey here and we may wind up with tight motor oil and lube supplies for a few months) that it might simplify your life. When you get ramps and all for the mower, I mean.

    Also, said a prayer, hope Irma stays offshore. Harvey was a huge pain and I don’t wish that on people. Good luck. Enjoy the silence of the countryside.