I am just now beginning to see a little Ernesto action here in N.C. About 20 minutes ago the sky got really dark and then some pretty heavy rain suddenly started falling, accompanied by some impressive thunder. I am just now seeing some lightning, as well. So far the winds are just average.

These things have such wonderful timing, don’t they? I was thinking thirty minutes ago that I was going to be able to pick the girls up from school before we saw a drop. I should’ve known that was too good to be true. Carpool is sure to be a nightmare today. I am not complaining though, just making an observation. After watching all that Katrina footage over the weekend, there is no way I am complaining about this. I am even looking on the bright side — afterall, we really did need some rain.

Not a complaint, but just a note…the satellite has already gone out. If the power follows, you might not be hearing from me for a little while.

Update: Ed P. says the storm we saw here today was not Ernesto related. I am having trouble with my satellite and have no access to local channels (or pay-per-view either for some reason), but I was told (by a couple of people) that it was reported that we would be seeing rain for the next few days due to Ernesto moving this way, which is typically the way it works here.

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  1. Jim Addison August 30, 2006
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