Greetings, my fellow port swillers!
Whelp, here she comes – they’re still calling for a total of a couple feet starting this afternoon, together with howling winds and whiteout conditions.
If you don’t hear from me in the next few days, it’ll be because the power is out. (Yeah, it seems I should have bought that generator now, but this is still too rare an event to quite justify it to me.)
Picking up on the comments below, we’ve lost power before in the winter, of course, but I don’t recall the outages lasting more than a day or so. The longest blackouts that I remember at Port Swiller Manor came in the wake of Hurricane Isabel in ’03 and the big Derecho in 2012, each one lasting four or five days. Those were miserable times. In winter, if you have enough firewood, blankets, and adult beverages, all you have to do is snuggle in. But in summah? The house gets progressively hotter and more disgusting and there’s not much relief other than to hide in the basement.
Or, as Mrs. R is wont to do, flee to a hotel.
Anyhoo, we’ll see what happens.
I’ll catch up with you all on the other side, perhaps with pictures.