I’m talking about the weather and not my mental state ~ another storm is brewing off of Guam and we’re expecting at least six inches of rain today with winds up to 30 mph. Right now, the sun is out but I learned from the last tropical storm to skirt Guam, that the weather will change in a matter of minutes so being prepared is essential.
Tropical Storm Bilis was here about 10 days ago and went on to cause a lot of death and destruction in Asia (Philippines, Taiwan, and China). Billis gave me a feel of what the rainy season is all about. It would have been nice to stay inside and ride out the storm but the dogs require their walks regardless of weather so I got to feel the storm. The wind was so strong the rain was coming sideways at me and rain was blowing directly into my ears. The other danger for me was the falling debris from the trees and the flyaway items the neighbors neglected to secure. Should a larger storm come through, I hope the housing inspectors will check that people have put away those dangerous items.
After getting completely soaked and having a better understanding of what I’m up against, I went on-line and ordered one of those sailor-style storm suits. Unfortunately, it hasn’t arrived yet so I won’t be able to test it on today’s storm.
I have no doubt the storm will blow by and be gone by tomorrow afternoon which would be great because the Liberation Day Parade is on Friday. Why am I so confident of good weather? FM is due back from two weeks TDY to Ft.Lewis and Ft. Knox tomorrow night and he always manages to miss out on wacky weather when he’s gone. Whether it be snowstorms, tornados, or tropical storms, he has great timing for missing them. Then I have to put up with the “what’s all the fuss about?” attitude.