Bossy was supposed to wake to Tropical Storm Hanna pounding her parched neighborhood. Bossy organized all kinds of storm distractions in anticipation, such as bacon and Netflix and more bacon. Bossy’s daughter has brownie mix at the ready and a stack of library books.
But no storm. Yet. How’s the weather where you are?
seachange saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 7:48 am
Pouring rain, no wind: on the coast just north of Boston.
Perhaps this rain isn’t Hanna and is another system?
corrie saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 7:48 am
Here in central MA it is a verrrrrry humid and hot misty morning with no sun. I woke up to gentle rain last night. Gentle!
Where is the swirling whirling turbulance I had anticipated?
Hope your storm distractions are sufficient stormless condolences!
Betsy Oxford saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 7:50 am
Absolutely awful here in GA. Faye was supposed to bring more rain than she did – and Gustav….we were ready and even had guest towels made with his name, but he was not to be seen.
Praying for Ike now and then for Josephine and then the rest of the letters should they come along.
My lake is down 17 feet so our boat hasn’t seen much time out of the dock.
Alwyn saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:01 am
Waiting the storm,too, just SE of you. NOT schlepping kids to soccer was #1 choice of things to do today, followed by the welcome chores of closet purging and cookbook reading.
Molly saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:12 am
I’m with Betsy – don’t live on the lake, but I remember thinking it would take a hurricane coming inland to make a dent in this drought. And now that I live in a neighborhood with lots of big, old trees that prospect is a little scary. But we need the rain! So today? Dry. Clear. And dry.
Meg saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:30 am
The rain has begun northwest of DC, but it’s a gentle, non-windy rain. So far. I’m about to fry up a whole pound of bacon in anticipation of our being sequestered inside today!
blackbird saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:30 am
It feels like the Bayou here in Tuvalu.
Hot and damp…and damp.
Angel in Kentucky saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:31 am
Constant drizzle, on this the day of a wedding~UGH, mah hair!
Casa Wasabi saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:34 am
We anticipated some severe storminess here in Myrtle Beach. I went out on Thursday and bought massive amounts of bottled water (first time since I switched to sigg bottles), pediasure (for the petite) and red wine (for me). Also got flashlights, batteries, candles, first aid kit supplies, canned food, etc. Now I feel like a bit of a moron. Yeah, it was a bit windy and we got a few periods of “intense” rain, but I’m a beach girl, and this didn’t even rank on my top 100. Boring. Sorry you were disappointed too, Bossy.
mia saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:40 am
but how are ya gonna cook the bacon if the power goes out? Things like this are what I need to know!! ::laughing::
Stephanie saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:46 am
We’re in Delaware. It’s overcast and h.u.m.i.d., though the sun is peeking out at times.
Gayle saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:47 am
Also waiting for Hanna. Warm, humid, cloudy, yuck. I hope we don’t lose power. I didn’t plan anything to keep the kids busy and not bickering!
Ariel saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:48 am
65, cool, clear and crisp. With just a tiny tang of fall in the air.
Bush Babe saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:55 am
Cool (16 degrees celsius, can’t do Farenheit!) and late at night… too dark to see if there’s cloud cover or not. Too tired to care!
cindy saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:56 am
I live on one of charleston’s barrier islands. Hanna was one big “non-event”. They closed the schools Friday and we were all ready for something that turned out to be nothing more than rain, with a tiny bit of wind thrown in. I have enough batteries and bottled water to last the next 5 years! Oh well, we’ll be ready when the next one comes! Don’t eat too much bacon up there!
martha in mobile saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 8:57 am
Post-Gustav: Dry; Pre-Ike: Queasy with showers.
Not June Cleaver saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:01 am
Humid with steady rain from Hanna, about 3/4″ so far. I’m a few miles west of DC.
dexter saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:15 am
Partly to mostly crappy
Mama Bear saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:26 am
Muggy with a 100% chance of more muggy. Highly unusual for upstate NY. We hit 90 yesterday. Isn’t this supposed to be September?
jp saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:26 am
Africa hot here in Long Island. Cloudy but no rain.
Can I start my Hurricaine Party Anyway?!?!?
I want to be a weather man when I grow up!
vuboq saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:29 am
vuboq put chocolate syrup in his coffee and topped it with Reddi-Wip. He is ready to take on the Storm!
rain. rain. and more rain here in Silver Spring. BOSSY’s Guest Room is high and dry though 🙂
RuthWells saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:44 am
What the frock are you doing up at 6am on a Saturday?!
Lora saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:45 am
Scorching hot here in southern CA…how I wish for some rain.
AmberStar saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:46 am
We had our part of Gustav earlier this week and we are not expecting any hurricanes this week in north central Texas.
Hope you are safe and keep amused with your pre storm preparations. I love a good storm, but hate the falling trees.
If you have time while waiting for Hanna, I’ve a gift for you on my blog today. I know you are way too cool, but it is there.
BeachBms saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:49 am
here in vabeach we have intermittent wind, rain, sun, clouds…supposed to pour later on today, but i’m beginning to doubt it. and i planned on staying in bed all day, dammit.
Martin saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 9:56 am
South of France…overcast and humid. Should be sunny and back up to 90f tomorrow.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:06 am
I think you’ll be seeing it sometime this afternoon.
Meanwhile, back in the Sunshine State, where it is VERY sunny today, we are watching Ike.
People I know in London think it’s weird that we have a hurricane named after a past US President.
Tracy (Oklahoma) saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:15 am
Cool, 63 degrees, and has been raining since early morning hours. We usually have numerous “burn bans” throughout the summer due to lack of rain and I think we only had one or two occasions where they put one into effect, as it has rained all dang summer. Never thought I’d see the day when I would be wishing for a “burn ban”!
Laura saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:16 am
We waiting too Bossy and this morning I made Godschall’s turkey bacon for my son and his buddy. I hear you about parched-my lawn/garden life is dismal………..
Smoochiefrog saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:18 am
Light rain and the winds are picking up here outside of DC/Baltimore. 🙂
Jacquie saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:22 am
Just the same ol’ patch of perfect here in San Diego! You forgot to mention the cases of beer – that was always our first step toward hurricane preparation when I lived in Florida.
Stacey saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:25 am
I’m in Virginia. We’ve got steady rain. But we also have 5 minute cake
4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
Mix flour, sugar and cocoa in mug, add 1 egg, milk and oil, and mix well
Put in microwave for 3 minutes on high (YMMV)
Wait until it stops rising & collapses back in the mug. Empty on plate & enjoy
Surcie saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:26 am
Hanna made landfall near us, but the wind wasn’t too bad. Our hurricane kit was ready, but more importantly, I made blueberry muffins and banana bread, and then I ate a dark chocolate Snickers bar.
Kelly Stern saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:30 am
tj saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:37 am
…Miss Bossy I love that photo! You have such a cute home… Don’t you love playin’ “peepin’ Tilly” on your own home? I do. There’s many evenings I’m walking our dogs and I’ll slowly walk around our house and just peek in as if I’m a stranger viewin’ our home for the first time…lol… Funny thing is, no matter how much our old house gets on my last nerve, I always love what I see when I do that… ;o)
…Anyway, the weather here is beautiful! Autumn is knockin’ on our doorstep with a high of 75-80 today and sunny too…(*happy sigh*) :o)
…Happy Saturday and blessings…
Rattling the Kettle saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:40 am
The weather is just like it is every day. Sunny, too hot, too much smog in the air.
Ah, Los Angeles.
tj saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:41 am
…Hi ‘Stacey’ up there with the recipe! :o) Hey, on your recipe, are you talking about just a standard size coffee mug? Also, what is YMMV? (you’ll have to pardon me, I’m kinduva big dummy…lol)
…Thanks for the recipe! I’m gonna try that… :o)
The Great Getzby saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:42 am
Bossy’s Son received warning after warning from over-paranoid parents — “hurricane winds!” “torrential downpours!” — and awoke to a slightly gloomy day.
heidi saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:44 am
pea soup, here on L.I. Waiting waiting waiting.
smalltown mom saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:46 am
Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:49 am
*cough* smoggy and hot and humid – they say we will be getting a cooling trend over the next couple of day
:: waiting not-so-patiently for my hair to stop curling up ::
that girl saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 10:54 am
we had an earthquake yesterday, does that count?
All Adither saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:01 am
Did you creep outside in your jammies to take that pic? And what, in God’s name, are you doing up at 6am on a Saturday?
Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:01 am
I think I found your storm.
Tina saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:05 am
I’m in the Philly suburbs and expected to wake up to howling winds and all kinds of stormy coolness, but was disappointed. There’s more wind between my ears.
Sorry folks, we hooked up the pump in the basement and tied down our patio cushions pretty much guaranteeing that Hanna would fizzle. It’s our fault.
patty saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:18 am
cloudy n humid
dripping with sweat
anything would be better
Michelle saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:27 am
Up here in the Big Apple we’re expecting rain for the first time in.. um.. a while.
I hate any kind of precipitation in the city, because it makes the bottom of my pants dirty.
MammaLoves saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:29 am
It’s pouring here in NoVA. They’re predicting 7 inches. The animals are lining up at my door looking for the gangplank.
Glass Dragonfly saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:41 am
Beautiful…low 70’s for a high…just about perfect.
Linda Fleming saysSeptember 6, 2008 at 11:46 am
Sunny and clear here in SW Florida, but Ike will be in the area in a couple of days- so I am off to the beach to soak up some rays before Ike arrives to either drown us or blow us away.
PS- I have been reading your blog for months but have never commented before- I love, love, love your blog!