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Monday, August 28

Day Three Of Harvey Morning Coffee Muses

The rains slacked up yesterday afternoon and throughout the night. The water at the back of our place was able to drain. It’s now raining again and we are under a flash flood warning…

Other than being pretty much stuck at home, we have been extremely lucky.  Almost embarrassingly so… But we aren’t going to be going anywhere anytime soon…

See all of the red circles with the — signs. Those are road closures. Not shown are all of the roads that are underwater off the main roads.

This is a continuing disaster. We will be getting rained on for days yet. Stay safe folks.

Friday, August 25

A Wet, Loud, Gonna Get Wetter Morning Coffee Muse

Sherry’s alarm went off at it’s normal 4 am. She shut it off and for the next hour lightning flashed and thunder boomed… Ok, maybe it was only 30 minutes… but it sure seemed like an hour. It seemed like some of the lightning strikes were right outside the bedroom window. There was no time between the flash and the boom. And did I say they were loud…

As you can see, what woke us was just an isolated thunderstorm running well ahead of an early rain band. And if the radar holds true through the morning we will see bands of rain streaming over us from east to west. everything you see in that image is twirling around the center at the bottom in the classic counterclockwise direction.

I need to go pour that first cup of the day and step out and get the feel of the morning…

Light to no breeze, light to moderate rain falling. It will be an interesting day.. Now it’s time to get ready to head into Houston.

Thursday, August 24

A Pre Tropical Storm Morning Coffee Muses

In the photo above, on the far right above my shed, you’ll see a smudge of what appears to be smoke. Judging by the number of sirens and the appearance of a life-flight helicopter, it must be a bad fire. Life-flight just flew off. Sirens continue.

All eyes today will be turned to the south. Watching to see what mother nature is going to throw our way. Harvey is heading our way. They aren’t predicting a real wind event, just lots and lots of rain. We will see. I just need it to hold off until tomorrow afternoon…

Whatever’s up the birds are as active as I’ve seen them in quiet awhile. I am hearing birds I haven’t heard in weeks… And seeing them too.

We have news helicopters hovering over the bypass now… I guess I better check and see what’s up…

oh well, that’s shot my coffee…

Tuesday, July 25

Humidity and overcast skies for this Morning Coffee Muses

It’s a sultry, gloomy day out. Not pleasant at all. We are definitely moving into the summer doldrums. Hot, humid, uncomfortable… six days till the start of the most summer-like month on the calendar.

And just to make everything just a little more icky, we have Trump in the White House. I was watching season 1 episode 10 of the News Room last night. It’s the episode where they go bullet point by bullet point down the list of character traits of the Taliban and compare them to the Tea Party… and all I could think about was how truly it characterized the administration of the Trump reign of error.

The polling numbers I heard yesterday really caught my attention… 42% of Americans want Trump impeached, 42% don’t. I guess that means 16% are undecided… for the life of me I don’t know what there is to be undecided about…

On another note, did I mention it’s hot and sticky?