Posted by: heatherinparadise | July 20, 2008

Hello, Dolly!

So we’ve got a tropical storm heading our way. Poor Michael had to go to work on his only day off to put all the patio furniture and “outdoor” stuff inside the houses he manages. Like 50 houses. Arrgh.

I’ve been pretty casual about it, but about 2 hours ago we had a power surge that caused the loud-as-hell burglar alarm in the beer distributor office across the street to start wailing, and it is CURRENTLY still blaring. I’ve been listening to it so long now that I’ve detected two layers of sound that have started sounding like really obnoxious voices: One is saying “Oh-Woot! Oh-Woot! Oh-Woot!” and the other is saying, “Doink! Doink! Doink!” just a beat behind the other. I’m just about ready to cut off my ear and move to the South of France.

People on the forums are chattering a bit, but I guess it’s because they’re worried about their vacations. For those of us who live here, though…Meh. It’s just a tropical storm. I’ll put away the stuff in the yard, then head to Mega for wine and beer.

Better get out the flashlights and candles. I also have to think up some topics of conversation, since it looks like Michael and I might end up having to talk to each other tonight. It’s likely we will lose power and not have TV. Sigh. Oh, the hardship.

Now one of the voices has started saying, “Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!” OMFG, shut up, shut up, shut up!

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  1. Booooo on the alarm, is it still reverberating in your brain? Stay dry and safe amiga!

    Topics of conversation: The mullet, English versus Western riding, Beatles versus Rolling Stones, or types of cheese.

  2. Glad you can be so calm! Try living 50′ from the rising ocean! It’s a little nerve wracking. Can’t you call somebody about that alarm? Or just shoot it?

  3. Non-topics of conversation: What are you thinking about? If you could change one thing about me, what would it be? If I find the tweezers, will you get this thing out for me?

    Good luck.

  4. Hope all went well last night…. oh wait… it’s actually CURRENTLY night over there… as in the tropical storm is passing you guys by as I am typing this!!!…

    In any case, here’s thinking of yas! Stay warm, dry and safe!


  5. Kelly: Thanks for the topics, but here are the responses: No, What, Rolling Stones, All of them. That wouldn’t have lasted long, thank god the power stayed on.
    Wayne: Thank GOD I will never be able to afford to live oceanfront!! I hope you got a few winks of sleep!
    Char: I have actually said that third thing.
    FNed: Thank you, it was quiet and peaceful here.

  6. Ok Missy- I hope you made it thru OK. It is heading our way, but SW of us, by about 7 hours. So hopefully we will get some rain out of this storm. Been dry here. So how long did the alarm ring?

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