September 6, 2014

Hurricane Norbert



The last time a full fledged hurricane hit San Diego was in 1858.  This time the experts are predicting Hurricane Norbert to be downgraded to a tropical storm before it reaches us.

Still, tropical storm level winds can move things around.  I’ll nail down the deck furniture….metaphorically speaking, and move the plants to a sheltered spot.  I don’t think we need the umbrella up either.  Before we move all that around, we need to stop by the Chevy dealer.  I yanked on Grumpy’s emergency brake release yesterday, and it came off in my hand.  This is the second one.  I was left asking why GM engineers used plastic parts in high stress/high use areas.

Until then, you can watch all of us San Diego bloggers on the weather channel...she says waving.



  • Himself:  Wants a hair cut.  Buy brake cable, get our local mechanic to give us a day to fix it, lunch go to work at the museum.

  • Herself:  Need to buy black sandals.  Mine are reaching their sad end.  Following G around till we get to two or three shoe stores….hopefully not Nordies.

  • Reading:  "City Room," by Gelb.  Very well written.

  • Balance:  Staying cool today and tomorrow staying dry.


  • 11 comments:

    1. At least we could really bitch about the weather if a hurricane hit.

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    2. Don't get blown away Mage. It's the cheap plastic parts that have given out on my van too. All in high stress places!?

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    3. I have a visit to the shoe store in my future. Baked coconut cupcakes for David today. He's 85 next week. Tried to make boiled frosting with Splenda and made a mess. Had to use sugar second time around. Now we are both sugar -laden.

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    4. Hope you get the rain but not the wind...

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    5. I though cheap plastic parts went the way of obsolecense with those Japanese cars in the 1950's! I need to go shopping for rain wear for my upcoming Ireland trip...love an excuse to shop ;-). Stay safe and watch for flooding areas when driving out and about.

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    6. Stay safe, Mage.. and keep us posted when you can. Hugs to you.

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    7. Good luck with the storm, hope it poops out before it gets to shore.

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    8. the barber cut too much off good thing it will grow back soon.

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    9. Be safe. Remember, the last two hurricanes we had -- 2011 and 2012 -- were declared not hurricanes, so that hurricane insurance was not liable...

      You've seen the outside photos of what we had.

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    10. I hope you are right about the downgrading.

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    11. I hope it is spent by the time it reaches you.

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