So, here I am, trying to get ready to go on vacation and what happens?
Hurricane Earl is heading straight for our beach house on the Outer Banks of NC and we're heading off on vacation out of the country. Normally, I am glued to the weather news and to www.hurricanetrack.com. We happened to "meet" Mark Sudduth of www.hurricanetrack.com online last year during a particularly bad nor'easter (Nor'Ida). He ended up going to our beach house and setting up his equipment in order to stream live video from our cottage. We have been fans ever since.
Mark is on the Outer Banks now, with an ABC Nightline producer, and they will be streaming live video as they go through the hurricane there. Some of the live feed will be streamed from the "weather cam" on the deck of our house.
And we won't be here to see it! Aarrggh!!! Tomorrow night when the storm hits, we'll be in Panama City, Panama -- and instead of lounging at the spa or dropping a few quarters in the slot machines in one of the Casinos near our hotel, we will probably end up eagerly searching for a cybercafe where we can log on and watch the hurricane live and in living color, with our cottage in a starring role.
Nervewracking? A little. We've been through worse than this, so we aren't too worried, but Fiona and Gaston are right behind! Still, storms can be unpredictable so you never want to be too cavalier about it.
Fun, nonetheless? Oh, yeah.
So, forgive me for not having a real estate related post. Between packing, making sure everything is taken care of during my absence and Hurricane Earl, I am a little distracted today!