Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Well, folks - Alex has gone ashore about 80 miles south of us. I am sure, everyone, including me, are grateful that we didn't get anything more than what we did. I appreciate you taking this journey with me - tomorrow I will post pictures of some of the aftermath of flooding and wind damages that I can find.

Prayers are being said for the folks in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - they are going to be hit hard.

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All is safe, a little wind still, some rain - so for now - Good-night!
Due to the weather, even the Basilica in San Juan has closed it's doors.

Lots of wind - increasing wind and rain right now.
ha one of my buddies, Donnie wrote, "The damn frogs in the field behind the house are almost making more noise than the hurricane!" (the field is behind his house and it's an orchard! ha) I figured by now they would have drown as much rain as we've gotten. I'm measuring 11" so far.
Victor has a live cast going on the storm from his window you can view it at :
Talk about the best friends - both came out in a driving rain and snipped that darn limb I was concerned that might fly through the window at me! THANK YOU Donnie and Victor! You are my heros tonight and that, my friends, is what true friendship is all about! Helpng each other when we need it the most - no matter what time nor what the weather is like!
Hmmm now they say the bad boy is coming in around midnight. Okay whenever just stop being fickled and make up your mind where you are going, Alex. You definetly remind me of an ex-boyfriend - oh and I had several clients like you too - just thought you were so powerful and mighty but in the end you couldn't make up your mind where you were going and you fizzled out.

I have one limb I'm concerned with - it broke during one of the earlier wind storms this afternoon. Now it keeps banging into the 2 windows on the east side. I'm hoping it will just break off and fall down on the ground without any damages to anything. I went out on a ladder and tried to pull it down - but the wind almost blew me and the ladder down - so aborted that idea. I figure I'm on faith and prayer right now where that limb is concerned.

Raining pretty steady - nothing hard like we had earlier. Wind is about 25-30 mph right now.

Good side of all of this - is my trailer is clean! ha I'm talking major spring cleaning took place around here today! Other good side, tomorrow - barring any flooded roads and after a few pictures of the area - I'm going home!
The river level is rising near the Arroyo Colorado river. It appears a tornado touched down in the San Pedro community. A water station flipped over (these are real popular in the valley for getting bottled water for .25 cents a gallon), a semi-trailer tipped over and tree limbs are scattered everywhere.