Friday, September 12, 2008

Getting a life.

I am stuck at home today. This is the 2nd day in a row that I have had to miss at work due to inclement weather.

Even though Hurricane Ike is going to hit land in Galveston any minute now, he is swinging his arm at my hometown on his way in. We are experiencing gusts of wind and bands of rain that make driving conditions hazardous. We all know how my little car acts in the wind. I am still dealing with the fallout of Tropical Depression Fay, Hurricane Gustav, and now I will have days of work missed (and therefore loss of pay) from Hurricane Ike.

Business is normally dripping slow in September, but hurricanes are definitely business killers.

I just KNOW that something can be done to slow these things down, diminish them, or stop them altogether. I'd even bet we could steer them if we try. My co-workers and I were discussing ideas for doing so. Now, we are not scientists; nor, do we have any means of testing our theories, but is anybody working on solutions to weather problems? I just want to know.


Kim Ayres said...

The simplest thing is to move somewhere you don't get them...

Jupiter's Girl said...

I see you left the trail after that thought... like it isn't finished.

Letting the weather have it's way is simple too.

I don't know how I'd ever leave New Orleans. I get more attached - the more it is threatened.

Still, I am going to Arizona next week for a conference with people from all over. I am going to network, feeling out climates and conditions for a move out west. I am sure there are dangers everywhere, but I think New Orleans wants to return to the sea. Who am I to resist it?