I knew it would happen eventually
Right now, this is what everyone in the city is thinking about and preparing for. While all the meteorologists and news channels are speculating, the truth is nobody knows for sure what Ernesto will do next. Most are predicting that he'll upgrade to a hurricane once he hits the warm waters north of Cuba and then head right for the West Palm, Lauderdale, Miami areas. Right where I am!! So the next few days should be interesting.
I stopped for gas on my way home from work this afternoon, and this is what the gas station looked like:
Most gas stations I have seen today look like this. I only stopped for gas because I was getting low and needed some, but everyone else there appeared to be preparing for the apocalypse. One guy had the entire back of his pickup truck full of dozens of gas containers, and he filled each one. I suspect that the weasel plans to sell these for lots of money if a hurricane knocks out the power to such a degree that businesses--gas stations--close for a number of days, or if the gas stations run out of gas.
If Ernesto does become a hurricane, and if he does hit my area, I'll try to get some pictures and post them up here.
Also if this happens, I may be without power and, thus, the ability to update my blog for a number of days.
In the meantime, I have a couple new books to sink my teeth into--and a flashlight to read by.