2017 Life Logs, Day 249: Happy Anniversary to Heather & Jed + Hurricane Watch
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Weather: Overcast with Thunderstorms; High 77, Low 66 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
Today was Heather and Jed’s 14th anniversary and they invited me to join them for an anniversary dinner downtown at Anejo, a Mexican bistro. Dinner was fantastic and we celebrated the 14 years. But unfortunately, the celebration was dominated by the weather. It was overcast and stormy here today and because of a water leak, I had no water. So as Hurricane Irma spent her day bearing down on Puerto Rico, I felt a bit like I was in a storm zone as well. But it was Irma that kept all of us on watch all day long.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who called or sent texts and emails inquiring about Justin and family in Puerto Rico. So far, so good. Justin and Jo worked so very hard to be super prepared. Justin sent a photo of their home all boarded up with no outdoor furniture or kid toys lying about. It looked abandoned, but it was not. Everyone was inside hiding from the oncoming wind and rain. They got a break this evening by the fact that Hurricane Irma’s eye stayed north of the north coast of Puerto Rico. At 11 pm, Irma is moving WNW at 16 miles an hour and is currently located 85 miles NNW of San Juan. Even though it wasn’t a direct hit on San Juan, Irma is packing the strongest winds ever recorded in an Atlantic Ocean hurricane and is more than a couple of hundred miles wide. So, its impact will be felt across all of Puerto Rico. In my last contact with Justin via text, all was well. I’ll check in first thing in the morning and hope for only good news. And then I’ll turn my attention to family in Florida. No matter what Irma does, things don’t look great for them. But at least they have time to prepare.