Monday, August 29, 2011

Beat the storm, part II

Well, I got away again. Second time in several weeks

I had a delivery in Garner, next to Raleigh, NC., on Friday at 11h00. The category 3 hurricane was bearing down on the coast. People and cars were fleeing in the opposite direction. Not for me, I was driving into the heart of darkness and time was running out. So was daylight. Would I make it out in time to save....

(Tearing sound of a needle on a record) Wait a minute, that sounds like some cheap drugstore novelette.

However it's not far from reality. My pick up was delayed on Friday afternoon. I did make it out on Saturday and by the time I got to Richmond, VA,. the rain had stopped. But I was just ahead of it, all the way back.

Whoof, that was close!

Driving back home from Raleigh NC through Wilmington, Delaware, August 10th... a couple of weeks ago.
Sky as black as night in mid afternoon. Street lights are on.

High winds, driving rain, hail. Big trees down and high water on the I-95 north bound.
Followed me all the way through to Lower New York state.