“Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.”

Yesterday we were deluged with rain. The storm started with thunder; a couple of claps were right over my house. Luckily neither Maddie nor Gracie noticed. They were concentrating on the treats I was giving the two of them. The lightning was next, small bolts which quickly came and went. I had to go to Hyannis for a doctor’s appointment. As I entered the highway, the skies opened and the rain was so heavy I could barely see out the windshield. Every car slowed to around 20, and a few put on hazard lights so they’d be more easily seen through the sheets of rain. It was like that all the way. When I arrived at the office, the rain suddenly stopped. After I finished my appointment and got to my car, the rain started again as heavily as before. I slowly drove home. The sides of the road were filled with water, and cars sent the water cascading to the left or to the right. The low spots on the side roads were filled with water. One was so deep it slowed my car. I was relieved when I got home even though it was still pouring. I got soaked in the short run from my car to the house, but being home was worth it..

It got so dark yesterday in the early afternoon my outside lights were triggered. The rain pounded my doors and windows. Gracie backed away from the door. She didn’t go out until there was a brief respite from the storm, in the early evening. Not long after, the rain started again. We got over 2 inches of rain.

Today is damp and overcast. The air is cool. I have the doors and windows opened. I like feeling the chill instead of the humidity of the last two days.

The eye wall of Irma is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. It is a monster destroying everything in its wake. I’d be on the road in a heartbeat with Gracie and Maddie, but the cape, like the Keys, has only one road to get us out of the way of danger, one road to the bridge. On Sundays, the traffic back-up leaving the cape after a summer weekend goes for miles and it takes hours to get to the Sagamore Bridge. Just imagine all of us who live here trying to leave at the same time.

Football starts tonight. The Patriots open at home where they’ll raise the new banner to  celebrate last season’s Super Bowl win. Luckily the Sox aren’t playing tonight so my allegiances won’t be torn. Go Pats!

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14 Comments on ““Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I’m so glad I in a part of the world where we seldom get any stronger storms, the last two bad ones (still only reached 1 in Your scale) were over ten years ago. It can change quickly though as the climate gets warmer and warmer.

    Since You are my guide in American scifi and fantasy shows on tv, what Do You think about “Midnight, Texas”? It’ll start here toimorrow night and I wonder if it is worth staying up late? Looks interesting though.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Not only is Irma causing total destruction of the small islands, but it is also headed toward Florida where evacuations are the orders from the governor. My cape is also open for hurricanes, but we have been lucky since Bob which caused so much damage.

      I don’t remember watching Midnight, Texas though I think I read the books on which it is based. I don’t know why I didn’t watch.

  2. Hedley Says:

    Good afternoon Kat, from Detroit we wish very bad things up your Pats, as The Prince’s Uncle Eric Fisher and his Kansas City Chiefs begin their march to the Superbowl down the Gillette or whatever you call PatArena. Minneapolis calls and this is the year of Uncle Eric.

    The herd will be gathered around the Samsung, watching the Chiefs offense from the Left Tackle perspective. A different way to watch a game and the ball becomes incidental

    Beer is in the fridge, potato chips are in the pantry and we are ready to go #72LII

  3. Birgit Says:

    Wrong kind of football. Anyway, have fun watching the game!

    [Busy days here and less time to comment, I’ll even miss our 3-day free music festival downtown.]

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      Well, I guess the right kind of football depends on what side of the ocean you’re on.

      I hope you had a great time at the concert!

  4. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    We had a almost a week of a heatwave, which almost never happens here. I don’t take heat very well. I did get to swim, but then I got to go home to a hot house. I would just stand in the shower in icy water, every few hours when I couldn’t stand it. It was 87 in my house. EEEK! I finally bought a fan. I know there is no such thing as climate control ( cough) so I’m not worried.
    Maybe 45 could be caught in the eye of a hurricane.
    Did you ever watch the TV show Criminal Minds?
    Cookie is under the bed snoring, but she is steeping by the back of the wall, so I can’t grab her to medicate her.
    Be well,
    Lori and the crew

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      I have central AC so I have no tolerance for the heat. Here we seldom get beyond 85˚ for the hottest days of the summer. Boston has had two heat waves with temperatures in the low 90’s.

      In Ghana it was usually in the 90’s and many days in the low 100’s. I used to take a shower before bed. I had no hot water. I’d never dry myself and I’d go right to bed. I air dried and it felt cool so I could fall asleep.

      I do watch Criminal Minds.

      Stay cool!

      Kat and the kids

  5. Denise Says:

    Hi Kat, CBS said the storm is the size of France! Denise

    • katry Says:

      Hi Denise,
      Wow, that is unbelievable.

      The pictures from satellites are so scary. You can see the movement of the white clouds circling the eye.


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