Waiting for the gathering storm - Isaac 003

By: wanzewurld , 3:45 AM GMT on August 28, 2012

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I went to town to take care of a few items I'd put off as long as I could but needed to take care of them before September and I supposed today was the last day I could be certain I'd have time. Me and Stub, the wonder dog rode around town looking to see how today differed from other days and most of the grocery stores, gas stations, fast food shops like McDonald's, KFC, etc were all busy with cars queued in long lines waiting for carry-out orders although ALL of them were curiously devoid of customers inside or cars parked for inside service - Now that was strange!

Stub, the wonder dog was unusually subdued as we drove around and he hardly scratched or nudged my arm wanting a scratch, pet, or rub; that was highly unusual! Normally he can only go about 5 minutes tops before requesting attention - I use the term "requesting" in the most liberal sense of the word - Insisting or demanding would be more descriptive of his bid for attention. He sat looking out first one window and then moving on to another; he discovered the large rear window in my PT Cruiser, StarCruiser, just a couple of days ago and realized he could lay on the armrest between the front seats and see where we'd been instead of having to sit or stand on the narrow perch watching where we were going! One time today as we were stopped at an unusually long traffic light I looked over to see him with his rear legs stretched tall and his forelegs stretched out in front of him gnawing on a chew toy; his back was presented in a strange reverse curve and the part of his anatomy presented to me was... Well, it was downright rude! I stood it for a few seconds before aiming a forceful puff of air directly at the center of his derrière; that got his attention and he withdrew into the copilot's seat making sure I would have no further target!

The traffic was heavier than usual but only marginally; I suppose if all the people lined up at gas stations, eateries, and parked in lots were on the road it would have been noticeably heavier than usual but I took advantage of the daylight growing dimmer by the quarter-hour due to high, thin clouds and drove out in the country to get some cloud and sky videos with my own narration to remind myself of my impressions and to dictate a brief but concise history of Isaac along with remembrances of Katrina and Camille.

Thankfully, Isaac should come nowhere near those legendary monsters but I'm looking forward to being able to walk and possibly bicycle in the midst of this current seductress.

I slept about an hour last night and my mindless prattle is beginning to dry up so I'll hit this again on the morrow.

Ciao,
Wayne

Monday, August 27, 2012, 22:44 CDT

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About wanzewurld

Retired electrician and construction manager, I love: photography, astronomy, writing, good jokes and pranks, watching weather, Stub, the wonder dog!!m@

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