Typing this up real fast before my net connection dies again. Hurricane Ivan is pretty much pouring the whole sea on us over here, and it’s not even into GA as of yet. We have about an inch of standing water in the courtyard out back right now, in a little under 2 hours. It looks like a lake out there. I’m worried about flash flooding. Apartments aren’t insured for that kind of thing. We’re on the bottom floor here, and it’s LOT of water. I hope I don’t have to start picking up stuff off the floor and the bottom rows of bookcases. The wind is crazy. I can’t help but think of the poor hummingbirds, outside in all the wind. They’re so little.

I’m flying out tomorrow morning to go visit David in Pittsburgh. He asked me to visit for the weekend. I’m a little nervous that with all of the traffic tomorrow and the rain that I’ll somehow miss my flight, or that it’ll be canceled. I’m also nervous that I’m leaving John alone here to deal with the hurricane. What if it does flood here? Where will he go? What will happen to him? I guess I’m worried that I’m just running off to let him deal with this on his own. I’m also a little scared that I’ll come back and I’ll have no place to live, or that everything will be all flooded, all my books soaked, or my artwork ruined. I’m taking pictures as it happens, but I don’t think they’ll get off of the camera before I leave tomorrow morning.