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 itâ€™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. Iâ€™m worried about flash flooding. Apartments arenâ€™t insured for that kind of thing. Weâ€™re on the bottom floor here, and itâ€™s LOT of water. I hope I donâ€™t have to start picking up stuff off the floor and the bottom rows of bookcases. The wind is crazy. I canâ€™t help but think of the poor hummingbirds, outside in all the wind. Theyâ€™re so little.
Iâ€™m flying out tomorrow morning to go visit David in Pittsburgh. He asked me to visit for the weekend. Iâ€™m a little nervous that with all of the traffic tomorrow and the rain that Iâ€™ll somehow miss my flight, or that itâ€™ll be canceled. Iâ€™m also nervous that Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m worried that Iâ€™m just running off to let him deal with this on his own. Iâ€™m also a little scared that Iâ€™ll come back and Iâ€™ll have no place to live, or that everything will be all flooded, all my books soaked, or my artwork ruined. Iâ€™m taking pictures as it happens, but I donâ€™t think theyâ€™ll get off of the camera before I leave tomorrow morning.