Hurricane Gustav is about parallel with Palm Harbor right now. Although it's about 300 miles away, it's a big storm and it's been affecting our weather since yesterday morning while it was still twirling around Cuba.
Today it's been a blustery day. No rain (yet), but plenty of wind and gray clouds and it is MUGGY. I was outside at our Welcome station at church this morning and got 75 new hairdos as I stood in the wind before the service greeting guests.
We had about 16 first time visitors this morning! Several mentioned that they had heard good things about our Pastor, Chad, and came to check him out. The (free) CD's of his sermons are going like hotcakes! I'm glad he and his wife and children are part of our church family. Check us out at www.palmharborchurch.com Audio's of Chad's most current series are available on the site.
After the service the Mister and I ventured out for breakfast and did some grocery shopping. 68 more hairdo's.
We are very fortunate that Gustav is not headed for Florida. We're always happy that a hurricane has decided to take a course away from our state. Knowing that someone else is going to face all the misery of powerful winds and flooding, however, takes away all but the relief for ourselves. If you are in the expected landfall area, I hope you are reading this from Montana, or Idaho, or even NE Florida.
We're also tracking Hanna, but she's a slow moving storm and has a rather indecisive route. She may just stay out in the Atlantic. We shall see later next week.
Yesterday the screen repair guys came out and repaired the screens that the tree branch landed on during tropical storm Fay. I don't really know how they did it. I can't watch people on ladders. Especially when it's pouring down rain and thundering! I just know it involved some amazing acrobatics and no one got killed, maimed or injured in the process. Best of all, I can quit scooping leaves and branches out of the pool!
Hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Don't do any labor! Go out! Shop, swim, bike, visit, picnic and have fun!