Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Just checking in.

I hope i'm not tempting fate by posting this because as you all know folks "it aint over till the fat lady sings", BUT by some stroke of good fortune during the night Cyclone Ingrid decided to track in a north westerly direction, instead of heading south. So, what does this mean? Well for me, it means still sufffering strong winds, high humiditity, and hot days until it crosses the coast. It also means that the threat to me here has gone...yaaaay :) UNLESS it decides to reform after it crosses. This is a rare thing but it has happened in the past.
The best thing is that it now looks as though she'll hit in a place where its not too populated. I'm sure most of you have heard of the Daintree, famous for its river,rainforest and crocodiles, well it should cop a battering with rain and wind as will all the coastline above...severely. At least with cyclones we do get time to prepare for evacuation. Majority of islands and populated areas where Ingrid will hit will have sought a safe place.
I had my evacuation plan ready, in case the worst was to occur. Heh, my neighbors used to ask me why i never bought a beach front property,preferring to buy one street back. Well, if this cyclone had hit near me, let me tell you, my house would have been beachfront property!!! And, I wouldn't have been charged double the price as they all were when they bought their homes!!
I have lived here 15 years, gone through numerous cyclone threats....never category 5 though, and lived through 3 category 2 and 3 cyclones. My house survived very well, no water damage, just pool full of trees..branches etc. The gardens and yard an absolute mess and loss of power for 5 days. Minor compared to what could have been.
So i thank you all for your well wishes, they are all so appreciated and shall keep you posted. If you care to look over to the right sidebar and scroll down to My Photos, you'll be able to check out a couple of maps i posted :)

6 Comments:

Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Oh MIchelle, blogger wouldnt let me on your site nor email. SO glad you and your area are ok. I hope there is minimal danger. Cyclones are , well you know. Been thinking of you and still will. xxxoo

11:11 PM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Holy crap Blogger comments are a pain today!
Thanks for checking in. I was starting to worry about you. I'm still going to at least keep my legs and eyes crossed for you but I had to unhook my fingers from being crossed because it was just too hard to type. :)
Stay safe!
Lois Lane

3:15 AM  
Blogger Jack the blogger said...

I have to agree w/Lois Lane about the pain in my ass which is AKA blogger comments. Aggaasin, why no fucking spell cheek. Also Lois get back at us when your legs get uncrossed. I'm also glad that you're alright Michelle. Better rephrase that, glad that you're still about.
Jack

7:43 AM  
Blogger Erratic Prophet said...

Blogger's being an evil wench today. I'm glad things are ok.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Zette said...

Michelle,

Glad to hear you "dodged the bullet" and hope everything will be fine for you and your neighbors.

I've been having trouble posting comments on Blogger for several days now, and it's so darn frustrating. But, it seems as though some comments are finally getting thru, so maybe they've fixed the problem now.

Take care of you.

~Zette~

5:09 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

GEL~ TY for the thoughtful email :)
much appreciated.

Lois ~ All over for now Lois, heh glad you were able to unhook the fingers :)

Jack ~ Good to hear from you! LOl @ Lois's legs!

EP~ Indeed she is! Just fine ty.

Zette ~ Yes thankgoodness, shall do :)

11:25 PM  

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