The good part of living in Miami? The weather! The bad part of living in Miami? The weather. Yeah, we might have sunshiny days when the rest of the US is shivering cold, but right around this time of year I inevitably wind up asking myself, what the heck are we doing in South Florida, where hurricanes are just a part of our lives?

The latest threat is Fay, who apparently is a killer.

Over the weekend, I filled my tank with gas and bought a carload of hurricane supplies, and we’re well prepared with charcoal and propane tanks for the camping stove. What I’ve never had to deal with before is this here blog. So I just wanted to give you all a head’s up — during Hurricane Wilma, I lost power for a full week. AND because I work for a newspaper and the news don’t stop, we had to work from our office in a gasoline powered trailer in the parking lot. So if this thing hits and I disappear for a few days, you know what’s up — I’m dealing with weather drama. And I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Fingers crossed that Fay doesn’t do too much damage, wherever she hits.

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LuvmeLuvmyFro says:
August 18, 2008, 3:18 pm
Bella be Safe. I live in Saint Petersburg, FL and I decided to pack the kids up and go to my mother's in Orlando. Now, they are saying the storm may come here...that's life and that's Florida. I lived through the last four that went through Orlando so, I'm not too worried. I'll be ready to read your blog when it's over.
Tamz says:
August 18, 2008, 3:21 pm
Take care Bella! Maybe it will veer off at the last minute. The ones that come to Texas always threaten Houston (where I live) at first and then we rarely see more than a sprinkle. Except Tropical Storm Alison. Anyhoo, be safe!
courtney says:
August 18, 2008, 3:40 pm safe out there...
e. says:
August 18, 2008, 3:59 pm
good luck! stay safe.
Bianca says:
August 18, 2008, 4:02 pm
I'm here in Miami too (back home for a couple weeks, escaping New York). While I try to keep positive, I'm starting to become a little anxious about the storm, even if we're on the east coast. It's taken a several lives in DR, Haiti and Cuba. It slowly getting stronger. I don't think it'll be horrible, but it has the potential to get worse. What's crazy is that I'd still rather be here than back in Brooklyn right now. I'm looking forward to the smell of the air once the storm passes.
Caribbean Girl says:
August 18, 2008, 4:14 pm
Hang in there!
pets says:
August 18, 2008, 4:15 pm
Trice just take care especially when travelling to & from work.
Mrs.Mckinzie says:
August 18, 2008, 5:14 pm
Be safe bella,and pray God is good.I just watched the news ,and they said that the report was an error .They said that it should not be more than a tropical storm,but still be safe.
ChocolateOrchid says:
August 18, 2008, 5:50 pm
Take care and be safe!
SoFrolushes says:
August 18, 2008, 5:59 pm
wow. I am just so glad hubs and eldest is back from ja. as you know florida cuba and ja seem to match with weather. prayers with you bella that Fay will just disapear. I will get withdrawal symptoms if I dont see the usual update
Mona says:
August 18, 2008, 6:02 pm
Bella, we'll be here when Fay is long gone. Please stay safe!!
tanya says:
August 18, 2008, 7:26 pm
Yikes! We hope that Fay doesn't strike but if it does, please be safe! We'll here when you get back, don't worry bout us.
Olivia says:
August 19, 2008, 11:22 am
Hurricanes are no joke. I experienced Hurricane Gilbert and that wasn't a pleasant experience. Stay safe, beautiful weather will be ahead.
Fresh says:
August 19, 2008, 12:24 pm
Jeez Louise! I'm from Chicago and I could never imagine going through that every year. We had a little hurricane scare a few weeks ago and I was TERRIFIED! I couldn't imagine going through that every single year. Stay Safe!!!
Anonymiss says:
August 19, 2008, 2:13 pm
Be safe :-)
Denise says:
August 20, 2008, 11:35 am
Be safe! I'll be praying for you and yours!
Ms. Bar B says:
August 20, 2008, 1:58 pm
I hope the storm doesn't end up being too bad. I can only imagine having to deal with that type of weather on a regular basis. I am happy to live in the Bay Area where we only have to be on the look out for earthquakes, which are no fun either since they are not predictable. At least you have hurricane warnings, when a quake hits folks just have to spring into action. Be safe.
CocoA says:
August 23, 2008, 7:18 pm
I'm up in Miramar. The bad thing about it is, I wanted it to hit us. I need the extra time off from work. Oh well! THe weather is still crazy. The winds were heavy and now the rain is coming and going. Just hours ago it looked like a hurricane outside.


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