Hurricane Irene and Writing

Written by: on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

I tried to deny it as long as I possibly could. With every update the projected path kept moving further and further east. I was so sure that by the time Irene even came close, she’d be pushed off to sea and we’d move on…

It seems now that she is coming. With the local meteorologist telling everyone in my area to expect wind speed of 100+, I have no choice but to face the rather annoying idea that the lights will go out. It’s been a long time since a hurricane knocked our lights out. I remember back in the 90’s, it took the electric company a week to get the lights back on. Every time a storm came through, they’d get it back on faster and faster until they could get the lights back on the very same day it went out. It’s been years since it’s happened so I’m worried that with strong winds being forecast, it might take longer than a day.

Another thing that’s also been a long time is writing by hand. I haven’t reached 50k yet for Camp NaNoWriMo and the idea of even trying to write 1,667 words by hand is… is… inconceivable! My hand would kill me before I even got to the bottom of the page. I also don’t enjoy the idea of writing by candlelight or trying to sit somewhere in the house where I can get as much natural light as I can in order to write. I did dig up my really old composition book in case I wanted to give it a try.

For everyone who had to deal with Irene and will deal with her soon, stay safe.

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