Here in Florida, there are two things you can always count on – sunshine all year long, and rain in the summertime.
So for the first couple days, I didn’t really pay attention to all the rain. Yes, it rained more than the typical afternoon showers we usually see this time of year, but whatever.
By yesterday, I was pretty much over it and just wanted the sun to come out and raise my saggy, soggy spirits. That didn’t happen. In fact the rain carried on all day and through the evening. It wasn’t until last night that I realized this rain was being caused by Tropical Storm Debby out in the Gulf of Mexico. And by the way, people, I prefer the -ie spelling over the -y spelling, but I was not consulted.
Today the wind picked up as the rain kept falling. I ran a couple of errands because I needed dog food and something sweet. Which I would probably go out in a Cat 5 hurricane to get, by the way. Not until I sat down after dinner did I find out that in Hillsborough County north of me, there is a tornado warning just being lifted, along with a tornado watch in effect until tomorrow morning. This little “rainy weekend” is turning into a dangerous storm. According to the local news, one person has died as a result of a “possible tornado” touchdown today.
And yet, on Twitter, people are griping about having their TV shows interrupted for news of weather warnings and updates. Sometimes I just want to smack people on the forehead with “I am an idiot” stickers, so we can all identify them from a distance and avoid them.
For those of you who are taking this storm seriously, stay dry and stay safe.