Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay

It's early Saturday morning and here comes our first tropical storm, now over Haiti and headed our way. I am excited for a couple of reasons. First, it's my first tropical storm. Second, I will not have to pick up dog poo. It rains so hard here it dissolves the poo. Jerry says tropical storm Fay shares the same name as Major Fay, the first Marine Barracks Commander at Guantanamo Bay. Here are a couple of photographs taken a few minutes ago. Beautiful blue skies. I will add photos as the storm hits.
We were at the Exchange all morning selling Marine tee-shirts and raffle tickets to raise money for the Marine Ball. We are starting to get a few bands of the storm. A few minutes later it was sunny outside and the wind stopped blowing. You can see how strong the wind was blowing by looking at the palm tree in the background.
It is 3:30 and we are stuck at the house waiting for the storm. It looks like it is swinging south. This is not a good thing due to the fact it will hit more warm water and strengthen before swinging north and hitting us.  Although, it may miss us all together and this will be a really boring post.
Well, I guess it's going to be a really boring post. It's Sunday morning and the storm blew south of us and all we got was a little wind and rain. It didn't even rain hard enough to dissolve the poop. I am disappointed. 

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