The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 26/17


Todays SOCS is supposed to begin with the prompt word ‘When’. Join in the challenge and see other entries by clicking the above link.


When I saw this on FB I wanted to save it, because what a week it has been. Actually, less than a week from the eclipse to the hurricane. Wild!

I hope anyone in Hurricane Harvey’s path is staying safe.

from “Texas Country Music Concerts”


When we looked at the sky on Monday, we thought we might see a bit of the eclipse. We were supposed to have about 75 percent of it here. But, the day was overcast and the clouds were pretty thick. We took a photo, but there was just a bright spot in amongst a bunch of clouds. We have since had some rain, with thunder and lightning, but not from the hurricane. We’re a bit too far north to get any effects from it. Now, we do get some of the outflow from hurricanes, when they are on the west side of Mexico. They usually bring a lot of rain to us here.

When we were in south Texas, close to Corpus Christi, there was one predicted to hit, but it changed directions or something. Everyone was getting prepared beforehand, though, just in case.

When we were in south Texas, too, there was an eclipse. We were on the edge of totality, I think. This was 1984, if I remember. That time everything got pretty dark that mid morning, and the streetlights came on. It looked very eerie.

When we were in Japan, we were in a Catagory 5 Typhoon. That was Typhoon Tip. We had trees blown down, and lots of rain.

When extreme weather is happening anywhere, I really am interested in it all. I think that is because of the F5 Tornado I was in here, in 1970.

When I looked out the back door just now, I see that it is pouring down rain!


Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

14 responses »

  1. Hey sunshine gurl…
    No rain here just yet… overcast but that is about it right now anyways lol…
    from the looks of it we will get rain and winds… I hope not to much of either we don’t need the rain or winds here…
    How you holding up gurl???… any plans for 2day or 2morrow???


    • Well, we had it pouring down rain for a little while today, but the sun is out now. Nothing going on or planned for this weekend. We are mostly stay at home type. Hope your weekend is shaping up to be good, despite any rain or wind you might get! 😉

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      • Yeah we are the stay at home kind as well… we don’t have anything planned either … i am just taking it easy this weekend as per usual lol… I like to hang out at home and try to do things around here… I just wish I wasn’t so damn tired…


      • Hope all went well for the weekend. Here it was uneventful. I worked on jigsaw puzzles and read blogs. I’m not much for going out and doing things, either! 🙂


    • Thanks, John! I don’t think any of the hurricane rains will make it this far, but we did have the rain coming down this morning. It’s just the regular summer rains we get this time of year. Seems every new school year, we’d start out with it raining. We can pretty much count on it. 🙂


  2. My parents are getting some heavy rains from Harvey in south Florida, some flooding, but nothing too bad.
    We get plenty of twisters here, but no hurricanes. When I lived in Georgia, we had some inland hurricane damage with the wind, mostly. Seeing as how it was my first, I was amazed at what the winds could carry away — like wrought iron furniture (!!!) I had put all my things in the shed, just in case, just being a good girl, I really didn’t take it seriously until I saw it. I had no idea it could get that bad so far inland.


    • Hope your folks are safe from any flooding or damage, as Harvey continues on it’s way. Such mass devastation already. Wind at those speeds can really tear up things, plus flying debris going everywhere. The only good thing about hurricanes vs tornadoes is that they can pretty much predict where and when a hurricane will be, and you have awhile to prepare. With a tornado, you sometimes have no warning when one drops out of the sky.

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      • I agree.
        My mother shared some pictures earlier today, and their patio has a good 4″ of water on it, and more creepin in. Some of the neighborhood looks like a lake…
        But it’s nothin compared to when they get hurricanes, and certainly nothin compared to Houston right now. :/


      • Hopefully the water level has gone down a bit by now at your parent’s house! Living by our little lake, we have had it come close…half way up into the yard, but never got in the house. I just can’t imagine how devastating it is along the TX coast right now.


  3. The ’84 eclipse was annular, meaning the moon did not appear large enough to completely blot out the sun. Having seenboth an annular and an almost total… the almost total blows it away. I hope you are close to the path in 2024!


    • Ahh, didn’t know this. In fact, at the time I didn’t even know we were going to be having any kind of eclipse, until it got so dark that morning. Then I found out why it did! I think we will be closer to the one in 2024 when it comes around, than this time. 🙂


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