Monday, March 5, 2018

#MicroblogMondays: Aftermath of another bomb cyclone

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On Friday, Grey and I ventured out grab the Beats early from school. Even though we hadn't sustained any damage, we had concerns with the wind and didn't want to chance finding ourselves in an impossible situation.

About 30 mins after we were all home safe, the following image popped up on my phone from the local neighborhood group.

For anyone wondering, this was only 10 blocks away. I would later get messages from family asking if we were okay given that this same image was being used by national news outlets.

Over the past few days, doubt has been creeping in about this move. Is this truly the best thing for us and the Beats or are we just over reacting to our situation? Maybe we just need to try harder? 

Looking at this image though, knowing that all of those power lines we actually just installed a few months ago, and following on the heels of news about us experiencing two weather events that are usually only experience generationally (if that), it's hard not to see all the signs as pointing that we need to get out as soon as possible.

On Tuesday Grey flies out for the West Coast with the hopes of finding a rental, all with the blessing of his new manager and all the higher-ups at his company. Once that is secure, he will update the moving companies of where we'll be landing. And though I have no illusions that life will be without hardships in the future, it's hard not to hope that things will get better.


  1. I was wondering about you guys during this latest weather “event”. The winds were horrible down the coast in the mid-Atlantic where I am, so can’t even imagine how bad it was near you. The move will be the best for everyone. Moving in general can be such a refreshing restart.

  2. Holy cow! That's scary. I'm glad your ok, and that you're heading out soon. California has it's own hazards, but it's an awfully nice place to be!

    Good luck to Grey on house-hunting!

  3. Woah! Glad you guys are all ok!
    And yes, this does rather seem to be a sign.

  4. Yikes!! -- and I hear that round 2 is coming up, too...! :p Stay safe & dry!

  5. Oh my gosh! That's insane! That does seem like a sign to leave. Stay safe!

  6. I was shocked when I saw that photo.

    FWIW, I think this move is going to be beneficial for all of you. But it can be so tough dealing with the chaos in the in-between stage.

    If you have to try harder than you have already tried, it's time for something new. So yay! You have something new. May all go smoothly.

  7. Oh holy jeezum! That photo... so scary. And only 10 blocks away? I hope that the rental search goes well and you find a good home in the West Coast. I agree with Lori, this in-between stage is for the birds. To have one foot on each coast has got to be exhausting. I so hope that there are NO MORE BOMBOGENESIS STORMS! Enough already. Sheesh.


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