So today is the first day of autumn. And Tropical Storm Beta will be slowing passing by Houston, supposedly skirting the coast before making a second landfall over in Louisiana.
Not knowing how the storm would play out, I went ahead and rescheduled my visit with the surgeon. I already looked it up online, I already know I will require surgery to correct it, and I know I will be out of commission for 6-8 weeks recovery time. Not nearly as bad as the previous surgery, of course, but my rush to get back to work is likely a contributing factor to why I developed a hernia where I did so I want to allow for recovery time, whenever the surgery occurs.
Yesterday on Facebook, someone posted:
Tropical Storm Beta
is better than
Tropical Storm VHS
I suppose those of us of a certain age will understand that one.
It is just now 5:30, I’ve been up two hours, and the rain is already starting. Local forecast is for rain and thunderstorms to continue throughout the day. I’m not sure if it will be a steady downpour, or come in waves as rain bands from the storm. Either way, I’m glad I went ahead and rescheduled the appointment.
4:00p.m. — well, it appears Tropical Storm Beta isn’t doing much at all. I sent BigBoy out to survey any flood damage and he got bored and paused for a bit of grooming before proceeding to the clearly flooded little dip in the driveway.
The storm center is still moving just south of me and we’re getting the occasional rain band. There were reports of street flooding around various parts of the area. I’m still glad I rescheduled the dr. appointment, though — I only got about 4 hours sleep last night, and have spent much of the day in a sort of limbo mode, with frequent napping. I imagine this is a result of anticipated storm-stress for a storm that didn’t really turn into something worth stressing over.
I imagine by tomorrow all will be well again. That’ll be nice, and I can focus on getting some work done.