Où va Henri?

The weather forecasters are just plain guessing now. Look at ten projections you get ten opinions on the direction of storm Henri.

This particular projection above makes landfall tomorrow afternoon, with likely damage to Long Island and the CT shoreline.

Bedford is always susceptible to downed trees in storms like this. Rarely flooding, other than streets where drains are clogged.

But, so much of me would rather be hunkered down at the house than at the apartment. It’s moot because the interior demolition is at the point where the only rooms that are habitable are the old master bedroom and master bath. The kitchen is ripped apart practically down to the studs. The refrigerator was turned off more than a month ago, so no choice, here I’ll stay.

Rhode Island now seems safe from Henri, which is good news because after eight weeks with one tenant, the rental turnover is today, and newcomers might not take too kindly to the welcome with no power.

My car is already gassed up. I’ve got plenty of groceries in the house. I have a good book. Needlepoint. TV. All to the good.


9 thoughts on “Où va Henri?

  1. You’ll be very safe in a new apartment building. Hopefully some interesting lightning strikes to see. And should the power go out you can also huddle with Vinny and his moll.

    1. I think the building has a generator. One of the apartments I looked at before signing a lease looked down at a huge green metal box which I assumed to be a generator. I never asked if that’s what it was but it was unattractive enough to dissuade me from choosing that apartment. I might have expected the building “management” to cobble together a poorly worded but informative blast email letting residents know what would happen if the power went out. Is there a plan? Is there a generator? I don’t know and I think I should know. Right?

      1. You would think. But if they can’t handle letting you know where the party is, it is too much to expect an emergency plan.

        1. Good point. I was telling my son that if the building lost power and I left the building, I couldn’t get back in because the Latch system of electronic door openers throughout the complex wouldn’t work. That would be a problem.

  2. In Florida before hurricanes condos and apartment complexes frequently issue evacuation orders. Then the boards/management shut off the power before leaving. Stranding any residents without power – no elevators, no nuttin’. Who cares if the residents are elderly and can’t evacuate easily? Who cares if the storm misses and power remained on all around the turned off building? So maybe your inept management is a bonus in this case.

    1. Holy cow. I can’t imagine such a scenario, especially in Florida where the ratio of lawyers to residents has to be ten to one!
      It’s moot here. Today is just like any other cloudy day.

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