CNN is livestreaming from several sites (no audio) as Barry heads inland to New Orleans. Barry will likely become a hurricane before it makes landfall sometime tomorrow. The Mississippi River is already deeply flooded and swollen to record proportions, so no one is sure what will happen in New Orleans when the hurricane arrives (for example, whether the levees, which were rebuilt after Katrina, will hold).
Hope you all are well. I just thought some of you might want to look at the dramatic livestream video. I'm working, so I won't stay around to chat right now.
Diane: No live stream on CNN right now, but it's close to hurricane force and with a nasty trajectory. I see that Acosta has resigned. What a disgusting cesspool the White House is.....
Back later; glued to Nadal/Federer match!
Well that was a super match with Roger going on to the finals on Sunday. :-) Lots of grunting from Rafi, which is probably why I prefer Roger. Will likely watch the women's final tomorrow with the mute button on; the screeching is worse than the grunting. Heather: My niece buys a lot of clothes at charity shops - she has a great eye and always looks great - sort of a boho-casual combo look where I'd just look old and untidy if I wore the same things! Met a couple by the motel pool in Indio (where it was 107F!!) from NE Scotland (was going to ask exactly where but the chat went off in a different direction). They've been here since 1980, still had their accents and were taking a break from their home in Ridgecrest where they've had all the earthquakes. The wife said she was looking forward to sleeping in a bed that didn't move all night. So youngest son is the one who was evacuated last year; hope the job is secure. My niece is taken her nephew to Whipsnade tomorrow and was busy trying to figure out how to avoid the Silverstone traffic (but at least her livelihood doesn't depend on road works, etc.) Rosy: I'm sure your granddaughter will appreciate the ice cream. FB: How many cats do you have? PatO: Hope you're practicing saying "No" out loud to get used to hearing the word comeout of your mouth. The other thing is to not answer the phone or respond to a text asking you to volunteer until your "of course, I'd love to" reflex has settled down. :-) Diane: Just missed another live stream from NOLA. Up to 10 inches of rain expected, plus storm surge and winds... A city that should never have been built in that location..... Not that we helped by destroying the barrier islands. Oh well.... I spent hours in the car yesterday. Traffic into LA on the 210 was slow, then the 134 was slow and I was getting tired, so I stopped off at Ikea (a rare visit), then got messed up looking for the freeway on-ramp to continue the trip. Finally found it only to join yet another slow ride, which got even slower once we'd come down the hill into Camarillo (where I stopped for a coffee and to stretch legs) and then even more slow coming into Santa Barbara. This at 2:30 pm on a Thursday?? Unheard of. No idea where they were all going. As it was, I still managed to walk almost three miles according to my phone. Must've been all that schlepping around Ikea. Am planning a watch-tennis-with-occasional-putter-round-garden weekend. Take care all.
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