Sunday, September 13, 2009

No Grace but Maybe Fred Again/Sarah Marks Ike Anniversary in a Unique Way

Fred may redevelop as what is left of it drifts westward in the central Atlantic. Area that was in Gulf is now over northeast Texas/Arkansas/Louisiana and drifting northeastward. Pacific has only one disturbed area (with less than a 30% chance for development).

Today is the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Ike, the storm that pummeled Houston...knocking out power for weeks in some cases. As we drove down one Sugar Land street today, I noticed there are still some roofs with blue tarps.

Across the US on Monday, lots of readings in the 80s with thuderstorms along the Rockies and in the southeast. 100+ around Phoenix.

Houston will be warm and muggy with a few thunderstorms. We are on the back side of the upper low. There could be a few showers or thunderstorms each day with isolated downpours. Looks like the threat for widespread flooding is past for the time being.

Let's do skirt or falda, pronounced FAHL-dah. Do you have a poodle falda? Find out why I ask in the AND MORE section.

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In anticipation of the one year anniversary, Sarah decided to do something to remind us just how fun it was. She went to our 2nd refrigerator in the laundry room and cranked the thermostat all the way down to zero. By the time, I figured it out, most of the meat we store in that freezer was ruined. I had flashbacks as I threw packages of room temperature meat into the trash. We'll never forget Ike---not if Sarah has anything to do with it.

Here's a riddle for you...Twilight is to teenage girls as _______________ is to women. I'll have the answer in my next post.

And I should have a new poll with my next post. I've been having some technical difficulties so please excuse the closed poll and un-updated Storm Prediction Center graphics.

A couple weeks ago I told you about a severely disabled little girl who was visiting The Wiggles at the same time we did. The grandmother and mother have exhausted all of their savings as they valiantly care for this child. Contrary to popular belief, there is not a lot of financial help out there. You almost have to be living on the street (or take a vow of poverty as they say) before you can get any help. It's either that or get on waiting lists which take several years. This grandmother doesn't want to rely on the they are having a fundraiser. Here is some information from an amazing lady, Linda Rosas:

Calling all you Greasers, Pink Ladies, Cool Cats and Nifty Fifties
Courtney's 1950's Rock & Bowl Benefit is set for October 4, 2009. It's a Sunday afternoon, from 4pm-7pm. The location is at Clearlake Lanes. This event is going to be fifties themed. So pull out your poodle skirts, leather jackets, sock hop attire and dippity do because we are going to rock on in the fifties style. The three hours will be jam packed with fun. There will be Houston's Elvis tribute artist Ralph Elizondo performing for the first hour from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. From 5:00pm-6:00pm there will be a hula hoop contest, yo-yo contest, best dressed and best dancers awards. Also included are door prizes and silent auction items. The last hour from 6:00pm to 7:00pm will be the bowling tournament and for those not bowling the party room will continue to be open for fun and entertainment from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Hope you can all make it for all the fun and to show your support for Courtney. Linda Rosas, proud grandma to Courtney Brooke (SMA-1) age: 6 miracle years and Kendall Taylor (SMA free) age:4 TEXAS

I know that I'm thanking God for my kettle of fish when I meet people like Linda Rosas. Have a great week everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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