Tropical Storm Eta and things

Hurricane season continues with Tropical Storm Eta, who came in Sunday evening and left Monday afternoon only to go out into the Gulf, gain strength and turn around to come back. This time she is passing west of us and pushing tons of storm surge up the Caloosahatchee.

At this writing our canal is larger than its ever been, thanks to a combination of rainfall runoff and storm surge. Our dock is the only one above water as far as I can see, We have one neighbor whose boat is about to float off his boat lift because it is too low to keep the boat on the lift.  Thank goodness my house, dock, and lift are all based on the latest hurricane codes and so is higher than everything around us.

Water up to the dock

I’m a little concerned about the brackish salinity of the the canal water hurting my lime trees and African blue basil. Oh well, time will tell whether that’s a problem.

Rachel has begun her work at the new anchor downtown hotel run by Marriott – the Luminary Hotel. She is excited and also anxious to do a good job.  We’re sure she’ll be successful.

Michelle’s facility continues to respond to ever-changing conditions with the Covid pandemic, sometimes working from home and other times in the facility. 

So many people still refuse to accept that this virus is 1) worse than the flu and 2) not going away until the USA gets serious about stomping it into the ground.  Oh, we’ll just wait for a vaccine.  Duh.  

While Florida is pretty much in denial, at least our per capita rates are half of South Dakota’s.  Pondering that, I thought of a new tourism slogan for Kristy Noem to use – one that will go along with “Meth. We’re on it!“.  How about “Covid.  We’ve got this!

While on that roll, I also want to ask all those people who believe Trump’s claims about invalid election results what flavor the Kool-Aid was……

Later.  Stay safe.

Lime and Moringa trees under water