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jacederveloy86 33M
1012 posts
9/19/2019 2:16 pm
Imelda is a reminder from Mother Nature, "TWC is fun entertainment, but I'm still the Boss"!



The Hurricane Season for 2019 is in full swing. Quoting our friend Masiello from New Hampshire, "these things are popping out over the Oceans like out of control popcorn!" I couldn't describe it any better. Before I comment any further, as heart wrenching these storms can be on every level, they are not new.


The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

After Dorian, my mindset was, okay, we have had our Category 5 storm, lost lives, complete devastation of two islands in The Bahamas, we are done. Now it is time to prepare for the coming of cooler temperatures, Jim Cantore's Fall Foliage reports(we have our own reporter on the ground by the way, who I have already mentioned), and anticipating several fall festival things I enjoy participating with each year.



Well, not so fast. Last Monday, September 16, an organized group of thunderstorms quickly organized off the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, was recognized as a new Invest. It quickly went to Tropical Storm Imelda. So quickly that all of the Weather Apps could not keep up with the updates!



What was suppose to move in quickly, be a real soaker for areas actually in need of rain, materialized into a nightmare for many. The Officials at NOAA had Dorian's every move almost perfect. Those same officials have been "outsmarted" by Imelda! This incident proves the point that "science and weather prediction" is a long way of all knowing!









Mother Nature, as cliche "ish" as it may sounds, still rules around here. Unfortunately, she needed Imelda to prove her point.




jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/19/2019 2:18 pm

The rain has finally stopped for me!


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/19/2019 2:19 pm

When did JC get so old?


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/19/2019 2:19 pm

Sorry....that wasn't nice!


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/19/2019 2:19 pm

My apologies, Mr. Cantore!


SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1568 posts
9/19/2019 2:35 pm

We grew up watching Cantore's antics on The Weather Channel!


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/19/2019 3:19 pm:
it was the whole purpose of TWC for me....

SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1568 posts
9/19/2019 2:38 pm

Imelda has been a not so good eye opener for many. Jace, we hope all those that you have mentioned are safe and secure.


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/19/2019 3:20 pm:
Thank you very much fellas....so far, all is good...with triple wishes for the return of Mr. Sun...

wiser2 64M
119 posts
9/19/2019 2:40 pm

well Imelda is trying on her new wading boots and doing VERY poor imitation of the Texas 2-step across SE TX. Beaumont last night and then Houston today. I had my regularly scheduled stress nuclear cardiography today - You have NO IDEA what its like to be on a treadmill climbing mount Everest as you look down from the 27th floor watching lightning strike the helipad on the hospital across the street! I'd say the fact that I finished the protocol under those conditions should mean my ticker's good for another two years! BUT WAIT THERE's MORE! (in the words of the tv sales guys) ---METRO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE TRANSIT SYSTEM just as I was walking back out to the rail to go home - so 1.8 miles of schlepping through the muddy sidewalks as the a-genitaled eunuchs had to prove their manhood by speeding in their too big macho truck through 12" of water - at least it served to cool me down! The house is high and dry except the "spot" my poor storm phobic pooch left on the upstairs rug as he tried to hide.

Rubber duckie I love YOou !!!!

Thanks Jace for reaching out!

More rain tonight and tomorrow - just cause we have to do everything bigger in Texas


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/19/2019 3:26 pm:
Good to hear from "ground zero"! Oh those Texas trucks...you got to love them...unless the driver has a set a blue balls...lol!! As Connor and Ricky stated, you survived all of the elements not caused by the weather, unless you count the truck...the dog puddle was no big deal! Steve, love the presentation of your day and have a great evening!
Jace

SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1568 posts
9/19/2019 3:15 pm

    Quoting wiser2:
    well Imelda is trying on her new wading boots and doing VERY poor imitation of the Texas 2-step across SE TX. Beaumont last night and then Houston today. I had my regularly scheduled stress nuclear cardiography today - You have NO IDEA what its like to be on a treadmill climbing mount Everest as you look down from the 27th floor watching lightning strike the helipad on the hospital across the street! I'd say the fact that I finished the protocol under those conditions should mean my ticker's good for another two years! BUT WAIT THERE's MORE! (in the words of the tv sales guys) ---METRO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE TRANSIT SYSTEM just as I was walking back out to the rail to go home - so 1.8 miles of schlepping through the muddy sidewalks as the a-genitaled eunuchs had to prove their manhood by speeding in their too big macho truck through 12" of water - at least it served to cool me down! The house is high and dry except the "spot" my poor storm phobic pooch left on the upstairs rug as he tried to hide.

    Rubber duckie I love YOou !!!!

    Thanks Jace for reaching out!

    More rain tonight and tomorrow - just cause we have to do everything bigger in Texas
If you survived all of the non-related effects of Imelda, and obviously you did, what maybe left for you weatherwise will be a snap! Great news Steve!


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4530 posts
9/19/2019 3:17 pm

Jace, thanks for the update. I am happy to hear that you and yours are safe and hunkered down until the storm passes, ever so slowly. Although our news channels had good coverage of Dorian, there is no information about Imelda. I guess that is because it is not classed as a hurricane. The pictures in your blog presentation give a real good indication of the amount of rainfall and resultant flooding. Stay safe my friend.


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/19/2019 3:31 pm:
Hey Roger, thank you...I have once again spoke with everyone and it is now "wait and see". The rain stopped here in my neck of the woods about 2 hours ago, has cooled down to a very pleasant 71 degrees F, with fairly low humidity considering...I am ready for pumpkins and all that go with it...

SCBrooke 24M
1411 posts
9/19/2019 4:03 pm

lol, as for the great Jim Cantore, I remember getting ready for Kinder or maybe it was my Prekinder days watching his fall foliage reports!


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/19/2019 4:48 pm:
I read a short magazine bio about him years ago. One of his past times growing up and into adulthood was mapping out specific routes during the fall months. In began with the NE and as it grew an audience, he expanded it to all states that he had traveled. He had such a cult following, mostly gay guys like the rest of us, he pretty much was writing his own ticket there at TWC.

SCBrooke 24M
1411 posts
9/19/2019 4:05 pm

Good to read all those you mentioned in your circle of love are safe and dry as well!


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/19/2019 4:49 pm:
Thanks Brooke! Much appreciated....

SCBrooke 24M
1411 posts
9/19/2019 4:27 pm

    Quoting wiser2:
    well Imelda is trying on her new wading boots and doing VERY poor imitation of the Texas 2-step across SE TX. Beaumont last night and then Houston today. I had my regularly scheduled stress nuclear cardiography today - You have NO IDEA what its like to be on a treadmill climbing mount Everest as you look down from the 27th floor watching lightning strike the helipad on the hospital across the street! I'd say the fact that I finished the protocol under those conditions should mean my ticker's good for another two years! BUT WAIT THERE's MORE! (in the words of the tv sales guys) ---METRO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE TRANSIT SYSTEM just as I was walking back out to the rail to go home - so 1.8 miles of schlepping through the muddy sidewalks as the a-genitaled eunuchs had to prove their manhood by speeding in their too big macho truck through 12" of water - at least it served to cool me down! The house is high and dry except the "spot" my poor storm phobic pooch left on the upstairs rug as he tried to hide.

    Rubber duckie I love YOou !!!!

    Thanks Jace for reaching out!

    More rain tonight and tomorrow - just cause we have to do everything bigger in Texas
When I was reading your chain of events, Jace's picture of that Metro bus came to mind, but you said rail. But still. That is a lot of water. Steve, I have an F250 Super Duty outfitted for off road, but trust me, most of us have our manners. It has not been this clean since I purchased it last November! Glad to hear your part of Texas only suffered a doggie don't, on the inside of your house anyway. Keep it high, dry, and on the safe side.


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/19/2019 4:49 pm:
holy smokes..........

SCBrooke 24M
1411 posts
9/19/2019 6:06 pm

Jace, "holy smokes" is right! This is my dad's truck, mine is worse! These lovebugs hate pretty things!

[image]


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:16 pm

Good grief Brooke! I thought mine was bad!


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:19 pm

It has finally stopped...almost. There is still a fine drizzle going on. I won't keep repeating the story, lol, but it is a mess around here. Those black love bugs will now multiply big time when the Sun warms things back up!


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:21 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    We grew up watching Cantore's antics on The Weather Channel!
lolololol!! It wasn't the weather channel if Jim Cantore wasn't on dancing around in front of the weather map!


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:23 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    Imelda has been a not so good eye opener for many. Jace, we hope all those that you have mentioned are safe and secure.
It was for me Connor! I had to go bring my horse in at 230 am after being lulled into an empty radar and some waning harvest moon. lol


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:25 pm

    Quoting wiser2:
    well Imelda is trying on her new wading boots and doing VERY poor imitation of the Texas 2-step across SE TX. Beaumont last night and then Houston today. I had my regularly scheduled stress nuclear cardiography today - You have NO IDEA what its like to be on a treadmill climbing mount Everest as you look down from the 27th floor watching lightning strike the helipad on the hospital across the street! I'd say the fact that I finished the protocol under those conditions should mean my ticker's good for another two years! BUT WAIT THERE's MORE! (in the words of the tv sales guys) ---METRO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE TRANSIT SYSTEM just as I was walking back out to the rail to go home - so 1.8 miles of schlepping through the muddy sidewalks as the a-genitaled eunuchs had to prove their manhood by speeding in their too big macho truck through 12" of water - at least it served to cool me down! The house is high and dry except the "spot" my poor storm phobic pooch left on the upstairs rug as he tried to hide.

    Rubber duckie I love YOou !!!!

    Thanks Jace for reaching out!

    More rain tonight and tomorrow - just cause we have to do everything bigger in Texas
Steve! What can I say? I drive a truck, too, but haven't intentionally tidal waved anyone recently...

Glad all is well in Houston, better anyway.


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:26 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Jace, thanks for the update. I am happy to hear that you and yours are safe and hunkered down until the storm passes, ever so slowly. Although our news channels had good coverage of Dorian, there is no information about Imelda. I guess that is because it is not classed as a hurricane. The pictures in your blog presentation give a real good indication of the amount of rainfall and resultant flooding. Stay safe my friend.
Roger, I am looking forward to that fall weather down here!


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:28 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    lol, as for the great Jim Cantore, I remember getting ready for Kinder or maybe it was my Prekinder days watching his fall foliage reports!
you are right Brooke! He was always on in the morning. Gosh, I remember all the originals. That one from Boston was such a geek, lol!


EFGregory3187 32M
1117 posts
9/19/2019 6:53 pm

Brooke, this would be a great TBT!


SCBrooke 24M
1411 posts
9/19/2019 7:47 pm

Greg, great idea. I will present it tomorrow!

For now, a teaser!
[image]


Masiello6592 27M
154 posts
9/19/2019 8:21 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    We grew up watching Cantore's antics on The Weather Channel!
isn't he still on there?


Masiello6592 27M
154 posts
9/19/2019 8:22 pm

you guys really have gotten a "boat load" amount of rain!


Masiello6592 27M
154 posts
9/19/2019 8:24 pm

    Quoting wiser2:
    well Imelda is trying on her new wading boots and doing VERY poor imitation of the Texas 2-step across SE TX. Beaumont last night and then Houston today. I had my regularly scheduled stress nuclear cardiography today - You have NO IDEA what its like to be on a treadmill climbing mount Everest as you look down from the 27th floor watching lightning strike the helipad on the hospital across the street! I'd say the fact that I finished the protocol under those conditions should mean my ticker's good for another two years! BUT WAIT THERE's MORE! (in the words of the tv sales guys) ---METRO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE TRANSIT SYSTEM just as I was walking back out to the rail to go home - so 1.8 miles of schlepping through the muddy sidewalks as the a-genitaled eunuchs had to prove their manhood by speeding in their too big macho truck through 12" of water - at least it served to cool me down! The house is high and dry except the "spot" my poor storm phobic pooch left on the upstairs rug as he tried to hide.

    Rubber duckie I love YOou !!!!

    Thanks Jace for reaching out!

    More rain tonight and tomorrow - just cause we have to do everything bigger in Texas
wow! you have proved to this guy from New Hampshire that everything is bigger in Texas! lol


Masiello6592 27M
154 posts
9/19/2019 8:26 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Jace, "holy smokes" is right! This is my dad's truck, mine is worse! These lovebugs hate pretty things!

    [image]
What are those? okay, you said lovebugs. I need to Google.


Masiello6592 27M
154 posts
9/19/2019 8:27 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    When I was reading your chain of events, Jace's picture of that Metro bus came to mind, but you said rail. But still. That is a lot of water. Steve, I have an F250 Super Duty outfitted for off road, but trust me, most of us have our manners. It has not been this clean since I purchased it last November! Glad to hear your part of Texas only suffered a doggie don't, on the inside of your house anyway. Keep it high, dry, and on the safe side.
nice truck!


Masiello6592 27M
154 posts
9/19/2019 8:29 pm

I came in late. Our news has been talking about the flooding at the airports. I hope no one was hurt.


wiser2 64M
119 posts
9/19/2019 8:49 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Jace, "holy smokes" is right! This is my dad's truck, mine is worse! These lovebugs hate pretty things!

    [image]
OMG Brooke - that is exactly how my old cars looked back in the day when I'd drive home from UT to Houston for summer break - sadly - the love bugs and lightning bugs seem to have all moved on due to the urbanization in Texas - Never thought I'd say I miss those critters.. At least the cicadas still sing ever evening -Steve


hate_Fakes 34M
6570 posts
9/19/2019 8:49 pm

I am on my old laptop but read everything... Hang tight... We're thinking of you.


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/21/2019 11:24 am:
Thanks Bret....I return those wishes now to you...

wiser2 64M
119 posts
9/19/2019 8:53 pm

Gregory - we seem to have attracted an AWFul lot of anxious young bucks not from 'round here in Houston who think it's great sport to go out storm running. Certainly no proper Texas raised gents would do such a thing- our Mommas taught us much better - but those newbies - well ---- what I'd give for a spike strip or two for those expensive big tires


jacederveloy86 replies on 9/21/2019 11:25 am:
Greg was raised right, Steve....it is pretty obvious...

SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1568 posts
9/20/2019 4:09 pm

Brooke has done an excellent follow up Jace!


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
316 posts
9/20/2019 6:11 pm

Jace, be careful heading back. You covered all the bases with your Imelda tribute!


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
316 posts
9/20/2019 6:13 pm

If you guys didn't catch the BD blog recently, I wil repat it here. Thanks for the greetings, wishes, and welcome.


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
316 posts
9/20/2019 6:14 pm

Take care to all of yous still dealing with this crazy thing, too.


TMulidis90 29M
942 posts
9/20/2019 7:27 pm

That picture with Jim Cantore is a gut busting laugh inducer Jace!!


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:26 am

    Quoting NahuntaBrunswick:
    Jace, be careful heading back. You covered all the bases with your Imelda tribute!
Thanks Lyon...I appreciate you acknowledging your birthday page!!


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:28 am

    Quoting NahuntaBrunswick:
    Take care to all of yous still dealing with this crazy thing, too.
mega dittos cuz...I will stick my neck out and say that all are now enjoying abundant sun...


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:30 am

he has...I just now have finished all three parts.....excellent...


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:32 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Jace, "holy smokes" is right! This is my dad's truck, mine is worse! These lovebugs hate pretty things!

    [image]
if this is the project today....you are challenged my friend....


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:33 am

Greg....Brooke has done a great three part TBT on your behalf....you will enjoy it...


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:34 am

hey Mister Hypnotic....he is....


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:35 am

    Quoting Masiello6592:
    What are those? okay, you said lovebugs. I need to Google.
Masie....no loving bugs in New Hampshire??? interesting.....


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:36 am

    Quoting Masiello6592:
    I came in late. Our news has been talking about the flooding at the airports. I hope no one was hurt.
unfortunately, Imelda claimed lives, property, and more....however, the sun is in full force today....


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:38 am

    Quoting wiser2:
    OMG Brooke - that is exactly how my old cars looked back in the day when I'd drive home from UT to Houston for summer break - sadly - the love bugs and lightning bugs seem to have all moved on due to the urbanization in Texas - Never thought I'd say I miss those critters.. At least the cicadas still sing ever evening -Steve
Steve....they were in full chorus here last night.....


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:40 am

Greg...mine could be worse...plus add a lot of mud....


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:41 am

how can you tell with that layer of loving going on......


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:43 am

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    It has finally stopped...almost. There is still a fine drizzle going on. I won't keep repeating the story, lol, but it is a mess around here. Those black love bugs will now multiply big time when the Sun warms things back up!
how are thing there Greg....everything cool with Seymour and the rest....


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:45 am

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    It was for me Connor! I had to go bring my horse in at 230 am after being lulled into an empty radar and some waning harvest moon. lol
several horse owners had to do exactly the same thing....so where did the guy end up???


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:46 am

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    Roger, I am looking forward to that fall weather down here!
put me in the same group....I have my Snoopy Fall outside gear ready to display...


jacederveloy86 33M
1112 posts
9/21/2019 11:47 am

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Greg, great idea. I will present it tomorrow!

    For now, a teaser!
    [image]
and you did...I enjoyed it immensely...love Teddy's comments, too....


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
316 posts
9/22/2019 8:32 pm

You seem well!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
9/28/2019 12:12 pm

they will be studying this for awhile. it was a surprise!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
9/28/2019 12:12 pm

great coverage for us guys in the midland areas of ky!


RuffinStClair 36M
58 posts
9/28/2019 12:16 pm

being in Indiana, the twisters are the terrors!


blackjacking4u2 30M
238 posts
9/28/2019 12:20 pm

    Quoting RuffinStClair:
    being in Indiana, the twisters are the terrors!
equally so here in ky




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