I have gotten organized.
I have gathered strength.
I am ready to go.
And … apparently people will barely notice.
“The storm is likely to be short-lived, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
No watches or warnings have been issued in relation to Bill, since it is moving away from the US coastline toward the Northeast at a fast pace, NHC said.
Current forecasts have Bill coming close to the Nova Scotia coastline as a post-tropical storm by Wednesday before dissipating.”
OK … not actually me, but if you don’t think I’m going to take that as a metaphor for getting all wound up to no effect, you clearly don’t know me very well. (I, or a hurricane named Bill, did a little damage in Canada in 2009. My given name, William, last turned up in 2018, but it appears to not have much history. We’ll see what 2024 brings.)
It’s not like I’m rooting for death or massive destruction — and not just because I’m very fond of Canada in the case of Bill’s arrival 12 years ago. For one, I’m not that kind of guy, but I’ve also seen what the remnants of a storm more than two hours from the nearest coastline can do, and it’s not good.
So I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.
“The storm is expected to push away from the US in the days ahead, leading to some cloudiness, scattered showers and higher surf for portions of the Outer Banks.”
That’s all I ask, just people knowing I was there.