Tuesday, January 2, 2007

BACK TO WORK TODAY

Well, just a short entry before I get ready to go back to work today.  It's windy again here today...it woke me several times during the night.  I could hear what's left of my porch roof "flapping in the breeze."  I hope the insurance company gets that sorted out soon, so I can get it replaced. Now that the holidays are over....maybe that will happen.  However... I know they are swamped with claims, some more pressing than mine.  My next door neighbor still has two big fir trees laying across his house. 

The funeral for former President Ford is today....declared a holiday so all government offices including the Post Offices are closed again today.  But not the hospitals...so it's off to work I go. 

Here's my early morning weather email from KOMO TV in Seattle...another week of weird weather in western Washington;

"Dear Linda,
It is going to be a wet and breezy day across Puget Sound. The rain is all ahead of a cold front that will not pass through western Washington until Tuesday night. Temperatures will be on the mild side for this time of year with highs in the lower 50s.

Heavy rain will fall in the Cascades and Olympics over the next 24 hours. A FLOOD WATCH has been posted for rivers in the North Cascades and Olympics. A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for the Skokomish River in Mason County.

Wednesday's forecast features more rain, but it will lighter than what we get Tuesday. Afternoon highs will also be a bit cooler, topping out in the middle 40s.

Even cooler air pushes in from the north on Thursday. We'll be lucky to crack 40 degrees over most of the area. There will be a few showers lingering through the day.

Rain is expected to increase as the next Pacific weather system moves in Friday. Temperatures will go up a few degrees, rising back to the lower to middle 40s. The longer range picture doesn't show any significant changes all the way through the weekend. Periods of rain with highs in the 40s are in store Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Updated Tuesday 4:50 am more...
Sincerely,
KOMO 4 Weathercaster Todd Johnson"

8 comments:

jeanno43 said...

I hope you get your claim settled soon and all your neighbours.  What a pity you do not have that extra holiday.

jeadie05 said...

I saw on the news ,there was to be a public holiday to mark President Fords funeral,Iassumed that was everyone ,though thinking about it ,it wouldnt be realistic for hospitals to close ,poor you so no day off ! how many presidents have you had since Gerald Ford ? ,love Jan xx

yakima127 said...

It is really windy up here, too!  Poor little Dozer was being blown around while he was trying to pee!  Kept losing his balance!  Now I can hear the wind whistling around my patio...
I sure hope they get that fixed, soon.  Jae

pharmolo said...

Strange that your porch hasn't been sorted yet, seems like the insurance work at snails pace to hand out money, but at hare's pace to rake it in.

ally123130585918 said...

Linda sorry you don't get that day off but you know how essential hospitals are we couldn't manage with you ~ I hope the insurance company don't wait too long to settle your claim ~ and you get your porch fixed ~ Ally

inquestoftruth said...

funny how the ins. companies want your money on time, but never get in a hurry to get the job done when we need to use it.
~Meg

jlocorriere05 said...

Sorry there was no day off for you Linda but hospitals are vital! I hope the porch gets fixed soon for you too and I hope the wind doesn't get that bad again up there! Jeannette xx  

quiltsnroses said...

Hi Linda, sorry you didn't sleep well because of your porch roof.  I am glad no trees fell on your home.  I can't believe all the bad weather you have had.  We are having a very warm winter here in San Diego and could really use some of your rain.  The weather bureau predicts a rainstorm every week but so far they have almost all veered around us.  Hope your work day goes well!