For those of you that don't know, I'm home recovering from back surgery. I have had a hell of a time the past few months. This pain is no joke.
My favorite part of being home is the comments I get. It must be so nice to be home all day. Enjoy your vacation. You're so lucky.
Yes I am lucky for many, many reasons. This is not one of them. I have a new appreciation for people who suffer in pain on the daily. It's been a nightmare.
My days are spent taking enough pain meds to kill a horse. I am pretty much a prisoner in my own home. And my own mind.
I have to rely on others for so much. It's the exact opposite of the person I normally am. I now understand what the term quality of life means.
I'm not sitting over here having the time of my life. I'm actually not sitting at all. This sciatica is robbing me of that pleasure as well.
But it's not all gloom and doom. When unfortunate natural disasters strike I get to watch 24-7 coverage. And if you know me, you know how important this is to me.
I am currently watching Hurricane Michael coverage. And I feel so personally close to this hurricane that I am referring to him as just Michael now. I mean, we did just spend the night together.
There was enough breaking news locally last week to keep me plenty occupied. So a natural disaster is just what the doctor ordered this week. After all, a category 4 hurricane is still safer than the streets of Chicago. Ammiright? Boom.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't anxious. Watching coverage of this storm is not for the faint of heart. Thankfully I am unable to feel right now.
One reason I feel so personally connected to this pending disaster is because I vacay yearly in Florida. Right on the panhandle. Right where that little devil Michael is heading.
I know how gorgeous that area is. And there are so many people who live there year round. And so many others that own homes there. And work there. It has to be terrifying.
Another thing that I find terrifying are comments people make on the live hurricane feeds...
"In a way we are lucky being in the middle of the country. But at that we do have dangerous weather too. With seldom a warning!"
I like Jeanie. She wants to let the people of Florida to know what a$$holes they are for living there. But then she has somewhat of a change of heart and wants to let the people of Florida know that she knows dangerous weather too. With seldom a warning! Jeanie is what we call a know-it-all-one-upper.
"I am at work. Is this coming to St. Louis?
Nicole thank you for rubbing it in that you can work and I can't. Also I probably couldn't even point out St. Louis on a map but I'm pretty sure other people are in a little more danger than you. In St. Louis. But you should probably get under your desk just to be safe.
"Come stay with us!"
Judy your invite would seem a lot more sincere if you posted your address.
"My mom lives in the path. Prayers for all."
Um what? Your mom lives in the path yet you're on FB commenting on a live feed? And praying for others? Good news. You should have your inheritance soon.
"This is just amazing! Will this storm change the coastline a bit?"
Wow Claudia this comment is amazing. It really made me think. I love that about you. But I feel bad that you wrote such a profound question on a live FB feed. That no one will ever answer. We may never know about the outcome of the coastline. Ever.
"Who da thunk there would be a hurricane in the Gulf"
Bob, your lack of question mark makes me think this is rhetorical, but I'm going to go ahead and answer anyway. I did not thunk there would be a hurricane in the Gulf. Until this morning I wasn't even sure where the Gulf was. Or why the hell it's called the panhandle. But it all makes sense now. I thunk.
"I SEE YOU."
John your comment made me get up and put a little piece of tape over that tiny little camera eye that stares back at me as I type. But I'm confused as to why you are yelling.
Alvin's Island wrote:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our employees, customers and those that are in the path of Hurricane Michael. Be safe everyone!"
Sh!t. Just. Got. Real. If something happens to Alvin's Island how are my kids going to spend all of my hard earned money on total crap the next time we're on vacay? And where else am I going to find a t-shirt that reads, "I'm not gay, but $20 is $20?" Pray. Pray now.
"God's wrath. Expect more."
Joseph you sound fun. You must be a blast at parties. This is God's way of punishing us for homosexuality isn't it?
On that note...
I'll be here watching all of this coverage. Praying for he people who stayed behind. Praying for the first responders that didn't have a choice but to stay behind to help the people who had the choice, but chose to stay behind.