Friday, August 30, 2013

Typhoons, earthquakes, and bears...oh my!

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 8/30/2013
No earthquakes in this post tonight, thankfully (although there was one earlier in the Fukushima area)...

We're waiting on the arrival of a typhoon sometime early tomorrow morning. By the time a typhoon actually gets to us, it's usually a non-issue. There might be a bit of wind blowing about, but it's a far cry from the disasters I see on TV in other countries.

That said, it's the lead-up to the storm that's the problem. By tonight, the weather forecast says it will have rained 200-250mm, and which has already led to flooding and mudslides. It can also result in being trapped in your home with a 6-year-old and almost 3-year-old for six hours, as they continuously fight over who is breathing on who, who has to be banished to the "naughty step" on the stairs, and who gets to sit next to Mommy, even though, *NEWSFLASH!!* You can BOTH sit next to me when I sit in the middle of your insanity.

Ping has also decided that it's "cool enough" to turn off the air conditioner. I actually don't have an issue with this, however, he also has shut all the windows so I am now sitting in an airless house, sweating my ass off. Unfortunately, even if I open the windows, the lack of a breeze--any breeze--makes it a totally empty gesture, so I'm off to turn the a/c back on. Shhhh...

1 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

gaijinwife said...

has been raining seemingly non stop for about three days! Am so over it. It was typhoon number bloody 15 too? We usually get a bit more rattling of doors and windows and random flowers pots flying across the yard but this year has just been rain and thunder storms!

 

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