- Published: Friday, November 03 2017 19:05
A powerful coastal storm with strong winds and heavy rain will impact the East Coast beginning this weekend, potentially resulting in tree damage, power outages and flooding.
One of the ingredients for this coastal storm is a powerful jet stream disturbance sweeping through the eastern states this weekend that will help induce the formation of a strong low-pressure system near or off the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coastline. This storm system will also receive an injection of moisture and energy from a western Caribbean tropical system dubbed Invest 93L.
Also, 45 mile in hour winds in North Dakota and snow in Minnesota. WoW!
But today in Scottsdale, 85 degrees, cloudless sky while the four of us sat on the General Store Patio for our weekly gathering. Pretty nice for sure. Ron Grove was very excited as he and Liz will be picking up their new puppy dog, named Gracie, this afternoon. This puppy doesn't realize how good she has it. I think Ron and Liz are going to build a special home within their home to make sure she has all she needs. They have the interior fencing, the toys, the pillow, the life preserver for the boat and of course the special food. There certainly is nothing better than having a dawg in live. Hard to have a bad day when you look into those eyes. The discussions turned toward fishing and the enjoyment that Brent, Dave and Ron get from going out for the bass, catfish, walleye and trout mind clearing adventures. Nothing better. Ron has indicated that he thinks he is going to put his boat in Bartlett Lake so it will be available on short notice. Sounds like a lot of fun for sure. Of course Brent told us where certain fish can be found around the valley. We were talking about the success of Amazon and its recent revenue and earnings announcement puts them. They seem to be challenging all retailers to evaluate and look for creative logistics and service initiatives. The CVS/Aetna announcement certainly add many discussions regarding benefits and who will get what out of the combination. Seems Walgreens is reeling a bit. Of course we again got into past story telling about our retail days and the anecdotes about the people we worked with. No need to be specific, but the names involved were the four in attendance, Larry LaRock, Frank Scott, Bob Garrison, Dennis Palmer, Bob Howard, John Terry, Sam Skaggs, Bob Godlasky, Bob Rankin...and more. A lot of laughter....but all in good fun.
It was a grand 90 degree morning/afternoon on the General Store patio as five hearty souls gathered to catch up on the activities of our cohorts. Bill Harbeck, one of two in attendance last week, was talking about his upcoming adventures to the midwest to see grandchildren and attend some cherished hockey games. He looked great with his Blackhawk on. Brent Keil, last weeks other attendee, was showing no after effects from his bout with kidney stones, especially when you saw him eating his hamburger and onion rings. He was describing the avalanches in Yosemite when slate was falling from El Capitan over the last several days, with a tragic consequences. Such a beautiful place, but nature does have a dark side. Kevin Tripp was just back from Montana and the high country where he got snowed on to the tune of 11 inches. He indicates he is moving much better on his left knee after the replacement surgery. Now it seems the right knee may need a little work in the future. I guess we wear out much too fast and we age....an all true reality. He is a proud grandpa showing pictures of his young granddaughter...what a cutie. John Spellman was just back from Telluride where he indicated the weather was on the much cooler side, in the 30's at night and early mornings. Rain also reared it ugly head for a couple of days. Next trip for the Spellman's is a trip to Wisconsin in a couple of weeks. He is one well traveled man....good for him. The Bays just returned from Waikiki where we stayed for 6 nights right on the beach overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head. A tour of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona was wonderful and then we climbed aboard a helicopter with open doors to tour the island. Kathy insisted I sit next to the open door, for some reason. It was a very relaxing trip to take us away from the tensions of retirement life. I am happy to say that the conversation stayed a great distance from politics and the daily soap operas. We just talked about the rising costs of our Medicare supplemental insurance and other senior interest. Hope you have a great weekend.Write comment (0 Comments)