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Opinion:Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingBeen thinking and comparing the arrival of Hurricane Florence to the arrival of my dad when I had not obeyed my mom as I should, and she would promise a ‘whipping’ when he came home.  So I wait and wait and wait, really not excited about his arrival, knowing the next few hours were not going to be good for me.  And, seldom was either of us wrong.

Been promised bad weather for several days, and no doubt the next 48 to 72 hours conditions will get worse.  I am now ready to take the ‘whipping’ and then, get on with whatever the consequences.

Florence promises to be a ‘bad’ lady….expect lots of wind and rain, and regardless of where it crosses overland, our daily lives will be changed for a time.  Be safe, follow directions, ‘hunker’ down and pray all will be OK.

I’m ready to deal with the ‘now’ and looking forward to the beginning of a new week on Monday.

Be aware of the location of the storm, the warnings, etc.  Follow news sources as long as possible, BladenOnline, local TV outlets, the National Weather websites.  Most likely our power will be disrupted…but we have been assured our providers, Duke Power and Four County EMC, will have it restored as quickly as possible…..Back up assistance is in the area…..Pray for their safety…

Feel so helpless when there is no power….even cell phone service is likely to be disrupted.  Patience dear, patience….something few of us are blessed with.

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.  Billy Graham

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  Napoleon Hill

I have seen many storms in my life.  Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.  Paulo Coelho

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