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The Long Game


Broken down and busted.

Still waiting.

The city is under curfew starting at 7pm tonight. The state’s curfew is 8pm.  Some areas outside of the levee system have been evacuated.

Hurricane Nate will make landfall at sometime near 1am and be gone well before 7am. We are only expecting 1 to 4 inches of rain. Now, the city official are calling it a wind event.

But.

The storm cone has shifted well to the east. It looks like Nate will make landfall somewhere between the Mississippi border and Mobile, Alabama. Bad for them. Good for us. I wish them no harm, but… I have to look after my own.

I expect very little damage since the wind strength is at its highest on the eastern edge of a hurricane. We are on the west. I do expect to lose power since two squirrels on a power line can cause a power failure. I do expect parts of New Orleans to flood. Our fragile water pumping system breaks down, or catches fire, every chance it gets.

So. That’s the story at noon. It could change. It will change.

The picture. A friend of mine keeps asking where this place is located. I told him. He won’t like it even if he finds it, which I’m sure he can since I gave him precise directions. “It’s behind my doctor’s office,” I said. What more could he possibly need?

These old trains aren’t stored — or, dumped — on railroad land. That makes breaking through the no trespassing fence a little less illegal. Not that I would ever do that. The difference between the penalties are federal and local. And, maybe getting shot. Apparently, there was a deal made between the medical and railroad folks for this little corner of track and surrounding land.

These trains have been moved around as the medical complex on which they are parked needs more land. I reckon they are safe for a long while because they are pushed into a corner of the land that is fairly unbuildable and well behind where the medical staff parks. But, you never know.

They are fairly rusty and abandoned. They’d be scrap except that they are sort of last in breed in this region. I just helped them along in post production.

 

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8 Comments

  1. What did Elmer Fudd say? Was it ‘Be very very quiet’? If I get there I’ll have to access the situation and be very quiet I think. Oops rain just started!

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  2. It’s frightening weather. Our storms here are not to be compared, but the locals are insisting we batten down and secure roofs as our hurricanes though small, are regular across this part of France. The farm near us lost the whole roof a year or two ago and most weeks we get our 500 litre barrels full in one nights rain. Our barn is floating, so this week is drain digging or its a wet winter indoors!

    I love the photo. Shames these carriages are not being used. A similar like this is parked up in Deptford high street London and used for a cafe. Great space.

    PS. I stopped the meds..so sick. Got Sumatriptin and it worked!!! Now just need alternative back painkiller. 🙂

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    • Thank you. I didn’t think hurricanes traveled that far north with much force. Luckily, this storm turned out to be nothing. Far less than an inch of rain and the wind speed was very low. We are generally prepared for most of these storms. We have very few passenger trains, just the national line called Amtrak. They are very inefficient and the long haul trains are pretty old.

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