And now there’s weather

View from Indian Rock
View of San Francisco from Indian Rock park I enjoyed on an earlier visit to see my kids.

It’s my son’s surgery. I’m mentally preparing for the day ahead by visualizing what the day will bring. Go to the surgery center with my son. Buy him congee after surgery for a light easy-to-digest meal, buy ice, and help him get comfortable (FYI, I’m writing this on the morning of Jan. 4).

But then I got an email with friends who know I’m in the Bay area.

Here’s an excerpt from Yahoo News:

San Francisco is about to be hit with a ‘brutal’ storm so severe that a meteorologist says is ‘one of the most impactful’ he’s ever seen

The National Weather Service’s Bay Area office issued a frank and dire warning to citizens in a statement, saying the storm, which is currently forecast to begin peaking Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, could bring about flooding and the loss of life.

“To put it simply, this will likely be one of the most impactful systems on a widespread scale that this meteorologist has seen in a long while,” the warning read. “The impacts will include widespread flooding, roads washing out, hillside collapsing, trees down (potentially full groves), widespread power outages, immediate disruption to commerce, and the worst of all, likely loss of human life. This is truly a brutal system that we are looking at and needs to be taken seriously.”

Yep. This storm may make my caregiving duties more challenging than I was expecting. I’m hoping the news is over-hyping the storm and danger. But you never know.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I get through the next few days.

What is your weather like this week? Do you have storms headed your way?

39 thoughts on “And now there’s weather

  1. Praying for you, and your son. Stormy weather sounds perfect for recovery and rest, but not so much for commuting and gathering necessities. Be safe!

  2. It’s pretty windy here. Some rain but we’re not flooded yet. I have to take my MIL to the doctors today. Hoping we can get there and back safely. Positive healing thoughts for your son! Hugs to you.

    • I’m glad your weather isn’t too bad. My DIL went to work yesterday and said some of the other teachers and students’ homes were flooded. It was pouring last night and windy, but we’re okay.

      • Yes. This year she took a job at a private charter school. She works one on one with kids who are bright but have difficulty getting work done.

      • One on one is good and with a private charter school. I loved my position last year but unfortunately it changed as more teachers left the public school district. This year is extremely challenging and no longer small groups. I am hoping to end my teaching years before retirement with a similar small group setting. We shall see. The New Year will bring changes, for sure.

  3. Glad to read EA that things went well and the weather cooperated somewhat for you. Hope son is doing well and you are also taking care of yourself.

  4. Ugh on the storm, hope it wasn’t too bad! Prayers that your son’s surgery went well and isn’t in too much pain.

    We are having unseasonably warm weather. I am not complaining but when the warm spell breaks it is going to feel extra cold!

  5. My brother and sister-in-law live up north (east Bay Area) and I guess they are experiencing a lot of rain. Here in SoCal, we are getting (much-needed) rain but it’s light, although fairly constant. I’m glad the storms didn’t inconvenience you too much. It’s hard enough to drive somewhere you aren’t as familiar with but to add bad weather on top… yikes!

    • I’m thankful to be here with my kids weather and all. My son is doing great. I think they’re helping me more than I’m helping them with my grief. My pre-planned trip was a blessing with my mom’s unexpected passing.

      • I just read you post last night about your mom. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing Elizabeth. What a shock. I’m so glad you’re with family and able to share fond memories, but also process this together. Wrapping you in love and Hugs, C

      • Thank you so much. She wasn’t in a good place physically and it’s really a miracle she passed away peacefully without advance warning or a prolonged illness. Thank you for your love and hugs.

  6. Looking at the comments, it looks like things are going well. I hope that is the case. I live in Pennsylvania and I find the weather predictions especially in winter to be a catch-22. I need to know about a nor’easter that’s going to dump a foot of snow, I need to plan and act accordingly, but at the same time I find that you can frighten yourself half to death if you watch the news too long. Crazy. With something like an evacuation that’s different … but it’s hard to predict with snow and rain. In any event, I’m glad things worked out for you.

    • Thank you. I looked at my phone a few minutes ago and there are six severe weather alerts — all for different times today until tomorrow. Right now there’s no rain or wind. Good news is my son is doing well post surgery and my grief is being helped being with my children.

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