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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Whooooosh!

The storyline for Wednesday was the wind, with the rain taking a close second.    We had sustained winds in the high 40's, and low 50's with gusts up to 68 mph, and we garnered around 4 inches of rain.  At times the combined wind and rain noise made it difficult to hear one's self think.  As an added point of interest this was the first day since we arrived that the lighthouse was not opened due to the high winds.  

Due the aforementioned weather conditions neither of us had a desire to be outside....it was a day for reading, and watching a few movies.  Back in September I bought a few used DVD's at a junk shop in Bandon, but had yet to watch any of them.  This seemed like the perfect day to do that.  The first one up was the 1980 'Roadie' (5 stars on a scale of 1-10 on IMDB....I would give it maybe a 3....and that would be stretching it)....starring 'Meatloaf' with guest appearances by Roy Orbison, Blondie, Alice Cooper and Hank Williams, Jr.  I thought it would be more like a documentary, but it was not.....I kept waiting for some good music, but in the end it was just plain awful.  I guess, in the end, I have to admit I bought it because of the picture on the DVD case.....:-)  The second up was the 1988 comedy 'A Fish Called Wanda' (7.6 stars on a scale of 1-10) starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and John Cleese which was quite funny.  Next up was the 2003 comedy 'Bruce Almighty' (6.7 stars....I would give it closer to 8) starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston....another very funny movie.  For the day's finale we watched the 1979 comedy 'The In-Laws' (7.4 stars) starring Peter Faulk and Alan Arkin.....hilarious!  I know.....I know, but there are some days when watching 'mindless' movies is just the right ticket.

As is sometimes the case torrential, wind blown rain will find a way to infiltrate even the most water tight RV, and this storm was no exception.  We have learned over the years to check all the window areas periodically to see if water is getting in.....ironically, on this day, the water was getting in at a place I would have never suspected.....the rear window on the coach!  This is not a window that opens, but has a rubber gasket around it to make it water tight.  Somehow, I don't know how yet, enough water was ingressing around the seal necessitating the placement of old towels at the bottom of the window to mop it up.  Otherwise, over all we fared pretty well.

We watched the Giants vs. Royals World Series game in which the Royals bounced back from their 7-1 drubbing the night before to win over the Giants 7-1 evening up the series at 1-1.

Looks like we'll have more rain Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday......in fact, over the next 10 days there is a high probability of rain 6 of those days......looks like it's time to begin migrating southward, huh?  And here comes the rain again Friday morning just as I finish....where is that inflatable boat we haven't used for a while?

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