Broussard, La. Just outside of Lafayette.
Captains Log: 9/23/05 1800 hrs 50 mph winds, noise confirmed as the condenser fan for AC unit falling off. reattach. coils possibly broken AC still not cooling
9/23/05 2200 hrs Sky flashes green and orange. All Personnel Instructed to don tinfoil hats. winds 45 mph, gusts of 60
9/24/05 0005 hrs Power out. Winds 60 gusts 75+
9/24/05 0030 hrs sky glows pretty green color for 30-45 seconds (personnel are relieved for their tinfoil protective gear) Winds same
9/24/05 0100 Gusts 80+
9/24/05 0200 Captain off duty (sleep) winds 50-60 gusts 75
9/24/05 0900 Retrieve portable fire containment device to brew coffee. Winds 40-60 mph
9/24/05 0915 drink coffee pick up shingles talk to neighbors. All is good.
9/24/05 1100 The electricity gods shine upon us. winds 40 mph
9/24/05 1815 Captain is restless. winds 25-30 mph. Surveys local area in available transportation (craving milky way midnight) Only business open in Broussard is the drive thru daquiri shop. (that's Louisiana for you)
you stocked up, since things didn't go fubar here I have extra, I'm low on ammo since I passed out crap to people who didn't have anything, it's funny how much ammo I had for calibers I didn't own.
I was at Chuy's last week and my g/f was saying she'd love a margarite but we were taking the food "to go." I told her she ought to get a margarita to go. The girl behind the counter looked at me like I was smoking crack.
I said, "What, you don't do that?"
She said, "It's an open container."
I said, "Damn, back home we have drive-thru daquiri stands. Just tape the lid shut and it's not an open container anymore."
Glad to hear you made it through ok, and thanks for the laughs!