Monday, October 29, 2012


October 29, 2012 

I spent a good part of the day yesterday traveling home from Philadelphia, and I haven't been around quite as many (understandably) excitable people in a very long time.  I am thinking of all my friend and colleagues in the northeast.  It is impossible to list everyone I am concerned about.  I have found myself spending a bit too much time refreshing my and tabs to make sure I'm not missing anything.

I little while ago, I found this time lapsed webcam on Weather Underground.  It is located oceanside in Ocean City, MD.  This is a "current" video, showing the last 24 hours from this moment. I have embedded it into this webpage, and it will always show the last 24 hours from the current time.  It is definitely getting rainier and choppier over the last 24, not to mention much higher tide.  I'm not sure why I find this live video of the coming storm so compelling.


  1. Wow, Vickie. Very compelling, watching the water drown whatever that building/boardwalk is! Somewhere yesterday, I found some really interesting "wind maps." They are beautiful. I don't know if I can recall exactly where I saw them. If I find them, I will post you the link. They are not as gripping as this, but they are beautiful in their own right.

    1. Davis (my son) mentioned the wind maps. He's a mathematician and said they have both an artful and a mathematical essence that he loves. If you find the link post it up and I will add it in. Thanks.

  2. Glad you are home safely. I was wondering where in the US you were.

    1. Brooke,

      I flew out of Philly ahead of the storm with a pretty full plane and quite a few miles of bumpy riding that required a seat belt, but no worse for wear. I hope things are less rocky for you?

  3. Vickie,

    Have stumbled upon your blog. What a tribute. I have health problems and am on a sizable amount of prednisone. Which keeps me up at night. I decided to dedicate my "time" to reading about children who lost the fight to nueroblastoma.
    Erin is winning my heart. I am also very impressed with you- the knowledge you have and how that is contributing to bringing Childhood cancer to the forefront of people's minds.
    I hope to be able to do my part. Please know I am finding courage and some kick in the pants due to your larger than life, Erin! I'd like to think that I fight pretty hard, but reading about Erin makes me realize I could be doing more. Time to suck it up. And have fun.
    When you are sick it is a drag and you have to keep being reminded of the good things- the moments with family. To make the best of them. I have a son and he keeps me goin' and alive.
    Thanks- And please know that I ache that for your loss. I loved her letter to the troops about her becoming President one day. My poor son dressed up like one of the Founding Fathers for Halloween and a friend told him that they weren't girls..... he was donning the curled wig and pony tail that was traditional of that time. I asked him if he hit the kid with the copy of The Declaration of Independence I'd printed and scrolled for him! ha!

    Amanda Hobbs Dierenfeldt