I have a new past time: "Arm-chair meteorologist."
If you've flown lately, you may be familiar with this image:
Control freaks like me, find great comfort in being able to change the channel on the television and see exactly where we are in the air, our speed, and our ETA.
In no way does knowing where we are in the air help me get to my destination sooner. Seeing the little picture of the airplane en route to my destination never really gives me control, but it does make me feel a little better.
I have recently found that I can receive the same comfort that I do on the airplane, with the weather.
Whenever I hear the rain pounding the roof, I quickly log on to weatherunderground and see where the storm is in proximity to Ojai. I can watch as the heavy storms move in, and I am aware of the times that the storm just misses us.
Although Amber gives me grief every time, rightfully pointing out that I am a control freak, I am definitely enjoying my own personal Doppler.