Sunday, August 26, 2012

Batten Down the Hatches

The good news is that it looks like we will be spared the supreme wrath [and eye] of Isaac.  

The bad news is the next 48 hours are basically lots of rain and strong winds.   Hermit-like behaviors are certainly in the cards.  In order to prepare, we have done the following:

Moved the patio furniture into the garage

Moved the cars into the driveway 

(and not under the mediocre construction of the pergola, blocked by the tree in the photo)  

The irony is not lost on me that:
a) cars are more valuable than patio furniture and are out in the elements to be hit by debris and
b) my car went from parked under the pergola to PARKED UNDER A TREE.   Yeah Jules because that is safe.

Assembled hurricane food

  • Jumbo bag of trail mix that features protein and dried fruit [raisins] and chocolate for fun
  • Cans of Chef Boyardee pasta
  • Bottles of water
  • Baked a batch of brownies  (Why do I always bake when a storm approaches?)

Plugged in the 'old fashioned' wired phone

I am saying a prayer that our power stays on.... have I forgotten anything?