Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hunkering Down


We are under a tropical storm warning here and are hunkering down for the brunt of the storm late tonight and all day tomorrow. High winds, heavy rains, and flooding. It just started pouring about 20 minutes ago.

I've been through this many times when we lived in New Jersey. The problem here is that we are out in the middle of the woods. Lots and lots of old, dead trees just waiting to fall.

We are hoping that we don't lose power because we don't have a generator. However, if we do I'm as prepared as I can be.

Bathtub filled with water
Pails and other containers filled with water
Drinking water
Flashlight and candles ready
Made a number of food items to last us a few days (bread, cookies, hard boiled eggs, pasta salad, etc.)
The grill is up on the porch and available in case we need that

Nathan is loving all the activity at the firehouse the past few days and in the days to come. We canceled our church service for tomorrow to keep people safe.

So now all we have to do is hunker down and wait.