25 Aug 2012

Splish Splosh

It's that time of year again, hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and tonight here in our house we are sitting under a Hurricane watch playing the waiting game. It gets old really quick because the media loves a hurricane and gives it lots of attention and that makes the natives get all sorts of mental.

Tropical storm Isaac is meant to become a Hurricane sometime tomorrow and make landfall somewhere over the Florida Keys sometime tomorrow. As you can see there are lots of variables in that sentence. No way of knowing where Isaac is going to go exactly hence the waiting game.

We are ready. All supplies have been purchased, both cars are full of gas, we have cash, don't get crazy, not that much, the generator is working, the gas tank for that is at the ready and the gas tanks for the BBQ are standing at attention. The kidlets have lots of rainy day crafts to do and today we went to a movie while the rest of this county went absolutely nuts at either the grocery store or the gas station. It's good to be prepared ahead of the game you as can stay well clear of the nut jobs.

Now we hurry up and wait. It's been raining all day here and it wasn't even related to the storm. I now have lake front property. The thunder just started again and I think now this might actually be the start of the feeder bands.

This one is just a baby but you still have to pay attention. It was 20 yrs ago yesterday that Hurricane Andrew blew through and changed our lives for ever. If you've gone through one like that you don't take them lightly ever again but you also don't get nuts every time one is mentioned you just do what needs to be done and get on with it.

To all my friends in Isaacs path, stay safe.


val said...

You gotta love the way the media stirs up the loonies.....like they really need it!!!

Alyson and Ford said...

We had two blustery days and some rain bands, so glad we didn't get anymore from Isaac as we are already soaked. Maybe the mid-west will get some needed rain! Happy week!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy


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