Per the weather report last night....we are likely to take a direct hit from Hurricane Irene. I realize that the storm may change course and it is still a few days away. However, last night they had 10 different computer models, and 8 of them had the hurricane hit us in one manner, shape, or form. And the most likely course will hit dead on....right down the middle of the state.....where I live.
They are comparing it to Hurricane Gloria back in the mid 80's. I remember that....we didn't have power for a few days. But the funniest story from that storm....was my mom getting all panicked. Made us fill the bathtub with water and put blankets in the bathroom (only room in the house without a window). She made chicken for dinner, and it just finished when the power went out. So we sat in the bathroom and ate chicken. *shaking my head*
I am not on of those "oh my gosh, this is the end of the world!!!" storm people. However, I ain't stoopid either. Extra water, fresh batteries....not a bad idea. Stuff for the kids to do if the power goes out....VERY important. G-man will take the kids to the library on Friday and let Sassy check out as many books as she wants.....and she has a brand new 504 piece puzzle, so she is set. Bossy.....that one will be tougher. I see lots of Uno and Connect 4 in our future. And lots of whining. I told G-man that we can spend the whole storm scrubbing and cleaning....he was less than thrilled.
The biggest snafu that this storm will cause.....it is the Kids' birthday on Sunday, when we are going to be in the thick of it. I am baking their cakes today, just in case, and will freeze them for a few days. They can thaw and I can frost, and we will still have b-day cake. They both wanted something grilled for dinner, and G-man is ok doing it in the storm (again, *shaking head*). So that part is ok. But being stuck in the house, possibly without power, on your birthday.....ick.
We have ways around Bossy's feeding pump, if we lose power. It has an extended battery life, so it should be fine. On the slight chance that it too dies, we can hand syringe feed him. No worries.
So my focus in the next two days will be storm preparation, and dealing with school PTA drama. One literal storm....and one contrived one! Anyone else in storm country, and preparing for a wild weekend???