Hello, Irene

Yesterday I went to the grocery store and bought essential non-perishables – soda, chips and DoubleStuf Oreos. The majority of my local community decided to shop at the same time. I intensely dislike grocery shopping on a good day. I thoroughly loathe grocery shopping right before a natural disaster. But shop I did.

It’s nearly 11:30 on Saturday night and we’re in a River Flood Warning, a Flood Warning, a Tropical Storm Warning, a Tornado Watch (just downgraded from Warning) and Irene hasn’t even gotten here yet. And we’re far enough west that we won’t actually be in the direct line of the hurricane. We just get a tropical storm. Areas closer to Philadelphia are flooded and without electricity and we are prepared to deal with the same.

School starts on Monday for Katie and yesterday we received an automated phone call saying we would be notified Monday morning if school was delayed. Using up one of the built-in incliment weather days the very first day of school is not optimum.

I’m tired and would love nothing more than to snuggle down in my bed and sleep but I don’t see that happening any time soon. But at this moment I’m safe and I’m dry and I can’t say the same for everybody. So I’ll pray for them and update you all tomorrow.


  1. Lyn on August 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Hope this finds you snuggled and safe. This is one monster of a storm, for sure. I don’t know if it is slow moving or if it just seems so with so much land/city/people in the path. These so often hit the shore broad-on and begin to fizzle because the eye moves over land and weakens; Irene is running right up the coast while still feeding her strength from the water. Let us know when your safe.

  2. Lyn on August 28, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Oh, goodness, when “you’re” safe.

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