Monday, October 29, 2012

This is getting scary . . .

 . . . and a little exciting. When I was a kid and we'd lose power, I used to love sitting around playing games and reading books by lantern light.

But yeah, the news is creepy.

Thanks so much to all our friends and family for the concerned texts, calls, and emails.

Here's how things are around here:

Stores are clearing out of items.
Schools are closed.
Colleges and Universities are closed.
Several businesses are closed.
Restaurants are closed.
Everything seems to be canceling.
Emergency emails and calls are being sent from local counties, insurance agencies, etc.
Halloween's looking dreary (poor kids).
Our dog is VERY on edge.
We've got the tub/buckets of water filled in case the water gets turned off.
We've got flashlights and camping lamps and lots of batteries.
We've got everything charged (phones, laptops, cameras, DSes, iPods, etc.).
We've got piles of blankets and sheets in case the power goes out (in which case we'll all sleep in the living room together - no back up heat source, so we'll cuddle up!).
Our cars are filled with gas.
Our clinic patients' appointments are all canceled today and likely tomorrow.
We've got lots of emergency information about numbers, local shelters, etc.
We've got piles of books and games for if the power goes out (that's the fun part!).
We've got lots of non-perishable foods so we can eat.
We have several gallons of water so we can drink.
We're stocked with food in general, toilet paper, supplies, etc.
House is clean.
Laundry is done.
Everyone is showered and dressed and ready.
The Doppler Radar is FREAKY to look at.
Kids are a bit nervous/a bit excited.
We've brought in anything from outside that could become airborne. 
We've tied down our patio furniture.
Mother Nature is a powerful force. 
We are together and safe and prepared.
We're a bit nervous, yes, but hopeful that all will be well.
This is crazy!
Love to all and thanks for the positive thoughts coming our way.
Hope it all keeps Sandy calm, placated, and away!!


Emily Foley said...

This is so nerve-wracking. So many people that I know and love in PA. I hope it all goes well for you! My cousin in Boston bought a generator a few years ago so she really is sitting pretty, the lucky duck. Have fun with your games and time off!

Robynne said...

Definitely scary stuff! Glad you guys are hanging in there - thanks for the update!

Boquinha said...

We're very grateful that it wasn't that bad here. Lights flickered a bit, but no loss of power. We have heat, water, shelter. No damage (lots of leaves and branches everywhere, but nothing major). NYC and NJ got it much worse. Horrible! Thanks for the good wishes, all.

Chelle said...

I was thinking about you. It's crazy to read about how your town basically shut down. It freaks me out a little bit when the stores start getting cleaned out, and no alternate heat source is a frightening thought too. I'm glad you are all okay.

Good luck on your nano (I can't ever get that name right) project this year!