Friday, September 5, 2008

Not Good, Not Good at All

For those of you that don't live in Hurricane Alley, you probably don't pay much attention to these storms. For those of us that do, when a new one develops most of us are glued to the news watching each update to see where it's going and when. Ike, has a new projected path. According to newscasters, Ike is headed to my doorstep. This is not a good thing. I think I will wait on that remodeling. If Ike hits my house, I wonder if he will take requests to only hit the bathrooms and the kitchen. Please leave the rest of the house alone .

I have no other updates. No 6pack updates, no F updates, no exercise updates..in fact no exercise, no health updates. Oops, just rememebered yesterday was Recipe Thursday. I am slacking!!!









9 comments:

Kate said...

How well I remember those days... Staying up until the 11:00 update from the National Hurricane Center... then being up at 5 am for the 5:00 update.... watching the storm track swing back and forth...

Back from 2003 to 2005 I kept hand written diaries. from June to late October (at least in 2004 and until I left as Katrina approached) my diaries are filled with hand drawn hurricane maps and projections.

I learned not to buy frozen food during those months (I lived on a barrier island, and they used to turn of the electric, move everyone out, and put up the bridges) and to keep very little fresh food in the fridge.

I remember the constant exhaustion and tense feeling of hyper-vigilance. I still to this day keep my important papers in a watertight container inside a portable fire safe.

I'll be hoping for a miss, but also thinking of you as the storm rolls closer. I know at times like this it's hard... no practically impossible... to think of anything but the weather.

Wishing you moments of peace through all this...

Shanna said...

I am right there with you girl...Remeber I am in South Florida & Ike just might end up on my front step too!!

I hate hurricanes, especially after going through Hurricane Andrew in 1992...I actually wrote about that today...guess we all have hurricanes on the brain. Well, the newscasters won't let us think of anything else!

You pray for me & I will pray for you! Maybe Ike will just make a totally unexpected turn right back into the ocean! (wishful thinking!)

Hanlie said...

Good luck! I'll be following Ike on CNN!

Lynn said...

You've got Ike and I'm entertaining Hannah this weekend.

How exciting. I was planning a post-touron beach weekend, too >.<

Stay safe. Make sure you know where your candles are.

carla said...

*stay safe*
we lived through hurricane fran and I was a MORON and didnt prepare properly....


Miz.

new*me said...

be safe! I have a friend who lives near you and she is freaking out too.

Scale Junkie said...

I'm a little anxious about Ike too, you know where I live and how low lying it is over here. We're in a C evac zone but across the street is A...

Ugh, we may have to get the shutters up on this one and evacuate...I hate evacuating :::cry:::

Manuela said...

Actually, I do pay attention to weather reports because I know so many people who live in those areas and I'm always very nervous for them.

I hope that you will be left intact and that you are safe. Take care of yourself!

JC said...

I'm in Alabama and we just saw the folks from New Orleans go home today. Where I work is one of the designated storm shelters. Maybe it will change course. You never know with those storms. I'm sure you have a Get Out of Harms Way plan. I'll keep my Florida blog buddies in my prayers.