Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hanna - nuff of Hurricane's

Ah yes, tis the height of Hurricane season and it is in full swing.  September is the busy month for the "bowling balls" from Africa.

Hanna is eyeballing our coastline.  Ike is behind her, but I think he's nothing more than hot air.  Now, Josephine...hmmmmm she's looking like she has potential.

Not to worry....I shall go shopping for the essentials.  Batteries, bungee cords (for the outdoor furniture and swing) bread, water, ice, cold cuts and some fruit.  Round up my flashlights, and check on candles.  Should get another bottle of hand sanitizer too just in case we lose power.  I imagine we'll just have a lot of rain...maybe not too much wind.  She seems mild, so far.  Nevertheless, women ARE unpredictable.

Mr Man gets a bit (who am I kidding - a lot) frantic.  Wants a "get away plan"......ok, if it were going to be a Cat 4 or 5 - YES I'm outta here.  And if that happens, then I'll cover my piano with a comforter and then a plastic tarp, pack clothes, toiletries and Rx, grab my computer, toss the important photos and papers etc in a laundry basket and in the family truckster they go.

 

The weather is actually nice....it has been around 62 or 65 for the last 2 nights.  The day temps in the 80's.  Hopefully the cool air will deter the storm too.  It just means my pool may be cooler than I'd like.  Gotta get some of those solar circles darnnit!  The days here are too nice not to enjoy the pool a while longer.

After this storm, I should hit the beach to see what treasures the sea tossed up.  I might find lots of unique shells and such.

15 comments:

madcobug said...

I pray that everyone will be safe from this storm. I hope it turns right and misses land altogether. I can see it has done that some since yesterday. Stay safe. Hugs, Helen

garnett109 said...

yep, hope she blows by, i don't need to be flooded again!

deshelestraci said...

Sounds like you know the drill!  Stay safe!
Traci

lsfp1960 said...

I am so glad I don't live in a hurricane zone.  And I feel for you folks who do.  If I lived down there...I guess I'd have all my important papers, pictures, etc in a big Rubbermaid tote...ready to throw in the back of the car or truck at a moments notice.  Keeping fingers crossed that they all bypass you & the others down there in that area.  Linda in Washington state

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))))I pray the storm pases and you are ok,safe and sound.

sunnybethe said...

We've been having alot of rip curents here.  Something practiacally unheard of on the Gulf coast. Hehee, "Bowling Balls".  And Florida is the "king Pin"  hugss...

chat2missie said...

By Saturday, we're supposed to have torrential downpours and  tropical storm winds in our part of of PA all thanks to Hanna.
Missie

cuteallison1980 said...

I hope the bad weather passes  you bye but it is that time of year and the past two seasons haven't been so bad.  I will keep my fingers crossed.  Have a happy Thursday.  Luv ya!

Allison

imgr8phil said...

Seems to me you like hurricanes, The Carolina Hurricanes ring a bell?  LOL  Hope it passes you by but just in case I will keep you in my thoughts so you and your family will be safe.  Take care.

Phil

mastersblynn said...

Do you play the piano?  I do and enjoy it so much.  Please be safe with the hurricanes.  Give Tom a hug from me and tell him I said not to be scared.  :)  xoxBarb
PS Hi Miss Tara!

eml625 said...

Hope the storms you all by.
I would have never thought of bungee cords for the outdoor stuff...you can tell your a pro.
Hugs
Ellen

ukgal36 said...

I'm over it all too...
Lyn
http://journals.aol.com/ukgal36/Britsblog/

rjsisti said...

Stay safe Toots!  Hurricane Ike is already a category 4 and still out in the tropics.  I'm in Florida and I know you are in the Carolinas if I'm not mistaken........Oh my nerves!

Hugs, Rose

queeniemart said...

Wish i could be with you on that beach. Be safe. LOVE you

rgossett4195 said...

way too many storms this season!  rose