Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reality Setting In

Preparations are continuing in earnest. I think reality has hit everyone today, it does look like we will be hit by this storm. My is son headed up north, along with thousands of others,  there are mandatory evacuations just south of us and it is clogging our roadways. You have to go through a tunnel or over a bridge to go anywhere in this area so.....backups have already begun, it's going to be a long evening for young son.

Husband worked until dark taking umbrellas down, securing anything that could become a flying projectile. We have more to do outside tomorrow, husband will be off work early to finish up. Meals for the next couple of days will be whatever is left in the fridge, omelets for dinner tonight, probably ice cream for breakfast, you get the picture. We are planning for power outages, the last hurricane we lost power for four days, friends were without power for up to two weeks. 

We had an offer to go up north to stay with friends, but they are in the path as well so we declined for now. Looks to be a busy morning tomorrow, pray that we have an opportunity to do all that needs to get done. This storm looks to be worse than anything we have experienced before. Praying for protection for all those that will be effected.

Lord you have assigned me my portion and my cup, you have made my lot secure. Psalm 16:5
I have set the Lord always before me, because he is at my right hand I will not be shaken Psalm 16:8


camp and cottage living said...

I am praying for you and all that are in Irene's path. I pray for you and your families protection, as well as your home.
Take care now.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Oh please stay safe.

It's easy for those of us inland to lose sight of what's ready at stake with Irene. It's not just cancelled/postponed/rearranged vacations or plenty of rain. I'm praying for all of those affected along the east coast.