Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lost Power

Around five this afternoon we lost power.  The wind was blowing but it didn't really look that bad outside.  Luckily it was still light enough outside that I was able to open the door and leave the screen door closed and drag a chair by the open door and read.  There's not a lot you can do in the dark by yourself so I was glad I could continue to read.  I broke out the camp stove that I bought back from Katrina and warmed up some Hamburger Helper and ate before it got too dark.  Finally it was dark enough I had to start using one of the Lanterns and suddenly the lights came back on.

I'm sure we'll lose power again.  The wind has really gained in strength over the last few hours.  Now I have power I can check the TV and see where the storm is and see what's going on.  I had turned off both my cell phones, hoping to conserve power.  I also had forgotten to charge my laptop so when I went to see if it still had power it wouldn't even turn on.  I'm not really surprised, it's been a long time since I've used the laptop.  I was hoping to use it to watch a movie or tv show from dvd.  I've got it charging now, so hopefully it'll have enough of a charge if I lose power again.

Isaac at three

More on Isaac

It just started raining at around 3 in the afternoon.  We've had some high winds and clouds and one point a tornado warning but nothing serious yet.  Was at work until noon.  We went in because we were getting more hurricane supplies and wanted to give any people that still needed some a chance at whatever they needed.  So tell me why we started getting people shopping for golf clubs or arrows the later the day went.  We opened at around six because people were stopping by and I felt great being able to help anyone that needed something for the hurricane.  But really....you're going to come shopping for a golf club or a new pair of shoes.  I haven't have time to pick anything up in my yard yet at the point because I've basically spent the last three days at work getting ready for this storm and now I'm not even getting a chance to get my home ready for the hurricane because someone wants a new pair of sandals!  Aggravating.  When we finally get out of the store you can guess the outcome...the winds are the strongest they've been all day and its raining.  So I get to work outside in my yard in the wind and rain.  But I get it done and the last couple hours have been reading and relaxing.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Seven years ago almost to the day I was getting ready to go to work to finish getting the place ready for the coming storm and barricading it up.  Tomorrow morning I'm heading into work to do the same thing.  There are a few differences.  Hopefully this storm is nowhere near the strength of that one.  At the moment they're even talk that it might not make hurricane status before landfall.  And the previous one I ended up heading towards Tennessee with my Mom and Dad who hadn't moved up there yet to escape the storm, this one I intend to sit out at home.  Until I lose power I'll try to keep everyone updated to what's going on with Isaac as it happens.

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