We’ve got a Tropical Storm Warning for tomorrow night through Sunday here, thanks to Hurricane Irene. We’ve stowed away all of our deck furniture. I’m anticipating/expecting a power outage of 1-2 days (hopefully no more than that), so we’ve stuffed our downstairs freezer full and set it to its coldest setting. If/when we lose power, we’ll put a blanket on the big freezer and take everything out of our fridge and put it in an ice chest for easy access. We’ll fill the tub tomorrow (after everyone’s had what might be their last shower for a few days) so we can have water to flush the toilets. I’m making extra ice and will fill our big 5-gallon cooler with ice & water tomorrow for drinking. I’ve located all of the flashlights and made sure we have enough batteries. I’ve put out some candles and located the matches. We’ve got charcoal for the grill. We have some gas in our cars, and some cash, if we need to get anything after the storm passes. Sammi’s all freaked out about the storm (because she’s Sammi), but I’m feeling okay about it. Barring any freak wind damage, which I can’t really prepare for, we’re as ready as we can be. I like having actual warning of a catastrophic power outage, for a change.
Posted at 2:10 pm, August 26th, 2011