SCROLL DOWN TO THE END FOR AN UPDATE TO THIS ORIGINAL POST (after reading this one, of course!)
Ah me. Obviously, this woman – with great taste in reading matter – is NOT in the path of Hurricane Joaquin (or maybe she’s one of those fools at the beach who always says they’ll “wait out the storm”.
Fortunately, I’m not in the path of the storm anymore. We’ll just get a bunch of rain and wind where I live. Whew.
So, my friends who are in harm’s way, I send a shout out to you and your peeps: head for safety! Don’t try anything stupid like driving through high water! Charge your cell phones and laptops! Load up your flashlights with fresh batteries! Fill up your cars with gas! Share your generators with neighbors! Be kind and thoughtful to one another! Have a group cookout with the food you’ll lose if your electricity goes out! Check on your elderly neighbors!
Paws crossed for all.
Overheard at my house this morning:
“Aren’t we lucky the storm is heading out to sea?”
“You got that right. Just rain. Thank goodness.”
“We sure need that.”
“Boy, do we ever.”
“Hey, just in case Dominion Power decides to leave us in the dark for a week or so, I think I’ll pop some ice in the basement fridge.”
“Good idea. WAIT….do we have enough vodka???”
“EEEgaads! Good save! Let’s check.”
“OK. Good with that.”
“WAIT!!!! What about the limes? And the tonic and grapefruit juice??????”
“$^#$# Thank goodness. We’re safe.”
“Wow. Holy #%$&^%$ That could have been ugly.”
“Ahem. Uh, peeps? Do We have enough GREEN BEANS?????? PRIORITIES PEOPLE!!!!! ARrOOOO!“
The peeps and I just had a discussion about this storm and it occurred to me to stress to everyone just how serious it could turn out to be. It’s nothing to joke about and I’m sending my hopes and my crossed paws to my furiends up North that all will turn out well. We don’t want another Sandy on our paws. And to my friends in and around the Bahamas, Our thoughts are with you.
I just learned that half of Sandbridge, Virginia, is gone. I hope that’s not true. I pray that’s not true. And to my friends on The Outer Banks, you’re in Our thoughts. And to my friends on the Northern Neck and surrounding areas, you’re in Our thoughts.
Stay Scottie strong. ArOOOOO!