Friday, August 26, 2011

getting ready for the storm

With reports of Hurricane Irene heading straight for our area we have spent the last few days preparing to ride out the storm and the potential aftermath.
I am glad that I headed out earlier in the week to start gathering supplies, as they are scarce now.

I have filled every container I could find in the house with water and put them in the deep freeze in hopes that we can keep our food cold in the event that we have prolonged power outages.

I have been baking up a storm- cookies, bread, muffins...

We've somehow managed to get all of the bikes, toys, chairs etc. from our back yard into our shed and the kids have been helping get the house clean and the laundry washed before the storm begins.

I feel as ready I we can be and now we just wait and pray. I am always up for an adventure and am actually a little bit excited, which I hope helps to keep the kids from becoming afraid. I think tomorrow night we will be having a big slumber party in the hallway, all 7 of us!

Don't know when I will be back here, but I will try and remember to take pictures throughout the weekend. Praying you are all safe this weekend!

4 comments:

Leslie said...

be safe...we are discussing right now what we should be doing to get ready here in NY

Robin said...

Praying for your safety. At least you are as prepared as you can be.

Jess said...

I am so unprepared for the storm. I've been in a packing-up bubble. In other news, have you seen these owl bags? They are adorable and I'm sure you could whip some up in a second!
http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2010/12/owl-bags-theyre-hoot.html

Jamie said...

keep safe and sending prayers your way

 

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