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Guess I should call my mom and find out if she's evacuating. She lives in Key West and just got back from vacation overseas--she might not even be completely unpacked yet. The storm track as they've projected so far will impact my mom, possibly a number of in-laws in the Tampa area (and Quillwing too--how close are you to the ocean, btw?) and then head right up towards us in the Big Bend. Great. Hubby's out in the garage looking over the plywood he got for the spate of hurricanes a couple of years ago and contemplating boarding up the windows. I hope it doesn't come to that.

Other than paying attention to the Tropical Update, it's been a nice, lazy weekend. Our anniversary was yesterday; we didn't go out, hubby hurt his back somehow and he took it easy, so we went out for brunch this morning. It was yummy, and I had two cups of cafe con leche--delicious! Hopefully I can get to bed tonight at a decent hour--tomorrow's going to be interesting.

Date: 2008-08-17 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh, craptastic. I was just looking at Fay news last night and wondering.

I', probably a realistic thirty-forty minutes from the bay, methinks. That probably means that we won't get much more than some localized flooding, from the current tracking. But of course that could change any time. And wouldn't it just figure when my brother is still out of town. *grumbles* I guess I should go buy some water and stock up the freezer, and maybe a few candles. ( I should buy a weather radio thingy. When I lose electricity, I'm out of the know for a while. And, darn it, that means that Tuesday will probably be a dud a work, too.)

*grumbles* Darn hurricanes. They're always making life inconvenient without making it fun and interesting.

You guys look like you might be in a more direct path than I am. Be careful, and hopefully it won't be too bad. Will they make you work if you're in for a direct hit, you think? That probably won't be until Tues, though.

At the very least, you can be thankful Fay didn't rain (literally, hah) on your anniversary. And cafe con leche makes even tropical storms seem all warm and fuzzy. ^_^

And belated Happy Anniversary, btw!

Date: 2008-08-17 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! we celebrated the anniversary kind of late anyway. ;)

The way the storm track keeps shifting, we can't be sure who's going to be hit. If it looks like we're going to get a direct hit up here they'll probably close down all offices, but you never know. You, now, are more likely to be impacted-- either they close down the restaurant, or you'll be slammed with people who don't have power at home. (That's if it turns out to be minor, anyway.)

Yes, do get a weather radio and lots of batteries for it, it sucks to sit in the dark and not know what's going on. (That was my Hurricane Andrew experience.) We are well stocked with survival crap left over from Pennsic--we have water, canned food, oil and propane lamps, a propane camp stove, battery-powered fans, lots of batteries, etc. etc. Hope we don't have to use it!

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Date: 2008-08-19 03:20 am (UTC)
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Thank you!

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