Thar she blows

We’re getting ready for the big hurricane. The weather is expected to be very windy and rainy here in central Texas. Mister has been watching the one news channel we get and they’re being very sensationalistic about Austin’s weather situation. Mister tends to be emotional and is starting to get worked up. I’m sure it won’t be a big deal, but he likes to jump to the most dire conclusion in any situation. I’m trying not to let him see me roll my eyes.

He drove by the middle school a few minutes ago and there were big signs all over saying “Red Cross Shelter”. Cars were pouring in. He said that he didn’t want the kids going to school with all the chaos and who-knows-what-kind-of-weirdos being in the same building. But Lisa Simpson India doesn’t want to miss a day of class.

Fortunately we have lots of fresh water, plenty of food, and lots of flashlights/batteries. Not to mention my handy-dandy volcano stove and dutch ovens. I doubt it will come to that, but it’s nice that all my preparedness is paying off, if only by giving me peace of mind. And making it so I don’t have to go to the grocery store. I’m sure that place will be crazy-busy with people stockpiling.

I’m posting about Ike at Segullah too.

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4 thoughts on “Thar she blows

  1. Peace of mind is really nice isn’t it. As for your other post. I felt the same way you did a few years ago when they sent evacuees from houston after hurricane Rita. Our home ended up not being needed for a place to house people. I’ll be honest for the same reasons as you I gave a big sigh of relief.

  2. I think you mean Lisa Simpson rather than Maggie. Yes, I’m just watching tv, waiting for the big waves to hit sometime in the night. Tell your husband that I don’t really think he needs to worry about the weather really affecting us much. Mainly what I think will be our concern is the wave of refugees fleeing from the coast, inland for shelter. That’s my hope.

  3. I used to live in Houston, and boy, howdy, did we ever get the hurricanes and tornedos! It was VERY stressful!

    Good thing that you’ve got some of your food storage! Be well…

  4. So you actually got the volcano stove? Have you tried it out yet? I’m curious to know how it works.

    Also, keep me posted on IKE.

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