So What’s Up With This Irene Chick?

Cat update first: Did not go back and get cute kitty Sunshine from pet store. Sanity ruled. Now considering taking a brand new kitten from my parents. *sigh* Nothing final yet. Good chance sanity will win out again.

Onto the news of the day. So I live in the mid-Atlantic region of the US, which means I’m currently trying to stay calm, be prepared, and lose my flipping mind all at the same time. You can probably guess at which activity I’m succeeding the most.

The last time a major hurricane hit this area was a year before I moved here. I actually flew in two days after Isabel hit for my (well-timed) vacation. Boy was that interesting. Not the best vacation, but I didn’t have a house to worry about so it was all an adventure. This time, not so much.

Irene is scheduled to arrive while I am out of town. Logic would say this is a good thing since I’ll be out of the path. However, my house will still be in the path and as I’ve only been a home owner for less than a year, I’m struggling with the urge to find a way to move the house.

Which would be utterly hysterical not just for the obvious reasons, but because it’s a townhouse snuggled between a bunch of other townhouses. My street would look like a big smile with one tooth missing.

I’ve decided to think positive as this is how I attack most everything else and it usually works. Yes, we might be without power for a day or two, but we can always crash at my cousin’s house where they have both a generator and a gas grill.

But the house will be fine and the cats will be fine and I’ll be happy that my car (and me) were out of harm’s way when this is all over. Life will go on, kiddo will be home (YAY!), school will get underway in another week and before we know it, we’ll all be freaking about the snow storms.


Are you in the way? Are you ready for Irene? Are you ready for Christmas?! (It’ll be here before we know it!)

3 thoughts on “So What’s Up With This Irene Chick?”

  1. I’m in the way. It’s supposed to graze us as a Category 2. Ugh. I’ve purchased my batteries, my duct tape, etc. Lots of water, in case the water supply gets contaminated. I’ve got flashlights and candles. My candles are Yankee, though, so if I light them all at once it’s going to be a sickening potpourri here, but it’ll work in a pinch.
    SO, we’ll see how it goes.
    Glad you’ll be out of the way, though.

  2. Sounds to me you might be meant for a new kitty sooner or later.
    Ref: hurricane
    I’m an old veteran of hurricanes. And we very nearly did lose the house with Rita. Before the storm hit we moved the most important things. Dogs, pictures and valuables. The rest we left for Mother Nature.
    Best of luck, Terri!

  3. Terri Osburn says:

    Typepad won’t let me edit the blog. Gah!
    Editing to note a major change.
    I AM NOT LEAVING!! Decided to stay with the house and kitties to endure the storm then head out first of the week. I have a hand crank flashlight and borrowing another one since I’ve been told they’re all out on the Eastern seaboard! (And don’t even think about finding D batteries.)
    Stay safe, Marn. I bet your house is going to smell great! Just put a different scent in each room. LOL!
    This is my first big one, Maria. I shall pop my hurricane cherry this weekend. 🙂

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