My friend, if Irma lands in my front yard, my bits and bobs just might be yours to inspect very closely - as in blowing into your window!
I keep repeating to myself “no more knitting until you get the hurricane stuff done” but I don’t want to!!
Gotta tell you - I’m a 4th generation Floridian and I live in a mid century modern home, the kind that my friends in their gated subdivisions visit during most hurricanes and tropical storms. I weathered Andrew as a single girl in an apartment with Perrier and peanut butter crackers because I had to back up the computer at work, and the year of the four hurricanes (2004) I was out of electric and running water for 19 days and we were fine (but I will never donate to the Red Cross again). We even “evacuated” the kids to Disney between Hurricanes Charley and Dennis, but I don’t recommend trying to outrun the eye to anyone who has never done it before. Also, seeing Disney with hurricane damage immediately afterward and before Mickey’s helpers can clean it up is not a beneficial sight for children. Oops! I don’t even get water and batteries anymore for anything less than a 3, but…
You knew I had a point, right? This one scares me. I’m actually gathering insurance policies, calculating our deductible, trying to find doggie records, making sure the county remembers I’m alive and that I have refrigerated meds, nagging hubs into charging things, etc. We are definitely in a prime area for looters, so hoping it doesn’t happen. But I would much rather have my family and doggies safe than anything else! And the stash comes with me!