Friday, August 26, 2011

Waiting for Irene

We just hightailed it back form visiting friends in Virginia, yesterday.  We didn't want to risk being caught up in the evacuation crowds, nor did we want to leave the homestead for as long as it might be if we rode out the storm with our friends in VA.

So, we're mostly set.  Three days worth of water for each person.  Food for a week (for animals and people). Doing laundry, in case we lose power. Got a power invertor to charge laptops.   Repairing a window so its done.  Picking up the yard.

What worries me: Wind ripping up corn.  Trees falling on chicken coop.  Trees on house.  Hopefully, that won't happen.

Best of luck to everyone on the East Coast.

1 comment:

Iggy O said...

Good luck there, too. We got off easy so far, inland at Richmond. In 2003, "Tropical Storm" Isabel brought down 10,000 trees. We were without power for 11 days.

This time, the ground began dry. I'm still crossing my fingers as the wind roars outside, but it's not like the sit-on-the-edge-of-your-chair panic in '03.

Lots of folks here did not prepare at all. No surprise, that. Bryan and I have talked more than a bit about Jim Kunstler's ideas about life after Peak Oil. At times, in a hurricane, it seems like an eerie bit of foreshadowing.