Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hurricane Ike

He is on his way but where will he land!? Could it be here.... See the blue and gray line, they both come here. Yikes! I really, really hope it doesn't only because I am a bit anxious. No matter how many of these I go through, this would my first with just me and the kids. I am scared out of my mind to do this as a single mom. I have no plan at all and a million questions. I am prepared to stay put but what if I need to leave? I can't even take all my pets if I leave. How could I just leave my cats behind? How do I entertain three children if the power goes out.... alone?
Okay so I know there are people worse off than me and I hate to wish this storm on others but I really want it to stay far south of us.... or heck just disappear.
But it is coming near enough that we will have effects from it. We are suppose to get winds and rain starting Friday afternoon/evening. (Means I don't get to see Goofball on Friday, whah! but that's okay, we got children to take care of)
I got water, batteries, flashlights, snacks for if the power goes out. I got a couple of puzzles and a new game in case we have to entertain each other without power (I also have stacks of other games). I am going to make sure the cell phones are charged, MP3 players charged. The car is already full of gas. Yard is clean. I have emergency numbers that I need for work. My parents are close. My aunt and uncle are close. We have a couple of secure rooms if needed.
And, really I have done this several times before so I can do it. I have done it.
Now we wait.
I thought I would going to try to write something for each day through Saturday and have them automatically publish. But I have decided to take a temporary break instead. Just until the Hurricane passes and we get back to normal. I just can't think of anything else right now.
Please keep us all in your thoughts. I will keep checking blogs as long as we have power but I won't be writing until after.
UPDATE: It has taken a shift more East.... Towards us. Going to Freeport, Tx at this point. Freeport is where a lot of my Beach pics were taken. It is not that far.... well about an hour or so from here. Ack! I honestly don't know what to wish for because I don't want to wish it on the poor folks that got Rita, Gustav or Katrina.... They have had enough.... but who really says, "Cool, bring it on!" Okay maybe some but not most. Trying to stay calm for the kids. They are nervous enough.


lisaschaos said...

You are wise and able and you will take care of yourself and your children just fine! I hope you are spared but in any case you will make the right choices. :)

Linda S said...

Stay safe! I'll be thinking about you!

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

thinking of you - stay safe!

CynthiaK said...

Stay safe, stay positive. Fingers crossed for you.

Karen said...

Erica, you're an awesome woman and and awesome Mom. If that thing hit I KNOW you'd cope with it and do the right thing to keep you and your family safe.

trappedintime said...

As indecisive as Ike is, it should have a woman's name.
I have my big tote to float in ready, so I can look cool on the news floating down the street. lol. (that was a katrina dig)

TxGambit said...

Thanks everyone. We are going to get hit. I feel a lot more comfortable about my decision and ability.

But got a ton more to do to feel really ready.

Trapped, I have no words for you. None. :)