Hurricane Irene past through New York early yesterday morning.
We were ready. I had made numerous trips to the grocery store to stock up on water and canned goods. Really just soup. I can’t see eating a can of corn for dinner…LOL! I don’t ever recall a time when the supermarkets were out of water and there was a line to fill your car with gas. But this week there was. Home Depot and Lowes were out of batteries. It was amazing.
I am not one to fall victim to the news and listen to the bad weather threats. My husband on the other hand, is a prepare-er. He was ready and waiting. The plywood was cut and the generator plugged in.
The winds picked up and we decided to have a ‘slumber’ party on the first floor of the house, farthest away from the bedrooms where there are trees outside the windows. The kids laughed and we played play-doh and had a family night. Although sleeping on the couch was uncomfortable, I was really just nervous to go to sleep. What if a tree fell on my house? What if the power lines started a fire? I tossed and turned all night.
When the morning came and the storm had died down, we assessed the damage in the neighborhood. Streets were flooded. Trees were down, homes were destroyed. But we were okay. We had power. Nothing on our house was out of place. I felt so thankful. So blessed to know that these little faces were safe.
My heart and prayers are with those less fortunate……