Like many people I have been following the track of Hurricane Irene. I should, I have two young boys, and I have honestly never been through a bad hurricane. My husband has and he knows better then me what type of supplies we need. This morning before either of us went to work he went to the grocery store to stock up. He also bought water, batteries, and other supplies. He is now at our cabin on the pond tying down the boat and moving anything that might fly away into the shed or house.
Last year Rhode Island was hit with the 100 year flood. That was fun. I thank God that our house on the pond is on a hill so we didn't have water damage, but many people did on the pond. A good friend of mine had to redo her whole house because of it. Many people had to call FEMA for emergency funding. I was lucky, we didn't have too, my basement did get flooded though just like many others and they did have to call FEMA.
My boys are asking a lot of questions. I answer the ones I know, others I either refer them to their father who has been though it, or tell them to watch the news, or look it up on the Internet (chaperoned of course).
Rhode Island is a small state, it is also surrounded by water. There is a reason why it is called the ocean state, and as of now it looks like it is going to be bad. School starts on Monday. In my eyes it can't be a good omen to have the first day of school cancelled before it even starts. It makes me wonder how bad this winter will be.
I have to admit, as nervous as I am, part of me doesn't think it can be THAT bad, can it? I'm also a tiny bit excited, this is new to me. New is scary, but it's also exciting.
Are your kids asking questions? Are you nervous about the coming Storm? Share with me, I'll be running errands making sure all our medicines are filled and we have soap, toothpaste, and deodorant.