Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

It's kind of surreal to know that there's a hurricane warning in effect and that there's a mandatory evacuation in NYC for zone A and part of zone B.  Thankfully, I'm in a no evacuation zone so even if it gets bad, we stay at our house.  We're far enough from the water.  That doesn't mean I'm not terrified of the wind damage.  I keep thinking that the windows are going to shatter or something (I don't know if I'm overreacting).  I'm in the process of cleaning my room now so that just in case something like that happens, glass won't be mixed in with my stuff, and it'll be easier to clean.  If everything's a-okay thereafter, I'll have a clean room before the new school year starts (always my goal each year, but it doesn't always happen!).

Today does seem like a crafting day though.  I mean, at this point, we're all just waiting around.  My church is already closed tomorrow, although we wouldn't have gone anyway due to the fact that we have to cross 2 bridges to get there (and one of those bridges is scary even when it's just windy on a regular day).  I'm not sure if I should pack away my Cricut.  I can easily just stick it back in the box and put it on the other side of my bed so at least it's not exposed.  Maybe if I can craft later, it'll be a lot of stamping or cutting cardstock for mini cards.

I do have to say that it is strange to see "normal" things going on when I look at social networking stuff.  Most of my friends on Facebook are in NYC or on the east coast, and some have evacuated or are getting prepared for evacuation just in case Bloomberg calls for it.  However, it's "interesting" to see other crafting posts or things on Twitter about Disney World.  I guess it kind of keeps me a little sane too.

My older brother is home for the duration as he lives in an area that's easily flooded.  His apartment should be okay because he's a few floors up, but his car would've suffered damage.  It's just odd knowing all the things that are being done in preparation.  The MTA is being shut down, which is crazy because even in snow storms, the MTA is usually still running even if it's limited service.  I mean, snow doesn't affect most subways.  The bridge tolls have been eliminated to aid in early evacuation.

And while all this is going on, I'm sitting here on my bed, typing up this blog post, and thinking of the worst of it that is still hours and hours away.  Praying for everyone's safety!


  1. Thoughts and prayers with you and everyone on the East Coast!

  2. Thinking of you! Hubby is from St. Pete, FL and we have friends in Maryland that are under evac too. Stay dry and safe!

  3. I know how you feel! I'm also trying to get all of my laundry done and all things that require electricity done in case there is a power outage! and I was hoping to sew, lol!
    Be safe! hugs to you! xoxo