Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bracing Ourselves

Well, it appears Gustav is well on his way to hitting us. Thank goodness we aren't closer to the coast, I don't know how I would handle 145+ winds. Oh that's right, I wouldn't because I'd be gone. From the maps it appears we are going to experience Gustav as a Catergory 1 hurricane in our area, which still comes with winds of 73-96 mph. No walk in the park folks! Sean and I have been preparing the best we can for what it looks to be a rough ride.

We've stocked up on water, food, car is full of gas, although we still need to get a few extra cans of gas, all our clothes are washed, extra ice for the cooler, our devices like my camera are charged or charging. My grandma is frantic I get out of here, but I told her I'm not leaving now and having to deal with the traffic. I'm just not going to do it.

The news has been running alerts at the bottom since last night advising us schools will be shut down in 30 parishes for Tuesday and Wednesday and basically telling us all to brace ourselves for the upcoming storm. It's so sunny and warm here right now you'd never guess there is a hurricane lurking on the horizon.

Having done what we need to do, Sean and I will be going out for Chinese today and then taking in a movie. I'm sure that's the last of the fun times we'll be having for awhile if the electricity goes out for as long around here as it did with Rita.

I'll be posting the poll for the names of the recipe blog later today so everyone can begin voting. I think with the upcoming storm I might be getting a later start on this blog, but I'm hoping not.

I'll keep you girls updated!

25 comments:

Erin said...

I will be thinking and praying for you guys during the storm! Stay safe!!

Debbie said...

HI New Girl...I am checking in on all my Louisiana friends. I pray that you all stay safe. Let us know that you are okay when you get a chance.

Jenny said...

You and Sean are in my prasyer, as well as everyone else in the storm's path. Stay Safe!!!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Coming to you through Deb at BATW. I am keeping you in my prayers. Glad to hear you all are taking this all in stride. Don't know that I would be so calm. I guess like anything in life you get used to it and just hunker down. Stay safe and keep us posted.

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Hey girl we are ready I think -- very nervous -- I will keep yall on that side in my prayers! Much Love From Queen Bee!

sassy stephanie said...

Hang in there! Thinking about all of you LA bloggers!

Came by from BATW.

Rebecca said...

Stay safe! I'll be praying for you.

~~tonya~~ said...

Hey Jessica---really nothing else we all can do except wait, wait, wait. We have all prepared for the worst and now we can hope for the best. Talk to you soon!! Check in when you can--just leave a comment to let me know yall are ok!!

A Soldier's Wife..... said...

Be Safe, I too will keep you all in my prayers down there.

Melissa B. said...

Debbie at BATW sent out the word that y'all might be evacuating! Be safe, stay high and dry, and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

Veggie Mom said...

Hope all of you will be safe in the face of Gustav! The Blogging Around the World Queen, Debbie, re-posted the URLs of all the LA bloggers so we can wish you "Good Luck!"

Tracy P. said...

Praying for you from MN and BATW!

Kelly said...

Here via BATW...stay safe in your evacuation travels or tacking down plans...keeping my fingers crossed that some miracle occurs that makes Gustav dissapate!!

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca said...

Take extra care during the storm!

Bobbie said...

The waiting is the hardest part- it is very hot here today. I am a little closer to gulf than you are but still 100 miles away- it wont be devestationf or us- but will still be a bad storm. WIll say a prayer for you and family.

Brian and Staci said...

Special thoughts and prayers for your family. Stay safe and good luck

Susie said...

Greetings from Wisconsin by way of BATW. First of all, thank you for your husband's service. Secondly, please stay safe in the storm!! I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

~Janet~ said...

Stay safe! Don't be running outside in that wind looking for good pics for the blog :)

Nik said...

Please stay safe and update us when you can!

We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Leslie said...

Hang in there and stay safe! Thinking of you....

Briana said...

I'll be thinking of you. Wow - 75-96 mph winds would be freaky! I get all stressed when it's 60mph!! Stay safe!

HeathahLee said...

Checking in from BATW...we're praying for y'all!

maryanne420 said...

lifting you all in prayers. God bless.

The Mrs. said...

good luck, stay safe, and stay dry!

Breanne Vasquez said...

We will be praying for yall and I really hope yall do not get any damage. sounds like yall are prepared for it.

My husband is supposed to go to Fort Polk tomorrow for JRTC - We are waitign on word if they will leave or not.