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Saturday, August 27, 2011

You stocked up on what???

Anyone who lives within driving distance of me is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene.  What interests me most is what each person considers important enough to put away.  My daughter stocked up on board games, chips and beer.   My son is protecting the plants in his garden.  My friend Atsuko stocked up on pasta, noodles and sweets (she's very thin, works out a lot, and needs to keep that furnace stoked!).  My friend Pat has everything you can imagine:  food, batteries, a "go kit," flashlight, radio, and more.   I took notes from Pat and bought some fresh flowers and scented candles.

I'm not going to watch the news anymore because it's just making me too antsy.

9 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

It sounds like it has been downgraded a little, but also the length of time they are predicting for rain is long! Stay safe and dry!!

Shirley said...

I was sad to see that your theater trip was no longer possible , but happy that people wouldn't be trying to get into the City to use those expensive tickets. We are now in place until Monday - with lots of batteries, candles, and containers of water.

Monica said...

Sent you the recipe for a hurricane cocktail on yahoo froup. On second thoughts every bar in NYC probably has a better one. it does pass the time if the electric goes off. it is never as bad as the newsrooms make out unless you decide to go for a drive! Alicia was our first one and all the others we just went through the outer bands. Lots of candles may be needed and water as that is what get contaminated. We found restaurants opened within hours of it passing and as we had no flooding went out to eat until power restored.
Any more that you hear about please send west we really need to rains!

getawayhouse said...

Thinkin of you Teri and my beloved city!My list would be candles and books! oh, and chocolate.:)

Keep us updated...

Cheryl

Aimeslee said...

Hey Teri! You know I haveta weigh in on this, haha. Well, when I left for Ike, I took computers, records and account #s, detergent, paper towels and tp, scrapbooks, cd's of photos, books on my list to read, and my favorite-feeling clothing and bedding. I had to live 200 miles away for 2 weeks afterward, and must confess that I am clucking a little at all those up there who think life will resume as normal on Monday. Great good luck with that. Seriously, stay safe and smelling those flowers. xoxo

rcscreations said...

Scented candles and flowers...ahhh, nice aromatherapy for a stressful "watch for the Hurricane" kind of weekend! I am thinking of you in NY, while I am all the way in earthquake country, California. Stay safe!
Roberta

sweetcheeks said...

Flowers and candles sound like the things to stock up on. You have no control over the weather you might as well enjoy the rain and the delicious scent of the candles.

Eileen said...

I just made sure phone, ipod and kindle are fully charged. Oh, and that I have a rotisserie chicken, several cans of tuna and a large bottle of vodka.

Holli said...

Love what everyone stocked up on... that's funny! I'm glad you and the family made it through ok :)