Friday, September 12, 2008
Preparing for Ike
Ike is coming. You can tell because gas is 20 cents higher tonight than it was this morning. Good thing I filled up when I did.
Can you say "price gouging?"
Anyway, Ike is supposed to pass 100 or so miles to the east of us, but given that the storm has been between 500 and 700 miles across, we should still get plenty of wind and rain.
We're being told to prepare for 3 days without electricity or water. So all of the portable electronics are plugged in. Heaven forbid we have to go all weekend without a Game Boy. We've filled several gallon jugs with drinking water, plus the stand-alone bathtub is full.
We don't know quite what's going to happen. It sounds like the wind and rain will probably show up late tomorrow morning or even afternoon, and we'll get the worst through the evening tomorrow. Winds are only forecast to be 20-40 mph where we are, but we're prepared anyway.
Probably over prepared, but then that's just the way we are. We've moved all of our blow-awayables into the garage. Good thing I cleaned it out last weekend, huh?
I'll post updates tomorrow, as long as I have power.