I guess I will venture to the store this morning. I need to exchange our extra propane tank so we will at least be able to use the grill if the power fails. We have plenty of wood for the smoker. I should probably pick up extra batteries for the flashlights and radios. Maybe I will even pick up some canned goods.
I should probably be a bit more concerned, but right now I am just amazed at the frenzy of activity. John said they are shipping water like crazy at work. The military is one of their larger clients and apparently they are stocking up. I guess it only makes sense to be prepared, but some of it seems a bit excessive to me. But then again, I lived in North Texas during Katrina. The biggest effect I saw was that gas prices jumped hourly.
I guess I will keep you posted as long as we have power and cable. We live in one of those progressive areas that hasn't been introduced to DSL. Cable modem or dial up are our only options. Having had DSL for many years I couldn't revert to dial up, so we now have a cable modem. Here's hoping it all goes well.
Now for updates on those sweet kids of mine. This morning when I was combing Joshua's hair he told me that he knew how to stop a hurricane. I said really, how? He said we should just pray. I certainly can't argue with him on that one. I am praying that it will not be as bad as predicted. Yesterday morning Jacob was going to get the paper from the end of the drive. It was still dark out and he didn't get far before he got scared and ran back in the house. Joshua volunteered to go and then Jacob said he would go with him. He told me that he didn't have to be scared because the Lord would protect him. I am sure having his brother helped his confidence a little as well. They are so fun. The picture above is old, but I like it. Can you tell they have a fondness for the Mario Brothers.