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I'm on the dirty side [Sep. 11th, 2008|01:53 pm]

Of Ike, that is. It looks like it's going to hit us after all (although really, we won't know for sure until late tomorrow morning). Technically, it will most likely hit Freeport, and pass just a smidge to the west of me, which puts us in prime tornado spawning territory.

The good news is, Ike is only supposed to be a cat 3, so it's not as freaky-deeky as it was when Rita came through. My sister has offered to let us spend tomorrow night at her house, since she has all the hurricane strapping and we don't really have any inside rooms. My mom will probably stay over as well, since she's not looking forward to riding out the storm alone in her house, even if it is just across the street. So, party at my sister's!

The better news is, my BIL and Husband just drove off in a pickup truck loaded with all the bathroom demolition debri that was piled on our back patio. So at least now I don't have to worry about lead pipes and chunks of cement backer board flying around.

I am worried about the piano, though. It's right by a huge window and too big to move. I think I might wrap it in a tarp, just in case. Yeah, I'm weird - a hurricane is headed straight for me and I'm worred about the piano.

Now I'm off to finish up the laundry. There's no way we're getting through this with power intact, so I want all the laundry done before it hits.

[User Picture]From: quaero_verum
2008-09-11 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oh man!

Even a Cat 3 can do some damage, so take all the precautions that you can.

Thinking of you - praying as well.

Y'all hunker down at your sister's house and be well. That's an order!
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[User Picture]From: skipperja
2008-09-11 08:47 pm (UTC)
I put plywood over the windows on what I think will be the windy side and we have a jug of water and food. Plus to tanks of gas.

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2008-09-11 10:59 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I'm glad you have somewhere safe to go. Maybe the party will even be fun?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-09-12 12:53 am (UTC)

We're hunkered down as well...

We'll leave the plate glass exposed and hope the giant oak in our back yard doesn't decide it'd rather take a nap on our back bedroom! Best of luck and hope you enjoy the hurricane!
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From: blissonbliss
2008-09-12 02:29 am (UTC)
I just watched the news. They said it's heading straight for your town. I hope to heck you are somewhere safe and dry. I'll be thinking of you and sending all my good thoughts, and hopes that this thing fizzles out.
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2008-09-12 05:01 am (UTC)
Please stay safe! Sending keep dry and safe and hopefully keep power vibes all your way.

You should look into how to update your facebook from SMS (text messaging) - in the event you lose power, you can still let us all know you're ok.
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[User Picture]From: millimom
2008-09-12 08:21 am (UTC)
I'll be keeping my eye on you tomorrow, chica and saying prayers. I'm glad you got your debris hauled away today. I've been thinking of the pretty window with the green.

Stay safe and dry.

Love you.
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2008-09-12 08:18 pm (UTC)
Much positive thinking in your direction. I know I don't have to beg you to keep us posted when you can, but I'll do it anyway. Pleeeease check in when you can! Our fingers are firmly crossed.
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