So this has been such an eventful week thus far. It's my son's last week of his summer vacation because he starts kindergarten on Monday. We experienced a tremor from a 5.8 earthquake on Tuesday. Now we are preparing for Hurricane Irene. Really? Isn't this supposed to be New York City? I mean we just get feet of snow or hail storms at worse.
I chose to stay here and not go to the west coast because of the possibilities of earthquakes. I lived in Miami for 4 years and never experienced a hurricane. Now I'm stocking up on water, canned goods, charging up all our electronics and batteries. I have to wonder if the power is going to go out which means no elevator in our building, so up & down 17 flights we will have to go! Is my car going to be safe from all the trees? We are in Zone B so we may have to evacuate. If we do, where the heck are we going to go? Mass transit will shut down and so may the highways/bridges/tunnels. I really am starting to feel like a hamster stuck in his cage.
I was so hoping for our last weekend getaway to Atlantic City to celebrate our friend's wedding. That got nixed yesterday because of this other woman Irene.
All I can say is we're gonna batten down our hatches, eat food, catch up on reading and just enjoy each other's company. Hopefully being locked indoors for 2 days won't drive us crazy. Oh wait I have a 5 year old boy!
Everyone that is in the path of Irene, be safe & heed to your city's warnings!