Well, we made it out ok. To be completely honest, I didn’t expect to have power throughout almost the entire storm, much less be sitting online writing posts on my favorite lists and forums. I have now experienced my first hurricane. I’m SO glad Hurricane Ivan is finally over because I have been a nervous wreck all week!
We have a little water damage and some trees down, but that’s it — we’re safe, have full utilities, cable, and internet access. The power and internet went down off and on all day, but besides the stress and worry we’ve had very little inconvenience.
Jessie was freaked out by the trees behind my house bending over backwards, and by the tornado warnings, but I tried to make it an otherwise fun time for her … she and I had art activities, watched movies/cartoons, and snacked out like couch potatoes. I had stocked up on emergency candles, oil for the lamps, batteries and food … so we’re ready for tornado season at least, hehe.
My parents didn’t fare quite so well, they are still without power and phone service, and BellSloth is now telling them that the earliest they can expect phones back on is October 16th. (Yikes!!!)
Jim went in to work for a short bit today, I stayed home and played hookey with Jessie. (And good thing too! It gave me time to work on some web design I’ve been itching to do.) In fact, I’m supposed to be making dinner right now. *g*