Getting Ready

August 29, 2008

Strange sense of deja vu as we prepare for Hurricane Gustave. Three years ago Noah and I were visiting from Japan when we had to evacuate for Hurricane Rita. Yesterday I had to go to three different gas stations before I found one that still had gas left (and the storm still hasn't even entered the Gulf of Mexico yet!). Water and batteries are getting hard to find on store shelves, boards are going up on windows, and people are debating whether they should stay or go. I am pretty sure the kids and I will be leaving so in anticipation of that I am doing laundry and starting to pack....clothes, fireproof safe with all of our important papers, books and more books, snack food, bottled water, night time bunnies, games, puzzles, and anything else that might things a little more comfortable. I still need to bring our plants and outdoor toys/furniture inside. I also need to get more cash and write down important phone numbers in case I can't access my cell phone. Not sure when I'll be posting again, but please send good thoughts to the Gulf Coast.

On a different topic but related to Louisiana... Noah's class has been studying the ocean. He has come home with all sorts of interesting facts and questions about ocean life. And today they completed their study of the ocean with a seafood feast. As with most things Louisiana it seems to come back to the food! So instead of doing something predictable like a field trip to an aquarium or beach, they had a fun afternoon eating shrimp, crabs, fish, and an ocean made of blue jello, gummy fish, and cool whip waves! Only in Louisiana.
Bev said...

Lucia,

We are sending prayers your way and hoping for the best for this storm. We miss you here in Jax.

Bev and Angel
www.angelcomehome.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Stay safe and post as soon as you can to let us know you are all ok!

holly said...

I've been thinking about you! I hope everyone and everything weathers the storm all right....

Heather said...

I've been thinking about you and wondering if you were going to evacuate. Looks like Gustav's definitely drawing a bead on Louisiana at this point (Sat afternoon). I'll be praying for you and your family. Here's hoping the hardest thing you have to do in the next few days is keep your kids entertained! :)

Anonymous said...

Hope all is going well in your area! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way for all who are in the line of the storm.

Jan

Laurie said...

Sending prayers for the entire Gulf Coast...stay safe!

Karen said...

Just wondering how you fared. We just got back from 4 days without TV or Internet- ahh so nice. But looks like we missed a lot 'news' in the world!

By the way, glad you posted to the Crafty Crow. That site is awesome! If only I had MORE time!!

K

Corinne said...

Seriously, you all down there deserve a REAL break!!

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