I just got an email from an emergency service I belong to saying that Hurricane Ivan will be affecting my area. Who would have thought it would be coming to Central Pennsylvania? We are supposed to be getting flooding from 8 AM tomorrow (Friday) until midnight Saturday. Of course it won't be as bad as anywhere else in the country. I am not pretending I will be hit like other J-landers. It is just strange to me to be in a situation like this at all. The email said to prepare in case there are bad conditions. I am prepared! I have been prepared shortly after Sept 11th for a tragedy. I have water stored away (which I check every few months to make sure it is fresh), canned food stored (also fresh), flashlights, batteries, a radio, etc, etc. I have the local Red Cross number. I have extra medication. I have this stuff in a certain room so that if I ever have to evacuate I can just grab it and run! Some people laugh at me and call me the Preparedness Woman, but I feel more in control always being prepared. Okay, so perhaps I am getting way carried away. This storm will be a piece of cake compared to what most people will go through. But I am glad at least that I can be prepared.
The worst thing that will probably happen to me is that I will lose power and go through withdrawl because I won't be able to read journals! But John lives across the courtyard and I can invite him over and spend some quality time with him. Some time I don't get to spend with him when I am on the computer, lol.
Well I must go. Keep safe everyone.