Friday, October 26, 2012

Preparing for Frankenstorm

Welp, apparently there's a crazy storm barreling toward the East Coast right now.  It could make landfall anywhere from D.C. to New York City, and it's supposed to hit as early as Sunday night.  This storm is predicted to be ugly.  As the weather personalities tell it, a cold front and a hurricane will collide to create a storm so unbelievably insane it will be even more perfect than The Perfect Storm.  Imagine that. All of this just in time for Halloween.  And sadly, I don't think George Clooney or Marky Mark will be making a cameo for this one.

Will this storm pack the punch that everyone is predicting?  Who knows.  I usually try to tune out the hype because let's face it, the media loves to hype a natural disaster.  Just look at the apocalypse that was predicted last summer when Hurricane Irene was set to wipe out lower Manhattan. 

But that doesn't mean we can't be prepared.

I grew up in south Louisiana, so I have lived through my share of hurricanes and tropical storms.  We know how to fill up the bath tub with water, load up on batteries and flashlights, and stock up on ice.  And those long lines at the gas station?  Definitely waited in those before.  So has S.  He lived in south Florida for a short period, so he knows what's up too.  We both know how to prepare.

Sure, in my college days being prepared meant stocking up on beer, wine and Doritos, but these days, now that there's a kid in a picture, we're a little more mature about the situation. 

So, we just got back from Target and CVS where we purchased two cases of bottled water, a few days worth of snacks, and beer.  Because you still always need beer. And we got some new arts and crafts to keep the little guy entertained for the duration.  Because while there's a Frankenstorm brewing outside, we hope to prevent an E-storm from erupting inside.

Here's to hoping this thing decides to head back out to sea!

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