Last Wednesday a new family in town called us and asked if we were all going to die. I think we somewhat calmed them down. Being from Kansas City they were not familiar with the fact that hurricanes are not totally predictable. They have never been through the maddening F5 complex of refreshing the web browser every 5 minutes to see if NOAA has updated their 5 day forecast cone, only to see the path change drastically for the better or worse.
Yesterday I called this family and asked them if they wanted to go bowling with our church group today. “Bowling! Are you crazy? We are all going to die on Tuesday!”
The hurricane may hit us Tuesday, something that I don’t want to be nonchalant about. It is a pretty major storm coming in. Currently 150 MPH winds and expected to strengthen before it hits us. But I also know that there is nothing we can do to change its path. We need to prepare the house as much as we can, but also know that Tuesday is a long way away in terms of what the storm could do.
Right now we are planning to ride it out here. Dean has to travel 200 miles across the peninsula to get to us. If we leave we will be faced with the possibility of not being able to get back for several days to start the clean up. By staying here though, we may be faced with several days/weeks without power.
We will see what happens. Right now I have to get ready to go bowling.