Hurricane Irene



We got back from Utah on a Tuesday. We missed the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that morning. We first heard about it on CNN at the Salt Lake City airport. No issues with our house when we got home that night and everyone fell into bed.

On Wednesday, I went shopping with all three kids to restock our fridge. We went back to school shopping for Butterfly’s start on Monday. Oh how I miss Flower. We unpacked. We tried to get everyone back on east coast time.

On Thursday, I started getting back into my normal routine and checked the weather online. Uh, a hurricane? This week? Awesome.

On Friday, I spent the day running around and prepping for the hurricane. The weather was predicting Saturday-Sunday impacts for us. Mostly rain and strong winds. I figured we should prepare for power outages (in the range of 3-5 days).

So how did I prepare? Here’s my list:


We are prepared!  How are you preparing for the storm?


6 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Valinda
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 15:35:16

    You are prepared!! I hope everything goes better than expected and we’ll get to see Butterfly headed to school on Monday. George is very excited she and Butterfly are going back on the same day!


    • Safire
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 21:57:02

      Butterfly is happy that George is going back on her day too. She hopes the day is good as hers will be.


  2. Kristy Life n Reflection
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 17:07:20

    Wow, you are a super mom! It sounds like you guys are going to have fun even if the power outs.


    • Safire
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 21:56:03

      Not super, just prepared. You can never be too prepared for these things!


  3. Ida Cole
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 18:26:10

    you could have a bigger gas grill if you come and get yours from here:-). We prepared by shopping for a lawn mover, shoes for William etc.


    • Safire
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 21:55:28

      One day I will send Juice to pick it up. Yay for shopping!


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