I’m sure everyone has heard about the Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy that will be hitting our area. The storm is enormous. Here’s a picture:
We’re somewhere under the clouds. The storm is over 600 miles across which means that ALL of Maryland, most of Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, etc will be affected by the storm. They are saying that Sandy is a once in a lifetime storm, since it’s mixing with a Nor’Easter front and coming in from the west. The forecasters are telling everyone to take pictures and notes. This is a very rare thing to experience. We probably won’t see this again in our lifetime.
Honestly what we’re planning on here is a lot of rain, some wind around 30-40 mile per hour wind, and no power. Although keeping power would just make the whole house cozy. But we’re prepared for about a week of no power too.
Butterfly has no school Monday and Tuesday.
We are ready to go. We have enough water to last all of us about a week. We have enough charcoal and propane to cook outside with (even in the rain). We have enough batteries for our flashlights and battery operated candles. We have books and games and toys for the kids to play with. We have our own books to read.
So we are set. We would love prayers on our behalf, since we’ve done all that we can do here.
Oh, here’s another picture! We are just above the Chesapeake Bay.
This is our 4th hurricane here in almost 10 years of living in the area. Plus one tropical storm. You can read about them here. For those of you who don’t want to click through, here’s a short list.
- Some kind of hurricane the first September we lived here. 2002. We took a video of it and it knocked down a tree in the apartment we were living in.
- Hurricane Ivan in September too. I’m wondering now if this is the same storm.
- Tropical Storm Ernesto. We got a lot of rain. Also September. 2006.
- Hurricane Irene. This was the last week in August 2011. I remember this one because the area had a hurricane and an earthquake in the same week. Butterfly almost missed her first day of school.
- And now, Hurricane Sandy.
I’m hoping this goes just like Hurricane Irene. We lost power for about 2 minutes and got a lot of rain.
But I didn’t want this storm of a lifetime to pass without mentioning it here. Besides, when we have another one, I want this one documented!