Thursday, September 1, 2016

I'm Too Paralyzed To Rush


A little GIF for your viewing pleasure.
Fuck me, but that storm is headed right to us and they're predicting it'll be hurricane strength by the time it hits the coast tonight.
So. Okay. Time to jump into hurricane preparedness, or as the official government alerts advise us- "rush preparations to completion." What does that mean? I'm trying to remember.
Food. 
We have plenty.
Water. 
We shouldn't lose our water because we're not on a well which requires electricity but one never knows so I will fill up some large containers. We won't have hot water but that's okay.
Power.
That we will lose. As well as internet and probably cell reception. We have flashlights, radios with batteries and we have a gas stove so we can still cook. I have an old fashioned, doesn't-need-to-be-plugged-into-electricity phone here somewhere but who would I call? Everyone has cell phones. Still going to try and find it. Also, my old stove-top percolator. We also, as I said yesterday, have a generator which hopefully still works so maybe we can save the food in the refrigerator and have enough power for fans.
I should also be securing stuff on porches and in the yard. I have about one thousand porch plants. Not kidding. Also, the rocking chairs and porch swing. Should I secure those? Will the winds be strong enough to throw them through windows? Will I even care about that if a tree falls on the house?
Oh shit.
I feel all kinds of whack this morning. Mr. Moon went on to work. I imagine people are lining up at Publix and Walmart to buy everything in the world they might need and that would include batteries, water, and yes, Beany-Weenies. I plan to avoid that situation.
As to the actual weather at my house right now, it is gray and the air feels incredibly heavy. It feels...full of portent.
Anyway, I should start rushing those preparations to completion. I guess.
I'll report in until I can't and then I'll report in when I can.

Love...Ms. Moon

20 comments:

  1. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  2. Mary woke to check the news about Hermine and there was Apalachicola. Very concerned for you all. Prayers up to the Animal Gods.
    Love
    Rebecca

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    1. I swear- every damn hurricane ever formed headed right to Apalachicola. It's a miracle that place is still there.

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  3. That before the storm heaviness, I know it well... Be safe. Hugs

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    1. It feels SO heavy. It's a strange thing.

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  4. Mary woke to check the news about Hermine and there was Apalachicola. Very concerned for you all. Prayers up to the Animal Gods.
    Love
    Rebecca

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    1. And thank you for the Animal God prayers. I hope my chickens stay safe in their little house.

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  5. Stay safe. We have a winter place maybe not too far from you. I'll be watching the weather people - this looks like one storm that even the hype of the Weather Channel doesn't need to hyperbolize.

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    1. Yeah- you never really know whether they're just trying to scare you to death or reasonably warn you. Somewhere in the middle, I guess.

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  6. i hope it's a glancing blow for all y'all. up here in the midwest, people go buy all the bread and milk the second more than 2 inches of snow is forecast......like they think we in the south or something...

    xxalainaxx

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  7. How do you protect the chickens?. Just wondering

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  8. I've done as much preparation as I can and as much as I'm willing to do. Hope you guys stay safe.

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  9. Bring the chairs inside and the plants too. Fill up a bathtub so you'll have water to boil and do other things if necessary. Stay safe dear friend. Sending love.

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  10. And about your wonderful chickens? Hope their house is secure. All be safe. LN

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  11. Oh, I am so worried! I can't stand the thought of sweet Apalach, and SGI and the whole beloved Moon clan being in harms way! I know you don't go for the whole sending-good-vibes thing but I'm doing it anyway. Holding you all in my heart too. Love, Angie D

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  12. Just got back in from a few days on the boat. Have to get things secured at home now. Thinking of you and yours.

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  13. Darling Mary,
    I have never posted here but I read your blog all the time. I'm praying for Poseidon and Triton and all the little neriads who ride on the storm waves to be merciful to you and your house and your trees.

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