Friday, September 12, 2008
Yikes for Ike
So...I guess there is a hurricane coming to College Station.
I found out yesterday at the swimming pool.
I know...hush it up...I should watch the news...or just listen when out in public...that would be super.
I read about the hurricane on Lynsey's blog...and yet, still thought..."Man, that's bad...I hope they are going to be ok...I'm glad there isn't a hurricane here."
Then later, I realized that Lynsey only lives thirty minutes from me...and hurricanes are fat, so if it comes and sits on Brenham, it will also be sitting on me.
After I found out about the hurricane, I asked Aaron some very important questions...
"How will we see if the lights go out?"
He says we have some flashlights.
"How do you flush your potties if there isn't any water?"
He said, "You don't."
"What if someone has to poo? Then what do you do? Leave it in the potty?"
He said he's going to fill our bathtubs up with water and then use that water to flush our toilet.
But I'm glad.
Then he tied our trampoline, that he is now calling "a sail" to the swing set in the back yard.
Apparently he's worried those things might fly through the fence, or even more exciting...fly into the dining room.
Kroger had cops guarding the doors.
People were fighting over water.
There was only one loaf of bread left...and it was sourdough...from the bakery.
Grown ups had baskets filled with water and pop tarts and batteries.
College students had baskets filled with beer.
We're not very prepared over here...I mean, besides keeping the swingset out of the living room, we really aren't all that ready for a major catastrophe to happen.
Yesterday was my grocery shopping day, and I didn't go...because it was nuts, and I'm unaccustomed to shopping in a place that needs police supervision.
We have less food in our house today than any other day of the week.
But I figure...
It's okay not to be ultra prepared, because right now, I could probably name about 10 people I know that will be SUPER, MEGA prepared...and we're just going to go to their house.
My favorite part of all this is saying the word, "hunkering."
We're "hunkering" down over here getting ready for the hurricane.
Now, that's just fun to say.