Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Storm is a Coming

Looks like The Edge may experience a little rough weather in the upcoming few days. Nothing like a hurricane to get the juices flowing. Being raised in South Carolina will make you no stranger to such phenomenons of nature.

I was talking to my Daddy on the phone last night and telling him about how many people who live here are in mild panic mode as they've never had the "joy" of going through one of these. I jokingly told him that I tell them it's an excuse to fry up all the chicken in the freezer. Because that's what my Mama does. I remember a couple of hurricanes and while we were preparing the best we could, she would be steadily cooking what she could. We always evacuated a couple of miles down the road to our church. It's a right sturdy building and we've always been safe there. One classroom would be devoted to food. It was like a never ending picnic. Last major hurricane (I can't remember the name), Kenna was a baby...around 6-7 months old. Paige and I could have been naked, but I had an amazing supply of diapers, formula, wipes, and baby food. The wind would howl around the corners of our church making the hair on your neck stand up and my baby would be crawling down the flashlight lit hallway, content as could be. We were without power a few days, which was normal, but all ended well.

No evacuations have been issued here as of yet. Neighbor Debbie let me know the base police came around to tell everyone to put away anything loose in the yards. That's a given, right? I've never been this close to ocean water before, so we'll see how high the surge goes. (Back in S.C., we're 30 miles inland...here? uh...only a few miles at most) I went to the commissary today to get some staples and whatnot. If we lose power for any length of time, we're screwed and I will lose my meats (unless I start cooking like Mama does!).

I'm not nervous or out of sorts over it. I guess it's like those who live with earthquakes. You know they happen and you deal with it when they occur. Same with a hurricane, although I do appreciate the more advance warning.

I've been keeping track with this. Every few hours, I'll pull it up and see if the course has changed. Right now it looks to almost hit us dead on. That can't be cool. Hopefully, Ms. Fay will downgrade herself to a tropical storm and we'll just end up with rain and a touch of wind. We'll see, I suppose.

If the opportunity presents itself, I'll be sure to let you know how it's going.

So far we're planning a trip to South Carolina this weekend. Stacey is marrying her Jay! I am so excited to see this. She's special to us, as is her whole family. The Man is going to wear his uniform and look GOOD. He wears his dress blues for special occasions and he considers the occasion to be very special. I've already texted and told them to make sure to save us a good seat. I need to cry a little, I do believe. Stacey? We're gladly driving 300 miles to see you get married!

By the way, I'd like to give a shout out to my friend Crystie! It's her birthday tomorrow(20th). Girl, I wish I was there at the beach to celebrate with you. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and tell Tom I said to buy you something pretty! Love ya, Girl!

9 comments:

Denise said...

You're so blase about the whole thing! Oh yeah, the power's gonna go out and we're gonna evacuate to the church. See y'all in a few days. *yawn*

Impressively calm, my girl. I hope you get passed by!

Krys72599 said...

Praying Fay decides to take a little detour or end her trip altogether...
Hope she doesn't come to visit the Edge!
Stay safe!

chelle said...

Hope the 'cain takes a different path...glad we won't see any...stay safe and prepared...we both lived thru Hugo, it can't get much worse than that, can it (that's why you are so calm)?!

Anonymous said...

Girl, I love you! That was the sweetest birthday wish!!! I know how you feel about the hurricane! Three miles (which is what we are here in Murrells Inlet too) is a lot closer than we were in J-ville! Remember Hugo? We went thru that thing in a Doublewide! AND, no lights in the country equals no water! We had to cook all of our food out of the freezer on the grill and take a bath in the river! Ohh, the good ol' days!
Here's hoping Fay is good to ya and you guys have a safe trip back to SC!

Monogram Queen said...

Wishing you luck through Fay ...

Wishing your friends love and happiness and your other friend Happy Birthday!

Lishak said...

I went through Hugo too, so Fay is no big deal. Although, I did pop in on Monday night and left Tuesday afternoon. I hate driving in the rain! I wish I could have seen y'all on Thursday, but I understand about cancelling! I wish you guys luck and no loss of electricity!

Mrs. Em said...

School's out, so I'm cool with Fay! :)

OneHungMan said...

That's about the only drawback to living where you do, huh?

Wendy said...

I really hope Faye bypassed y'all. Or will bypass, I haven't been allowed to change the channel from Noggin in about a week. I wish Faye would drag her butt up the coast a little. I'm about 100 miles inland, so we don't get the really bad weather. But we so desperately need some rain! It's been cloudy here all day, so maybe...

Sounds like the last major one must have been Hugo? No wonder you don't remember the name. lol