Rain from Hurricane Florence is scheduled to begin in our neck of the woods “sometime” Friday. The inconsistencies of this particular storm makes it difficult to pin-point her exact arrival.
We are as ready as we will ever be…
TO GO OR NOT TO GO? –
That was “our question” earlier this week. It’s what everyone asks themselves when they initially hear a hurricane/tropical storm is headed their way.
What’s the first thing I do? I call Enterprise and rent a large SUV. #everytime
The Boys need comfortable, spacious transport accommodations. When there are more than a million people all trying to evacuate – with the majority of them traveling in the same direction – time in the car can easily double…
In emergencies such as hurricanes, the role of Commander in Chief belongs to Lee. He gives me the briefing on our next move. Lee has lived here all his life, grew up in the house we’re currently renovating and has weathered many storms.
If he says –
We will be fine.
I call and cancel the reservation. I trust him just that much.
We made our decision to stay on Tuesday.
PREPARATION PLANS –
As Lee does prep work around the house, the Boys and I spend as much time outside as we can on the days leading up to Florence’s arrival…
I want them to play ball, wrestle and run. My goal is to keep them as active as I can until the weather changes…
If we’re not in the park, we’re taking long walks downtown. Charleston is always full of tourists, it is nice to have downtown all to yourself… #sometimes
When it comes to hurricane preparations – the Boys have already experienced a few. So far, they’ve never seemed too distressed by the wind and heavy rain.
Based on the latest projections for our area – Florence will have weakened to either a Cat 1 or a tropical storm.
Now don’t get it twisted, it’s still going to bring strong winds and buckets of rain. Projections for Charleston has the storm arriving on Friday (tomorrow).
Prayerfully they will chill after a week of Doodle Camp activities with me…
…and if not, I’ve got some calming chamomile doggie biscuits for them #numnum
TIMING IS EVERYTHING –
The most common question people ask me centers around their potty breaks.
I always reply –
timing is everything.
In the past I’ve shifted/altered meals ever so slightly based on the start of the hurricane. For instance – they anticipate Florence to show up late Friday afternoon. If that’s the case, I will feed them earlier, walk immediately afterwards hopefully before the winds increase.
In the event the conditions are terrible and it’s time for them to “do their business” there won’t be a walk instead they will use the front lawn!
THANK YOU –
Everyone has been so kind expressing concern for our family through emails and social media sites. I just love you all so much for doing that. It is my intention to send updates on a regular basis with photos and videos.
Follow us on social media to stay informed with how we’re weathering this storm –
To everyone bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, we wish you God’s speed…