Thursday, September 7, 2017

Waiting on Irma...

We are north central Florida to the west so should be fine with this hurricane heading towards us. Ocala.

 The kids have their last day of school today for the week and are off on Friday and Monday - so they can prep the schools for shelters for those who have special needs and are in mobile homes.
We will pick up any projectiles from the yard this afternoon and then will pop some sand bags to Grandma tomorrow for her back porch. We will see if my oven gets delivered tomorrow or not. I sure hope so....

We have plenty of water (bottled and will fill up our two big blue water bottles leftover from the store with our tap water on Saturday),tubs will get filled and we do have the pool!,  food, candles, flashlights and batteries. Hopefully Jose will take a turn to the east and miss the USA as he is following close on IRMA's heels.

Hoping all in the path are safe.

I expect lots of board games, books read and general kid playing over the weekend while I try and get a little stitching in. Part of prepping is making sure there is handwork right?

I'll be finishing the lime green on the trip quilt and maybe adding an orange round as a nod to the RSC Challenge this month.


Plenty of hand quilting options - the trip quilt on the frame, a border of quilting needed on a little orange peel quilt and of course the dresden plates all need quilting on their blocks. Fingers crossed that power stays on, if not..... the grill will be working to cook off the freezer =).

I think we are all prepped just a waiting game now.






12 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I just came over to see what part of FLorida you were in ! Sounds as if you are plenty prepared :)

Lisa Boyer said...

I wish you safe passage! The thing I remember most after Iniki plowed directly over us when we lived on Kauai in 1992 (a category 5 until after it made landfall) was not being able to get ice cubes. It was so hot and still and strange for days, and I yearned for something cold so bad! We hadn't filled an ice chest and electricity was out for an entire month. I remember when someone
days later finally dropped by with ice cubes and something cold--best thing I ever tasted to this day. Ice. I will never take it for granted as long as I live! Again, stay safe and my best to you and your community.

Quilter Kathy said...

You absolutely need lots of hand stitching just in case... stay safe!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Glad you are ready and I really hope you don't have any damage and don't lose power. This hurricane season seems to get worse each day 😞 Take Care! ~Jeanne

Sheila said...

Please be safe. Florida looks to be in the direct path of the storm. We have been glued to the Weather Channel, worried it is coming for North Carolina.

a good yarn said...

Hopefully your family will be spared the worst of it. Sadly it seems many have and will be subjected to the incredible destruction such a storm brings.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

glad to hear you are prepared and ready. Sounds like you have been down this road before - have my fingers crossed all well be well with you.

UplayOnline said...

I really hope you don't have any damage and don't lose power. This hurricane season seems to get worse each day ��

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canuckquilter said...

Thinking of you and hoping you stay safe. A little hand work should help steady the nerves :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Scary stuff, but it sounds like you are ready!

gayle said...

Thinking of you and hoping the weather runs out of oomph soon.

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