Sunday, August 26, 2012


I am writing this post sitting in our homey apartment with the news channel on.

Well... we have had the news on all day today,
channeled in on Hurricane Isaac.

This will be Chris and mine's first hurricane since living in New Orleans.

You can't help but be a little scared listening to the reporters and newscasters giving the facts and statistics, knowing that 100+ mile per hour winds are coming straight for you.

Finally my school has announced that they are closing for Monday through Wednesday and Thursday and Friday closings are to be announced later. 

New Orleans Seminary still is having classes on Monday, Chris has a class from 8:00 to 11:00 tomorrow, and then we are hitting the pavement.

Ain't no way I am staying here!
Several of our friends are sticking it out,
but I just personally don't want to get caught up with the power out, hot temperatures, high winds, and heavy rains.

We'd rather drive all the way to Georgia for 2 days and then drive all the way back instead of going through the stress of all that!

Plus, if you know me, I don't do well in storms.
I always get scared and freak out,
so me and a hurricane just wouldn't mix:)

So far we have made some preparations:

we have both gas tanks filled,
(thank goodness we did that cause they just reported on tv that gas stations are starting to run out)
a new cooler for our fridge/freezer stuff,
a huge 20 pound bag of ice,
photo albums ready to go in the car,
and some clothing already thrown in a bag.

The worst thing for us that could happen here would be if a window were to break and then rain could come in. That's why just in case I am taking my photo albums.
We live on the second story so no worries about flooding.

We are both kinda excited to get to come home. It is kind of like a mini unexpected vacation. It is interesting the highetned stress level and how people respond to storms.
This is definitely a learning experience.

I know it will be weird watching the tv in GA broadcasting images from our home in NOLA. This place has grown on us and has a special place in our hearts. 

Ready for Isaac to just go on ahead, hurriedly make his debut, and then pass so that life can go back to normal. 

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