Hurricane “Party” Time

Just yesterday we were out on our boat in Galveston Bay. We thought it was funny that one of the lakes on the bay had it’s flood gate closed. We thought they did it for low tide or something. Boy are we stupid! They closed the flood gate, so we found out late last night, because Tropical Storm Edouard will be making landfall Tuesday morning! It might even turn into a hurricane.

So today I went and topped off my gas tank, went to the store and bought the essentials and came home and cleaned all the tubs so we can fill them up tonight. This afternoon we will have the fun of moving everything off the patio and throwing it in the garage in the 100 degree heat of course! I have even told our elderly neighbor a few doors down that we will be more than happy to come help her with her crap stuff as well.

I went to the store nice and early this morning as to avoid the panic. I love to see what people stock up on for storms. I grabbed my normal water bottles, batteries, toilet paper, canned meat and a few junk food items for the kids. I saw one lady buy 4 gallons of milk and a bunch of yogurt. Boy is that going to taste good once the power has been out for a few days!

I have been through my share of hurricanes here but my kids have been lucky and really don’t know what they are in for. During Hurricane Rita we went to my in-laws and stayed up all night with the booze flowing and the karaoke machine going. That is what they think of when we say a hurricane is coming. We will sit this storm out in our own house. I have already told the kids they will be camping out downstairs tonight. They think that is awesome! Yeah it’s party time! We will see what they think of it come tomorrow morning! We will see if they still think it’s party time!

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  1. Please take care and be careful. I’m so afraid of stuff like this. You don’t want to scare the kids but they should know how serious this can be. Our Tosha is down there in this too. Please be safe.

    We were lucky and it passed just east of us. We got some much needed rain and a little wind.

  2. Tosha

     /  August 5, 2008

    We sat rita out with out power for 3 weeks. It was not fun.. My kids hear tropical storm or hurricane and panic sets in. They remember it very well.. the 110 degree temps after the storm more than anything..

    We have been very lucky as far as the storms go and have not been affected other than some minor flooding.

  3. I’ve been through a few hurricanes on Cape Cod. In 1991 we went through Hurricane Bob which probably did the most damage to the Cape since I’ve been here. We live in a little gully and our yard wasn’t touched but the tall skinny white pines were falling over right and left of our house, right through the roof of the house across the street from us. We had no power for a week and I played endless games of Uno with the kids.

    I am glad it didn’t end up right on top of you. That’s a relief. Hopefully the woman who bought the milk had a generator otherwise she’s a dumbass.

    I remember Bob, I lived in New Hampshire when that came up north! I was actually out trying to sell Kirby vacuums in a power outage due to good old Mr. Bob! 🙂

  4. Tosha

     /  August 7, 2008

    I sold kirby vacuums for a short period of time!

    I feel your pain! 🙂 I only lasted for a week!


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