waiting for isaac……

Well, it's official.

That tropical storm out in the gulf just turned into a hurricane.

 

watching..... waiting.....

 

watching..... waiting.....

 

watching..... waiting.....

 

watching..... waiting.....

 

watching..... waiting.....

 

We're not anticipating an evacuation here, but we're packed just the same. As we boarded up the windows we said a silent prayer to those big beautiful oak trees in the yard that we love so much. They've weathered many storms before and we think they'll stand tall and strong, but a hurricane? Goodness.

We've been watching the path change and send Isaac right in our direction. When anxiety runs high I find that I need to stay busy. So the laundry is done, bed sheets cleaned, bathrooms scrubbed. The house smells like fresh granola, and chocolate chip cookies. Yes, cookies. While that may seem a bit absurd it sure brought a smile to all our faces. (it also makes the very dark kitchen a bit more tolerable)

 

watching..... waiting.....

 

watching..... waiting.....

 

So for now, we're as ready as we can be. It's time to take a deep breath and relax.

I'll see you soon….

~stephinie

 

40 thoughts on “waiting for isaac……

  1. Love you guys! Thanks for the pictures. I noticed the pool isn’t under the rain gutter. It really would have been a great way to get it filled for free. 😀

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  2. Like everyone else, that loves you, been keeping up to date on Isaac. My heart & prayers are with you & may God keep you all safe

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  3. It would really probably just blow away! I feel better now that the van is in the garage. Joe’s bus is gonna have to weather the storm! We’ll have to get a sticker that says “I made it through Isaac” for her bumper 🙂

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  4. We are very, very well prepared. Food, water, generator. And kayaks if we have to paddle out 🙂 I’m kidding about that last part. Much love to you too. Thank you for the thoughts & prayers.

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  5. I’ve been thinking of my Louisiana friends! This time last year Irene was heading straight for us, but we came out okay on the other side. I hope the same is true for you–will be looking to see that you and Michelle are safe & sound.
    xo

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  6. We did the same. We have all our supplies. I spent yesterday cleaning and baking. We have two loaves of bread, blueberry muffins and 5 dozen chocolate chip cookies. It helped yesterday and I’m sure will come in handy if we should lose power today, tonight or tomorrow. Here’s hoping it’s a lot of hype and not a lot of anything else!!

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  7. Thank you Heather. Yesterday I remembered an old post of yours that involved a tree/limb falling. I pulled out all the air mattresses and we're having a giant slumber party in the den. It's at the center of the house & far away from any windows or trees! On a good note, the kids are far less worried and looking forward to popcorn and a move later tonight 🙂

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  8. Keeping you guys in my thoughts. Sending you wishes of safety, warmth, and of course, love. I think fresh baked cookies are the best remedy for the anxiety of an impending storm. xoxo

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  9. I feel like that’s the best thing you could have done, make some cookies. Worrying while you wait won’t stop the weather from coming. I hope the wind calms done onces it hits land.

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  10. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this time. We narrowly missed it here but I understand the waiting and wondering since we have been through it before.

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  11. Sending lots of thoughts and love to you! A slumber party sounds awesome. We waited through two tornadoes last year so I know that waiting…lots and lots of love indeed!
    (I nervously made cookies on 9-11 while bracing for what was next) Food is therapy!

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  12. I’ve been thinking of you all day.. Watching the reports and satellites… Hopefully the flooding won’t be to bad. I pray you are all safe and sound.. Is Joe out in this or on base waiting for instructions. I slept through the last big storm we had with a bad hangover. Not something I recommend with children, But it saved me the anxiety and worry of our giant trees toppling on the house. Keep us updated!!Love you!! ~tammy

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  13. Haha! That's not a bad idea 🙂 The kids noted tonight the air mattresses would float if we flooded. I didn't find it as funny as they did 🙂 Joe is home. On standby but home unless he gets called in. Will keep you updated. Thank you for the thoughts. Much, much love to you all.
    ~s

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  14. Me too. Especially at 3 am when we were moving furniture to clean up water seeping in the front door by headlamp light. It was really something to experience! I'm so grateful for nothing more than leaves & branches to clean up.

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