Today is preparation day for Ida, our first gulf storm. We have brought in all of the outdoor furniture and toys. The vehicles are filled with gas. The water supply is stocked. The flashlights are ready. The phones are charged. We still have to get a radio. Hopefully Aaron is getting that now.
I just got a call from school that it is closing early. I will pick up the kids. When we get home, we will all bathe. Then I will clean out the bathtubs and fill them with water, so that if the power goes out we will have water to flush the toilets. We will eat, and then bunker down to wait out the storm.
Those of you who know me well know that I DO NOT LIKE storms like hurricanes or tornadoes. At least Ida has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but we are still projected to have up to 65 mph winds and gobs of rain. I am doing my best to remain calm so that the kids won't be any more scared than they already are. You know they hear all kinds of scary storm stories at school.