Ok, so I didn't actually feel it, but I saw my computer monitor shaking and was wondering what was causing it. I shrugged it off only to have someone seconds later ask me if I felt "that". Of course it was then giant news for everyone in the office and the rest of the world for about a day and a half.
That is until Hurricane Irene came into the picture. Hurricanes don't come around here, not this far north, not this far into the coast. As some of you already know, I hate thunderstorms. I kind of shrugged it off because well, the weathermen haven't been on the money lately and really, how bad could it be? HURRICANES DON'T COME HERE!!!
But it's bad.
It's so bad that all I heard on the news this morning was that we need fill our gas tanks, get food, get batteries, make ice, have water...etc. etc. Oh and the DEC advised ALL backpackers to stay out of the backcountry Sunday and Monday. We were supposed to hike again on Sunday, we've since moved it to tomorrow. I won't re-mark this map (I already closed MS Paint...that extra click to reopen it is hard work) but you can see it's effects are right over us, some projected paths show it going DIRECTLY OVER my county! Eeep!
I kind of wonder, are people in Florida or Louisiana laughing at us? Laughing at how ridiculous we're behaving over a currently Category 1 storm? I know we laugh at all of you southerners acting like an inch of snow is the end of the world and 70 degrees is "cold".
But I digress...
The storm is coming, I'm not prepared. I'm going to go buy a flashlight tonight because I lose power at the slightest gust of wind. I'm also going to make sure my laptop is fully charged so I can still watch DVDs and play Minecraft. I might fill my gas to half a tank. Priorities people.
In other news, my body is super achey today. I just can't get comfortable in my desk chair. Does that ever happen to anyone else out there? Any suggestions on how to fix it?? I'm thinking that going home might be the best option...
I know some of you are probably looking for an update about our visitor. Well, he pretty much comes and goes whenever he wants to. When my mom and Nancy came to get him Friday morning he was MIA. They checked back THREE times that day, BOTH my mom and Nancy check by every time they're in the area and the little stinker is never around. I actually went from Saturday night to Tuesday night without having seen him, I thought for sure he had just moved on in life, but nope. He was hungry Tuesday night so he came back. He ate, stuck around for about an hour and then took off again. I haven't seen him since. Next time he comes around he's going in the carrier no matter what and I'm hoping that will be sometime today or tomorrow. I don't want him out in these storms, but I worry he's hiding because it's been so rainy here the past couple of days and won't come out. I have since decided if he does come back and gets a clean bill of health, he will be taking up residence in my apartment and Preston will have a new friend.
Big Brother really excited me last night. ****SPOILER ALERT**** Dani got evicted, which although I wasn't a fan of hers, I was a fan of anyone BUT the two main couple winning so I was bummed, but saw it coming. What I DID'T see coming (because I guess I don't pay attention well enough) was a SPEED episode and a second eviction! The eviction of JEFF! Dani was right, everyone there putting their feelings in front of playing the game was writing a check for Jeff and Jordan. I'm glad she said that and I'm GLAD it stuck with some people. Those of us just watching on CBS last saw Jordan and Rachel sobbing, because essentially the game is over for them. Too bad, so sad.
Oh and did you SEE Bachelor Pad??? Did you see how they went all Sopranos on us and just shut it all down when it was announced the final rose?? I'm suspecting an awesome fist fight and war of words next Monday - THEY DIDN'T EVEN SHOW PREVIEWS!
Hiking tomorrow, home bound Sunday. Sounds like a good weekend on the books! Happy Friday everyone!!!
What do you do to get ready for hazardous weather??