loveofgreys: (Evacuation)
Looks like the storm is going to hit very close to here, but still a tropical storm. We will just plan on staying home. No evacuation unless it is a Cat 3 and above.

I doubt we would lose power, but I am glad to have the full house generator we had installed last year. If nothing else, the neighbors will be jealous or confused.

Bridge at a friends today.
loveofgreys: (Evacuation)
Someone on my friends list said she would not like living here in hurricane season. Well, I don't much care for it either, but... We have never lived anywhere as economically as we live here. We do have an RV if we have to evacuate, and we would evacuate in a major storm. We live 35 miles or more inland so water is not an issue, but tornados are.

You can get tornados lots of places besides hurricane country. We lived in Calif with the earthquakes, and never thought much about it.

I admit that having a major hurricane headed this direction would not make me happy, but I have to live my life without worrying about natural disasters as long as [livejournal.com profile] roadskoller stays away we will do okay.

Also, as long as we have a generator to get some A/C I will be ok.

Ike

Sep. 8th, 2008 06:59 am
loveofgreys: (Hurricane)
The only Ike I knew was Eisenhower. Well, now that I think of it, that is not true. Ike and Tina Turner, and more I guess if I tried to think of some.

Where do they get these names?

Still plotted for the Texas/Louisiana Coast. Will know more tomorrow probably. I hope it weakens.

Breakfast

Sep. 7th, 2008 06:48 am
loveofgreys: (Walk dogs Beach)
Out to breakfast at the local place that is ok for breakfast, but not dinner.

Walked the dogs, and now we are watching Ike. should know in a day or two if we need to leave.

Storms

Sep. 6th, 2008 07:02 am
loveofgreys: (Walk dogs Beach)
Saturday and the dogs are walked and the birds are cleaned, but we changed days to scrape the poop off. Any day during the week when it is not raining, lol.

Looks like Hannah is heading for Myrtle Beach. The picture in the icon was taken this spring at Myrtle Beach.

I hope it doesn't do too much damage. Now Ike is coming into the gulf.

My print spooler quit on my laptop for no reason I know of. Anyone else have that issue with Vista?

Gustav

Sep. 1st, 2008 07:16 am
loveofgreys: (Hurricane)
Well it is a little windy today, but no rain since a spritz yesterday.

We walked the dogs and got about 20 drops on us.

I think we might have gotten some of La's greyhounds, but I have not heard.

Birds are cleaned and I have the whole day ahead of me.

I played in an intermediate/beginner teaching tournament yesterday and I was 3rd out of 80.

I got my entry back. Not a bad result.

I consider myself an intermediate player. Probably should consider myself a beginner lots of times.

Looks like the outer rain bands are not too severe, at least here in the panhandle.
loveofgreys: (Hurricane)
Some of the outer bands from Gustav are giving us a spritz of rain here now.

I guess NOLA is evacuating. Looks like half of them are at our friends house.
loveofgreys: (Hurricane)
Our neighbors have at least 10 vehicles in their yard. All their family from New Orleans. Standing room only in their house I bet.

They also have a travel trailer for overflow. Plus, we offered them a couple of rooms if they need them.

We might feel some of the outer effects of the storm by tomorrow morning, but if it stays on path, most of the bad part is shown missing us.

Walked the dogs and checked the weather. Usually checking lj is first.

I think I only have one lj friend in NOLA and she is scheduled to head out first thing toward TN. I hope they have a safe trip.
loveofgreys: (Evacuation Route)
I contacted someone on a pet line asking for places for people with animals to go. We have the two spare rooms, and room for a dog, why not? We have to have a large dog though since BeBe is not small dog friendly.

I have already heard from her. One family with a lab, but they also have a child Depends on the age. We are not a kid friendly environment. A little older one is ok I guess.

We will see. Might as well put those rooms to good use.

Gustav

Aug. 30th, 2008 02:11 pm
loveofgreys: (Hurricane)
So far we are out of the cone for the hurricane. I hope NOLA is missed, but this is a big storm, so where it hits will be hit hard it looks like. A Cat 4 .


We will watch it closely, but hope we are ok with this one.

I am ready

Aug. 30th, 2008 11:54 am
loveofgreys: (Evacuation Route)
I am ready to put everything in the motorhome if need be by sometime tomorrow if Gustav looks threatening. I hope he doesn't, but we are as ready as is possible.

We will just load the food a couple of extra pieces of clothing and the animals. Then hook up the car and take off for whatever direction looks best.

Along with a million other people. The best part will be that we actually have a bathroom with us.
loveofgreys: (Hurricane)
Walked the dogs. Our friends down the street have their total family here from NOLA. They have a yard full of vehicles, and a yard full of dogs.

All decided to evacuate. We are watching Gustav closely to make sure it doesn't change direction toward us. Then Hannah right behind.

We will leave if it comes this way. I think it is already a Category 3.

Fay

Aug. 17th, 2008 11:58 am
loveofgreys: (Storm)
Fay keeps moving further East, good. The further from here the better. Of course we have to watch it closely.


Fay 8-17-08 Fay 8-17-08

loveofgreys: (Hurricane)
I just remembered this picture of one of the first days we moved in Sept. 2004. Since we are now watching hurricane Dean, I looked this up. The furniture is all stacked in the livingroom and the weather channel is on the TV watching Hurricane Ivan. (this did a lot of damage to this area)

We evacuated 3 days after we moved. We didn't know if the house would still be standing when we got back.

We are better prepared for evacuation now, with shutters, the motorhome, and generator set up etc. We can run a window A/C in the bedroom with our generator now. We have a panel that we plug the generator into that will run lights, fridge, misc.

We also have a much better motorhome that hopefully will not break down every time we use it.

So... On to watching for Dean.


Move Hurricane Ivan Move Hurricane Ivan

loveofgreys: (Default)
Okay, I am already tired of this, so I will go vacuum or something.
Who knows where this will end up.








Move-2004

Aug. 27th, 2006 07:31 am
loveofgreys: (Default)
Here is a picture I dug out that shows our mobile when we were moving in 2 years ago.  The TV is on in the back ground with the weather channel showing hurricane Ivan, which did more damage here than any of the others.

Here we go again, waiting for the latest updates.  We won't really have any info until tomorrow or Tuesday.







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