Well, it is Sunday night, October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy is making it's way towards us here in Phildaelphia, PA. As I was doing my regular weekly food shopping Saturday I could see that people were in a panic. They were stocking up on water, non-perishables, batteries, flashlights, etc. Everyone seems to go into a panic here for a storm or any type of snow storm. I guess they think we will be living without power and food for weeks at a time. I myself really don't get into this panic. I prepare ofcourse but not in the drastic measures that others do. Maybe I am naive. I don't know really.
I can tell it will be coming soon because the temperature is dropping and the winds are picking up. My kids' schools are closed for Monday and Tuesday. Seems like we are preparing more for this one than we did for Hurricane Irene. And that one was a nasty one. Guess Philadelphia learned its lesson and doesn't want to make the same mistake twice.
As on the home-front I am stocked just fine from my weekly food shopping adventure. We have flashlights and canldes but we always had those. I stored the patio furniture in the shed just in case. And my husband brought home some sand bags to put by our one basement door that seems to let in water whenever it is a heavy rain. So at this point it's just a wait and see process. I honestly don't feel like it is going to be as bad as they are saying. But I guess I should never under estimate mother naure. Yet even with these precautions, since my husband works for a utility company, he still has to go to work in what could be nasty weather. Utility companies are like hospitals and emergency personel, they always have to be on hand and ready to deal with any situation that arises. Just makes me concerned for my husband out in that rainy mess. It makes me nervous. But I know he is smart and he has been doing this for twenty years so that is some relief.
For all my friends out there in Philly, hold on tight, and I wish you the best.