Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene's coming: WWWAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

I don't usually do this here, but I just have to wail a little! I've had a really tough week, and now my neighborhood is under mandatory evacuation orders!! EVACUATION??!! The only good thing is that my sister and her kids are "stuck" extending their vacation in Tampa, so they are safely out of harm's way. Anyway, now I sort of understand all those people who won't leave their homes when a weather crisis is bearing down on them. I really don't want to go! However . . . time to go pack some books!

16 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I hope you weather the storm safely! Keep us posted, please!

dolleygurl said...

Stay safe! We are up here in New England wait for it to hit us tomorrow morning!

SandyAnnDee said...

We've had our fair share of hurricanes here (I am just a bit southeast of New Orleans) and I can relate to what you are going through. Please stay safe!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I don't blame you a bit for wailing! Hope it goes well, and let us know how you are doing!

Daphne said...

Take care!

Zibilee said...

I hope that everything is ok, and you are back at home soon! Let us know what's going on!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Uh oh, so you are seriously evacuating? Wow, I hope everything goes alright for you and your family. And I hope you house stays safe too!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Gwen, I hope your home is spared and you stay safe. We are nervous as well.

Robyn @ Robolobolyn's Universe said...

I hope you and everyone else being evacuated will be okay! Irene's headed my way soon, so I better get by butt in gear and make sure my ereader is charged and my flashlight has batteries so I can read books in the dark! lol

Sarah said...

Seems so odd, mandatory evacuations in New England. Careful driving however far they make you go. That may be more risky than what the hurrican can do. My grandmother is in NC near where many have come on shore in last 20 years, and has done fine by those. Never evacuated once.

Amanda said...

O no!! Stay safe!!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I feel your pain! Stay safe!!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Stay safe and all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mystica said...

Keep safe.

librarypat said...

Hope all is well for you. My sister was in the Virginia Tide water area that got hit. They have no power and there are trees down everywhere, but they took no major damage. The river area was under mandatory evacuation, but she was high enough not to have to leave. My brother on the other hand lives on the coast of CN and wasn't going to leave no matter what. Hope everything goes well for him. The rest of the family lives along Lake Champlain in NY. They will get the wind and rain. They are just recovering from the lake flooding, so the ground is already saturated. A recipe for flooding and downed trees.

Hope you don't have much clean up to do.

TheBookGirl said...

Hope you have weathered the storm okay.