Monday, October 29, 2012

Now We Wait.

Well, we're battening down the hatches here in southcentral Pennsylvania.  Hurricane Sandy is on her way and we're doing all we can to get ready!

My biggest fear is that we'll lose our ability to draw water in our house.  I hate to be dirty.  Really, I hate it.  I don't mind a cold shower, but I need a daily shower.  And clean clothing.  Clean dishes.  And plenty of food.

So, while Rob has been preparing the outside of our house, I've been trying to prepare inside.  I've been keeping caught up on laundry and stockpiling prepared food.  I washed our sheets and towels and vacuumed everywhere.  Rob thinks I'm crazy, but I feel sooooo much better. 

this was the only pile on our bed that didn't have underwear on it!

I've made: beef chili, white chicken chili, beef enchiladas, broccoli soup, apple muffins, bacon quiche, peanut butter cookies, lasagna, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, and challah french toast.  Even if we don't lose power, at least I won't have to cook for the next week!

beef and bean enchiladas

bacon, goat cheese, and thyme quiche

Rob grabbed the last two coolers and four bags of ice at Home Depot, so we can keep our perishables cold.  We're expected to have sustained winds from 30-50 mph, with gusts as high as 75mph.  We're in the "likely" zone to lose our electricity.  The shelves on our grocery stores are about bare, so hopefully that means we're all prepared.

The danger with this huge storm is the sustained winds and the fact that they may cause flying debris or uproot trees from saturated soil (we've already gotten about 4 inches since this morning).  We have two large trees in close proximity to our house (we lost one last year in a hurricane).  We're praying for safety, so we'll just have to wait and see!  At this point, we've done all we can.  Now we just wait.

Stay safe out there, everyone!


  1. Wow, you could host Thanksgiving right now in the middle of The Storm Of The Century!

    Light the fire and be cozy!

  2. Stay safe and wishing you lots of luck.
    I bought a tropical cooler a couple of years ago, as they can keep ice frozen for up to 7 days if you don't open it too often. they are much more expensive here, bigger and heavier duty than your regular coolers, but are well worth it if you are going to be without power for more than a couple of days.

  3. Im sending every good thought I have your way that this wont be as awful as they are reporting. Its all over the news here. You look well prepared. Hoping you wont lose power. Keep us updated if you can!

    Thinking of you

  4. Praying for your family and mine too!

  5. Prayers for you and the family over the next few days !