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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The "Calm" Before the Storm

Just a quick update today on our plans for Hurricane Gustav. We have booked some hotel rooms a couple of hours away just in case we need a place to go. We probably won't make the final decision until tomorrow. Tonight my sister's family is coming from Louisiana to stay with us, and then we will evacuate together if we need to. Most of the weather reports today show the hurricane hitting some part of Louisiana, but it is still a possibility it could move into Texas. Either way we are hoping and praying for everyone's safety!

It's funny how we talk about the calm before the storm. It's true in a way. If I were outside right now things would appear pretty normal. It's a hot, humid August day with no rain clouds in sight. I'm about to bake some brownies to take to a cookout we're going to this afternoon with some friends. Last night we went to a high school football game. Pretty normal activity for a Labor Day weekend, but I wouldn't quite call it calm. It's a mixture of regular life and preparing for a disaster all at the same time.

By tonight our house will be a shelter. By tomorrow night the windows may be boarded up and we may be driving west. We're glad we will be with family in the coming days.

6 comments:

Connie said...

We love you guys and thank you so very much for being so good to us (each and everytime we need you). xoxo

Kevin and Beth said...

Praying, praying, praying!! Keep us posted as you can!

Andrea said...

I'll be praying for ya'll! I hope the worst of the storm misses your area, but it's great that you have plans for evacuating if you need to.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Are you ok?????

Stacey said...

Thanks so much for your prayers! It's only Tuesday and I just sent my whole family back to Louisiana to return to their homes. They were in an area that did not get hit very badly.
Here in our part of Texas we stayed at home and haven't seen even a drop of rain yet from Gustav. We had 9 people plus a puppy at our house and we're grateful that we could be together and safe!

bonjovijennie said...

I am glad you are ok! I have been watching the weather channel. (never thought i would admit to that)