Thoughts and Prayers

My families thoughts and prayers continue to be with those in Texas and Louisiana affected by the hurricane. We have also added the people of Florida to this list.

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I have family down there including my dad who is on his way back up here. As some of you know who have been following my blog for a while, my dad is paralyzed from below the chest. He finally agreed to leave so he could be safe. We pray if you know people down there they left and are safe as well. Thoughts and prayer with Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and any other states that may be impacted by these horrible hurricanes and the tornados happening because of them.

Preparing for the Storm

The TV news is abuzz with pending hurricane Sandy…. It is projected to slam our area and we are getting ready. It always amazes me how city people and country people differ in how they prepare for a storm. You would think country people would freak out more and get more as they are not as close to stores, shops, etc. It always amazes me though that city people buy more food/water/etc then they usually will use…. where country people are mostly prepared at all times and just get essentials or things they have run out of to last. Now I am not saying this to be mean, rude, or anything like that and I do not say it without my resources. In my area the grocery stores in the city sell out quicker and are busier in the days before a storm then the ones closer to the country folk. Also my city friends tend to tell me all the stuff they get and then what they have left over as usually their power (if it even goes out) come back quicker as the power companies tend to work from the cities out. So in preparation we are making sure our generator works, the chicken coop sides are put on to keep the water out, and all the things outside that can blow away are brought in or tied down. I took some time today to catch some fall leave pictures before the winds blew them away. Chase decided to help me out…

If the storm is also headed your way, I pray for safety for you and those you know that will be in the storm’s path. Have a safe weekend 🙂