Aug 26, 2011
A little A.D.D. tonight...
-but I think I can manage a whole bunch of random photos from this afternoon/evening!
Line at the Package Store (military for liquor store)! I picked up some Spiked Iced Tea... I figure if it's warm it won't be as bad as warm beer LOL. The store was surprisingly well stocked on base, the only thing they appeared to be sold out of was the fixins' for the standard hurricane prescription, Margaritas. Of course Jimmy Buffet has been playing on every radio station today in between NOAA updates :)
We have lots of pickles to eat up while they are still cold
Made a bunch of sun dried tomato and pepper hummus to go with cheap Trader Joe's beer :)
This is the last of what I could save from the garden, sadly the hot peppers are loaded out there but I didn't even bring them in since we'll be without power for at least a week I expect so I won't be processing them.
Mama Dove's basket was wedged down on the deck behind some heavy planters... fingers crossed, but at least she had no problem settling down there after I moved the basket.
T.V. for the A.D.D. afflicted: check it out - FOUR crawlers, LOL!
Bored, we then decided to bike to the beach earlier this evening...
Loads of boats headed out of the inlet where they were tied up, nothing like waiting to the last minute to get your boat out of the water!
Across the inlet is where the city is still madly trying to disassemble the Surfing Championship stages and scaffolding, and is where the local news crews and The Weather Channel is set up.
On the residential side of the inlet where we are, things were much more relaxed. Tourists are gone, surf is up and no sign yet of Irene other than a brisk breeze, it's hot, like 94 and really muggy.
Rare photos of us!
The boys practicing to karate chop Irene into submission...
For those that don't know... these are hurricane shutters.
and these are the roll down kind...
Do they think the gate will keep the water out?!
Poor man's hurricane shutters... just as effective, but a real pain in the butt!
Loch and I took a longer ride and were met by our personal taxi!
I stole this off my next door neighbor's FB page. She is headed west, but still stuck in city limits with the kid and 2 dogs! I hope she doesn't drink a bunch of water LOL! I'm hoping she checks in soon and says she's arrived at her destination.
We are sticking to our decision and staying here. City officials are actually recommending that people that are prepared and confident should stay, a bit of a surprising recommendation I think, but we are already at capacity on all exiting tunnels and bridges, and if they issued a city-wide order there would be chaos. Even with all this traffic, only about 5-10 % of our area is leaving. That should give you an idea on how difficult it is to leave our area, the few ways out get backed up quick.
We are back home now and taking turns enjoying showers... every hot shower at this point may be our last for awhile! It's just now starting to get overcast and breezy, but we are still a good 12 hours or so away from the first outer bands of rain I think. Well, sorry it's still so boring haha, but I hope to check in again in the a.m.!