Sunday, August 31, 2008


It is 11 pm and as of right now we still have power and its not that bad....yet.
They say the worst will hit between 3 am and 9 am in the morning. THE GOOD NEWS they also say it will be improving significantly by noon. Bad news... its sup to be stormy the rest of the day but not like it will be from 3 to 9.
I want to clarify something, we live in Mobile. BUT, the COUNTY is also called Mobile.
ITS A BIIIGGGG county that goes all the way doowwnnn to the water. WE are more up at the top. WE are NOT in ZONE 1 where there was mandatory Evacuation. What yall are seeing on tv those mandatory evacuations,I know yall are watching the Weather Channel and they will scare you to death. I just check in on it from time to time UNLESS it is getting bad. On our LOCAL CHANNELS HERE is what we are going by. That is the stuff you guys don't see. SO I KNOW as far away as some of you are. IT LOOKS alot worse than it is right now.
That is not to say it wont get bad. SO WE DO APPRECIATE THE PRAYERS. PLEASE KEEP EVERYONE in the path in your prayers for safety.
I hope to go to bed soon and pray I can sleep through it. (PLEASE LORD) Maybe Bella wont come super man Dive us at 2 am and wake me up. :)
love and hugs
PS: JOHN FOUND MY HAND HELD BATTERY TV!! Made me smile real big. It was on top of the refrigerator. (it was wayyy to the back and well.. yall know I am short hehe)

Hurry up and Wait...

So far we are still in watch mode. Neighbors car alarm went off and scared the beejeebers out of me. so thought I would come check the weather. It is still iffy.. the way these things kick back right. Praying it will lose its strength and fizzle (One can hope and dream huh?) I spoke with my cousin Angela, They weren't sure where they were going yet. I told her to be sure and keep in touch so we knew where she was at. Still can't find my hand held battery operated tv, I KNOW its here. I had all our storm stuff together in a box (platic tote) Then I got sick. Few days ago I open the box.. there are 4 c batteries and half a flashlight and some fruitloops loose in the bottom of it... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wonder who could have been in THAT BOX?
Anyway after the search we found enough that every one will have one and we have the big one. We have a battery operated lantern also (better to scrap by if it would even be a possibility again, one can hope!)Today will be a busy day of preparation. Depending on the rain that is sup to be here before hand I dunno if Bella is gonna get to go play on the water slide with Brayden again tomorrow or not. Will have to just wait and see. It worked out good because she was creating more mess faster than I could get things cleaned up. VERY FRUSTRATING.
I tried to get her to do it as a game and help me but ughm NO.
SOOOO I finally asked her if we had to evacuate what were her 3 most very special things she had to take with her, one was her big teddy bear, her Hannah Montana guitar (god forbid we have to bring that I think it needs to stay!)The last one she said she would have to think about because she couldnt decide she kept changing it every 5 minutes. so that kinda kept her occupied so I could get some things figured out. Get my photos backed up and things..
So John has an air card and if it is possible I will try to give updates. IM PRAYING this is nothing like katrina and we keep power. We have sooo many evacuees I know they are all worried and terrified. That would be just one more inconvenience for them. Well for everyone.
I hope if you are in the path that you will make good decisions and stay safe.
ps. I copied the photo off the site HERE: but I wanted you to see what we were looking at real time and for a future scrapbook page in Bellas album

So what Three things (not counting clothes and food or pets or family or essentials we know you have to have ya meds and stuff hehe fun stuff extra stuff?
What would you bring?

**EDITED TO LET family and friends that cares to know That my Aunt and cousin are evacuating to Dallas, Texas. (phew I was so worried about them driving in this mess!)