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1. Family is safe and houses are (mostly) fine in the immediate family.
2. Trees are down everywhere. We were able to get out of the house today and go to town for gas.
3. Needed gas for the generator b/c the power is STILL out! No air-con since Friday night at 11pm. It rained and we had gusty winds (up to 75+ mph) from 6pm Friday to 2am Sunday morning.
4. Very thankful that it was relatively not bad around home, because we saw trees in living rooms and roofs torn off hotels like plastic tarps. If this thing had been a category 3 as predicted, rather than the category 1 it came on land as, this would be a very different post.
5. I am so TIRED of playing Gin Rummy right now!!!!!
6. My job goes along with (local county) government as far as closings. How come (local county) was the ONLY school/business on the list that said OPEN for business as usual? WTF? the local university shut down Monday and they were open during the majority of Hurricane Floyd in '99. I was a very pregnant student at the time, I know!
7. I am very thankful for all the power people that have come from other states to help NC. I know that there are several places where the posts that power lines were on were ripped out of the ground. A friend called and said he has power, but his mom's may be out for another 3-10 days. I have no idea about mine, but it has been reported.
8. I think I am going to take Monday off and do some community service by going over to my brother's neighborhood to help out some of the older residents get the trees/twigs/branches/shingles out of the yards and some tarps over the roofs where there was serious damage. I have no trees in my yard and had no damage to the house.
9. If power isn't back by tomorrow, I will be descending upon SOMEONE for a hot shower soon!
10. I will give another update soon (hopefully).
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So it's that time again. The time when normally level headed people raid all the grocery stores of bread, milk and eggs. I think all serious weather events are excuses to make some killer french toast! Apparently, Miss Irene is going to come right over my brand new house Saturday afternoon. I will definitely let you all know when we get through everything and update on the status of folks around here.

If you are on the east coast of the US, batten down the hatches, and if you are in the path while the storm is a cat 3 (especially [personal profile] cephalopinguin who will be at the local large hospital in the area nursing everyone to health, so probably in one of the best places in eastern NC, [personal profile] triomakesmehot, and [profile] hppyflwr) or if you are more up the coast when our lady of wind and rain should be a cat 1 but still a threat ([personal profile] star54kar), please be careful.

If anything really serious happens and I can't check in, I will either get [personal profile] cephalopinguin or [personal profile] star54kar to post an update for me.

See you all on the flip side!!


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