Hurricane prep is something that is very normal to me. Growing up in South Carolina, I have memories of my whole family sleeping on futons in the living room, evacuating & sitting on 1-26 for hours (and never leaving Charleston), & buying Teddy Grahams for our evacuation during Hurricane Hugo. No big deal, right? That was when I lived in a country full of closing windows, paved roads, & reliable power. Not in the Caribbean. Enter Tropical Storm Isaac. As of right now, it's poised to hit us tonight & tomorrow. Possibly being a Category 1 Hurricane. So today is full of prep.
Clinic ran as normal today- except that when we were done, we covered out shelves with plastic, put down the shutters, and moved everything away from the windows. I said a special prayer as I taped the filing cabinet, knowing that water damage to our files would be devastating to me. Then we made a place for our little elderly people to come stay- away from their mud huts in Jubilee. And while all of this was happening, no one I talked to actually believed that the rain was coming. And I hope that they are right.
So tonight I'm going to grab the E-pack (emergency pack), head to Lala's house, get wet (of that I'm sure), play some games, & wait out the storm. Going to join the hurricane party happening at the Jubilee school, hoping that it's completely unnecessary. Pray for the hurricane to turn.
|Filing cabinet- taped up and waiting|
|Thank you, Scott & WD40|