Saturday, August 30, 2008

On the Gulf with Gustav

While it looks like we, in Alabama, may be spared, we are taking precautions just in case Gustav decides to change his route. We have removed everything from the porches and stuffed it into the bunker under the house. The house is up at least 13 feet, so even if flooding occurs, we should be alright. Fingers' crossed. Even in the bunker which is ground level has shelves built, and we have put all but the Adirondack chairs up. The chairs will have to fend for themselves. My worry at the moment, and we are fortunate to have such a light worry, is the traffic we may hit heading north either tomorrow or on Monday. We will play it by ear tomorrow when we can see if Gustav shifts. Prayers going out to all those who will be affected by this storm.

As we were moving things around, two little fellers were hiding by the beach pails.

I had to coax this one out. He looks like he's on top of the world! Yea baby. I finally let him outside the screened in porch and he went his merry little way.

This guy, on the other hand, decided to hang out until we were ready to move the teak box that holds all the junk into the house. Thank goodness the guys shook it before bringing it in. He jumped out at the last minute!
You know how I am about kritters in the house! Ew.

Bella enjoyed her caged ride down. Wonder if she's ready to go back. hehe.

We went today to get the old buggy, Ollie, out of storage to drive her around a bit. After connecting the battery, she cranked right up. Yay. I think I may take her into town and see what's happening there today. Now that our work is behind us, we can sit and enjoy for a day or so.

This is my favorite picture of our dad, with all of us toppled over him in a hotel room in NYC during the 1964 World's Fair. Today would have been his 94th birthday. I still miss the old coot. I wonder in heaven if they celebrate your earth birthday or your heaven rebirthday? Hmm. There's a thought for the day.

5 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, I love frogs and that one is sooooooooooo cute!

Let's pray Gustav will die before it reaches the US...

Cheers,

Rosa

Artsy said...

I'm very worried about that hurricane and YOU. I've thought about you all day..every time I hear a report! Please do take care!

Beth said...

Girl,,,you need to get your butt on back up here to Tennessee. They are show alot of traffic coming from down that way. Please don't get stuck down there. I got a new puter and I am going to be checking on you. I am worrying bout you alot.
xoxooxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxo

Jeanie said...

I've been thinking about you -- be safe. That frog is lucky Miss B. didn't see him before you did!

paris parfait said...

Great headline - On the Gulf with Gustav - but the reality, probably not so great. Love the photo w/ your Dad. xoxox

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