There's a Hurricane a Comin'
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In the words of Sophia Petrillo, there is indeed "A hurricane a comin'". It's headed for the east coast. Myrtle Beach, which I just left on Sunday has already 'shut down' so to speak. A lot of things are closed. The Gay Dolphin closed at 1:30 today and plans to be closed until after the storm. They dismantled the Sky Wheel. I saw some pictures of the Boardwalk area that a local MB photographer posted and it is utterly deserted. Places that are always open are boarded up. It's sad. I hope everything down there comes through safely. It was SO weird seeing those places that usually have a ton of people around being totally deserted.
The hurricane is also supposed to affect my area even though I'm way inland. The city is already preparing and sending out alerts ahead of time. I have some bread and stuff to make sandwiches in case we lose power. I also went tonight to the dollar store and got some snacks to have on hand. I got an extra package of tea lights, some batteries, and some ibuprofen. I just needed that on general principles, not because of the hurricane! I finished my last bottle at the beach.
I plan to walk as long as I can. If we get the heavy rains and winds later this week, I will not be walking. It will be dangerous out there. If we still have power, I can always use the treadmill. I also have some bottled water and other things if I need them. The stores here are crazy. I am glad I got my stuff yesterday because they said today was worse. I was lucky to get two cases of water yesterday. From what I've heard, it's sold out all over the city. I always buy bottled water. I almost didn't get any because the shelf was empty yesterday. Luckily, they had a pallet of it that they were putting out and I got two cases. I could have gotten more, but two will get me through the hurricane time and I can get more later when there are more supplies.
I walked today and it was pretty toasty! I was hoping it would be cooler, but no. I was glad to get back to it. I didn't do my workouts, though. ^^; I'll get back to that soon, too. A friend came by to do some patching work on my roof. My roof leaks a lot when it rains and with all the rain we are expected to get, it might get crazy in my house! Hopefully what he did will help. I have containers ready just in case.
I would like to go to the grocery store and get some bananas and some almond butter, but I am scared of how crazy it will be in there. I should have gotten the almond butter when i was in there yesterday, but I didn't. I will look and see how crazy it is when I walk tomorrow. If it doesn't look too bad, I'll try to slip in and get those two things. If not, I do have a lot of other things I can fix.
Those snacks that I bought today are in a container and they are tempting, but they are going to stay in that container until this weekend. I got some good stuff, too. Nabs, cookies, candy, etc. Yum!