I and four bazillion other people went to Target this afternoon to prepare for Hurricane Irene. Target twenty-four hours before a hurricane, by the way, is the suburban equivalent of the Thunderdome. The employees were nearly taken down by the flash mob in the bottled water aisle.
I emerged from Target with these supplies:
Toilet paper, 3 Lego toys, 3 Bakugan, goldfish, a vanilla cupcake scented candle, and 100 tealights. I might add that we do not have 100 matches. And TicTacs for when we have no potable water to brush our teeth. Bring it on, Irene.
Things to do tonight: make more homemade bread, make chocolate chip cookie oreo brownie cake, make some spaghetti we can eat cold. I am fully expecting our basement to flood, so I guess I should move some more stuff to higher shelves. We had some torrential downpours about two weeks ago that caused flooding in the basement and the garage, and all of the $$$$ cardboard moving boxes I stored in the basement for our next move were soaked. All of the art that was still packed in cardboard boxes in the garage were also damaged. Le sigh.
One of the things I like about this house is that it is full of light, due to the large number of windows in every room. This seems to be a bit of a hindrance in a hurricane, as I have no idea what we will do in the event of high winds blowing out our windows. The five of us will sit in the bathtub, I guess.
Stay safe and dry!