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Irene's coming

August 26th, 2011 at 06:44 pm

I checked on my dad and his girlfriend on the Jersey shore, directly in the path of the hurricane. Of course I knew he wouldn't evacuate, and I was right. They called a mandatory evacuation in Cape May County, along with parts of Manhattan (down by Wall Street), Brooklyn, Staten Island and other low-lying areas.

I'm not especially looking forward to riding out this storm. Tomorrow I'll be putting chairs, benches, and maybe even the kayak in the garage, although that will be a feat since my car's in there too.

I made another chocolate zucchini quick bread tonight, along with a pitcher of homemade iced tea. Also cooked up and froze more tomatoes.

Went food shopping at Trader Joe's with my neighbor, though I didn't really need to go, but it was still good to get out of the house.

I mowed the lawn today and picked a ton of tomatoes, which was a good idea since when it rains hard, those tomatoes absorb all the extra moisture and end up cracking. So I'll have MORE tomatoes to cook up and freeze tomorrow. Also gave my neighbor a bunch of 'em.

I went with my neighbor to Ace Hardware because she wanted to buy a flashlight. She got the last one in the store, but had to spend $30 on it. I would've skipped it, but she bought it. Ya gotta wonder, don't people already have flashlights and various other supplies in the house? Like before a snowstorm, why is there always a run on snow shovels? It's not exactly something you use once and then throw away. It's a mystery to me.

The turkey that was in my yard yesterday left a calling card.





4 Responses to “Irene's coming”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm hoping we don't lose power because my freezers are jam packed! I survived two nasty hurricanes as a young girl in 1979 and I know how nasty they can be.

  2. jewels3 Says:

    At least with snow shovels, it's because it gets broken the winter before, and you don't really care about replacing it until you need it again.

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Hoping Irene doesnt do too much damage. Ive been following the news today and am glad to live on the west coast right now!

  4. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Hope you all are ok. Stay safe everyone. I thinking of you all.

    If you got any space in your freezer add some 2/3 filled water bottles ASAP to allow to freeze before you loose power this will keep your food frozen for aleast another 24 hours but you will need to put some blankets over as well but not over the power cord. do this only if you are in teh house.

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