Mark this as the first time ever that my penchant for vintage candlesticks has come in handy. This is our first hurricane since becoming homeowners and certainly our first as parents–it’s a little disconcerting to realize we’re responsible for life and property! Before Katrina hurricanes were pretty much all fun and games (mostly drinking games), We’re a little less flippant now, especially since Gustav in 2008 was no walk in the park either, but I’m really not too concerned about a Category 1 storm. Hopefully I’m not eating my words a few days from now, haha.
I’m more annoyed about this dang hurricane than anything else, as we were supposed to be flying out of New Orleans tomorrow to attend a wedding in Connecticut this weekend. Obviously that’s not happening! Our flights have been rescheduled three times now but we’re still hoping to make it. Nick is a groomsmen and I bought Jack the cutest outfit ever and so I am determined not to miss this wedding! Of course, we could have tried to move our flight up to today and miss the storm entirely, but I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving our pets to ride it out alone. Once the sky has cleared and the house is secure I’ll feel much better about leaving, even if the cats do have to stay in a house with no air conditioning.
So today I’m working on getting the laundry done, the dishes washed, and everybody bathed while we’ve still got power and clean water. When Nick gets home from work we’ll bring all the patio furniture in and hunker down for a hopefully very boring 48 hours. And if all goes as planned, we won’t even be in Baton Rouge for what is almost always the worst part of a hurricane–days on end with no power, food and fuel shortages, and traffic so bad you might as well stay home in the heat. Fingers crossed!