Hurricanes are par for the course living in coastal Virginia. We gas up the cars, make sure the generator is working (which we discovered ours isn’t), and head to the grocery store to stock up on supplies. Bottled water was scarce by Friday evening, but we did manage to get a few necessary supplies. Hey, a girl needs her chocolate and vino in stressful situations and I think a hurricane would qualify as stressful right?
We cleared the backyard and deck of all the furniture and I cut myself a few bouquets of these gorgeous late October roses out front. They certainly won’t look pretty after the storm passes.
Many of you have inquired to what the conditions are like. Here’s a view from my mom’s home yesterday. She lives across town, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where it opens to the Atlantic. There is usually a nice sized beach there, but the waves are now up to the dune. In past hurricanes, the dune has been breeched and that has been terrifying. So far, so good.
I can’t say the same for our Virginia Beach ocean front. If you’ve ever been to the main hotel strip here, then you know that King Neptune should be no where near the water!
The rain hasn’t stopped since Friday, but overall Sandy hasn’t effected us as badly as past hurricanes. We still have power thankfully. Conditions are supposed to get worse today though. My neighborhood is very not in a flood zone, but many are. We did just purchase flood insurance this summer just in case! Below is a picture of my friend Michelle’s home. The water is still rising! Yikes!
And here is the front of my youngest sister’s home. Everyone is staying put today!
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the power stays on! The kids are already getting stir crazy being stuck inside all weekend but are happy to have school cancelled. I’ll be working on some indoor painting projects today, which I hope to show you soon but I’ll have to wait for a sunny day!
For those of you to my north who are about to get hit by Sandy worse than we have, I pray you stay safe!