Thursday, August 25, 2011

On My New Design & a Hurricane Named Irene.

I decided that I wanted to do a complete blog makeover. So, somehow I did it. What do you guys think? I changed my name, because I wanted something way shorter. And my posts are about as random as they get. I even have a little button now, so go ahead and grab it. =) Thanks!

I'm sure by now all of you have heard of Hurricane Irene. For the past two days now, I've been intently monitoring everything I can. It's coming pretty much right for CT. I'm pretty much scared to my wits ends. Seriously. This thing is forecast to produce some crazy wind for a very long period of time as well as some heavy rain.

My plans are to pack a bag for boyfriend's house. I'm going to put like a week worth of clothes in, just in case. My parents and brother don't know what they're doing yet. I told them they seriously should think about evacuating our home and heading to the Clarion which is about five minutes away from boyfriend's. We have way too many trees in our yard, and most of them are old and don't even produce leaves anymore. Plus, we've had an awful lot of rain in the past month, which makes trees' roots very soft, and can cause the trees to fall a lot more easily. So after I run my errands I am going to talk them about their plan.

During the hurricane, if the power is still on, I hope to update my blog. If not, I'll try and update on my phone till it dies. When that happens, I'm switching to good old pen and paper and then I'll post online when we do get power back. Which hopefully won't be long. But one may never know.

On my favorite meteorolgist's blog, Ryan Hanranhan for NBC30, his latest update included this: "If a direct hit from a category 1 hurricane occurs the power infrastructure will suffer a devastating blow in many areas with power outages likely lasting for a week or longer."

You guys are welcome to follow his blog here. I suspect he may be in contact with the outside world through his blog for the deration of the storm. So, if you're curious as to what's going on, head on over and check it out.

Tonight, I also need to fight the crowds to get some essentials. Food, books, magazines, water. Then it's just waiting and watching and hoping. I'll be posting tomorrow and likely on Saturday and as I stated hopefully throughout the storm on Sunday. May be living off pb & j though. =(

Are you in the path of the storm?
What are your hurricane plans?
Have you ever experienced a hurricane?


Emily of The Best of this Life said...

Hey Nickie,

How did you fair through the hurricane?
My husband was in Norfolk, VA when it hit
and they got pretty bad winds/flooding - but weathered it. Hope you were okay and you still have power? I know so many people are without :(

I love your blog re-design, looks great!

xo Emily

Kasey said...
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Kasey said...

I hope you and your family stayed safe during the hurricane! I can't imagine going through something like that.

On a side note, I didn't see your blog's old design but I really like your new one! I revamped mine a couple weeks ago.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! :-)

Fash Boulevard said...

i hope you were able to stay safe. thanks for a great post. don't forget to stop by today for two brand new post. xoxo

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