Thursday, September 11, 2008

ike

Hurricane Ike looks like it is headed right for us. We decided to stay put since our street has not flooded before; we were an island with floods all around us but we were dry. 
I managed to make all of our frozen bananas into banana bread. (Wouldn't it be dreadful to have the power go out and have frozen banans sitting in your freezer... thawing...gushing slimy stuff all over it? It's not going to happen here!) I had about 9 cups of mashed bananas. We have breakfast at least for the next week. I hope, hope, hope we have electricity soon after the storm.... 
The grocery stores were a bit crazy today; I noticed Kroger's peanut butter shelves were empty...a whole lot of people are going to be living on sandwiches...
We need a couple hours of bearable weather in the morning to finish securing the outside; tie down canoes and board up a few windows. 
During Hurricane Katrina we evacuated to Northwest Houston and stayed with the Johnson's. I had brought some of the food from our freezer so we cooked a turkey and had a feast. We watched television and I got my granny squares from my granny sewn together.  We had a great time I hope this hurricane is just as memorable...

1 comment:

Ms. Porter said...

my goodness laurie! i'm worried that you didn't leave. of course living in southwestern ontario, hurricaines aren't exactly something we need to worry about so i have no idea what the situation is like for you? keep safe. my thoughts will be with you.