I figure-hey, we've already got the hurricane tag for posts here, and why not? Could be fun. Plus, it's kinda neat to see the similarities and differences in the storms and our reactions to them.
An opening recap of what'd gone down so far:
So we're in the dc metro area for this (hurricane + nor'easter + couple o' cold fronts from different angles = megastorm), living on the 19th floor of a high rise building without much of anything else this tall around us. There are trees everywhere (granted, all well below us) but nothing to shield our building from the winds this time around.
We've taken the usual precautions, stocking up on non-perishable food, filling every empty juice container we could get our hands on with potable water, filling (both!) bathtubs with water for flushing/cleaning should that become necessary... and, as with last year, we have obsessively checked the weather forecasts at various intervals to see what we're in for...and been pretty consistently told we're totally in for it (even the radar showed the big red spot headed straight for us! Imminent danger! it'll be here within the hour and the power will be GONE!) ...and then there wasn't really much to speak of other than some cool lookin' clouds and drizzle. Glad to keep the family safe, but kinda silly nonetheless.
I was supposed to have a community prenatal session this afternoon (wherein all the home-birthing moms due around the same time travel to the midwives' homes instead of the midwives coming to ours - a chance to meet other families within the home-birth community and an opportunity for discussion and education and all that good stuff), but given the weather, it was postponed until next week, and the midwives braved the morning storm to makes sure they checked in on every one of us before the worst of the storm hits. Good news: Baby and I are just fine! Yay. So back to hurricane endurance.
|Hazel's creations on the left, Cadence's on the right.|