Friday, August 26, 2011

Goodnight Irene

 See the little black dot on the right coast, at the bottom of North Carolina?  That's where I live.

 Winds are beginning to get strong here (5 p.m).

Some beadmakers call these TORNATO beads or VERTEBRAE beads, but around these parts, mine are known as HURRICANE beads.  I thought this would be an appropriate time to share one with you.  

I plan to make more this weekend during Irene, provided we don't lose power.  That's the only drawback I can think of in using an oxygen concentrator, compared to bottled power needed for tanked.
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Well now, let's see if we're ready.  Here's the checklist:  

Stored drinking water?
(we're on a well, so no power = no water)

 Alternative light source?

Water for flushing? 
And plenty more of that...we have full rain barrels out back.

 Pets inside?

Hey!...those aren't mine!

Ah, here she is
My MissyCat.  And at this moment, she is lying right beside me on the sofa arm.  Her back legs are cramping my typing.

Finally ~ and most importantly ~


The Mr. and I spent the early part of the day removing things from the yard and porch.  Picked up the few sticks in the yard, mowed, and weeded front flower bed.
I made before photos for comparison...
that'll be tomorrow's post.

Preparation is important!  
Sleep well!


  1. Glad you took precautions, be safe.

  2. Hey Cis- you are prepared - Love the title!! You done good- you are good to go-!!!

  3. Thinking of you! hope ya'll are safe! looks like you've got it all set and your ready : ) see you on the other side

  4. Hope you're doing okay this morning... just getting rain here... will check in with my son later in the morning to see how ILM is holding up...

  5. Hope all is well - looks like you are/were amply prepared, even to having a good sense of humor on hand!

  6. Hope you are well. I love your blog - waiting to read the post "after". Thake care!!

  7. I love how you tied the storm into that... clever marketing technique! I hope all is well at the Tucker home. We had a branch fall on our neighbors shed but I think it will solve itself shortly :)