Thursday, October 6, 2016
Uncertainty, Stress, Kittens Chewing Cords, Oh My! - Thursday 10/6/16
Good morning, it's 8:20 a.m. or so. The news is bad for Florida this morning. Matthew is strengthening and moved more to the West overnight. The hurricane is predicted to impact almost our entire East coast as a Major Hurricane. Orlando should get winds of 100 mph with major damage being projected. I'm so very worried for my 2 older sons and my ex and family, who are all in East Orlando, along with Oldest Son'd GF and her family. The worst will be not being able to contact them to find out if they're OK if cell towers are down.
I'm thinking about my blogging friends Pixel Pepper from Thoughts from My Corner of the Couch down in Lakeland (an hour south of me) and especially Laura from All That Junk in My Trunk, who's in Jacksonville so pretty much in the path of the hurricane.
My mom keeps on emailing me because she's worried as well, of course. I just updated her and my siblings because I don't know if we'll have internet or cell phone to update them after the storm hits.
Winds along the coast are projected to be at 150 mph. Our governor is saying right now that people along the coast will lose power and possibly for a long time and that people will die. Very sobering. 1.5 million Floridians have been told to evacuate.
I'm having to fight kittens who keep climbing all over me, walk across my keyboard, bite my charging cable.... cute but challenging. I'd rather deal with the kittens than a hurricane, though. Sigh.
I'm practicing to hiss and spit like New Kitty as she seems very successful at deterring their bad behavior. I swatted Tabby Kitty's bottom a few times after he bit my cable yet another time a little bit earlier and Greg was right there to comfort him right after that. That is not helping, Greg! We've got to be tough, now.
If you're in Florida or along the East Coast North of Florida, be safe. Evacuate if your area is under evacuation orders. Be prepared to not find any hotels for hundreds of miles though so pack your car accordingly.