I’m calling this day three because our minds went into storm mode on Tuesday, when our area was issued an evacuation order. Mine and Brad’s works both closed, and we’ve been together ever since.
Hurricane Florence will be Tropical Storm Florence by the time it comes our way. We’ll see some wind and rain and I’m sure trees will be down. This will probably start tomorrow night. I feel like we’ve been waiting forever since things started shutting down on Tuesday. I mean seriously, all the Walmarts shut down on Tuesday!! Publix, BJs, Lowe’s, and Home Depot are still open, but Lowe’s and Home Depot have their employees blocking the entrance of the store and asking you what you want before they let you inside. We turned around and left, even if you had what we wanted (we were looking for battery powered lanterns), we don’t want to have to say some magic words just to get in the door. Either you’re open or you’re not open. Get off your high horse. We hit a small business hardware store instead, Palmetto Home Store. Their staff were nice and helpful, not a power trip to be seen. BJs was even letting people shop regardless of their membership status because of the storm, so I don’t want to hear any excuses from the home improvement stores. A guy was buying a bathtub for Pete’s sakes. What the heck was that emergency??
We stocked up on snacks and margaritas. The margaritas are so I can tolerate Brad. We’ve been together for way more than what should be considered normal at this point. He’s got some kind of whiskey or something, that’s so he can tolerate me.
We were planning to evacuate. We had our eyes set on a hurrication to Florida. But the storm weakened overnight, so we decided to stay and save our money.
So I’m writing and Brad’s watching TV. I’m hoping power stays on, but I’ve got my Kindle and iPad locked and loaded just in case.