Saturday, August 27, 2011

3 things to do in a hurricane

We're had a few severe hurricanes since we've lived here in Florida.  Thankfully nothing has devastated Tampa though I can't say the same for some close friends in neighboring cities and after that storm we helped in their clean up and restoration process.   One hurricane  kept us indoors for two days without coming out, about 3 years after we moved here.  What it ended up being was a really bad storm and lots of tree limbs down and signs knocked over but fortunately for us nothing tragic.  We use it as a time to spend some quality time together.

For those of you who are northeast, riding out Hurricane Irene, here are 3 things to consider:

1)  Do everything NOW that you can do while you still have power!! (Cook, laundry, vacuum, etc.) Charge your cell phones and computers now if they aren't already charged.

2)  Light some candles whether you need to or not.  Not only will this prepare you in case you lose power but you'll remember how nice it is to light candles around the house just for every day living.

3)  If you still do have power, make a pot of soup.   Eat it with some toast or crackers with your family around the table and talk while you're listening to the rain come down.  You'll remember how nice it is to eat together and think, "why don't we do this more often?"  

What do you do while you're waiting out a hurricane?

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