September 17, 2003

Stormy Weather

Let's see... flashlights, check. Candles, check. Plenty of food, including stuff that doesn't need to be refrigerated. Water, check. Radio, check. Patio furniture stowed, check. Storm windows in place, check. First aid kit, check. Better-than-nothing instant coffee in case the electricity goes out and I can't use the space age coffee-maker... DOH!

I was on my way to the car when I remembered the bodum I used to use in my bachelor days -- there it was, in the back of one of the kitchen cabinets, ready and willing to be pressed into service.

Isabel is on her way, and while I'm certainly hoping it's not bad in the D.C. area (or anywhere else, for that matter), it never hurts to plan for the worst. The laptop is charging now; unfortunately, I'll have to save the batteries not for blogging, but to entertain the soon-to-be five-year-old in case we lose power altogether (it can play DVDs). I imagine he'll need the Pink Panther, Spongebob and Scooby Doo more than I'll need to check the web. If we have power tomorrow night, I'll post, but I'm not sure we will.

Posted by Ideofact at September 17, 2003 11:57 PM

Hope you remembered batteries for the radio. And I remember that Bodum from your days in Philadelphia. Hurricanes/tropical storms are also a propitious time to introduce the boy to card games.... (unless he's already a grandmaster at bridge?) On a more serious note, hope that your hatches are battened down sufficiently to weather Isabel!

Posted by: Mercedes Pokorny at September 18, 2003 11:46 AM