Hurricane Irene is about to hit Cape Cod, and with winds up to 120 mph… this is going to be a fun ride! I have had to do some serious preparations. They are telling us to prepare for 3 days of no power! I don’t believe ’em. I plan on playing golf on Monday, so it better be a sunny day.
First, to the dump to get rid of old bags and boxes and bits of smelly things that I certainly don’t want in the house if I’m stuck here.
Then to the super market. Everyone was running around buying all the things they already have in their cupboards… just to be safe. You know, extra bread, extra peanut butter. I filled my basket with Cape Cod Potato Chips and Helluva Good Dip Onion Dip! I did buy some blueberries… the non-organic kind with the toxic bug spray on them… very tasty on cereal. Oh, and I bought a box of cereal.
Then it was on to the liquor store to get the serious supplies. Mr. Dewar and I have been separated for most of the summer. Mr. Gordon of gin fame and his pal, tonic water have been more in favor through the hot days and evenings… but on such an occasion as Irene’s visit, I thought it best to revert back to those solid friends of good old days and forgotten evenings. So I’m prepared in that department.
I even made a pot of coffee that I will put on ice. If the power goes out I still need my caffeine fix and cold coffee has as good a kick as hot. (Thank you P. for this fabu idea.)
As for the “Hatches” in my title? I’ve taken down the outside shower curtain, tipped the picnic table on its top, moved the grill in under the porch, mowed the lawn, harvested all the ripe tomatoes (now I have to make sauce – anyone have a good recipe for tomato sauce????) and I’m now blogging here at my computer determined to ride out this storm with joy, rapture, camera at the ready and a good sense of humor.
Hark! I hear the first wave of rain on the windows… Irene is almost here. Stay tuned.