Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Five: Hurricane Earl

Monday (9/13/2010) Update:
Thank you to everyone who went over and entered the giveaway at Wishstudio and
thank you so much for all the kind words...they melted my heart...I am so grateful to you all!
Congratulations to Liberty of Divinity Withinity for winning the print "Bloom"!

Saturday (9/4/2010) Update: 
Luckily, Hurricane Earl was a miss and all we got was a bunch of rain!
 Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts!

Oh and go check out Wishstudio to enter the giveaway of "Bloom"!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

In this edition of Friday Five, I present my Hurricane Earl preparation list!
Hurricane Earl
who appears to be headed towards Cape Cod, 
and has been making me feel a little anxious all week.
I should have known when I married an ocean boy,
that some time or another
I would encounter a hurricane. 
I've never been in one before
and I am a mix of excited and scared: 
Excited to witness the power of Mother Nature
and scared because I don't know what to expect from her.
We've been preparing since Tuesday
and are now just in the "sit and wait" phase. 

But we are ready:

1. We might lose power, so we've dug out all of our flashlights and candles, stocked up on batteries and purchased a battery operated weather radio. 
The cell phones are charged and we've located our cell phone car charger too.

{full water jugs}

2. We might not have water, so I've outfitted us with 8 gallons of water, 
plus we now have a freezer full of full water bottles (my mom's idea)
and in a few minutes, I'm going to clean the tub and fill that with water too.

3. We might not be able to cook and refrigerate as usual, so our cupboards are stocked with canned soups, fruits and veggies and other non-perishable food items, like M&M's 
(seemed like a good excuse to eat M&M's!)
To cook, we've got the grill and camp stove ready to go with extra cans of propane.

{plant shelter in my studio}

4. We might (and it looks like we most likely will) get strong winds, so my studio and part of our living room have become the shelter for all of our and our neighbor's outdoor plants and patio furniture.

{outdoor plants inside}

5. Although Earl is expected to stop by during the overnight hours, I have gathered all the things I would need for a good hunkering down session. After all 
we might not be able to sleep through all that wind and rain.
I have put together a bag of good books to read, a sketchbook and sharpies, paints and watercolor paper, my thesis proposal to look over and work on (although I'm sure that won't make it out of the bag) 
and of course, my yoga mat. 
All the things a book lover/artist/yogi would need to ride out a storm, right?!

 I think we are as prepared as we can be
and hopefully it will be nothing,
Mr. Earl
if your planning on coming,
we are ready for you.

On a totally, unrelated note, 
over at the
there is a 
Giveaway of my 10x8 Print 

If you'd like to win this print, head on over here and post a comment!
The drawing will be held next Wednesday, September 8th!
Good luck!



Weekender said...

Eliza my friend I hope you guys are very safe, I am just a drive away if you need us. Hopefully Earl will have quieted down a little...

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

You guys are definitely prepared! I hope Earl calms a bit before it reaches you.

I stumbled here from Wish Studio and love this print and your artwork!

Now following...

JodiB said...

Keep safe and well!

jacqueline said...

Dearest Eliza, i hope you and your love ones are very safe. I really hope Hurrican Earl calms down. Sending you lots of love and safe thoughts! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Anonymous said...

How did it go? We were north of Bar Harbor in Machais, ME, also right on the ocean, and it didn't even rain. Sometimes I think the news really thrives and making us all paranoid and frantic. Glad you are well, and it was good prep for future hurricanes!

Liberty said...

I hope it went well!
I actually really loved the images of all of those outdoor plants indoors :)
I just want to say I am so, SO excited about the giveaway - I was lucky enough to be the one selected (I assume it's random so thank you happy 'randomness' for shining on me!).
I am in the process of trying to bloom... moving a bit more toward it every day.


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