Something I do not ordinarily do. Not publicly anyway. I am asking for prayers for my son for safe travels as he is on his way to Alabama for the weekend. Yes, he is dragging that camper. As long as he gets through South Carolina in a timely manner he should be fine. We are getting the first effects of the storm but the worst is yet to come. His goal is to beat the storms approach as Alabama is out of the cone of doom.
The winds began yesterday. Though relatively minor gusts, they were still enough to cover the ground in leaves and causing acorns to fall. Last night trying to sleep it sounded as if there were dance troupes holding competitions on the roof. Ever so often, I hear a limb fall out in the yard or woods. The dogs, well Molly, of course are nervous and being a handful. The inside cat is snuggled up somewhere dark and the colony out back are sheltering somewhere dry. Me, I’m still alternating between making preparations and watching the weather updates.
Along with the things I’ve been doing, buying the batteries, new flashlight, saving ice, I’ve also been saving up water. Being on a well, if the power goes, the water goes. Last night, since I got busy taking care of mom and dad and forgot, I went out and by flashlight cleaned the drain pipe that runs under the house and then around the front to make sure that was clear. I also raked away anything that might get washed into the drain blocking free flow for the water.
One thing I wish I had is an emergency generator hooked up to the propane tank but the cost of those are way out of my price range. So, flashlights, lanterns and darkish rooms if the power goes.
Am I nervous personally? Not for me, for my son, temporarily. Will that change as the storm approaches? Probably, it depends on the severity but according to the last weather reports that won’t happen until around noon.
The one thing I am trying to do, is stand on my faith. The instructions of do not fear, is mentioned 365 times in the Bible. https://biblehub.com/isaiah/41-10.htm
So I am trying. Right now, listening to the rain, everything is calm and peaceful. My son is on his way and somewhere deep in South Carolina. The dogs are napping and a storm that still held hurricane status is churning out there somewhere off the coast. My prayers go out to all who are in the path of this storm. Florida took a devastating, destructive hit. My hope is that this trip inland does not cause the same damage and all are safe.
Take care. God bless you and your family.
Thank you. He very much did. My son made it safely and the storm was nowhere near as bad as they built it up to be here. It was rough, but not as destructive as in Florida or South Carolina.
God bless your son and family, Rebecca! 🙏🏻👍🏻
Thank you so very much John.
Your son is in my prayers Rebecca.
Thank you. He did make is safely and with only a few minor issues.
Good happy to hear he is safe.
Thank you, me as well. Now just to get him home safely tomorrow as well.
I sure hope your son made it safely!!!
He did, thanks to leaving out early he was ahead of the wind most of the way.
Good to hear that!