We are getting ready for Hurricane Issac. It is headed our way and is expected to pass just to the left of us which means we will get a lot of the bad winds (the east side is worse). Hopefully, before it reaches us it will be downgraded back to a tropical storm. We live about 230 miles northwest of New Orleans so it will travel across land before reaching us which helps to break up the storm a bit. So, I decided to throw a quick tablescape together in the living room on the coffee table.
If we lose power, which I’m sure we will, we basically live in the living room until it is restored. We do have a generators which keep our freezer and refrigerator going. We also put sheets up on each doorway and put a window unit in the living room so we can try to stay cool.
We even put air mattresses in here to sleep on.
During Hurricane Katrina we were out of power for two weeks! After a few days, we moved our travel trailer to my mom’s and stayed there until it was restored. She lives a town over from us but her power comes back on quickly because she lives close to a prison so power is more of a priority. At this time, we didn’t have a generator and lost all of our food in the freezer and refrigerator. Other than that, we didn’t have any damage because it moved north to the east of us.
A few years later, Hurricane Gustaf came though. We were more prepared this time! We had already purchased generators so our frozen food was safe. After the storm passed, we hooked the generator up to our travel trailer and stayed in it until the power came back on. We did have damage during this storm which passed directly over us but thankfully it was only downed trees, 13 I think.
Thankfully, we have a gas stove so we are able to still cook.
I’m posting my tablescape a little early because I don’t know when we’ll lose internet service. I don’t even know if I be able to link up to any parties. So, please say a prayer not just for us but for the people on the coast, they’ll be hit with the worst of it.
Thanks for stopping by!
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