Friday, September 23, 2005

The Calm Before the Storm

We are making last minute preparations today before the storm starts moving in tonight. Yesterday and today have been strange days because they have felt a bit like a vacation. We're calling it the "hurricane holiday." It's weird to be waiting for a storm this way. It's an absolutely beautiful day because it's actually breezy. It's a sign that something is up in the gulf when we have a breeze!

Seth is certainly ready for a storm! I think he's more concerned about rain than wind.
We weren't able to buy any plywood because it was gone from the stores, but we got these pieces from our neighbors. They will at least help to protect the windows from falling branches. We did have one large piece of plywood that Papa and John put over the large kitchen window.
We've been filling jugs, pitchers, and bottles with drinking water all week and have a good supply now.
We also have big buckets of water in the garage. We'll be able to use this water for washing or for flushing the toilets.

We are very glad to be in our snug house instead of stranded out on the highway like so many. This may be my last post before the storm, but I'll be sure to post a report when it's all over. Thanks again for your prayers.


The Serven Clan said...


Just wanted to tell you that we are praying for God's protection for you and all the other families we know in Houston.

Be steadfast!
The Servens

Katie said...

Thank you so much for your prayers! We praise God for his mercy in sparing us from the storm.