Thursday, October 6, 2016


Daughter came by around 7:15 this morning to bring her baked goods getting my day off to an early start.
With all the evacuations along the coast there is a lot of extra traffic on the roads in town. I saw lots of trailers being pulled by SC , Georgia and Florida tagged vehicles making me thankful that I live in these mountains. It would be nerve wrecking to load all the belongings you could into a trailer and flee from your home not knowing what to expect when the storm is over. Praying for all these folks.
Market was pretty normal today and I am thankful for what I did sell.
Some of the ladies and I made some plans for Christmas decorations in market. It is still hard for me to get in a Christmas mood on the first of October ??? !!!
After market I ran errands and made stops at Ingles and Aldi arriving home at 3:30. After I got things unloaded and put away I rested my knees for a little while and watched the news.
I did chores and refilled some of the bird feeders as the birds seem like they know something is coming that might prevent them from finding enough food for a few days as they are all flocking to the feeders to let me know they are empty.
Each time I listen to the news the warnings get more intense for the folks in Mathew's path. Now they are predicting a second hit to Florida by a weakened tropical storm Mathew next week.

After dealing a devastating blow to Haiti with over 260 dead and counting the officials in Florida are pleading with coastal residence to evacuate .
Looking at some of the photos coming in from Haiti I pray for anyone who is in this monster storms path.

I did learn something tonight while looking through hurricane warnings. When you leave your house you should freeze a cup of water solid in your freezer. Then lay a quarter on top on the ice.
When you return if the quarter is at the bottom of the cup you should throw all food in freezer away because it has thawed completely. If the quarter is mid way in the ice you should check the food carefully but it is probably okay. If quarter is still on top of the ice there was no power failure.
I am going to do this anyway in my freezers since we have so much trouble with our power going off.
At least I would know how long the power had been off when I came home.
I started my stationary bike riding strength training the doctor ordered tonight. I rode for 10 minutes tonight at about a 2 tension. It is amazing how weak my leg muscles feel after nursing this knee for over 2 months. It also is surprising how much harder the stationary bike is to ride than a regular bike.
I've a feeling I will have some sore thigh muscles tomorrow !!!
Daughter's volleyball team traveled to Franklin tonight and won both their games.
The winds of the outer bands of Mathew have arrived and tonight it is very cool and breezy outside. Later tonight we are expecting the rains to move in. Not expecting much but any little bit will help our drought. Winds are supposed to be around 30mph with higher gust.
Thanking God for a wonderful blessed day and praying for all the folks in the path of Mathew.
God Bless and Good Night.

1 comment:

linda m said...

I feel so bad for all those in the path of this hurricane. That is really good advice about the coffee cup and the quarter. I'll have to keep that one in mind. Have a blessed weekend and God bless you and your family.