According to the weather guy, we're supposed to be getting a hurricane. I really haven't thought too much of it - the media seems to like to hype things way out of proportion - we all panic and then it turns into nothing. This time, seems to be a bit different. We have taken precautions - bought water and food, charged everything, made bread, cleaned up the yard, tethered anything we can't put away, etc. I still thought it wasn't going to be a big deal and we were doing all this for nothing. Then my mom called and told me that the animals know something we don't. Um, that's not good. Apparently, in a matter of a couple hours, all of their grapes were gone. Every last one. So yeah, that made me a bit nervous.
I'm now taking this more seriously, but I know that ultimately we are in God's hands and He will take care of us. Yes, the kids will be sleeping downstairs tonight. Yes, I expect to be without power for a while. Yes, God's got this. He's not surprised by this storm. Though events of late have me thinking of end times a lot more.
So for now, the plans are to be prepared for the worst, hope for the best, and hopefully enjoy a time of slower living with my family without all the rush of modern day 'conveniences'. Stay safe everyone.