The housing authority has billeted with flyers about getting ready for Irene. We may have a mandatory evacuation, as this place is a declared flood zone plane. If the Fire Dept. determines we go, we don't get a choice. Unless...
There's a part where they say "If you leave on your own, please leave a note saying where you are and a phone number on your door." hmmm... just wondering, could I pull off being reeeeally quiet and put the note on my door? ; )
Irene has been scaled down to a projected category 1 by the time it reaches NYC. Which is still bad enough if you live right on the ocean or out on Fire Island or any number of islands. They're evacuating the Jersey Shore islands now. My brother & SIL are a few miles from the beach so they should be fine. By the time it comes the 300 miles up the coast (and we're 200 miles from the ocean) it should be down to a pretty good rain here. Like usual.
Still, they may come and make us leave, so I'm packing my American Tourister Tiara. All the essentials- jammies, slippers, kazoo, book, glasses, ID, notebook, bar tray. If I get stuck in the shelter I'm gonna make music. A bar tray is a light, loud and good percussion instrument. Just ask Spider Stacy.
Anyhow, if the call goes up and they come around clearing us out, I'll post so everyone knows. What a hemorrhoid.
I may still try to hide.
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