I'm not going to lie or put on a brave front. I am scared. As Irma shifts west, it looks like we are right in the path of some of the worst part. I'm scared for me and the pugs and kitty. I'm more scared for what will happen to the rest of the county and the state. There are so many mobile homes here. More than I've ever seen anywhere I've lived. And I've lived all over the south.
I thank God that many people have evacuated. That will certainly reduce casualties.
When the winds get dangerous, we'll be hunkered down in the bathroom. It's the most interior room and has no windows. I'm moving the crates into the shower. It will not be fun, crammed into a small room with two pugs and a cat, but it's the safest space for us.
I may not be able to update the blog as I'd hoped. I've registered with the Red Cross, Safe and Well. I will update that first. To see my message, click the Search Registrants button. Put in Allyzabethe Ramsey and either my phone number or address. I've kept my 757 phone number so you can use that or 4812 27th St W Bradenton address.
I am doing my best to not freak out. One, panicking never helps. Two, the more anxiety I have, the more anxious the pugs and kitty will be. Three, I still have a lot of little things to do before tomorrow when the winds are expected to get bad. I'm going to try to focus on getting stuff done and turn off the news.
God help us all.