adventures of c & k: stranded but safe
As you’ve heard by now, Reader, my worst of worst hurricane fears did not come to pass, and for that we can all be incredibly grateful. I myself am especially grateful that I didn’t drive myself crazy thinking of my worst of worst hurricane fears, thanks to my for-the-sake-of-my-sanity self-imposed evacuation.
Karl and I ran several errands after a noon meeting on Saturday. The rain had already started when we pulled into the driveway at his parents’ house for supper with the family. By the time we were finished with dessert, conditions had worsened and driving back to my EC family’s house was out of the question. We had been aware that a situation such as that could arise, so I traveled like a turtle all weekend, bringing all my luggage with me wherever I went just in case we got stranded.
And we sure got stranded!
view from the driveway
By Sunday morning, the street was flooded, cutting off access to the world beyond. The sump pump and a wet/dry vac kept water in the house to a minimum. We were stranded but safe, and we fared better than most. Power went on and off for a few hours on Sunday, but it never went out completely, which was a major blessing.
More adventures to follow…
photo credit: Karl’s sister