Law Student wasn't catching up to the hype of this whole Irene thing. That is, until Dental Student left Friday morning for his Boards. After watching Bloomberg and Christie non-stop for an hour, it was time to get to work!
I ran to the supermarket where I insisted I would only spend as much as we spend weekly on groceries. We usually spend $60 via FreshDirect. I bought bottled water (we drink tap), eggs (hard boiled eggs can last in room temperature for 3 days), chips, salsa, fruits, and veggies. I brought it all home and organized the fridge and filled three tupperwares of ice for Havi. Then I threw laundry in the machine (this way we would have clean clothes for a week), cleaned the apartment top to bottom (if we had to evacuate I didn't want to invite pests in), packed an emergency "go bag" (medications, identification, food for Havi and us). When Dental Student came home he had no idea the world was ending, and pulled in all the stuff from the balcony, filled the tub with water, and packed a suitcase for us.
We live on the water, so we had to evacuate and go two avenues over to a friend with an extra room. She invited 4 other friends over and we gorged on pizza, pineapple, cookies, and wine for about 7 hours. Havi was in heaven with tons of attention and love. By the morning, we got the all clear to go home. We spent the day sleeping and went out for BYO sushi with friends to Loop Sushi and Ralph's Italian Ices at night.
And this would be our wonderful host...
Hurricane Irene's aftermath...
All in all, we never lost power or flooded. Our parents in NJ and LI did not fare as well and lost power and their backyards are a mess.
The net result?! We have today off!! Our schools cancelled classes and we are off to explore NYC!
P.S. Thank you so much for all your well wishes and thoughts. It means a lot to us!