OK, so for those of you wanting to know, here's our plan. We have our hurricane survival kit and have chosen to "shelter in place" as they say. (We're learning all these common phrases around here. The city officials have issued mandatory evacuations for the coastline, but we are in a non-evacuation zone. In order to keep the highways clear for the coastal folks who are in danger of the storm surge, they want everybody else to stay put. This being our third hurricane threat since we moved here, we are already very stocked on water. We have flashtlights and candles and all sorts of things. We have moved all of our patio furniture, sandbox, grill, and both cars inside.
A couple of our neighbors have boarded up their windows, but they say it's really nothing to worry about, we never even lose power. We are hoping Mike's cousin and her pregnant friend will come from the coast and stay with us.
If we should lose power for a long time, we might drive to Dallas and stay at my aunt's house, even though my aunt isn't there right now. No AC in this heat could be bad.
So there ya go! They are predicting 85-110 mph winds in our town. We hope our double paned windows will hold up. We shall see.