Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Five

Over at RevGals, Martha is pondering storms and Hurricane Earl. Thus the following questions!

1) What's the most common kind of storm in your neck of the woods?

I guess nor'easters, snowstorms, and hurricanes

2) When was the last time you dealt with a significant power outage?

When I lived in Raleigh, there was this huge ice storm that pretty much debilitated the entire triangle. It was winter, and cold.  I lost power for three or four days, but some people were out for over 2 weeks. 

3) Are you prepared for the next one?
If it happens tonight, ummmmm, not so much. But, I do have a flashlight, candles, and a bottle of wine!

4) What's the weather forecast where you are this weekend?
Hurricane Earl will visit me on his way up to Martha's in Maine!

5) How do you calm your personal storms?Usually by talking to someone who can listen, asking for help, asking for hugs, praying, singing, and breathing.


  1. Hoping Earl is the same kind of boring for you it was for us! And I'm sorry we had to send him off your way...

  2. not a great weekend forecast !
    hoping you don't have travel commmitments~
    and glad you have that bottle of wine !
    along with the prayer, breathing and singing
    of course :)

  3. Flashlight, candles, wine -- yep, you've got the essentials! :)

  4. breathing... you're so right! sometimes we forget the simple stuff. *cheers* to the wine!

  5. I so hope Earl continues to decrease in your colder water up there!

  6. Thanks for being there when I've needed a port in the storm!

  7. happy belated birthday! i hope it was fabulous!

    we've been lucky the last few years and not lost power for long. the year before we arrived many folks lost power for a good 2-3 weeks. at our old house we had gas stove and fireplace, here everything is electric.

    love ya!

  8. singing....there was a time in my life when I listened to and sang along with the Dixie Chicks, exp "Not Ready to Make Nice"...singing is a great way to help in moving through those emotional storms!