it. I mean, this new hurricane threat is really driving me bonkers. I can’t seem to focus on anything else. I actually went and bought plywood today, first time for that. And I called SSh and told her that Pop might want to stay there or SSu’s or BT’s. Or, if he wants to get really far away, BD’s. Freaky.
This is a bizarre hurricane season. Just look at the historical maps to see what I’m talking about. And, due to the disaster that followed Hurricane Katrina, everyone is about 2 days ahead in preparations. Which, all in all, is probably a good thing but doesn’t make life any easier. I’ve got to prepare both at home and work for the worst. Already, I’ve had to make critical decisions at work that cost money either way. It isn’t far removed from gambling – you look at the probabilities and make (somewhat) educated guesses about what is going to happen. You have to weigh the cost of prepardness vs. the chance of loss. Even at home, you have to wonder, what is the best course of action. Should I stay or should I go (wasn’t that a song?)?
And what about the lives of others that have major plans? I can’t even begin to imagine what is going on in JM’s head about now. Or think about the pastor who is out of the country and due to return during the anticipated storm. Or the couple in our class that are having financial problems and are already behind on their mortgage. Or the (seemingly) multitude of single moms in our group that have to try and figure this out alone. And those are just a microscopic sampling of the hundreds of thousands of people that will be affected by this anticipated storm.
I think the best thing that could happen is for the storm to somehow turn northward and go back through New Orleans while it is mostly deserted. Or at least that is my thought, selfish as it may be. All I know is that I need to pray for wisdom and guidance in preparation for this anticipated storm.
I just have a real bad feeling about it. Late.