Friday, September 12, 2008
Well-Hurricane Ike is bearing down on us. Wednesday evening we went down and boarded up the house and picked up stuff downstairs in the shed. Most of the businesses in Cleveland have shut down or at least making plans to do so. There are reports that the surge is at least 4 feet high at the beach house now and will continue to rise. We are expecting a really rough night and most of the day tomorrow. Winds are expected to be sustained at 60-70 mph with gusts up to 90-100 for our area at the farm. We will most likely be without power by the morning and I will not post again until electricity is restored to us. We do have a generator-but I don 't want to hook the computer up to it for fear of surges. As soon as possible-I'll post again with pictures of any damage. Jeff is outside now butchering some of the rabbits that have needed to go for awhile and we think we've picked up and put away anything that might could blow around in the storm winds. The girls and their families will all stay with us tonight-Randy is with his in-laws in Cleveland. So it'll be one big slumber/hurricane party here tonight!!!