Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Poor William


I have been rushing around trying to get things done before Hanna arrives. William has been my venting outlet. I call him telling him what I have already done and ask what else I need to do. I vent at him when the electric fence stops working. He tries to tell me what to do and I am screaming back that I don't know how to do those things and I shouldn't have to know how to do everything. He waits for me to calm down, talks me through what to check and we decided I need a new charger. I rush to TSC before the close, come home and realize I can hook up a new box without getting zapped and it will work. When I tell him I am purchasing water he reminds me a couple gallons isn't enough and I purchase the bigger water jugs. When I tell him I purchased more lamp oil for the lamps he reminds me to get extra batteries and fuel for the camp stove. I tell him what I have already put away so the wind won't blow away he reminds me of other things and what needs to be covered and strapped down. How much water I need to stock up for the animals and extra feed. Hanna may not do anything here but at least with William's help and patience we are ready just incase. Its stressful having to deal with all this but its even more stressful for William having to deal with it from across country. Knowing he wants to be here to take care of the animals and things around the property before Hanna arrives makes me feel bad about venting with him. Except for a few last minute things needing to be done we are ready. The goats and other animals will be safe and dry. I will be safe and dry and things should still be where they belong hopefully when Hanna has come and gone. I can't promise I won't be venting more before its all over but I know William will let me vent and then tell me what I need to do to fix the problem. To all in Hanna's path stay safe and dry!

14 comments:

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am sure William would rather have you "vent" with him and work out problems together than know you are suffering in silence and afraid.

You seem well prepared. All should be well with you and your animals.

I only ever lived through a hurricane once. I was 11 in 1954 when Hurricane Hazel crossed the Appalachian Mountains and travelled through Toronto, a rare event. I was too young to be afraid as travelled my newspaper route in the beginning of it.

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Oh Peggy I really hope Hanna is nothing. when I talk to Tom I will see how available he is to help you. t

tlawwife said...

Our thoughts and prayers are heading your way. Take care.

Brown-Eyes said...

I can't imagine the stress you must be going through at this time...You will be prayed for, dear lady... :-)

Jeanette said...

Dear Peggy. Your in my thoughts also.. and I sincerely hope your not in Hanna's path

J said...

((Peggy)) we turn to those we love and trust at times like this. William probably feels less frustrated knowing he is able to help even if it is long distance.
Be safe and keep faith

Terri and Bob said...

This is something I have never had to deal with but all I can say is, weather is stressful. Even a slight rain can cause someone havoc, much less a storm like you are preparing to deal with. Does it help to know you are in my prayers?

Homemakerang said...

oh my! keep us posted and praying hannah takes a turn somewhere else!

City Mouse said...

I'd been thinking about you - you stay safe too! Hopefully, it will just be rain. Best wishes for William out there too.

JoyceAnn said...

STOP ~ take a deep breath and try to relax a little. Your post made me feel frayed (LOL).
You're doing a fine job with the preparing and everything is going to be o.k. with you and the critters.
Praying for you and everyone else in the path of this storm.


~ Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I can only IMAGINE what it would be like to have yourself and all of those animals ready for a bad storm. Guess you cannot leave without a lot of company!! WOW!! It is going to miss us I think. We have been on pins and needles all week wondering. We have Ike coming next..FUN!! Never a dull moment this way..

PEA said...

Oh sis, I can't even imagine how terrible it must be trying to prepare for the worst...I pray that you and the animals will all stay safe. Don't feel bad about venting on William, I've no doubt he realizes the pressure you're under to make sure everything is done. Starting tonight we're supposed to get the remnants of Gustav...over 3 inches of rain is supposed to fall. I need to get back in the garden after dinner to pick what I can so that it doesn't get ruined by all the rain. Stay safe and know I love you!! xoxo

Rosa said...

It's better to be safe than sorry. We have 15 gallons of gas in the garage waiting to use in our cars once they need refilling. It was a comfort knowing it was in the trunk on the way home even though we didn't need it. I'm so happy you are prepared Peggy. Hunker down and stay safe my friend.

Corky Wolf said...

Hello Peggy,
it is Corky.
I had to come here to know you are OK.
I hadn't realized you had not posted on the forum for a few days.

I know you are very busy.

If you loose power have William report for you so we won't be so worried.
Hold on tight!