When the television forecast looks like the one above, the local paper’s weather blog is posting scenarios where even the best case doesn’t sound so great, and the looming weather event has already been named “Frankenstorm,” I gotta say — the impulse to panic is strong. But I’m a Northeastern girl at heart and as such, just find it hard to get all that worked about storms. (Not having kids who will get all stir-crazy if stuck inside during a power outage makes it easier not to worry, I’ll admit.) There are things I do need to do to get ready, though, like bring in my plants from outside and get some new batteries for my flashlight.
This time, there’s the added wrinkle that I am supposed to be heading out of town on Wednesday, which should be at least a day after the storm passes, but could be a mess of power outages, delays, etc. And there are few things I hate like fussing around at the airport — so stressful. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it, however, and instead spend the weekend doing the prep that is within my control, like laundry and packing and such, along with getting ready for the storm.
Wish me — and everyone else in the storm’s path — luck, as well as our conference planners, who are a little concerned that their east coast based speakers and attendees might not make it to Spokane.