As if the Earthquake post was not enough now I am following with a hurricane. In a span of a week I experienced both and I have to say that I have a favorite. When forced with a choice of Earthquake over Hurricane I definitely choose the former. It lasts only few seconds, minutes at the most and even though it may leave you shaking for days and crack few walls it is nothing in comparison to hours, days and for some weeks (week plus) without power.
There is however nothing better then a kindness of strangers at the time of crises, opening their doors, fridges and laundry rooms to whoever needs help.
With few friends of mine without power for a week you could not imagine the amount of invitations that were given out to use anything they needed. It would be nice to be out of my place for a weekend, almost like a vacation, under any other circumstances.
We are however very practical, and living in a wooden subdivision decided to pack ship to a nearby hotel before anything fell on our head. Nothing did of course because we were not here but if we were I am certain it would not be pretty.
My neighbor to the left lost part of his fence as the tree fell down
5 houses down another neighbor lost 3 trees one blocking the road
So when some laughed at our sudden escape I told kids to back up their stuff and to choose 3 books to take with them, in case we get really bored in the hotel room
My son chose three from the list above and I was eagerly waiting for my daughters favorites.
She on the other hand omitted the list and climbed herself on the chair and picked these:
Better known as New Testament Psalms, Polish Phrasebook and a Podrecznik Madrosci Tego Swiata (loosely translated as The Book of Worldly Wisdom).
The girl can not read and these where her choices. I guess I know who to put in charge of packing in case of real emergency.