Since I am the opposite of procrastinator, when I heard we would be a direct hit from Irma, the biggest and nastiest hurricane to ever hit Florida, My fretter kicked into over drive and I thought SAFE HOUSE ... Closet in middle of house...she was 9 hours away.
While we waited for Irma the Hurricane, I gathered things for the walk in closet safe room. Above is an old photo from 2005. When we added Jake as 3rd dog in our crew, I needed a bed big enough for Three. under the sheet is a lounge cushion like the insert. Someone made it and it was perfect for a bed and fit right under the front window. Above pic is when our new sofa did not show up on time, Bob and I TRIED to use it for a sofa. we lost.
UPDATE: I will be off line for blogging for at least a couple of days. we are fine but facing massive cleanup, at least a couple of days. I will check emails and FB a few times a day. We did not lose power, only our provider of TV/internet. sorry I can return your comments.
It took 2 hours to remove all from the 48 x 71 inches closet. The dog pad is 71 inches. Woo hoo. I laid it wall to wall. Tried to sit on it and get back up. OH MY! OWIE!
I grabbed the bottom and back cushions from the two DOG bed chairs in our bedroom and created seating, one in each corner, a few blankets, a dog bed in 3rd corner and Supplies in 4th corner.
In the pot is peanut butter, knife, dog food, crackers and a jug of water, battery radio. do not laugh. I warn you I will be mad if you do. The reason the supplies are in a big metal pot???
Because I could not find a whistle to blow if the tree falls on the house trapping us in the closet, I will use the butter knife to beat like crazy on the bottom of the pot. YOU SHOULD HERE IT!. Bob has rolled his eyes so many times at my preparations they probably hurt.
Between the bed, 2 hats, case full of prescriptons, charger that charges cell phone without power. 2 flashlights, 1 zippy cup for both of us to drink water from, 2 cups of coffee in thermal, kindle, Bible and thank you Jo for reminding me of that. Loaded pistol, 2 watches, survival knife, matches, candles, lighter stick. 6 battery candles to use first so we don't burn the closet down. Black bag with wallets, keys, birth cert and proof we live here. all credit cards/cash, that is the grab bag if we have to climb out window or on roof. everything in both bags is sealed in baggies.
The drill is... wear clothes with pockets, put on hats, tape down glasess with duct tape so they don't blow off in the wind. grab what will go in our pockets and FLEE by climbing or floating. I said to my brother how would I get on the roof, he said just float silly... Bob said go to garage, put up ladder, I take the dog, you take the bag and the chain saw and we cut a hole in the roof to get out...
To be continued....