Prepping for Irene ...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 |

Last night we went out to our favorite little spot on the water. The boat yard next door was hopping! In prepping for the storm the marinas around here have been pulling boats from their slips. The highways have been filled the past couple of days with trailers bringing boats of all sizes and varieties to safer grounds.

*I took these photos with my point and shoot so they aren't the greatest.

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It's somewhat hard to see, but the lift {the Dodson Boat Yard} was hard at work the entire time we were there.
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On a *normal* summer evening this marina is packed with boats. Often there are parties peppered along the pier on the boats. It has such a fun and festive feel. Not last night, it had almost an eerie and lonely feel.

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These boats have been *parked* in the parking lot as space and time is very limited.
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A maze of boats.

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When we arrived you couldn't even see the front of the restaurant through all the boats. Talk about using every available space!
{I took this when we were leaving so it was dark}

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While I was running errands yesterday I watched several of the submarines head out for safety. They are much safer underwater than rocking against a pier.

I've had contact with my son this morning. All is well for now in his area of NC. Thanks Corey for the update last night. I really appreciate it!

We are clearing off our patio this morning and securing a few other odds and ends as we await the storms arrival.

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Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I'll be watching the Weather Channel all day and hope that you don't get hit too hard. We are on the outer fringe luckily and so we have a lot of wind but that's it so far. Is your son in Wilmington by any chance? That's where my son wants to go next year. Good luck! (And I think your point and shoot takes great photos!)

French said...

Love seeing the boats; hope everyone and everything is safe!

Christy @ Stylishly Inspired said...

Great pics! Stay safe!!!!

melissa said...

Thinking of you ... Stay safe!

Suburban Princess said...

Stay safe!!! Keep us posted!

Lisa said...

Jo you are the first one I'm checking on tonight. Sounds like you have battened down the hatches and are prepared.
Know that I'm thinking about you.
xo Lisa

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

Your photographs are great of the marina and all the boats.
My thoughts are with you and stay safe.


Lorri said...

Be safe!

Dee Stephens said...

Hope you didn't have any damage?

annechovie said...

I hope all is ok with you, Jo! That's fascinating to see all the boats out of the water. xo

Kathy said...

I've been thinking of you...check in when you have a chance.

Loved the photo of you opening your ring, by the way. Impressed that Kevin got the shot! :)

Happy Belated Anniversary ~ hoping Nicholas is safe....


Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Hope you're saf and sound without much damage!

Casey said...

Hoping you all are okay after the storm!! We didn't get much here in NC (except the coast) but I know the northeast was not as lucky. Thinking of you all.

Lauren said...

So happy to hear that things are much better there! And YAY for electricity!!!!! :)

Heidi said...

SEVEN days!! WOW! So happy all is well!

Kat said...

Glad y'all are safe. It's amazing what a thankful sight it is when help finally arrives!

To answer your question about the cowboy boots, Luchesse 1883 in Mad Dog Goat, these are GORGEOUS, but very pricey! They will last a lifetime though. This is the next pair of boots I would love to own.

I actually own a pair of Ariat, Heritage Western J-toe in russet rebel. These boots are gorgeous too and much more budget friendly. They are extremely comfortable as well. They look great with jeans, dresses, skirts, you name it!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Goodness gracious! YOu have had quite the 7 1/2 days! I also have been a little MIA, but not for a power outage. I am so happy you are thrilled to be reunited with the wonderful world of electricity!
xo Yvonne

Karena said...

JO I have been thinking about you so much. I am just glad you are okay. We all take so much for granted. I am sorry to be remiss.

Love and hugs

Melissa Miller said...

Wow, that was a long time. Sorry Jo. Ugh. I'm glad all is well now.

JMW said...

The lineman from our area went up to your neck of the woods to help. Don't you feel like the Calvary has come to your rescue when you see them?? So glad to hear things are returning to normal. :)

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