Monday, August 18, 2008

Storm's Brewing

Downtown Tampa from Bayshore Boulevard

It's all over the TV.......undoubtedly your favorite show (or the Olympics) has been interrupted to show you the latest weatherman standing by a seawall in a rain slicker. Fay is on the way. Here in Tampa we pay little mind to the warnings. A major storm hasn't hit here for over a hundred years. It has something to do with the shape of the state or the prevailing winds or luck.

Anyway, I haven't bought three days worth of water and food for my family, not sure where our flashlights are, don't think we own a portable radio. Now before you think what an irresponsible mom I am, know that I have a foolproof plan in place.

The Official Minton Family Hurricane Plan is this:

  • step one- get in the car.

  • step two- drive to Georgia.

5 comments:

sheila said...

LOL, now that's a plan!

Lori said...

it's always good to have a plan!!!

Tonja said...

And, a very fine plan, indeed!

Sandi McBride said...

I hope all goes well and you don't get much of a storm! Did I tell you that we lived in Tampa when I was a kid? I remember The Children's Day parade, Ybor City and the wonderful black bean soup we got there, lived on Davis Island and went to Christ the King (Catholic) School...I remember Christmas Card Lane...we loved Tampa! My Dad worked at one of the Catholic hospitals...wow, that picture really brought the memories flooding back!
hugs
Sandi

sheila said...

Hope you didn't have to go to Georgia!!
I have something for you, come and see me.