Sunday, August 26, 2012

T'was the Days Before Isaac

And all through the house
Every creature was stirring even Bob the mouse
The hurricane list checked with great care
In hopes that Isaac does not bring his nightmare

Battery operated radio
Extra batteries
At least three gallons of water per person
Minimum three day supply of non-perishable food
First aid kit
Non-electric can opener; utility knife
Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
Duct and masking tape
Pencil and paper
Needles and thread
Matches in a waterproof container
Assorted nails, wood screws and rope
Pliers, screwdrivers, hammer and crowbar
Cash or traveler's checks and change
Disinfectant, household chlorine bleach, soap, and liquid detergent
Personal hygiene items
Sunglasses, rain gear, hat and gloves, sturdy shoes or work boots
Blankets or sleeping bags
Important telephone numbers

We spoke not a word, but went straight to our work
And checked all provisions, then turned with a jerk
And laying a finger to our nose
Off to finish Sunday breakfast we both rose

Everything checked off we both gave a whistle
And away we both flew fast as a missile
I heard all the Bobs exclaim
“Happy No Isaac to all & have a great day!”