Almost a month ago exactly, I wrote a post about my family preparing to evacuate due to Hurricane Hermine rolling through. Fortunately for us, Hermine only succeeded at throwing around trashcans and stripping a few trees of their limbs.
Well guess what, another hurricane—Hurricane Matthew—is making its way toward us. According to the Weather Channel, the whirling monster is supposed to impact the Charleston, S.C. area directly (where I live).
I guess this is what happens when you name your son Thor…
On a more serious note, we are under a Level 3 advisory from the base where my wife works. As she is active duty Navy, we can be ordered to evacuate and must comply. I am currently gathering food and supplies. There’s a chance I’ll be getting to play Yukon Trail: Hurricane Edition™ with my wife, baby, and cat. (Hopefully, we don’t die of dysentery.)
I also was planning on having my monthly maintenance period this upcoming weekend. When I wrote my 100th post, I talked about scheduling maintenance once a month to ensure categories and site analytics were being tidied up. With all that being said, I’ll likely roll my maintenance into this unscheduled outage.
The QE page may go dark for a few days, but I’ll still have recycled posts scheduled and rolling through. I may also toss in an update if I can, but until the storm passes I’m going to have my hands full. So if any of you leave an amazing comment and it sits for a few days, know that I am likely convoying away from the storm.
To my blogging friends in the impact areas, stay safe. To the rest of you, stay classy. I’ll be back just as soon as the storm subsides. Until then, keep reading, keep writing, and as always – stay sharp!