My family and I are hunkered down waiting for Hurricane Earl to pass. This is our first official hurricane because we’ve always been evacuated in the past. Evacuation procedures here are different, due to our distance from the mainland. At this time, Earl is a category 2 hurricane. Things are pretty wild, but nothing too out of control. Things are expected to escalate this afternoon and evening, though, when the center of the storm will be very near the Virgin Islands.
Ironically, my back to school post had to be postponed due to the fact that the first day of school has been cancelled because of Earl, but also because we’ve lost power and Internet (thank goodness for iPhones). So, for now, I’m going to go play Apples to Apples with the family and some friends who are weathering the storm with us. I’ll update later and will hopefully have some yummy food published ASAP!