This has been my life for the past couple of weeks. Let me tell you a story.
A couple thursdays ago, I traveled to Rhode Island. My car was loaded full of all of my things and I was headed back to school. My mom was going to arrive the next day to help me pack up and move my entire apartment two buildings down to my new apartment.
About halfway through the drive, I got a call from the RISD Housing Coordinator saying that I might not be able to move in the next day and that they might have to turn off the power in my apartment for the weekend if the hurricane hit bad. Cool. I drove the remaining 3 hours and was so tired that I collapsed on the couch upon arrival, drinking some tea to wake up a bit in order to pack up my apartment in case I did end up moving the next day. I flipped through a few cable stations and made it to the weather report. Irene was headed our way and she was not happy, nor was I about her visit.
In the next couple of hours, I got a bunch of emails from RISD telling the students that were in summer housing how to prepare for a hurricane and be safe. I called my mom - "I don't know what to do." We talked and decided to wait until the next morning to look at the weather report and see if Irene got any happier. It wasn't looking good though.
I woke up the next morning, watched the weather and still was not happy about what I saw. Being alone in my apartment through a huge hurricane was not what I had expected for this weekend. I called my mom again and we decided that I should come home. I drove the 6 hours back home, my car still packed full and felt a little relieved to not be in the Ocean State for a huge hurricane.
So my car has been packed for about two weeks and my life has been crazy for the past two weeks. I'm back in the Ocean State now and finally have my new apartment a little settled. Thank god my parents came to help me because I could not have done this alone. They were amazing. It was insane. Honestly.
I expect things to get back to normal around here this week. I'm excited to be back! It was a great break though - thanks for the understanding guys :)
How have ya'll been??? Does anyone have hurricane stories? I missed you guys!