I don’t have a lot to say today, but some have asked for updates during the storm, so here’s today’s.
The day started calm. So calm I considered going into the office, but I figured no one else would be there anyway and I didn’t feel like getting out of bed, so I stayed home. Around noon, the rain and wind noticeably kicked up. Not alarmingly so. I’ve been likening it to the wind storms my college town used to see.
One strange thing is that I’m home alone. My roommates fled. I recall one night in the last nine months in which I had the place to myself when the two of them went to a play together. It’s especially strange to be here alone considering I was supposed to move out at 1 p.m. today.
Speaking of my move out of 6A, it’s been postponed until Saturday. I’ll probably bring a couple suitcases to the new place Wednesday after work (but before class) and a couple more on Thursday and stay there that evening. The new girl moves on Thursday. My current roommates said I could just leave my stuff (my bed, dresser and boxes) in the kitchen or The Actor’s room until the movers can get here on Saturday. That was incredibly generous of them, and I’m very appreciative. I think I can stack up whatever boxes are left in the hall closet, so the new girl can move into her room.
Unfortunately, moving Saturday means I can’t take a weekend class I had hoped to take. Hopefully it’s offered again next semester, so I can finish up my certificate as planned in May. I also have to miss a museum outing I had planned. But, you know, avoiding moving during a hurricane is important, too.
I got a funny email from the gym I tried out last week. It said the gym was open through the storm, and if I could make it in, my workout would be complimentary. I thought turning a natural disaster into a marketing opportunity was hilariously tacky.
Quyn stopped by after work to borrow some rain gear. She’s actually going into her office during the storm, and reported it wasn’t so bad out there. It wasn’t pleasant, but some stores and restaurants were even open. We ventured out during a lull in the rain to grab some food. I was surprised by how many people were out at the bar or walking down the street.
So, it just feels like a cozy night in with an occasional huge gust of wind or flash of lightening. Since the guys are gone, I get to takeover the living room/kitchen and watch anything I want on TV the last time that happened was … never. The lights have flickered a little, but the electricity, cable, etc. are still on. And I don’t plan to leave tomorrow, so I should be good.
Thanks everyone for checking in and caring. Rest assured I’m good. Love to all!