|Oh hey, I got one of these two years ago, too!|
So the birthday boy and I were at the grocery store, spoiling him with cookies and balloons and generally having a good time, when I hear, “Hey neighbor! Are you stocking up for the hurricane?” The what?! She informed me Tropical Storm Karen is predicted, at this point, to turn into a hurricane and make a direct hit HERE. Awesome.
We were already getting juice and water bottles for Isaac’s birthday party Saturday, so we got a little more. I asked the girl filling Isaac’s birthday Cars balloon if they were much more crowded because of the hurricane shoppers. She said, “Well yeah, that and all the commissaries are closed.” Government Shutdown Fail #1.
|Opening gifts with virtual Grandma, Pa, and Ezekiel!
They sang Happy Birthday and he ran to the kitchen looking for cake
We proceeded home, hurricane warnings on the radio. At home I tried to check the national weather service to see what day the hurricane is expected to make landfall, and whether we need to reschedule the birthday party. I got rerouted to governmentshutdown.noaa.gov (although it now seems to be working intermittently):
Due to the Federal government shutdown,
and property will be maintained.
Notice to Federal Employees About Unemployment
Insurance (SF-8), please Click Here.
Government Shutdown Fail #2!
|Watching Cars with Mouse!|