May God bless all those who have already been in Hurricane Sandy’s path and those still in its path.
In our area of Virginia, we’re being told that wind will be the big concern, with some rain mixing in. Heavy winds can cause power outages, so we’re being told to prepare for that.
My husband and I went to the big box store today and stocked up on nonperishable food. We already had a good stockpile of batteries. When we lose power, we still have water—just not hot water—but we still stocked up on bottled water in case there’s a problem with that.
I’ve even written out the number of the electric power company to make it easier to find to report a power outage if it happens.
Larry is planning on doing some errands tomorrow to get them out of the way ahead of the biggest effects of the storm.
So we are prepared as much as we can be.
Am I feeling anxious?
Is it OCD anxiety?
The idea of the power going out does increase some of my contamination OCD concerns. At least we’ll have water, but I worry about the lack of hot water.
But is there anything I can do about that? No.
I can’t control the storm. I can only control how we prepare for it.
Times like this are a good lesson for me.
- I learn that anxiety can actually be a reminder to get ready for something, to prepare.
- I learn that too much news on TV can actually be counterproductive to me, as I find myself getting more nervous and experiencing an information overload.
- I learn that once I’ve prepared all I can, I might as well focus on other things.
I hope you’re safe wherever you are, dear readers.
Do approaching storms or other natural disasters make you anxious? How do you deal with it?