7.35 mi, 1:04:07, 8:44 avg
Calm before the storm run. Started my run about 8:30, very tempting to skip it with things to do and lots of uncertainty about what would happen. I slept in too late for Joe and Jamie run but she stopped by while finishing up her run.
I was thinking about driving to Longleaf to run from there and Jessica was going to do some walking, but since it got late I said I'd just run from home. Ran from my house, out past the golf course, to Trinity Blvd then into Trinity Oaks where I saw lots of people putting up boards over their windows. Ran out a little over 3.5 miles and then turned around. Run was calming and cleared my head.
Got back home and Jessica had headed out but my wallet and phone were gone. Slight misunderstanding, she had gone to look for me at Longleaf. I called her (fortunately she's one of about 4 phone numbers I actually know and can dial).
We headed out to one of the sandbag centersj at the Seven Springs fire station. It was pretty well run, self service where they handed each person a stack of bags and as one dirt pile would run low a dump truck would show up a few minutes later. We filled a bunch of bags then headed to her house to put them around front door and back sliding glass doors.
I also needed to still find 6 bolts to attach the base for the hurricane shutters at my parents house. The big stores were closed but maybe the ACE hardware stores were open. First one had people out front loading their car but the store was not open. The second one had closed at 12:00 (it was now 1:30). I was going to have to call my dad and let him know I couldn't find the bolts. At Jessica's house, after we put out the sandbags I talked to her neighbor for a bit, I mentioned about the bolts. I asked to see one (I was able to find one that was painted into the base), he said he had some, gave me six of them along with matching nuts.
So, then I headed to my parents house, stopping at a gas station that was open, and also stopping at Wawa for a sandwich (and a beer to go along with the hard work). It took me about three hours but I figured it out, got both sets of sliding doors covered, and lowered the metal awnings around the other windows and screwed them down. I grabbed a few more important photos and then was on my way.
Can't remember what I did next but probably more hurricane stuff before turning in for the night and not knowing what the next night would bring.