From Pool to Panic in 20 minutes!

Since my Mom moved back to rebuild her life in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria I have made it a priority to fit visits in a few times a year.  My main objective is to make sure she is ok, to help improve things in the house, and to make sure we both take a relaxing break at some point during the trip. This trip I kidnapped her for the night and we stayed at a resort right down the road.  We ate, relaxed by the pool, & Mom caught up on some much needed sleep.
While there we started to get alerts and messages about the incoming tropical storm projected to hit the island on Sunday.  We decided to head over to Sam's Club and grab a few cases of water just in case...welllll...  the entire town, in a panic, also decided to grab a few cases of water just in case.  This is the reality here.
Those that survived Hurricane Maria know what it is like to be without drinkable water.  They know that it could be days, weeks, or even months before they have the basic essentials if a storm/hurricane hits our beautiful island; like it did less than a year ago. There are still families here struggling to rebuild. There are still families here living without things that should not be optional for any family in the strongest country in the world.
Today was a glimpse at what is normal, but never should be. Continue to have these conversations! Give a voice to those that deserve better from their country. Fingers crossed that Hurricane Beryl loses steam.  If not we are together & we have cases of water!!

    <3 Notch

 
 

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  1. Better to be prepared and not need it. Hope you can still enjoy time with your mom!

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    1. Prepping for rain water collection now. Then we are running some errands.. all is good and we are spending quality productive time :)

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    2. Praying Beryl weakens before hitting PR! Hope you're still able to have lots of fun and relaxation with the remaining time with your mom.

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    3. The natives say it will miss us.. hope This is true. Prepping just in case. If it doesn't hit Mom is ready without as much scrambling the next time

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  2. Thank goodness you kidnapped her and got to enjoy peace before the storm. We are praying for you all. Keep us updated.

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  3. I think this blog was a good reminder. After the news no longer covers these events it often gets forgotten. Stay safe! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Hard to forget when your family is here.. I'm grateful that they are all safe , strong & stubborn as hell!! ;)

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  4. Notch you never sease to amaze me, you are a strong woman and a wonderful daughter. Take care of each other and be safe!

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  5. I truly believe that when you are super prepared, you often don't have to be. I am praying this is the case for PR right now. It is good that you are there with your mom right now to see she gets rest and a little bit of a distraction from all that. And it's good for you to take a real break too.

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    1. I hope so too.. makes me feel better knowing she is prepared. Seeing it first hand will help if it happens when I am home. She is planning ahead while still enjoying her new home . All is well <3

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  6. Was praying for you two! Better to be prepared! Good luck!! Xoxoxo

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    1. Looks like just wind and rain tomorrow. Fingers crossed

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