Wine with lunch, that is.
We're in TCCOR-1C (Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness Level 1 Caution). In case you're not up on your TCCOR levels, that means that "Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 12 hours. Actual winds are 34-49 knots." Everything is closed and we should stay inside. So we are.
It's a relatively minor typhoon and Okinwa is well prepared for these things. That's why we live in a concrete box. Yesterday, we brought in the grill we'd just taken outside the week before, after having had it in the dining room for months while Raj was gone. The trash can, plants, and patio furniture as well. We filled the bathtub and some pitchers with water. And I bought a bunch of wine.
See, Raj's pre-typhoon brief included the information that the base stores stop selling alcohol when we reach a certain TCCOR level, so he texted me asking me to stop and pick up supplies for the weekend. I stopped at the shopette, where they had 10% off six bottles of wine. And who am I to refuse a bargain? So, six bottles of wine (shiraz, cab, pinot grigio, moscato, and sweet red, plus prosecco) and a bottle of Kahlua later, I got home to find out that later in Raj's briefing, he'd been told that they're not allowed to drink once we get to TCCOR-1 in case they'd get called back in. So I'm drinking alone.
I've mostly been working on some grad school assignments, which I should probably get on submitting in case we lose power and/or internet. We're watching Downton Abbey DVDs and Raj has been baking bread and cooking better food than I make. We'll see how long we're stuck inside together (there's another storm following on this one's heels) and whether it's long enough to tempt Raj into the supplies.