October 27, 2012
Good morning. It's sunny and not too cool. Rather perfect for an Autumn morning here in New England. That's about to change soon though. Hurricane Sandy is getting closer, and she's looking really fierce. I keep the weather channel on most of the time so that I'm aware of any changes in the storm.
On my way home from work yesterday, I stopped at one store to buy more water and batteries. Next I stopped at the hardware store and bought two heavy outdoor electric cords for the generator. Can you imagine? Over $100 for two cords! A bit of a surprise, but a very necessary item.
After I got home and hugged my Pogo, I took one of the dwarfs to the supermarket to do a bit of food shopping. I also stopped at the automotive store to buy a new gas can. Today, I will fill the can with gas, and make sure that my car's gas tank is full. Eddie will be by today to set up the generator and show Joe and me how to run it.
I dug out a cement block which I will be breaking into four smaller pieces. Once the winds start up, I will have to tie one of these on each of Pogo's little feet when he goes out to sprinkle. Otherwise, he will probably land two towns away on the wind. lol. (Just joking, I will not let the winds get him!)
As long as the basement doesn't flood, no trees hit the house, and we can keep the food from spoiling, we'll be okay. I'm not worried about the heat. We all have warm clothes and blankets. My worst fears are for the cellar getting flooded again, and having trees crash down on to the roof. I just don't want to go through this again.
I had such wonderful plans for this weekend, but they have been thwarted. The storm takes preference right now. I haven't seen a huge one like this for quite a while. We New Englanders are a sturdy lot though, and we will manage somehow.
Yesterday, I took some photos through the Mrs' bedroom windows of the birds in the back yard. They must know the storm's coming because they were scurrying around looking for food. Here are pix of the some of the Robins. There must have been a dozen of them in the yard.
Folks, after tomorrow, I'm not sure if I will be able to blog every day. It will depend on the winds and the power outages that we are expecting. I will do my best because this blog is my link to so many wonderful folks everywhere. Meanwhile, if you are in the storm area, do take care and be safe. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.\\
Hugs, Edna B.