The beautiful skies of Autumn are disappearing as Hurricane Sandy swirls Northward. Last year, Hurricane Irene blew a tree on our house! We prepared for storms of the future by cutting down three large threatening trees. But are we prepared for this next record breaker?
Yesterday I defrosted a lot of food from the freezer and cooked for the next few meals in the advent of no power. Ice was made and stocked into the freezer to protect anything left and to fill coolers. Perishables are being consumed in great quantities. I HATE throwing food away after a power outage! Dear husband was known as Six Egg Bob in his younger days, and a hefty serving of bacon goes along with that. (Can’t convince that carnivore to give it up). Cans of food and bottled water are ready to consume when the perishables are gone. Dog food? Check. Flash lights? check. Water? Check.
The Sewing Group Sale is coming up in a few weeks….group of over 100 ladies work all year to produce handmade items for sale to benefit area health organizations. I can finish up the napkins by candlelight!
By oil lantern at night, I am ready with my I Pad, I Phone, galley books, garden catalogs, and new read ‘Gone Girl.’I could use my days off (work has already been cancelled) to clean out drawers…clean out children’s rooms who don’t live here anymore!Some things just haven’t been touched, but it is time…But will I want to deal with the reveries sure to arise while cleaning the rooms of the All American lacrosse player now fighting wildfires in the West or the sweet blonde student and lover of stuffed animals who is pounding the pavement looking for a job? (I am voting for JOBS in November.)
There is a calm in the air right now, but if the forecasters are right, soon this calm scene from my bedroom window will change as Sandy lashed us with her fury. Be prepared! Be safe! And let’s hope there are no more trees falling on our house!Light the candles, pour a glass of wine, turn on your I Tunes and wait out the storm!