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Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has arrived

Hurricane is chugging up the east coast wreaking havoc as we have breakfast.  I have a busy day working from home making disaster recovery arrangements.

Baked ziti is cooked for lunch as a comfort food.  While we still have power it was a good distraction and I eat when I am nervous.

By 3pm, we start to really see and hear the wind picking up.  Sandy is getting closer.  Leaves all over the place.  My suncast shed has it's roof ripped off.  The sound of it hitting the house was a little unsettling.  No damage to the house.  I tuck the two pieces behind our main shed to keep them from becoming projectiles again.

This day in history "Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in space. During the nine-day mission, he served as part of a NASA study on health problems associated with aging."

Since food makes me happy, I make spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  Pasta reheats easily in aluminum trays with some sterno.  The leftovers may come in handy should we lose power.

We lose power on and off between 5-7 pm.  We are lucky to get power back and hope the worst has passed.  We will not be affected by the tidal surge or flooding from bay, river, ocean, or sound.  With very little rain so far, we are hoping that our basement doesn't flood.

Stay safe.

This is an historical storm of epic proportions.

Photo of the day "Hurricane Sandy has arrived"

P.S.  A shot of tequila to calm the nerves as the wind sounds like a freight train going through our yard.

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