Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Day Two - Copied from Lynne

This is a photo of our driveway on the other side. We have a circular drive and thankfully we don’t use this part very much.

I am blogging from Rick’s iPad since I guess I was a bad girl and have not been syncing my iPad with my computer so that my version of BlogPress is not working. Sigh.

We survived the night. The wind was ferocious last night. We started off by sleeping downstairs but woke up about an hour after going to bed and hearing that the wind had died down, we went back upstairs to our own bed for the remainder of the night.

If I had seen the sight I saw this morning of our neighbors’ (Kim and Mark) trees down across the road I might have stayed downstairs!

So far we got the generator running and right now the fridge is plugged in. It’s still raining outside and pretty gray, so not a lot of lot is coming in to the house. I am typing by lantern light at the moment in the kitchen.

We have a fire going in the wood stove and I just put a tea kettle full of water on it to heat up for either washing a few dishes or a little sponge bath.

We walked down our street and saw lots of trees down.

But the worst thing we saw was the major road and all the trees and power lines down on it. This was the same exact spot where our power problem was last year in the October snowstorm!!

Last time it looked like this it took us five days to get our power back. Not looking good!!

In the meantime we are safe and warm. We plan on reading around the wood stove and maybe we’ll put a puzzle together.

Rick’s company is closed again today and we know that they don’t have power, so until power is restored down in Wayne he won’t be going to work.

We got coffee perked on our butane burner and ate biscuits that Rick baked yesterday. Not sure what lunch will be. Grilled cheese sandwiches? Soup?

Apologies in advance for any typos!

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 10/30/2012 at 08:12 AM
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  1. Hurricane Sandy was definitely a destructive force of nature. It damaged so many areas in the Northeastern part of the country. Thankfully, we only lost power for a few days.

    Posted by Marshall  on  02/27/2013  at  01:12 PM

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