Flashlights, water, extra food, full tank of gasoline - check! As we hunker down in preparation of hurricane Sandy, and this is "for real" for us on the East Coast, I thought I better get busy and do an all encompassing post. I am pretty sure we'll be without power at some point during the next several days. For us the wind has picked up already and the air felt heavy and weird this afternoon, although the worst for us is suppose to be tomorrow and possibly Tuesday. Governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have declared a "state of emergency". Some evacuations have taken place. We are expected to see winds up to 60 mph and up to 5" of rain.
This seems like some sort of cruel pre-Halloween joke once again this year, as exactly (1) year ago was our freaky-Halloween snowstorm that downed trees and paralyzed our area for many days.
October 30, 2011
Last October - 2011
Of course when you work at a private institution where most of the students live on campus, they rarely cancel work, however, they are okay with us staying home unless you are consider essential personnel, so when I wake up tomorrow I'll know more. Last year's freak storm, we were only without power for (1) day as we live within (1) mile of major drug chain, banks, supermarket and gas stations so fortunately they tend to get our power back quicker than others in town.
What I've been up to this weekend ----
- Had a nice visit from my little cutie this morning. She's (6) months old already and rolling over, sitting up pretty well, loves real food, babbling away, and is always smiling. She's in the 93rd percentile for head size, 85th percentile for height (29.5"), and 50th percentile for weight - yep the numbers game begins at birth. She loves books already too -- (that's my granddaughter ;)
- Just (1) new book by mail, which was great as I just donated over (50) books last week. I did get several eBooks though.
Lazarus is Dead; Richard Beard - Europa Edition (from a PBS member)
Too Bright to Hear, Too Loud to See; Juliann Garey (SoHo Press)
Ordinary Grace; William Kent Kruger (Atria Books)
Indiscretion; Charles Dubow - (William Morrow)
Take care all!