Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Salon - Tracking Hurricane Sandy - October 28th


Hello, fellow bloggers and friends. What is your situation with Hurricane Sandy? If you are in the path of the storm --be safe.

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 ;)
Bibliophile By the Sea
  • 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!

32 comments:

  1. That little reader is a cutie! Be safe everyone!

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  2. William Kent Krueger - I love that series!

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  3. She's adorable, Diane! I'll be sending you good thoughts over the next days. Stay safe!

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  4. She's such a cutie!! Can never start the love of books too young!! I hope that this storm takes it easy on you. I remember the freak snow storm you had last year...crazy that it was almost an exact year to the date!!! Be safe!!

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  5. Aww - what a cutie! Can't believe she's 6 months old already.

    Stay safe and I hope you don't get hit as hard as last year.

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  6. Six months already? She is just adorable! We're ready for the storm - schools are announcing early dismissal for tomorrow (it's not supposed to get bad until early afternoon here) and I'm quite sure we'll lose power, too. Stay safe, Diane.

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  7. Stay safe and dry. Hope the storm is less than expected.

    She is adorable!!

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  8. Stay safe and good luck! Your granddaughter is adorable!

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  9. Good luck with your storm. Our worst one was a few years ago now -- just a few hours short of 7 days without power. We are unfortunately in the boonies and toward the end of the list on getting power back. Now we cross our fingers every winter.
    And your granddaughter is incredibly cute! Enjoy every moment with her!

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  10. Hope they've exaggerated and that all is well at your home. I have noticed that they've stopped talking about the convergence of the storms and the artic air, so maybe you'll be spared snow.

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  11. Your granddaughter is adorable!! Stay safe today!

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  12. Be safe Diane. We have been dealing with this storm since Saturday night and it is still raining and incredibly windy. Hubby has drained the pool 6 times. We lost power briefly, but it is on now. Stay put - we have major flooding through out Virginia Beach. They are not exagerating this storm.

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  13. I hope you are safe over there, and I have been hoping that all my friends all over those areas are fully stocked and safely tucked away. Let us know you are ok when things subside!

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  14. Be Safe! And hug your adorable grand daughter.

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  15. Your granddaughter is too sweet! I can't believe you had snow last year and a hurricane this year! Stay safe.

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  16. praying for you and everyone who is in the path of Sandy. Please be safe!

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  17. Awww, that's so cute. Pretty soon your granddaughter will be reading out loud with you.

    Stay safe. I hope your power stays on. Being in the Midwest I'm far enough away from the storm to not get any rain. However, we are getting gusting winds and high waves on the lake.

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  18. Thinking of you and hope you stay safe (and warm!)

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  19. And we are kind of at the end of a power line so we are usually without it longer. :<) I've heard that there are extra crews out so maybe it won't be too long. We'll see. It's always windy here with big gusts quite often. Sadie the dog hates wind. Am hoping this storm isn't too bad.
    Your granddaughter is adorable. SO cute.

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  20. Oh your little granddaughter is absolutely adorable Diane! What a joy she must be to you all. We're all prepared for Sandy and I expect we will be without power also. Let's batten down the hatches and please stay safe and warm.

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  21. Aren't granddaughters the best? She's adorable!

    I hope Sandy doesn't cause you any serious problems. Be safe!!

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  22. Hoping that you fare well during the storm. Your granddaughter is a cutie, I can't believe she is 6 months already.

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  23. I hope the storm is kind, and that your power stays on!

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  24. Hope you are all safe! It's nasty here and I'm all the way in Cleveland! You have a cutie on your hands (and, no, I don't mean Sandy :)).

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  25. Hope you and yours made it through the storm ok!

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  26. Thinking of you, Kathleen! I hope you're safe and everything's OK. Cute little gal there!

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  27. Your granddaughter is beautiful! I hope you weathered the storm well!

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  28. I am so behind that I am just reading this now. Hoping that you didn't lose power after all.

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  29. Hope you got through Sandy OK. We made it through unscathed fortunately and I hope you lucked out as well.

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  30. Your grand daughter is adorable! They grow up so fast don't they?

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  31. Your granddaughter is so adorable!

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