Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Did I miss something?


Well the other day I was all serious and prepared for a Hurricane Sandy.  Went to the store, got water for the dogs - they can't live on Diet Pepsi like we men can - bought batteries, charged up the lanterns, took out the air conditioning units and we waited.

And the barometer went down, down, down to 720mmHG (millimeters of Mercury) according to our 1800s Dutch made device, which in US units means we crashed through the 29.00 that you find on U.S. barometers.  I got a headache, the husband got a headache, and the dogs just became lethargic as the eye of Hurricane Sandy passed over us.  A lot of atmospheric pressure will do things to you.

And then at 8:30 last night the power went down, so I went to bed, and the husband joined me at 10:30PM and when we woke up, Pffft, she was done.

I mean, after the eye of that type of storm goes over you, you should get horrible winds.  But it never happened.   Seriously

Oh, don't get me wrong, things got very blowy outside last night, and we got some water in our basement and down the chimney - about two buckets full down the flue - but nothing that shook the house, or toppled trees.

And Hell's bells, even our power came back on at 3PM, just in time to watch a horrible 1960s WWII picture called from Hell to Eternity.  But it was worse waiting for the blasted thing than it was riding it out.

The talk on the street is that the gay couple who live in the Manor House (our neighborhood was once a country retreat, and the old place is still standing and totally boffo) said their windows on the north leaked.

Praise be to God, because this could have been a lot worse.

That said, Cookie knows that New York City, New Jersey and up the coast got slammed.  And God love those idiots who live on the beach and keep rebuilding and keep driving rescue personnel to go looking for them.  You think that they would learn.  

But here, things are almost back to normal, as normal can be.

I thank you for your thoughts.  And MJ got my recipe before the lights went out, so all is well with the world.

If any of you survived, let us know.

12 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're ok, if slightly leaky.

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    1. Just washed the basement floor with bleach to keep from being moldy, too.

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  2. That "Hisacane" was not the "Shizacane" and am only slightly damp in places (palms, soles of feet, crack(s), skin folds).

    Are you going to write about your gay neighbors now?

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    1. I need to get to know them, first. The people to our west are very nice. The people on the east keep to themselves. I think they are socially phobic. We know that they aren't fun, more on that later.

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  3. Oh, Poop-on-a-Stick...
    Another deadline, I better email Mistress MJ...

    I'm glad you missed the storm, I know I am for a change. On the bright side, you won't have to buy batteries for a while!

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  4. Mistress MJ is pleased that you Bitches got your recipes in under the deadline. Hence, the lack of a bitchy deadline reminder post today.

    I just hope that I don't get "horrible winds" from sampling your wares.

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  5. The husband convinced me to seek sanctuary at the Washington Hilton. It's tough to argue with the hysterical. Besides, wouldn't I feel foolish if the neighbor's tree had crashed into our house during the height of the storm when there would be no room at the inn? So I layed up in a hotel, got room service and watched over-priced movies on demand. By the way, the tree did not fall...just sayin'

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    1. Very good, Annelle! Spoken like a true smartass. ;-)

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  6. We had a similar experience to yours - no damage, never lost power.

    I hadn't thought about the atmospheric effects, but it certainly helps to explain the lethargy afterwards. Well, that and the bourbon fest during the event.

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    1. OMG, when the barometric pressure gets as low as it did, all manner of things can happen to a body. Headaches, gall bladder attacks (the pressure can cause the gall bladder tissue to constrict, and if you have stones, it can be painful), ear aches, lethargy,etc. Babies get fussy and cranky, etc. Our dogs just curled up and slept! And once the pressure started to relax, they started getting more active. By last night they were roughhousing with days of stored energy.

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