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.