Monday, October 29, 2012

Oh Sandy....

This is a photo from the kitchen window, looking east on Saturday.  The first sighting of Sandy, heading up the east coast.  We are about 150 miles from the Atlantic, a bit north of Baltimore.  Seems we are right in the middle of it. The wind started on Saturday and it has been raining constantly since last night.  Lou and I have made preparations to be without power for several days if necessary. Water, food, flashlights and batteries, radio, m&m's, both peanut and plain.  Brought in some firewood.  I filled zip lock bags with water and stuffed them into every open space in the freezer so there will be big chunks of ice if the powers goes out to keep the frig cold, at least for a while. We are as ready as we can be. 
This is one big, scary storm. 
Wind, rain, flooding and snow.
Appears the hurricane will be making landfall closer than was first thought.

I have been worried about getting orders finished and shipping them if the electricity is out for a long period of time. So my plan was to get everything done that we needed power for finished by this morning.  Saturday and Sunday we were in the shop sanding, putting keyhole slots in the back of signs, spraying the finish on already painted signs and printing shipping labels.  We have almost 100 orders ready to wrap for shipping.  Had hoped to get them to the Post Office but thinking it will be closed today as most government offices, schools, malls, libraries are not opening today to keep folks off the road.   May not be until Wednesday before the pile of packages make it to the Post Office.

After having only about 7 hours of sleep the past two days, maybe Lou and I will sleep through the storm.  Also wondering how long Lucy can "hold it" as she won't go off the porch because she doesn't want to get her feet wet. 

For all of you who are in the path of Sandy, please be safe.
Stay home if you don't absolutely need be out in this and hunker down
until this dangerous storm passes.


  1. Good idea to sleep through the storm if you are able to. I hope you don't get the brunt of it. Glad you are working at staying safe!

  2. I'm glad you are prepared. I'm just skimming through the blogs for news of my friends in the path of the storm.

  3. Sounds like you are prepared...right down to the M+M's :) Be safe...I know so many bloggers in the storm's path and think of them all.

  4. I've missed catching up with your posts and life... hope today will NOT be your day to test your emergency prepardness!!

  5. It is starting in central NH I am cooking and hoping to get through the night with lights.
    stay safe.

  6. Pat, I hope all is well with you. Yes, M&Ms are a must when being hunkered down. I'd have both kinds, too!