Howl-O-Ween always gives us the heebie-jeebies, but the night Sandy came knocking was no picnic either. We were grateful Sandy wasn't nearly as bad as the forecasters thought and left faster than predicted.
2:00 pm Monday we had light winds up to about 20 mph (32 kph) but by 4 pm the winds had really picked up and it was raining cats and dogs. The din was terrific. Of course the power went out, so as evening settled there wasn't much to do. Powerful gusts hit the house so hard it felt like the house moved, shock waves shook the bed and woke us up several times. 2 am the mom woke again and it was calm, relatively speaking. The worst of Sandy had passed.
We are excited to say The Girl, away at a college NW of Philly, our Aunt who lives in northern NJ and our Cape Cod relatives all have their power back on. So we are doing our happy dance. But we are purring and praying for those who have not been so lucky, and in particular, those who have lost loved ones. We hope their lives regain some normalcy soon and their recovery is quick.
The mom's work never lost power cause the devil looks after its own, she says.
Sandy gave us lots of reasons to laugh at the mom. She made one of those buddy burners she posted the video about and spilled hot wax all over her built-in cutting board. Lesson: Make them over a paper plate! She was so disappointed not to cook in a flower pot, but was happy to have power after losing it for 18 hours. When Isabel came trotting through, we didn't have power for 5 days. The outage from derecho this past summer was even longer.
We live such exciting lives! Since we started blogging in August 2011, we have racked up 2 hurricanes and a derecho. Pretty cool, huh?
We dare any hurricane to mess with our Julie.
Or her brother, Carlos.