Well, it’s not really a true vignette . . .
I may be posting from time to time over the next couple of days as we hunker down in the path of this hurricane. We’ve been feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy since yesterday morning when the wind picked up and it began to rain. It rained steadily through the night and continues to do so. If you don’t hear from me, it’s because we’ve lost power. The governor of Maryland has told us to stay inside our homes for the next 36 to 48 hours. Here on the hill, things are ok so far but the worst will come late today and into tonight as this unusually large hurricane turns from a tropical storm into a nor’easter.
We’ve been losing satellite every now and then and the pump in the basement has been going on fairly regularly. But other than that and the constant coverage on the tv, it has been quiet in this old house. These walls are thick. And I love this place.
Looking out the living room window when I woke up this morning. I slept til 8:45 because it was darker than normal. I still have my pj’s on and it’s nearly 11 am. Gah!
Taken from the front porch as the rain came down.
I shot this out of the kitchen window just now as I was frying bacon on the stove. Our son called from NYC to tell us that the architecture firm where he works is closed for at least today because the transit system is shut down in the city. I heard on the news that the NY Stock Exchange has shut down as well. It’s the first time since Hurricane Gloria in 1985 that the Stock Exchange has closed due to a weather-related incident.
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I took the photos below yesterday before it really started raining.
I love seeing the morning glories here.
For dinner last night, I roasted a chicken and some vegetables and the whole house smelled glorious. Today, I’ll make chicken salad and probably an apple pie while we still have power. We have several gallon jugs full of frozen water in the freezer and will use them to keep the freezer and frig cool when we lose power. And I fully expect for this to happen although it will be a pleasant surprise if we keep power.
And I made brownies for dessert.
I took this sweet shot of Miss Blackie at the back door yesterday. We’d been outside moving things in, and she began her usual begging at the door to be let in. Then you let her in and she wants out again. She likes this game.
To those of you who live along the coast in the path of this storm, I wish you well. Keep safe, my friends.
I’ll check in from time to time, as long as I can ~