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Sandy

So it looks as if we are going to get a weird-ass hurricane- Nor'Easter combo thing. 

They are comparing it to the "Perfect Storm' which hit New England in 1991. I happened not to be there at the time.

I am in New York now. Everyone here is freaking out. They have shut down the subway system for the second time ever for weather. That means nobody is going to school/work tomorrow. It is a Pulaski day for us. Or a snow day. They only other time it was shut that I can think of  was 9/11.

My parents, when I was a kid, did not worry too much about weather. For one thing, they were sailboat and ski people. Wind and snow were what they wanted. Also, when it came to bad weather they had the benchmark of the killer storm of 1938. (Worth looking up on wiki, if you did not grow up hearing about it.) After that it takes a lot to impress a person.

So, I too am hard to worry. I doubt we will loose power. I expect wind and rain. The thing is, the wind and rain will be on a Nor'easter timetable. That is three days (One to grow, One to blow, One to go,) a hurricane is a much shorter event. 

All I can tell you now is that my arthritis is speaking. My nose and my toes and my back and my shoulders are all complaining bitterly.

And it is dark outside and getting darker. Has been dark most of the day.

I will keep you guys apprised, if I can, if anything interesting happens.

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phyncke
Oct. 28th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
I used to love hurricanes when I lived on the east coast. Big weather is totally thrilling. Woot.
anteros_lmc
Oct. 28th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad to hear from you. I've been reading the news reports all day. I hope you stay safe and the hurricane passes without causing too much damage. I'll be thinking of you all, try and check in to let us know you're well. And look on the bright side the storm might drown out the vomiting and anvil juggling from upstairs!
ba1126
Oct. 28th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hope things go well for you and no major problems. I'm just outside Boston. Many of the area schools have already canceled and I don't know if I'll need to work extra (the Mom goes to work and the kids have off) or if I'll have off (Mom stays home from work). I'm not too worried. We have camping equipment which will allow us to still cook and have light and stay warm, plus a good stock of food (I could probably live a month on what's in my freezer!!) The 'biggie' will be losing our power and dealing with all that food if the power is off a long time (like a week or more). Stay safe!
kittycallum
Oct. 29th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Best of luck -- I hope you stay safe! I guess we in Halifax will be getting it next in a milder form. Hopefully it isn't as bad as they're supposing.
chloe_amethyst
Oct. 29th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Hope everything goes well for you up in NY! I like that saying about Nor'easters--never heard that one before. I feel you with the aches and pains, which started in earnest last night.

Take care!
katriona_s
Oct. 29th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
I hope it won't be so bad. Stay safe.
serge_lj
Oct. 29th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
Be careful.
wellinghall
Oct. 29th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
We shall be keeping our fingers tightly crossed.
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