Monday, October 29, 2012

Frankenstorm... less fun than the name implies.


This Monday showed up just as they said it would... rainy, windy, cold. Frankenstorm is moving into Virginia, and even though we're on the southern edge of the worst of it, we're hunkering down for the next few days.

The kids are home, and even the federal government shut down, so the husband is home. Last night was fun - movies and finishing off the ice cream in the freezer and enjoying a late night knowing we could sleep in today.

We're scrambling this morning, though, to do last-minute things in case the power goes out. Showers and coffee and laptops charging. Tubs are filled with water, a few meals ready to throw on the grill, coolers with ice and fridges cleaned out. My stories are printed out in case I have to revise old-school, and my fingers are crossed that I don't have to.

We are either way over-prepared or smart. I tend to downplay events like this, cynical of the weather reporters who clearly love the hype a good storm brings (and the revenue). But I feel better if I'm a little in control, and if nothing comes of this but some wet weather, at least I have dinners for the next three days already done!

This would be great time to curl up with a book!! Unfortunately, I'm still having to curl up with revisions. Boo.

I imagine with the large size of this storm, quite a few of you are under it as well. Thinking and praying for all you in more direct path of this storm. Check in and let us know how you're doing if you can!

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  1. I hope the effects of the storm are greatly exaggerated and that you don't need that water in your tub. Stay warm and hope you have lots of pens if you need to edit old school.

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  2. Thanks, Patti! Winds are really picking up right now, and the real storm is still off the coast. They are still saying we're going to get hit hard - and for a long time. I'm thankful I'm not on the coast, where you see all the waves pounding and flooding - but all the trees around my house are making me nervous! :)

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  3. We're waiting for the eye to come our way in a matter of an hour or so here in Philly--it's been gusty and raining hard on and off all day. The low barometric pressure is REALLY getting to me. I feel like I can't breathe deeply and kind of stressed and panicky, which is apparently how low pressure effects some people. Ugh.

    We still have power and a mostly dry basement (old house with a somewhat damp-prone foundation even in normal rain). Philly is closed down through sometime tomorrow. No public transit, closed gov't and schools.

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    1. That's really interesting about the low barometric pressure. Usually it bugs my husband's knee, but no problems this time, and it's the lowest on record! I'm glad you have power, and I hope you keep it... and your breathing gets better! Keep us posted how you are!

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  4. It's 6 pm and it just hit Ontario. The wind is flinging rain at the house and the last of the leaves are flying like a blizzard. I am NOT looking forward to barn chores tonight! BUT. It could be worse. We get all kinds of weather here but heck what else would Canadians talk about? This just all makes me think we're way too dependant on electricity. I type this as my mac is at 98% ....

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    1. I had no idea the storm was all the way to Ontario!! I looked it up and WOW! You guys are going to get it just as badly as us! Stay safe, and plug that Mac in!!

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  5. I'm not in the path of this storm but hope that your family and others remain safe.

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    1. Thanks, Roxanne! Our house and family fared well. Glad you were not in the path!

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    1. We are safe and well. :) I sent you an email.

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  7. Looks like Frankenstorm gave you some time to chill with your family! Blessings do come out of storms eventually!

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