|'Calm Before The Storm' (Taken from the ferry while crossing L.I. Sound last week)|
I’m sure the entire country has heard by now that the East Coast is in for a major hurricane. Seems to me its `deja vu all over again! Just last year at the same exact time we were in for some odd weather that was dubbed “Snowtober” and we had a massive snowstorm. A snowstorm at this time of year was very unusual for us but that didn’t stop it from blasting us with winds, ice and lots of snow.
This week of Halloween Mother Nature is treating us to a “Frankenstorm”. I feel sorry for all the little Trick or Treater’s who are so excited with their costumes and the idea of getting free candy door to door. School has been cancelled and we are under a state of emergency.
Last year at this time I’m also reminded that the day of the snowstorm I decided to take a quick ride on Blue before it hit and wound up in the hospital. Nothing major but a huge pain in the butt (literally)! The worst part was the ride home in the snowstorm and checking all the cars in the ditches for stranded people. Anyway, I opted not to ride this weekend because, yes, I’m that superstitious.
We’ve battened down the hatches, filled gas cans for the generators, stored any objects that might become flying torpedoes, filled the troughs and generally should be prepared. As my daughter was sliding the windows on the indoor shut a nest of wolf spiders fell into her hair. She’s terrified of spiders so to say it was an unwelcome experience would be an understatement. To illustrate my point: she once jumped out of her car on Main Street because there was a man-eating spider baring its fangs at her from the dashboard! Another incident occurred while shutting the windows when a bat fell onto the windowsill slightly dazed and looking at her as if to say, “ I was just taking a nap, what the hell happened here!” “Give me a minute to compose myself and I’ll be out of your way.”
It’s not our first time at the Hurricane Dance and from experience we know how to deal with nature’s fury. I wish all my blogger friends in the path of Hurricane Sandy safety during the next few days.
Until next time
Quote for Today
Spooky wild and gusty; swirling dervishes of rattling leaves race by, fleeing the wind flung deadwood that cracks and thumps behind. ~Dave Beard