Daily Archives: October 28, 2012

Sunset Sunday And Hurricane Update

We had fairly mild weather yesterday. It was a little breezy, and there were spritzes of rain for most of the afternoon and evening. The rain began in earnest last night, but so far, the wind is still fairly calm. So far.

As of Saturday evening, this is what the AP had to say about Hurricane Sandy:

Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way.

Today, I’m planning to ‘stockpile’ blog posts for the next few days and schedule them to publish automatically each morning, just in case we lose electricity. If we don’t lose power, or if I’m able to connect to the internet with my cell phone, I’ll add a note with each post about our current conditions.

Meanwhile, back to Sunset Sunday:

October 20, back when a behemoth storm was the farthest thing from our minds.

Yesterday morning, Motor Man and I were looking out at the water and talking about the approaching storm. We haven’t seen the swans or the ducks for several days, and I said that I hoped they would be in a safe place during the storm.

Motor Man said quietly that he thinks God tells them things like that from the time they’re just babies.

I suppose that would be the highest form of mandatory evacuation.