Monday, Monday

One thing I’ve learned after a couple of hurricanes and countless nor’easters, while living at this location, is that it’s nearly impossible to get good pictures during the storm. Not only are you fighting the wind, but also a driving rain. And taking pictures while trying to keep your camera dry isn’t an easy task.

This was taken yesterday morning (through our bedroom window). You can see from the trash in the yard, that the tide had receded just a little at this point.

In comparison, here’s a picture I took through that same window back in June.

Today’s predicted to be our worst day in dealing with Sandy, so we’ll see what she has in store for us. I should say that we really don’t expect the water to reach our house.  There’s more of an incline between the water and the house than is visible in the picture.  The tide just comes up really close and leaves LOTS of trash in its wake.

Over the weekend, I was reminded of one of the reasons I’m so glad to be involved in blogging.  It was touching to read the concern fellow bloggers have for folks who may possibly be in Sandy’s path.

I add to those my prayers that Sandy will make a last minute detour and spare our neighbors to the north any hardship.

21 responses to “Monday, Monday

  1. Good morning! I’m glad you don’t expect the water to reach the house – the difference in the shots shows that waterline but you’re right – you have more of an incline than you can tell here….still, it’s not fun watching rising water!! We hope you guys are OK this morning – we have you in our hearts – we expect the worst for our area later today with the high winds and heaviest rains. STAY SAFE – I know you will.

    Hugs, Pam, David and Sammy

  2. I have been wondering how you were faring…we saw a photo of the James River Bridge taken yesterday and the water was HIGH! Hope this annoying storm passes us all by without major flooding and damage, but I am fearing this morning’s high tide is going to be really bad. Stay safe…

  3. I couldn’t wait to hear from you this morning. It looks like the backlash of Sandy might be snow – in feet – for those of us along the western edges. Yikes. My husband tried to weather proof the cabin in Bland yesterday. Hopefully the worst has passed for you and all is well.

  4. Hang in there! I have been following the storm on the computer and was the first thing I checked this morning. First time I have been glad we weren’t there but we are worried and concerned as if we were.

  5. So so so happy to hear from you Dianna! I am glad the water won’t reach the house but dang the water is up right there! Still saying prayers all goes well for you and you stay safe.

  6. Still hunkered down … the rain dripping on my a/c unit woke me up this morning; some kind of water torture thing, I suppose : / Thanks for the June picture: we need it today!

  7. It’s snowing in Floyd, VA where Laura lives. Our water is almost up to the pine tree and over our lane but no danger to the house. Will it ever end? Will be thinking of you in Smithfield.

  8. Oh my, the water is close. You all will be in our thoughts today. Take care and be safe.

  9. Glad to see, so far, so good! I kept wondering if you had to evacuate. I’m sure it will be a long day for you. Keeping in you in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. That water is still awfully close. I hope you are tucked in and cozy and safe, with Sundae-girl happily getting all the lap time a kitty could want. Keeping you all close in thoughts & prayers today,

  11. I feel so sorry for the people north of us. They are going to get the worst of it.

  12. So glad for the posts…means so much to hear from people all over. Heading home from the office in an hour or so…winds will be the worst of it here, and they are just starting to kick up. Thoughts with everyone!

  13. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers, Dianna! I hope you are inside, warm and comfy, and have plenty of provisions to keep you warm and fed over the next week!

  14. yes, still hoping for a better outcome than predicted. that’s a big rise in tide.

  15. Stay safe. Whee will just be glad when this is over. Our nerves can’t handle it!

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  16. we also pray that everyone will be safe!

  17. Praying for everyone in the hurricane’s path. Please pray that everyone can make it in Weds, Thurs, and Fri for our daughter’s wedding. And that our power doesn’t go out! Even though we are in the western part of PA, the effects are supposed to reach us here. And our son and daughter-in-law live in New Jersey which is supposed to get hit hard.

  18. Pam ( Sammy ) had told us you live by the water. We are praying for you, all buddies we know and don’t know, that everyone stays safe.
    Mollie and Alfie

  19. I agree with Marshall, a peek at June was refreshing today. The sun will again shine–maybe Wednesday. Glad you’re above the water. Has your electric stayed on? So far so good here.

  20. Your pictures say it all Dianna and i caught my breath at the closeness of the water to your home. Glad to hear there’s more of an incline there. It’s fairly quiet here except for big gusts. “So far, so good.” And,, may this storm fade away now and spare us all.

  21. Hope you are safe and sound tonight Dianna….thinking of you and praying:)

    Hugs from HRCG and Minnie:)

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