Monday, October 29, 2012

Waiting for Hurricane Sandy

We're just hanging out, waiting for Sandy to show up. It's been raining steadily since last night and the wind seems to be picking up. A few minutes ago, we received this surprisingly frank e-mail from Arlington Alert:

Hurricane Sandy is about to get worse.

Think of the derecho storm with high winds in June that lasted 24 minutes. The winds we’re about to experience beginning this afternoon are like the derecho, but they will last for 24 hours.

To paraphrase: Instead of 24 minutes of dangerous winds, it will be 24 hours of dangerous conditions.

This is about to get real.

Some photos from our morning as we waited...

Our little guy (with some help from me) put together a house castle for his latest stuffed pet, Rex (thanks Mom!). Shira baked bread. David made a chollent. And I went from the back of the house to the front of the house snapping photos. Hopefully these will be uneventful "before" photos.

Everything is closed, yet mail showed up in our mailbox today. Well done US Post Office, well done.

From design to full execution:

What are the odds that the power stays on long enough for the chollent to cook all the way through? At least we'll have fresh bread throughout this event.

Apparently, you can add "hurricane" to the list of things that won't slow down the post office:

Stay safe. Stay dry.

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