|Yeap! My house is right in the path of this storm.|
I have been working on my post from last weekend's trip to Rhinebeck and the thought occurred to me. EVERYONE, and I mean just EVERYONE is stoked about Sandy. Maybe I should write something about that.
Wouldn't it be a total hoot if Sandy did the "female thing" and changed her mind about where to set down on land? Wouldn't everyone get a chuckle if she turned a hard right and headed right back to the African coast?
Ok, so that probably won't happen. But I have taken steps to ensure that electrical power stays on during the storm.
- Been making ice since Wednesday for the ice chest and for any empty spaces in my two freezers. I ain't loosen any frozen food this time. No sir!
- Been making various foods that can be eaten at room temperature. We will not go hungry. In fact, we will probably gain weight. :-(
- Will make coffee in advance 'cause I am not facing even one frick'en morning without caffeine for some broad named Sandy.
- Filled the car with gas - cause if I WANT to take a leisurely drive around town to see all the beauty of fall - I damn well will do it - cause I will have gas! (Traffic should be down, too.)
- Pulled in the lawn chair and the bird feeder - cause I am not going to spend money on new ones because of Sandy blowing into town.
I am prepped. We will not loose power now because of all my preparations. You can thank me after it is over.
In fact, I have made (and bought) so much ice, I would guess that the entire eastern seaboard is safe now from power outages. The big story on the news in a few days will be how the lights stayed on. They will wonder why. But I will smugly point to my freezers that are filled to the brim with ice! I will know.
Oh ... and I have red wine. Best at room temperature, you know.