Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Blows

Lucky me
  I'm writing this from a hotel room in Virginia.  It's a very nice room, but I can't get the picture of CSI-style blue lights pointing out all the "schnookies" and other bodily fluids scattered here and there out of my head.  For instance, I'm deathly skeeved about touching the remote control for the TV without a HAZMAT suit.
 
  But, after putting on some latex gloves (don't worry about how I managed to have latex gloves) I turned on the television for the latest on Hurricane Sandy, that bitch.  Tomorrow afternoon I head back home, right smack dab in the center of where this meteorological banshee will hit.

  So, it's probably a good bet I'll lose power sometime Monday or Tuesday.  If that's the case, I'll be missing from action on Blogger.  No worries, I'll pick it up sometime Wednesday (hopefully, any power interruptions will be brief).

  Don't worry (as if), I have a post scheduled on delay.  It'll pop up sometime Monday as if nothing had happened.  But, for all you know, I could be searching the house for batteries to the blow-up sheep flashlight by then or I could be treading water in my living room (where the TV remote, at least, is clean).

  Good thing I have plenty of toilet paper stocked up.

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    1. It was a safe trip home. Now, I'm sitting here in front of the computer, having the day off from work. The kids are off from school, too. Mrs. Penwasser had to go to work. We'll see how long she-and the power-stay.

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  2. Couldn't you just stay in the hotel until this whole thing, for lack of a better term, blows over? Either way do stay safe, and I hope anything that cripples power and such doesn't last too long.

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    1. We considered it, but we had to get back to the dog, Pal Penwasser. Plus, our deck furniture was still out (don't think we're going to have too many more picnics this year). Power is still on, but the storm is almost here. So, better get this comment out...NOW!

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  3. Good luck, Al. Without saying exactly where I am (it's for the children's sake), we are also in the path of Sandy and the fun is just starting! Woo Hoo!! Drive safe and look the sheep in the eye, they like that.

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    1. We're in touch with our families, too. From what I gather, they're in the same area as you. Hunker down yourselves.

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  4. I hope you stay safe, and as a sidenote, it's always a good idea to keep plenty of toilet paper on hand when you're full of it!

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    1. Or a lot of newspapers. Although I avoid using the Sunday comics. No sense wiping Hagar the Horrible on your bum.

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  5. The down side to stocking up on TP is that in the event of a flood, it will be useless to you. The upside is that if it doesn't flood... well, at least you have toilet paper. :)

    Sadly, my friend did not know this through Hurricane Andrew, and she paid $5 for one roll... Funny how storms of Epic proportions put things into prospective.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to finish the laundry, dishes, and vacuum so my house will be sparkly clean when the tree flies through it. :)

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    1. Because the All-State insurance reps really appreciate a spik and span living room. Not fun to be us today, that's for sure.

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  6. Try to be careful Al in all seriousness, I really hate hurricanes and I'm glad that we don't get them over here, we wouldn't know how to react. Hopefully things are okay, I laughed at the latex gloves things, I think it's maybe not a story that I'd want to hear haha.

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    1. You never know when latex gloves will come in handy (pardon the pun). The State Police will hold up traffic for a "Highway Prostate Check" without warning sometimes.

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  7. Stay safe. I was wondering why the local news wasn't talking about Sandy. She's curving totally out of our way.

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    1. And at the beginning of last week, she was taking a hard right to the middle of the Atlantic. I kinda liked that forecast.

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  8. Hopefully the damn things blows out to sea and leaves you and me be. Doubtful though, be safe and I hope away your sidewalk toilet doesn't blow haha oh and yeah blah to the nasty hotel rooms, I take bleach with me.

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    1. My sidewalk toilet is safe and sound. Ahhhh.....the magic of bungee cords.

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  9. I hope you're able to ride out this storm without any significant disruptions. I hope everyone remains safe but this one looks like a monster.

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    1. It hasn't hit yet, but there's a lotta racket going on outside.

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  10. Hope you had a nice family visit, and I applaud you on your packing! Wishing you a safe trip home, and I hope their predictions are way off. Julie

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    1. Our visit was great. The trip home was very uneventful, thank goodness. Now, we just sit and watch the wind knock trees into the pool.

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  11. Stay safe. I'm thinking about you.

    xoRobyn

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  12. Ha! You make poster #6 tonight prepping for Sandy. Who knew an Indiana boy knew so many east-coasters! As to all of them: Keep Yer head down and stay safe!"

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    1. I wish I was in Indiana...I wish I was in Indiana...I wish I was in In...oh, crap, still in Pennsylvania.

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  13. i didn't know blow up sheep required batteries. thank you for educating me in the way of the blow up partners.

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    1. Only the most advanced sheep do. You know, the ones you get through mail order from Thailand. They can...oh, I've said too much already.

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  14. Good luck. Thinking of all you folks out east in the path of the storm.

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    1. It's gonna be a rough 24 hours or so. So far so good. But it hasn't come ashore yet.

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  15. i prepped by making chocolate cake. i will make frosting in the morning.
    let them eat cake.
    nomnomnom

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    1. Thinking about you folks today, as well. My brother lives in Guilford and he lost power for a WEEK last year! Yikes.

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