It’s the middle of the night/morning here, 1:22 a.m. to be precise. And, as usual, I am awake. Took some melatonin and going back to try for sleep again.
The storm of the century (“Sandy”) was one for the books. It was the worst thing I’ve ever experienced, with the possible exception of our Blizzard of ’78. That was in February, my father died whilst shoveling snow in that storm, and we had snow piled up the height of 2 stories all over town. We had the National Guard picking people up and taking them to work. I stayed home for a week and only worked at a hospital down the street! My front windows blew into my tiny 2 room apartment. That was really the worst one.
With Hurricane Sandy, we only got rain and lots and lots of wind here. Some people got 2 or more feet of snow.
A tree cracked and fell over behind our house in the woods, but it fell onto our neighbor’s garden area. All the trees on our property seem to have survived. But a nest of squirrels way up in a tree in the woods fell down and I don’t know what happened to them.
Tree that fell in the woods behind the house into the neighboring garden.
I’ve never seen wind that wild before. I can only imagine what they are waking up to down in the NY and NJ area.
I want to thank you all, every last one of you, dear readers for caring enough to leave comments in my previous update page.
Now the big question remains – does Paul still have a lobster boat and a row boat today?
He could not get over there to check yesterday, so later this morning we shall find out. Personally, I don’t know how they could have survived. His row boat he put up on a float in Marblehead harbor. I just can’t see it staying put through what we had. And we have no idea how “Bollocks!” made out. I’ll let you know.
UPDATE REPORT: Boats “seem” fine from a look-see from the land. Paul can usually tell whether or not something is amiss by the way the boat rides on the water. He says they are both “fine.” Yay.
Good thing I got Paul signed up with Social Security already!
Ta ra and Cheers,
Bex & Co.
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