The Talking Heads on tv keep referring to Superstorm Sandy – which, to my ears, sounds like a shopping event or a really lame comic book character – as the biggest storm to ever hit the US. Not having the data at-hand, I’m not qualified to agree or disagree with them on that. I will say this: it has to be one of the strangest storms on record…
Monday, it was wet, windy, and warm. Yesterday, the sun came out.
Then, it rained buckets.
Then, more sun, and 70F temps.
Drenching rain. Sun. Repeat, repeat, repeat…
This is the worst of our damage, thank goodness. I swear, the willow tree’s creed is, “Just Drop It, Another One Will Grow”. This applies to leaves, branches, and whole trunks… There’s also a twisted gutter on the back of the house, and one of Hubby’s beloved evergreens (planted to screen our house from Bad Neighbor to the east) was leaning precariously…Lucky for us, our Head Yard Guy came right over when he heard, and it’s all fixed.
He kind of sheepishly admitted that he didn’t want to get roped into working in his neighbor’s yard….
We were able to make good use of the sunny periods:
Angel directed, I carved.
Oh – you know those little battery-operated tealight candles the stores are selling for jack o’lanterns? They make great Emergency Nightlights! I’m stocking up, when they go on clearance tomorrow…
Still don’t know if the town is having Trick-or-Treating tonight, but she will have a Halloween party at school tomorrow…I’m sure the Purple Fairy will put in an appearance here, in any case.
The 4 O’Clock:
One of the Downpours. Had to take the shot from inside the house…
Hope everyone is doing well – warm, safe and dry!