We’re going to get a little rain.
RED DOT = your intrepid correspondent
There have been fights. People were cutting in line for gasoline. A woman shot past a queue in her white Lexus SUV and pulled up to a pump. It almost caused a riot. The local hardware store only had four generators in stock for about 200 customers who had been waiting for them to open since it was dark outside. You can imagine how that went over.
As hurricane Sandy approaches off the Atlantic from the east, it will collide with a severe winter storm that’s moving across the country from the west. The local media have christened it “Frankenstorm,” which I love. New York will shut down the entire transit system at 7:00 p.m., so you’d better be where you want to be for the next three or so days.
I have a ticket tomorrow night to see The Daily Show correspondent Assif Mandvi in a well-received off-Broadway drama. Not many people are aware of it, but he’s a hell of an actor. The entire run is sold out so even though I’ll be refunded, I’ll not get to see his performance. What rotten luck!
i keep wondering if this is being blown out of proportion, but the more i read, the more i think that you are, indeed, going to get some rain. hunker in the bunker, make sure you’ve got a full deck of cards, and pack in beer…
Good luck, Mr Banish, stay in touch if you can. Will be thinking of all my US blogging friends when I watch the news.Sx
Like Scarlet, my thoughts are with my ‘merican friends. Also with my more local friends, battling horrendous fires.Don’t you just hate it when rain stops [a] play!Stay safe,UB.
Daisy: I’m still hoping it’s a lot of blather and media hype. But it’s kind of hard to think along those lines when looking at the satellite image. Scarlet: Thank you, dear. Lots of power outages, they say. No Internet?!?! How will I go on?
Dinah: I have a friend who actually said I was an idiot for focusing on the play, but I’d say I have my priorities in order. Wouldn’t you?
A good time to be a gopher or a mole, I would say. Is there anyone who intends to watch the storms collide from a suitable vantage point?
Be sure and keep your head down for a wee while while the rain is on. It might be a good time and excuse for cracking open something gold while you peep through the cracks at Mother Nature.
I’m having difficulty getting on line – so whilst I can please stay safe.
Oh dear… that does appear to be in something of the direct line of fire. Will be thinking of you and yours UB and I trust you’ll post when you can to let us know how you’re getting on. All the best!
Gin and a couple of good books. Stay safe UB (and family!)
It came and left last week, it’s what we call down here in Florida “An expensive blow job!”Bunker down my friendCheers…
GB: The satellite images are impressive but being beneath the pretty swirly clouds is no picnic. Chef: Mother nature is being an angry parent right about now. Can you hear the howling through the internet connection?Pat: I’m online now but I hear it’ll be impossible later in the day!
looby: Thanks for the good wishes. It’s an inconvenience to me but the girlies are pretty scared.nutty: Thanks for checking in. It’s always a treat to hear from you.Sausage: Could you have sent it over the prairie instead of up here? I’m holding you personally responsible.
Good luck pal – I’ve a fair few friends on the North East seaboard – hoping they all stay safe …
thinking of all y’all up there, sugar! when the news spoke about atlantic city the images that came to mind were of the photos you’ve shared. xoxoxo for you, Mrs Wife and The Daughters!
Thinking of you all! Living in a country without major weather problems (but plenty of others!)I am sure I would be petrified!!!Take care – hunker down.Val from Cape Town
Furtheron: My daughter is in a bit of a panic. Too much news coverage! All it is is worst-case scenario stuff. We turned it off.Sav: Thanks for you email. You’re beautiful. Those small gestures reaffirm my faith in humanity. Val: Thanks, tons. This sort of thing happens very rarely. Still…it’s no fun when it does!
I LOVE THAT FOTO
What my ‘Taller Pal’ sayed! :¬0
By now, your power’s probably non-existant (unless Daisyfae’s lad got to you!) but, just to keep spirits where they should be…yeah, your priorities are right.WifeKidsTheatreDog
I hope the worst is over and you are all OK.