Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Before and After

We interrupt all the focus on The Storm Called Sandy
to bring you a few pictures taken before the storm.

Remember that?  Life before the storm?

When the skies were blue and
people weren't stampeding to the grocery store 
talking about how this was going to be
  The Big One, Elizabeth! The Big One?

Before we started filling our tubs with bathwater
and cooking everything in sight
in anticipation of losing power--remember?

I barely do.

Guess what snuck up on us while we were so focused on The Storm Called Sandy:

  1. Halloween. Today!
  2. The month of November. Tomorrow!
  3. The Oyster Festival. This weekend!
  4. The half-marathon, also known as 13.1 miles of Sheer Torture. Next weekend!
  5. Thanksgiving.  As soon as I blink!

The Christmas trees are up in Wal-Mart.

Happy New Year.


deborah said...

Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

Not to mention November 1: Mass consumption of leftover candy.


Meg McCormick said...

Back to normal in the DC area, whatever that means. I can't believe you had to work; the WHOLE CITY was closed for business up here. No metro, no commuter trains, no federal government, nothing. I heard even Ikea was closed. (I know!)

Daryl said...

Happy Halloween .. BOOOOOO

Fighting Mermaid said...

Happy Happy Halloween!

Dghawk said...

They say that time goes by fast when you're having fun. The problem with that is, I'm not having fun and time is going faster and faster....except when I'm at work for 11 hours and the clock has seemed to stop.

Happy Halloween!

Mental P Mama said...

Oyster Fest!!! So glad you all are okay! What is this 13.1 of which you speak? gah

Kay L. Davies said...

Thank goodness you're okay. I was worried, and asked Daryl a couple of times if she'd heard from you, but I didn't find this post until today. Whew. Glad I found it. So you're all safe and well? I know the storm made landfall north of you but what about those waves? I was, I admit, concerned. Okay, worried. Because you had recently said "talk about lowlying land" or words to that effect...
Not your fault I'm a worrier and fretter, however.
Just happy to have found this post (it was in my list, but I missed it) and know you're okay.

Kay L. Davies said...

Did your mother bring the goose indoors during the storm? Keep him in an upstairs bedroom? Bathroom? until the worst was over?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Kay, we are all fine and accounted for, thanks so much for your concern.

Luckily the storm did not really have much of an impact here. Usually flooding is a big issue but we've had "ordinary" storms cause more problems than this one did.

Happy Friday Eve...