Hi there. It's been a while. Not quite a year but close! And what a whirl wind it has been! I thought my life was changing before but the past 8 months have shown me that changes NEVER seem too stop coming..guess thats a good thing because when life stops changing it usually means we are dead!
Briefly...no recent pics right now, just a note to say I am working on a new, better, schedule to get back to writing and blogging, on a more regular basis... My oldest son's fiance lost her job and moved into the den lock stock and barrel...they are getting married Dec 15th and STILL have no apartment to live in..so guess where they might be for a while..fun! ...YIKES I need something to wear! Very small, they will plan a party later..baby on the way...I now have the daughter I always wanted.
We survived 12½ days with any power, (the whole area) because of Sandy. But we were still in better shape than so many others on LI (and still are!). Fortunately, I like to get ready ahead of every season, for what the seasons weather brings, and since I LOVE weather and keep close tabs on it (I do that because I want to know whats in store for me when I step out the door to take care of the animals) I was following that storm since it formed in the Atlantic. So we had water, sand, food to make camp style, lots of clean blankets, and we had a big camping stay-cation (is that what they call it?) More on that another time..LI is still recovering... We had no internet/phone/tv for 21 days..we all got back into the habit or going to bed early REAL early. (I was waking up at 5:45am with no alarm) We had to go to bed early to stay warm. That was the one thing we didn't have....enough of burnable wood. We had enough for a fire in the evenings, but in the daytime we had to make a fire in the fire pit to cook on...no biggy since we were always campers anyway, but after 12½ days it was getting tiring (I wanted a REAL shower!) and I was starting to think we would have to burn furniture next (joke..but not really) I was thankful for what we did have, and even after a few days, although we couldn't drive to local stores because so many streets were blocked by fallen trees and power lines, we could walk to local strip stores that had generators and partial service so it was nice to be able to have real hot coffee in the morning and a choice of deli, pizza, or Chinese food into the early evenings... We had no house damage (except the wires ripped off the pole to our house) and although our neighbors tree is still sitting in my corral (an 80+' Oak....he said he would take care of it..still waiting)
Anyway, I will be writing more next week and hopefully be able to add some new pics. I see blogger has changed a lot since I was last here so have to figure that out over the weekend. SO much is going on here, and there is so much commotion and busy stuff going on, I am hoping I can find a spot of time to do that but we'll see...
Our sweet very protective rooster (he is so smart)
See ya next time...