There is nothing so eerie than lying awake and hearing the wind shrieking outside under a full moon. Then you hear things and try to picture what is flying through the air. There were downed trees, there remains a tree/wire situation that doesn't look good, but I have not been able to report it to the utility - needless to say, their lines are busy and none of the automated choices got near what I needed. I am now due for a call-back in 22-32 minutes. My composters are pretty much all over the next county, some hatches were battened better than others, so to speak. There is some tarp damage on the run-in that I knew about - but between the sheets of sideways rain and 60+ mph wind gusts, I had to let it be. Once the wind dies down to 30 mph, I will go out and start repairs. When I went to let the poultry out, I found that 7 of the Jones Family Sparrows had snuck inside and spent a much safer night than their brethren!
This was one humongous storm - and we were very, very lucky. As much as I love the ocean, I am so glad I don't live on the coast. I hope we hear from some of our favorite bloggers (Erin? Carolyn? Jane?) since I know that this was just one of the exciting events Ma Nature had planned for us. And I am glad I moved out of the city! However, no matter what disaster is handed to NYC, the Big Apple rolls up their sleeves, gets busy and gets it done. It reminds me - in more ways than one - of an ant farm.
I hope that everyone got through the storm in one piece. Just to show you it's not all work and no play around here, I give you...
The 2012 LLF Halloween Pumpkin!