Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Everything That's Right: After the Storm


1. My family and I are safe and sound. Hurricane Sandy has left my garden very well watered. Thanks a million for all your support. :o)


2. None of the trees that fell landed on my house or property and we never lost power.


3. We spent part of yesterday watching the movie Grease so we could sing about Sandy.


4. Sweet Sandy spent the day with us while my garden soaked up the rain.


5. But by early evening, Bad Sandy had arrived!



6. Carrot cake made everything better.


7. So did watching movies with two teenage girls in the hammock that had been moved into the basement from the backyard.


8. The dogs slept through everything.


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  1. I'm glad to hear everything went as well as could be expected. Nice touch to watch the "Sandy" movie. Loved the graphic progression!

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    1. Thanks! The storm shifted and the DC area missed the worst of it.

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  2. Whew, glad all is well and good to see you have kept your wonderful sense of humour through it all!

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  3. Great attitude! You are a champ.

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    1. Thanks! We were prepared for the worst and had reached the point that we felt like we were waiting for disaster to strike. On Sunday night we went to the movies at an almost empty theater and out for dinner. We saw Argo. It was amazing! Go Canada!

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  4. Glad you have made it thru storm hunkered down and watching movies. Dogs look like they were not concerned at all. Stay safe.

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    1. What's funny is that of our four dogs, three are terrified of storms. But they could have cared less about Sandy. They even went out side to pee in strong winds that blew their ears back like cartoon characters. I think it was the lack of thunder that helped them get through it. :o)

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  5. So good to hear you not only survived, but had some fun times through it all. We had houseguests who had come up from Kentucky for his Mom's funeral over the weekend and were staying with us, then could not fly back home. So we have had extra days to visit, lots to eat, and company through it all. They are at the airport now, rebooking!

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    1. It sounds like it turned out for the best for both of us. Glad your ok. :o)

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  6. That is great news from your homestead and you found good ways to cope. The dogs were smart to nap through it.

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    1. My dogs ability to sleep through anything, except thunder and lightning, is truly astounding. :o)

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  7. I'm glad you are all safe and enjoyed your carrotcake and the Grease movie while your dogs slept comfortably in their bed.

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    1. I have some friends that are still without power or who lost trees but all is well here, thankfully. :o)

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  9. Tammy, I've watched the CNN news about the storm, it was terrible. Now see your house and carrot cake and I'm glad you're all right!

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    1. I expected there to be some damage when I woke up this morning because the wind was so strong but everything was fine. I'm so glad!

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  10. Good to know your fine... I miss having movie marathons with my girls...
    Have you been left with a lot of clean up?

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    1. No clean up at all! None of our trees fell and everything looks normal. It's still raining, though, and the garden/yard is saturated. My rain garden has standing water but that's what it's there for. :o)

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  11. When I got up this morning the first thing I did was check for posts and was thrilled to see yours. I'm glad you got through it with no harm and kept power (bonus).

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    1. It feels so good to know that bloggers from around the world check on each other during natural disasters. :o) I am really touched. I have a different electrical company than my friends without power and we rarely lose service. But my heart goes out to the people of NYC. It's a wet mess.

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  12. Tammy, I'm so happy that you and family are all okay. I breathed a sigh of relief when the storm turned in a different direction.
    Many of my east coast friends are okay, and some are without power with lots of cleanup, but all safe and sound, thank God.
    Funny how I laugh at Brownie with his ears all blown back from the wind as well....I know exactly the look of the cartoon characters....you described it well.
    Did you save me a slice of that carrot cake??

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    1. I can send you the recipe if you want! It's from www.epicurious.com. My heart goes out to NYC and the NJ/MD/Delaware coast. They were really slammed. :(

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  13. Glad you and the garden made it through okay! You know I have never ever seen the movie Grease? Does it still hold up? That carrot cake looks yummy by the way.

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    1. A young John Travolta is pure eye candy, which is my favorite sweet of all. :o) I saw the movie for the first time when it came out in 1979. I was 10 and thought it was the coolest movie on the planet. It's still a fun way to pass 2 hours. If you haven't seen it, give it a try. You just might love it. :o)

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  14. Oh yeah! Carrot cake would help in any situation. So glad you're OK. What a great way to spend the day--safe, dry, and warm. And entertained by a classic!

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    1. A friend's tree crashed into their neighbors house so I was very lucky we came through unscathed. I'm a big believer in the medicinal qualities of spending the day in pajamas, eating tasty food, and watching fun movies. :o)

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  15. My daughter and I love that movie! Sounds like y'all handled the storm like champs. Wish it would have been the same news from NY and NJ. What a mess they have. Glad you're safe!

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    1. Thanks! I knew I couldn't do anything to change the weather, so we just made the best of it. :o)

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  16. OMG....I pissed myself reading this:)!!! Sandy??? Really??!!! That is so awesome....you've got all the greatest elements together....Carrot Cake, Grease=perfection. Glad everything is okay. Thanks for the smile and laughs.

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    1. I laughed out loud reading your comment! If the Hurricane had been named Rizzo or Chacha, we'd have been totally screwed. :o)

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  17. I'm happy you made it through. Your dogs are awesome!

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  18. What a wonderful way to weather the storm. Love the Sandy progression graphic. And still some carrot cake for a sunny day! Glad y'all are safe.

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    1. When I saw these graphics on Google images, I knew they'd be perfect. Sandy is just such a sweet name for a hurricane. I think they should have names like Hurricane Xena or Igor.

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  19. Reading your post nearly caused my morning coffee to spurt out of my nose! So funny, the Sandy progression; the cozy dogs, adorable. It is a universal truth that carrot cake solves any problem that might arise (that can't be fixed with duct tape or WD 40.) Glad you're safe and reasonably sane.

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    1. That is the best compliment! If the astronauts on Apollo 13 had been given a carrot cake, they might not have needed duct tape. :o)

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  20. Tammy, so glad to hear you and your family got through the storm on Grease and carrot cake, I can't think of much a carrot cake won't fix - and over here we have 'No More Nails' (a glue) for everything else! The news are filled with reports every hour from the US, we have had a lot of freak weather this year but nothing like you have had now. I saw Grease in 1979 too, and at least 5 times since then I think. Great movie!

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    1. Thanks! The US specializes in crazy weather! It matches our politics. ;o)

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  21. Good news!!

    Those dogs of yours are smart.;)

    Your carrot cake looks great; an excellent cake to frosting ratio.

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    1. I'm a big believer in frosting, especially if it's made with lots of buttah! :o)

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  22. Yes, I was worried about you up there. I wonder if the name Sandy will be retired since she was such a bad girl and caused so much damage/and loss of life. Our last Hurricane was Ike and he knocked out power for two weeks along with billions of dollars in damage. There will never be another Ike.
    Welcome to the notorious Hurricane Club.
    David/:-0

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    1. I remember how much water you had in your garden after Ike. :( Naming hurricanes definitely adds to their emotional impact. I wish Sandy had stayed innocent and just brought a rainstorm.

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  23. And here's the answer:

    http://blog.chicagoweathercenter.com/2012/10/30/ask-tom-will-hurricane-sandys-name-be-retired/

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    1. I'm glad they're retiring the name Sandy. One Hurricane Sandy is enough!

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  24. Glad to hear everythings ok. That carrot cake looks delicious. Thanks for visiting my post, have been having a rest, so catching up with people now. Best Wishes. Oh your dogs look so adorable having a nap.

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    1. Thanks! My dogs do cute very well. The other two were asleep on the couch. :o)

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  25. What an awful, worrying time you must have had! Good to know there were no real problems left behind for you .. pity the neighbour though! Good graphics and delicious looking cake :)

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    1. There are several mostly dead trees near us in neighboring yards that I was worried about. I'm surprised more trees in our area didn't come down. We got very lucky.

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  26. Good to hear all is well, love your humor and the mouse, the cake and the hammock are the best!

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    1. Thanks! The mouse cracks me up to no end. :o)

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  27. Glad you all made it through Sandy without a scratch...though that carrot cake looks like it could do some damage...to my waistline!!
    Daughter in NJ still without power.

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    1. That's horrible! I was wondering if she had been affected. I thought she was far enough inland to be ok. I really hope she has her power restored asap. What a rotten storm. :(

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    2. Yes one would think she was fine, but the power outage in her area is high. The storm went right over them. Apartment is fine, cars are fine, just dark and cold.

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    3. I'm adding her specifically to my prayer list as The Queen of Seaford's daughter. :o)

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    4. Your prayer have some power!! She got her power back this morning --- thanks for caring.

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    5. Hooray! Hooray!! I'm so glad! :o)

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  28. Glad you survived the storm OK! Movies, carrot cake, and naps sounds like the best way to deal with a storm like this. Have schools reopened yet by you?

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    1. We were out Mon/Tues but back to a regular schedule on Wed. I spent Tuesday grading, grading, grading.

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  29. Here's to dodging a big one, Tammy: Cheers!

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    1. Right back at ya! I'm so glad your power is back on!

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  30. I had to smile at your post. You handled Sandy quite well despite the dangers. And I am glad you are safe and sound. We, too, escaped Sandy's wrath...thankfully. I do hope those who lost so much can find assistance and be able to rebuild quickly.

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  31. Fantastic news and great choice of movie. One of my favourites.

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  32. so relieved to hear that Sandy was happy to play with you, but not torment you. It is very satisfying to see our rain garden do what we made it for.

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  33. Great news. How is the garden actually looking??? Had a good laugh at the Sandy pics. Grease fans live for ever!

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    1. The garden was extremely wet but fortunately I have enough large trees that the extra water was siphoned off within a few days. No damage at all. :o)

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  34. I'm so glad you, your loved ones and your garden survived Sandy. Such a horrific storm, wasn't it?

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