The marina has taken their huge flag down in their preparation of Hurricane Sandy. I always know what the wind direction is doing by looking at the flag. But the wind is cranking up here – Sunday morning 8am – and the trees definitely display the wind direction. We are lucky to live on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. They say because of the wind direction when the hurricane comes on shore, that the water will be pushed up into the Eastern Shore. So that is great for us. Not so great for those on the other side of the Bay
We live very close to a huge marina – Herrington Harbour North – and it looks like many sailors took their sails off. And boats are double and triple tied. We have battened everything down, but we have not removed the sails. That is a big job and with our grandson’s second birthday party yesterday, there was no time. We brought in the kayaks, dinghy, took all the canvas off the boat. Took all cushions off the screened-in porch furniture, and patio furniture is in. The generator is ready to go. After watching the wind reports, I think that generator will see some action. We are supposed to get sustained 50 mph winds for a long time. Two days. Ouch!
Cantabile will ride out the storm with her bow facing north, the wind direction. She is a heavy boat and I am sure she will be fine. She made it beautifully through Isabel, back in 2003.
At time like this, there is something to say about living in the city!
And we just had extensive landscaping done. Oh me.
So we are compiling a food list of things to eat that don’t take the stove or oven. We won’t have those appliances available to us if our power goes, even with the generator. The generator is mainly for some lighting, refrigerator, well, furnace, and the big thing……….the sump pumps. They will be working overtime.
Lucas’s second birthday party was yesterday and it was so much fun. He loves an audience. And he got a drum set from his Auntie Heather! Oh boy. He calls me Gigum and his Gigum certainly enjoyed the drum set too!
He loved his Thomas train set. And lots of books. The big puppet theatre was a hit too. Too many toys!
He had fun with a balloon that played the birthday song if he tugged on it. He figured that out and drove us nuts.
I am just about to put out a notice to our Encore Chorales that meet on Mondays and Tuesdays. I think the word will be hunker down!