I guess the storm's a'comin'. School's cancelled today. And tomorrow. Which means I've got three extra bodies around here in my space. Good thing I like them. They say a power outage is more likely than not, come nightfall and the high winds that come with Sandy's landfall a few hundred miles from here.
We've got batteries, water, and loads of food. We're spending our apparently last hours of electricity today watching movies & news, charging i-things, baking, doing laundry & dishes, vacuuming, pretty much anything I can think of that we might need power for this week. I will be bummed if we lose the contents of our well-stocked fridge and freezer, but so it goes. Some day we'll get a generator.
In the mean time, we're keeping an eye on this tallest-on-the-street tree in our neighbor's yard. (It looks like one tree, but there is a short one on this side of the street, and a tall, tall one behind it by the white house.)
I'm keeping a few activities in reserve, for if and when we lose power, like a blanket fort, nail painting, easel painting, story telling, pillow fights, et cetera. The rain's really coming down, the wind starting to pick up. We are hunkered down with The Weather Channel and some peach pie we baked out of the freezer this morning rather than risk losing it. Our evening plans include homemade pizza and carving pumpkins. So don't worry about us, we'll be OK.