Monday, October 29, 2012

Weathering the storm

Red Hook Brooklyn
It looks like Hurricane Sandy is making her way to the concrete jungle. Last night Gov. Cuomo suspended MTA transit at 7pm for subways and 9pm for buses. On my commute home, there were a number of riders with suitcases, backpacks, duffle bags, and groceries.

I have to admit that I've been in denial for the past day and a half. After seeing the evacuees and reading reports, I had a change a heart. My immediate thought? "Uh oh, sh*t just got real."

This morning I decided to take a quick walk to the grocer to pick up a few things. As I'm walking,  a gust of wind blew so hard that it knocked a car's alarm system on. {gulp} This will not be pretty. I stocked up on cereal, fruits, veggies. (Random: While you were out shopping did you notice all the milk, eggs, and bread were gone while the fruit and veggie supply remained plentiful? I did.  Guess it pays to be a healthy eater, huh?)

I've prepped a few meals in case I lose power. Luckily, these meals taste yummy at room temperature. My laptop and cellphones are fully charged. I also have a few books on standby. Now if I can just find my flashlight.

Our offices are closed today, and I'm still waiting to find out about tomorrow. I will say that I usually enjoy a day off work, but in moments like these I'd give anything to be out and about. Couple that with the fact that I can't run and I'm bound to be an unhappy camper. lol.  To my East Coast friends/family, be safe.

         "The City that Never Sleeps is Taking A Nap!!! NYC is on lockdown." - A.L.'s fb post


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