Batten Down the Hatches

26 Oct

Well, I washed the windows and my car, so I figured it was going to rain, but who invited “Sandy” to this party, anyway?

The hurricane is supposed to go up the Atlantic seaboard, but let’s face it, Baltimore is NOT that far inland, so we are expecting a terrific battering. Last time we had a really bad storm my kitchen looked like this:

And the car port looked like this:

If you look closely, you can see that the water has dropped at this stage. It was originally up to the point on the bottom triangle.  (The printer had been on a bench, and no, I don’t have any idea what that thing is floating beside the door.)

Needless to say, we are not looking forward to a repeat of this mess.  When the water receded last time, the car port was slicker than greased glass. Our eldest and her husband came down to help with the power washer and clean both the inside and outside of the house. Fortunately, the water did not get any farther than the kitchen, but that was mess enough.

Our newly-wedded grandson works for Baltimore Gas & Electric and has already been put on storm alert. He and his new bride will be staying with his parents, because he is worried about his wife being alone in their house, which is way out in the country. Even more “out in the country” than our place, which is saying something!

We’ve stocked up on lamp oil, firewood, canned soups and food for the critters, so I think we’re good to go. I’ll keep you all posted.

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