Saturday, November 3, 2012
and you have to tonight! But just the clock and not civil rights or economic policies like Mitt Rmoney!
Either before you go to bed Saturday night (tonight) or after you get up on Sunday morning don't forget to turn back all your clocks one hour. For many of us, it's Daylight Savings Time and since it's the fall, we fall back and turn back time (see how I worked that in there?) and get an extra hour to do with whatever we like. PARTY!
The most important point of my post is not to remind you to change your clocks but to REMIND you to change the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors. You should replace your detectors if they are more than 5 years old or if you don't know how old they are. Take a marker and
date the battery door so you'll know in the future.
Cher and Kathy Griffin:
'Don't Let Mitt Turn Back Time On Women'
I was at her Jones Beach performance and this song
was broadcast live on 20/20 in Sept of 1989!
That right! I'm back. We got our power back last night! Heat, hot water, tv (thank you DirectTV), landlines (yep they went out too), cell phones, computers and wifi! Life is better!
We are very lucky and know it. We only lost power (since Monday at 6:30 pm) and the comfort that comes with it (our neighbors behind us are still without power so I ran them an extension cord). We were able to keep one room at about 62 degrees thanks to a mostly decorative gas fireplace. Less than 10 houses away they only lost power for 16 hours but about a quarter of a mile away, they had their basements and 1st floor flooded and will be without power for weeks.
For us, this was very surreal. Walking the blocks around our house things looked normal or even better than normal when the sun was out, when dark came it was VERY dark and then you could see who had power or generators. I wanted to break their doors down, throw them out and commandeer their house and power source. It didn't look like we had just had this horrific storm, we got our mail every day, our garbage was picked up on schedule and we had trick or treaters. It was when we ventured out for supplies that we could see how things were. We had a radio but it wasn't local enough and a tv or computer screen image is worth a thousand words. It was sort of a mind fuck to be the story and not be able to see or really experience it.
The town next to us? Never lost power (they have their own power system/grid). Going there I felt like a refuge invading the next village and pillaging (well paying cash - no credit cards taken) their stores and scrounging around for a place to recharge cell phones (although with so many towers down, ours only worked from 1 am to 6 am for calls, data or texts). Lines were everywhere for everything and scoring warmth, food and wifi at McDonald's caused much more celebration, normalcy and gratitude then you'd expect. The staff there were absolutely amazing and I will be giving them a big thank you card.
We are a long way from being normal - gas lines are everywhere, traffic lights are out, many of our local stores have no power and some were also damaged by salt water. We're nervous the power will go out again and another Nor'Easter is headed our way for Wednesday.
Mom did well but it was very stressful for her - the cold and fear of getting sick and the not knowing.
Thanks for all the kind thoughts and positive energy but many others still need it. I'll post photos later.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Vancouver-based artist Bill Pechet of Pechet Studio has teamed up with lighting co-designer Chris Pekar of Lightworks and Montreal-based LED lighting manufacturer Lumenpulse to create one remarkable public art installation called Emptyful. The towering structure, which mimics a mammoth sized laboratory flask, stands 35-feet tall and 31-feet wide, weighing in at approximately 48,500 lbs. Located at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library Plaza, Pechet’s sculpture serves as a real crowd pleaser, grabbing the attention of visitors and casual pedestrians alike.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
LAST WEEK'S WINNER
With a whopping 68% of the vote!
GLAMOUR MUG SHOT
CELEBRITY MUG SHOT
Frankenstein and his Bride
The Bride of Frankenstein
Frankenstein Meets Dracula
Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman
Abbot and Castello Meet Frankenstein
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
No power. No land line. Until now no cell service and it is spotty. Since last update there have been more power outages. We only have radios but its hard to follow and their is little local news.
Considering everything, we're fine. Just bored. And it gets so dark!! The lightening I thought I saw was actually transformers exploding. Today we'll get in the car and look around now that most of the trees and power lines have been cleared but with no traffic lights it is an accident waiting to happen.
We got our mail yesterday!!!!
Any word on the storm affecting the election?
Thanks and best wishes to everyone