Here Is GOOD TG
After much wind, rain, n preparation I'm happy to report all is well at camp SnaggleTooth. Well, except as I write this, I can't get a connection, probably due to my ISP location near Boston having no power.
After I got up very early Monday to assess the weather conditions, I got ready for work. The winds didn't seem too bad yet, n drizzly precipitation was billowy but not severe yet either. All the trees in sight were intact. The water down the street didn't look too wild or high. So I decided it was safe to drive. No problems aside from occasional twigs in the road, one light signal out, n some moderate wind gusts were observed along the way. The location of work is further inland n more sheltered then my home village.
Every one able to get to work went in many hours early n worked like crazy without breaks until everything was done as fast as possible. This is normal storm mode for us- The stores our stuff sells in will all be open the following day, so the order must be made n ship out ahead... Several items were taken off the order list to shorten production. All was done within six hours n loaded in another hour.
While we worked the storm raged outside. The power flickered a few times, but held. I was instantly drenched out the back door a few times taking out garbage. You could hear the downpours roar loud on the roof, n I had to get a bucket to catch a prolific, dripping leak next to where I stand near the end of my production.
When we were almost done packing, the manager opened the back door n said to us "Come here to see the hurricane" n there, in the night sky was a large break in the clouds with the full moon n stars all posing pretty for us. So yay, then I felt good about the ride back too, knowing the worst was past.
The worst part of being at work is being cut off from all forms of media n not knowing what's going on elsewhere... I got inside just in time to tune in the 11pm news, a rare event for me. The Power, cable, n land-line were all in working order! Massachusetts seems to have been very fortunate compared to my neighbors of New York n Connecticut as news indicated. The damage in Manhattan is mind-blowing-
I promptly decided to celebrate by eating frozen food requiring power to cook! Broccolli n chicken pot pie- food I'm pleased will not go bad. It took me a year to build up freezer supplies again after trashing the entire contents last year due to Hurricane Irene- not this time- Whew! I'm so relieved.
It's early to sleep for me (3am), but I'm so tired. Another early, busy holiday (Halloween orders) workday tomorrow. One more day then Day Off finally.
Will try to connect once more...
In Honor of those who do Halloween, I offer up a black cat, Mischief, masquerading as a very fat Jack-o-Lope without antlers, n a three-eyed, two-nosed Mutant kitty, plus the window display at the village Pizza Shop. Those who don't, I hope you enjoy the pics anyhow!