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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2012
4:56 AM

Post #9294423

Coming from here...http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1278053/

Cider anyone?
I've made Allison's recipe 2 times already. ^_^

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9294433

Prayers here, Celeste.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 3, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #9294462

Praying for peace, Pixie...sometimes that's all we can do...Allison, sounds like a very bad day for you...Victor, my middle granddaughter was due on Halloween, but the doctor scheduled the C-section for the 27th...Anni has very interesting parties! Cannot believe how much light is coming into my windows now that the pines are gone...nice now, not so nice when it's 90 out there...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2012
5:59 AM

Post #9294479

prayers as well celeste
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9294489

marilyn i thought about your moose when i saw this - http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/10/03/mass-police-shoot-moose-near-busy-highway/wen75E0wRbKkUu1CcOFRvJ/story.html

that is a pretty busy and crowed area for a moose.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 3, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9294537

Yep, not a good place for any animal...that's pretty close to 495...there was another photo of the moose in today's paper...he's now in the town north of mine...there are thousands of acres of wildlife preserve there, so hopefully he'll stay...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9294560

I think I ran over a squirrel last night coming home from work. I know, it's not such a big deal, but I still am a little sad.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9294578

I always hate running over animals, gives me the heebie jeebies for awhile

Praying for comfort for you Celeste

anyone else allergies really acting up? I have to go back to the allergist, my eye is irritated and my nose gets really itchy and then stuffy and...well you get the point

Do we all have that cider recipe? I think NOT! Please share
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9294646

My allergies are out of control! I could use the cider recipe, too.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 3, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9294669

prayers for your family, especially your brother, pixie. We know that you have done all you can for his morale.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9294739

Been dealing with a cold for the past week. Last night into this AM, my left eye would not tearing/hurting. Hardly got any sleep. Still all red. Never had that with a cold.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 3, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9294798

sympathy early in the year for colds unless one of the boys brought it home.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 3, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9294853

No cold or allergies...just miserable sinus problems...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9294924

oh my gosh, Victor, me too!!!! my eye is screaming bright red

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9294936

Oh MY the traffic horrors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I leave the house to meet my bookkeeper about 20mins north of here, tons of traffic, what the heck? come to find out major accident on the Tpk forcing all the traffic on back roads UGH

What would have taken 20 mins took me an hour and I got off the main roads and took back ones, come to find out 1 of the back roads is closed UGH!!!!!!!!!!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9294984

Please share the cider recipe, I was planning to make that for dinner tomorrow along with pork lime tortillas and pumpkin quesedillas

I hate driving in heavy traffic

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9295072

I just had a sneeze fit myself.. I am right there with you and the allergies.. here is the cider .. I added some fresh grated nutmeg to it as well .. I also recommend spiced rum to add in

;)

How to Make Hot Mulled Cider
By Kim Knox Beckius, About.com Guide
There's nothing more New England than the cinnamony scent of hot mulled cider simmering on the stove. Here are instructions for how to make hot mulled cider at home.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes
Here's How:
1. Pour one gallon of fresh cider into a large pot on the stove or into a crockpot or slow cooker.
2. Add a half cup of brown sugar.
3. Place 1 teaspoon of whole cloves, 1 teaspoon of whole allspice, and 3 cinnamon sticks on a square of cheesecloth and tie up. Add to the pot.
4. Heat the cider to a boil, stirring regularly. Leave the pot uncovered so that you and your family or guests can enjoy the warm, delicious aroma.
5. Once the cider boils, lower the setting to simmer for at least another 15 minutes to allow for thorough infusion of the spices. Stir occasionally.
6. Remove the spices from the pot and ladle hot mulled cider into mugs or other glasses designed for hot beverages.
Tips:
1. If you don't have cheesecloth on had, use a tea ball or a coffee filter to hold the spices.
2. Add a splash of rum or brandy to really warm up a chilly day.
3. For a decorative touch, you can stud an apple with cloves and allow that to float in your cider pot instead of adding cloves to your spice bag.
What You Need
fresh cider
whole cloves
cinnamon sticks
whole allspice
cheesecloth
large stock pot
brown sugar
ladle
mugs - - I added Orange Slices to the mug before filling
This About.com page has been optimized for print. To view this page in its original form, please visit: http://gonewengland.about.com/od/morerecipes/ht/htmulledcider.htm
2011 About.com, Inc., a part of The New York Times Company. All rights reserved.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9295078

I don't know if the one Louise made has anything different.. but hers rocked as well!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 4, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9295483

This eye thing is not good ...woke up with swollen left eye this morning! What's going on? The cider sounds perfect...I'm entertaining a houseful on Sunday, & will make it...Debi, your choice of food sounds delish!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9295541

Wow - the eyes have it here. Mine is better, but still red.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 4, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9295879

I have a stye caused by a blocked oil gland...what a nuisance...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9295908

Ouch! Hope you feel better Marilyn!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9295912

Randy gets styes now and then.. hope all feel better!!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 4, 2012
2:05 PM

Post #9295935

At least you know what is causing the problem.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2012
2:10 PM

Post #9295940

I've been reading about all your eye discomforts and am glad that none of them were "pink eye". So contagious and uncomfortable.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 4, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9296032

Pink eye used to appear in school frequently...never got it, but my son did at about age 9...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9296068

that's what I had about 2 weeks ago, thanks to my son but this time is totally different, looks a million times better today

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9296222

I believe this has been an exceptionally bad fall for allergies for many. Tues I got some relief from acupuncture. That's in addition to the medications and all. It has helped to reduce carbs and dairy in the diet too.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9296252

I get pink eye quite often.. thyroid eyes.. once i get the meds it's not terrible to deal with.. but the 1st day always stinks

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 5, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9296484

My eye is better today also...hot compresses work ..

This message was edited Oct 5, 2012 9:39 AM
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9296533

saw a dead barn owl on the side of the road today walking with my wife - sad. beautiful bird

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 5, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9296575

:(

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 5, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9296714

There are very few barn owls left...very sad...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9297311

my deepest sympathies to Celeste and family... in the loss of her brother

:(

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 6, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9297360

He was taken so quickly...peace and healing for her whole family...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9297395

My thoughts and prayers are added for Celeste's family. Glad he is at rest.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9297405

My deepest sympathies to all of Celeste's family.
Brian is at peace...I pray that Celeste can find peace in her love and memories for her brother.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9297497

prayers and hugs, Celeste.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9297529

I'm so sorry Celeste.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9297634

deepest sympathies celeste
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9297636

In a better place Celeste.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 6, 2012
2:56 PM

Post #9297668

Sympathy to Celeste & her family. His last memories of her will be such caring ones.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2012
11:14 PM

Post #9298160

Condolences, prayers and {{{{{hugs}}}}}, Celeste. You have the peace of knowing he's in a better place.

Karen

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 7, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9299010

My deepest condolences {{{{{{Celeste}}}}}}}

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 9, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9300344

My deepest sympathy Celeste, and prayers for Brian and your family.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9300649

another one for the Darwin awards
http://news.yahoo.com/man-dies-live-roach-eating-contest-fla-215822212.html
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9300657

That made me gag in bed this morning.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 9, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9300774

Only in Florida...when I was down there one winter, some woman died after drinking huge amounts of water for a radio station contest...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2012
4:42 AM

Post #9301283

Hi everyone, just stopping by to say Thank you for your condolences and good wishes, they are most appreciated. I'm lost right now, not to mention a little bit in shock. It was only 36 days from the time he was diagnosed until death.
I knew in my heart when he was admitted on Tuesday night that he wasn't coming home. I've been down this road before and the outcome has always been the same. He passed away on Sat. Oct. 6th, we will bury him on Friday the 12th and then i'll run on Sat. morning in his honor. I have a great support team and a pillar on either side of me when I run Sat...2 of my daughters are running with me. ^_^
Again, thank you all for your kind words and support.

This message was edited Oct 10, 2012 6:43 AM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 10, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9301350

Pixie, hopefully you and your family will soon be on the road to healing...good luck with your run...Brian will be watching you...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 10, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9301500

Best of luck on your run. Support helps & we all know that Brian appreciated your support.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2012
3:44 PM

Post #9301781

Gotta love this headline!


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/experts-global-warming-means-more-antarctic-ice

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9301903

be safe on your run.. know we are all running with you.. hugs!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2012
9:01 PM

Post #9302060

Love that headline


Good luck, Celeste

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9302181

Celeste, you and your family are in my prayers. May the run be an uplifting experience.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 11, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9302253

What happens if there's too much ice in the Antarctic...earth flips over?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9302344

LOL
yeah like they thought that island(can't remember which country though) was going to flip over cause there was too many people moving there

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9302345

ROTFL

found it...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/guam/7548366/Hank-Johnson-US-Congressman-claims-Guam-will-capsize-from-military-influx.html

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9302377

Happy 10/11/12!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9302430

So funny didn't even realize it till my friend mentioned it on fb

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9302570

For Kohl's shoppers.

http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/45320/14d/ig.rsys2.net/responsysimages/content/kohls/101112_FF_printpass.htm?om_mid=_20121011_Pass&om_rid=688255

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 11, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9302592

Thanks...Stopped at the farm today...Mr. Moose was across the road this morning, but I didn't get to see him...my grandkids' school bus driver stopped so that the kids could look at it...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9302600

Nice!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9302982

Today I say goodbye to my brother, thought this was most fitting poem...

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

attributed to
David M. Romano - 1993

When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today;
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you;
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand.

She said my place was ready
In heaven far above;
And that I'd have to leave behind,
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye;
For all my life, I'd always thought
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do;
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad;
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.


If I could relive yesterday
Just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized
That this could never be;
For emptiness and memories
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss come tomorrow;
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates
I felt so much at home;
When God looked down and smiled at me
From His great golden throne.

He said, "This is eternity
And all I've promised you;
Today your life on earth is past,
But here it all starts anew."
"I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
And since each day's the same day,
There's no longing for the past."
"But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true;
Though at times you did do things,
You knew you shouldn't do."
"But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free;
So won't you take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your heart.

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 12, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9303010

BIG Hugs today, dear!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 12, 2012
8:03 AM

Post #9303080

Thank you for the poem, Pixie...hopefully it will help ease your sorrow...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 12, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9303089

Oh Celeste (((((♥♥♥)))))
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 12, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9303121

{{{hugs}}}

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 12, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9303173

We're here for you Celeste {{{{{hugs}}}}}

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 12, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9303389

{{{{{Celeste}}}}}

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2012
1:44 AM

Post #9303713

Thanks guys, I run today...can you send warm hugs?? It's freezing!!!!!!! :) I just want to say thank you to all who donated and gave their support . My 2 daughters are honored to be doing this and have raised over $1000!! Wish us luck!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9303738

good for you Celeste.. warm hugs!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9303769

You can do it Celeste! Warm hugs for sure!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 13, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9303879

Best of luck & warm hugs headed your way!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9303963

Did it!!!!!! Took me 42 mins to run/walk 3.23 miles and I was frozen when we began but warm at the end.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9304009

HERE ARE THE 3 OF US AFTER WE FINISHED. ^_^

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2012
12:15 PM

Post #9304030

This was after my brothers service, this is my Dads brother...Uncle Clarence and Aunt Jennette and I. He's 82 and going strong, both of them lost a kidney to cancer 14 months apart ...they were such an inspiration for my run. This next picture if myself and 3 of the 4 brothers I have left. The one on the right of me with the gray hair is Alan, he is also battling cancer. The one on the left with the red shirt is actually the oldest...Clark will be 70 next month. :) Last but certainly not least is my brother Everett, the Colonel(retired) standing in the back. Then my 5 children & I outside of Olive Garden .

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 13, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9304120

Congratulations, Pixie! You did a great job! And the family photos are precious...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9304147

Congrats Celeste!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 13, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9304161

Thought about you all day. Woohoo! Great time!

Grandybaby #10 made his arrival this afternoon. Got a call from DDIL she was having contractions. 2 mins later got another call her water broke. I was already in gear to go over, but this sped things up. Had to ride my bike cuz she had my car. DS was in a weekend seminary class birth of Philly. Glad their house is only 2 blocks away. Jeff got the kids and took them to our house, I drove Rachel to the hospital, Taylor drove(flew) down from Philly. Hospital is in Newark, DE. Anyway, once he got to the hospital I came on home to take care of the kids. Baby? Name not decided yet he is a little early, arrived a little after 4. He was 7# 5oz. Don't know the other details. Csection went well. Praising God for his blessings! He was due Nov. 8

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 13, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9304174

great! he gets to celebrate Halloween.

Nice run pixie & wonderful family. I only have the one brother in NM. He is 85 until next month.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9304196

He's big for a month early, congrats!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 13, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9304255

That's what I thought, too! Heehee. Thank you.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9304291

Congrats all around!!
Celeste you have a beautiful family!
Wow Jan #10 how lucky you are to have all that love!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 13, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9304294

I agree! Lovely family, Celeste!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9304297

congrats Celeste & Jan!!!... great photos Celeste!!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9304715

Congratulations Celeste and Jan!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 14, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9304836

Let us see a photo of the new one, Jan...how wonderful for you that he's so close!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9305172

Good job Celeste!

Congrats Jan!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

October 14, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9305335

First time I've checked in on everyone since the end of September. Hope I can see to type through the tears from reading Celeste's poem. I am feeling some shock that your brother is gone so quickly, Celeste. Sending you hugs and very deep condolences. I love the photos you posted from Brian's service. What a lovely bunch of kids you have...so much like their Mom, inside and out!

Congrats to you, Jan, on your new arrival! That's just great! Post pics when you can!

Hello to all of you...I'm hanging in and had a couple doctor appointments last week. Progress is slow but good. We will have to stay up here an extra month for me to start a new med and be monitored closely so I don't slip back into toxic land. Not the worse thing to have Thanksgiving with my son. :). My brain stuff is better, and that is what I was most worried about. Looks like I am on track, thankfully. Don't think I'm not missing keeping up on all of you ...I'll get there sooner than later. Just feeling so sad for our brave friend, Celeste right now.

Hugs to you all!
Louise

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 15, 2012
3:06 AM

Post #9305555

sending you some good thoughts as well Louise!.. well my niece's christening was yesterday... she was good up until it was way passed feeding time.. and my sister was quick with the bottle to settle her.. she didn't cry when the priest put the water on her head (they heat it now).. and was great throughout the whole service.. went to an Italian restaurant in Clifton that offers gluten free food for my Aunt and another niece.. food was great!!.. all around just a fabby day
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 15, 2012
4:04 AM

Post #9305568

Nice to hear from you Louise. Sounds like a great day Allison.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 15, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9305635

Louise - so good to hear from you!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 15, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9305689

We're praying for your quick healing, Louise...Allison, what a fun day...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 16, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9306799

Good to hear from you Louise


Woke up again to my eyes all irritated...what's the deal? Def need to make an appt with allergist
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 16, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9306958

I want to dump a couple of my houseplants instead of bringing them in for the Winter. I really don't want them and don't have room for them to sit around now that I have a patio door. I FEEL GUILTY about killing the plants. Please, someone say it is OK!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 16, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9307001

OK can't keep everything in the house.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 16, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9307009

Can you find someone to take them? Can you bring them to work? If not then dump them :(
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 16, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9307079

Jen - do you want me to feel EVEN MORE GUILTY?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 16, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9307201

I know how you feel...even when my pointsettia is straggly & yellow, when I dump it outside I feel like a murderer...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 16, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9307243

Sending good healing thoughts Louise (((♥)))

Yank I was going to suggest you give them away too! I'll be in that boat soon when I don't feel like dragging in all the potted cannas.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 16, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9307284

list them on freecycle Memory

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
4:23 AM

Post #9307691

Asking for good thoughts today if I may, going for a double epidural, hopefully no more back pain for a bit. They weren't successful before the surgery so hoping they will be this time. Wish me luck!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9307702

Sending positive healing prayers.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2012
4:53 AM

Post #9307711

Good luck wishes too!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9307759

No, Memory, not trying to make you feel guilty, I throw plants out too, as long as no one else takes them
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9307808

Praying , Ronnie, for success today

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 17, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9307813

Praying that your back pain is over with, Ronnie!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 17, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9307878

Hoping for success, Ronnie. Back pain is no fun.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9307905

Hubby has been home for 3 days now with his back problems out(again)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 17, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9308161

Scary about the contaminated back pain meds!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9308355

Thanks guys! Long day, pain was real bad earlier, I know that happens for a few days but it was double...thank goodness for strong meds today :-)
My docs announced as soon as the contamination scare came out that they don't use that particular brand. I wasn't worried.

Jen what kind of back trouble does your hubs have? I truly feel his pain!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9308362

feel better all!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9308484

Best of luck to the back sufferers - I know it too well. Been getting massage therapy. Helps to some degree. Very relaxing, if nothing else.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
8:15 PM

Post #9308497

Problems ever since motorcycle accident in 2000, going to dr tomorrow
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

October 19, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9309863



Decades ago, as a young adult, an injury gave me excruciating back spasms; no drugs, unfortunately, but I went many times to a chiropractor.

During a spasm, I would literally be on my knees, crawling to the sofa; getting to the bathroom (just 20 steps away), would take 10 minutes of strategy and wincing in severe pain.

After a few years, I stopped having the spasms; was it due to the chiropractor, or natural healing of a large, torn muscle in my lower back ?

I don't know. Sadly, it caused me to make "large life decisions" based on the possible recurrance of the spasms, which still cause gives me pause.

The giant "What If" of life's twists and turns.

(edited for punctuation.)





This message was edited Oct 19, 2012 3:06 PM

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9309962

I get it about the back pain. I have periods of misalignment for which chiropractor helps. The doctors have been offering steroids. Recently I went to acupuncture and learned there that my worst spasms might be caused by the air conditioner unit in my office. It is helping a bit that it's turned off.

It is truly astonishing to realize that any of us could be infected so easily by this fungal menningitis problem. Sometimes we just don't have the option to pass up an injection, either because of the pain and the need to function.

Now the investigation is looking at other medical problems from the same company's plant in Westborough Mass. Truly amazing isn't it that there are no prior inspections or regulations?

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

October 19, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9310092

How very lovely to hear such nice, warm thoughts from so many. Thank you all! I so for you, Ronnie, and for all of you with bad backs. I had a very similar experience to BA's in 1990 and have gone to a chiropractor ever since. Muscle spasms can be completely crippling when they get going, and all types of back issues are just terrible - especially for us gardeners. So many moves that we do - lifting, bending and pulling, etc. are just the worst for bad backs. Hoping your pain gets a lot better, Ronnie, and hoping your hubby's does as well, Jen! Victor, I agree with you on the massage therapy...it is very relaxing and therapeutic.

Allison - the christening sounds like a very lovely event and a really good day ...glad to hear it!

Sending hugs to all!
Louise

Memory - you think you're bad...I always have to ask Hank to "murder" the annuals, and yet again- despite swearing I wouldn't take plants to Florida - i have loaded up two trays to go with us. I just hate to kill or abandon a plant, so I feel your pain. :(

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9310443

think Randy and I are due for a massage!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 20, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9310526

I had wonderful luck with a chiropractor...I would say I went for about a year...no problems since, & that's been 7-8 years ago...my rheumatologist had put me on a prescription med, but it bothered my stomach, so I quit taking it...I grab a Tylenol maybe once a month...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

October 20, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9310827

So glad to hear that you had success with a chiropractor too, Marilyn. Mine has 2 very good massage therapists. I haven't been for awhile. First things first. Yes, Allison...you and Randy really should go! My favorite is the warm stones massage.

There is a gorgeous glow outside here today...we're in the golden glow phase of the foliage. Lots of leaves down!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 20, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9310944

When the sun hits the yellow tulip poplar leaves, there is a glow.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9311070

That yellow glow had me totally awe-struck when I first moved to Connecticut from So. Cal. Never had seen anything like it!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9311092

I love which ever turn bright orange as well

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 21, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9311221

I love the bright reds too. Not too much of them here :(

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9311271

We are just about peak here now. Have to take some pics.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 21, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9311341

There is an oak that turns burgundy...love it...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9312562

Leah is 6 months old, and has gained 12 lbs and grown 10 inches.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 22, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9312572

Good for her!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
6:05 PM

Post #9312584

OH look at that gorgeous face!!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9312588

10 inches! That is a lot, isn't it?
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9312596

Well, she was only 2 lbs and 15 inches when she was born. So she has grown a lot :-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9312601

that's awesome!!.. she is so adorable!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9312614

Very A D O R A B L E!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 22, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9312720

awwwww

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9312843

Leah is a doll! Going from preemie size to full baby size is very exciting. How happy all must be!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 23, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9312863

What a cutie pie! So nice to have a little girl to dress up!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9312919

Just terrible
http://news.yahoo.com/official-body-missing-nj-girl-believed-found-061833508.html

and what would possess someone to jump into a polar bear tank?
http://video.foxnews.com/v/926281054001/polar-bear-attack/?intcmp=obinsite
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9312945

Sliver in my finger & cant see it. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9313089

Do you have a magnifying glass?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 23, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9313276

Very sad about that child, Jen...& you're right ...what was that nitwit doing in the polar bear pond?
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9313305

Sherrie - try rubbing duct tape in the sliver area and see if it will latch onto it and then you can pull it out.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9313411

terrible about the kid Jen... I was getting the alerts about it the last few days... just terrible

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
5:31 PM

Post #9313497

So beautiful, Deb!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2012
2:15 AM

Post #9313737

Wow Deb, she's so adorable and such a strong little angel to have come so very far. It's nice to see her smiling and thriving. ^_^
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2012
2:24 AM

Post #9313740

Thanks everyone, she certainly makes me smile!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2012
4:11 AM

Post #9313773

cute!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9313817

A day off is not a day off. Ebay here I come. I bought this Art Glass Orchid Vase. TIMO SARPANEVA. I would not own it.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9313841

that's ummmmm different



they arrested 2 teenage boy brothers 15 and 17, they wanted her bike
REALLY what the heck????!!!!!!!!! Then just steal the bike...scumbags!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9313879

Sherrie - what do you think it will fetch?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 24, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9313901

Saw the article, Jen...very disturbing...Sherrie, I'm sure someone will want that vase...many folks collect modern pieces...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9313971

Good luck, Sherrie!!

That happened about 25 miles from me. V E R Y disturbing.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9313994

Make sure you go wish our KY friend VV a happy birthday
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1285638/
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9314075

Guessing around $250 for the orchid vase but that is only a guess. Took a gamble & paid 110 EEEKS. I picked up 9 cups & saucers for 10 bucks. Here is a Wedgewood Patrician - Its kind of artsy deco.

Edit - Should say it dates to around 1920

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9314087

LOVE them!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 24, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9314292

Very pretty!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9315701

Frankenstorm is coming..no getting out of this ones way. :( On the upside I noticed our lineman out checking on things this week.
They were trimming the branches that hang on/near the lines and checking the sturdiness of the poles, replacing old, weak ones.
Still got the wood stocked, generator will be full tonight along with all the cars/trucks and will visit the grocery store today.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
3:48 AM

Post #9315703

I bet our stores will be cleared out by tonight.. for the snow storm you couldn't find water, batteries or parmalot anywhere.. the parmalot was cleared out already.. I bought the store brand

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9315728

I think you will be spared the worst, Celeste. We are in for it - from Del to Ct will get the hardest.

Just in - fire, ice and locusts forecast for Halloween 2013.

Seriously, stay safe, all.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9315732

Yes Victor this time I think N.J. & N. Y. are the ones w/a direct hit. :( Stay safe.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9315738

Since it's suposed to generate high winds well north of the center, New England looks vulnerable still to downed limbs and power outages. Since my three are coming home for the weekend we'll try to send them back early on sunday.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9315765

What is Parmalot?

I am terrified of what is coming. OMG! Have to find a shelter that will take FOUR cats and a crazy woman. I have today off to take Sampson for his ultrasound - going to use it to get in some water and cat litter and chocolate. The European model has this coming right over SW Connecticut. I swear, I am moving back to So. Call where there are only earthquakes and they don't torture you with advanced warnings!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9315772

settle down there memory you will be fine - half of this is only hype

all wired up here for a generator - wish i had gone out and bought one, here's to hoping the lights stay on.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9315781

What should I be doing (besides taking anti-anxiety meds) to prepare for this?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9315785

If this is the same European model that planned their economy, there is nothing to worry about!

I am sure you guys have heard/read about that horrific case in Manhattan with the nanny stabbing the kids to death. Mind-boggling. This is why I gave up my career. We trust NO ONE other than immediate family. I am hoping my good friend, who is Manhattan homicide, did not have this one.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9315791

think of this as an adventure - get up early Monday and go to the beach!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9315795

Wow, how freaked out will you be on Dec 20th, Mem?!! ;)
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9315800

You remember what Irene did last year? Houses & covered bridges floating down rivers. Total cities & neighborhoods flooded. Well I hate to say it but if you never have been in a hurricane you dont know what you have missed.

Better to be prepared as its possible you might not move for 2 weeks or more.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9315834

Victor - I am actually looking forward to Dec. 21. If the Mayas were right - I won't have to worry about healthcare or social security! Now I m off to buy some supplies and a big bag of cat litter!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 26, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9315862

Am preparing here as well...will have my Mom definitely, brother & sil if they lose power...hoping the generator is working...will start it up later today...Memory...the shore will certainly get hit...you need to find a shelter near you...cats will be fine...they are survivors...Victor...didn't hear about the children's murders...how awful...my great nieces have had several nannies raising them...you never know...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9315888

heard about that this am. very sad and scary!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9315974

I am going nowhere without my cats! Just got 40 pounds of cat litter for the house and 3 pounds for the car, some piddle pads for their carriers and a big folding crate so they can stretch their legs. I might set up the crate for Meeyow and bring him inside for the storm. I put a collar on him this morning and he was so funny trying to get it off! I will only put it back on him if we have to go to a shelter. Holly is wearing a new collar, Wallingford always wears a collar with a bell so I can tell what he is up to and Sampson will get a collar when we get back from the Vets.
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

October 26, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9316006


I know this is "Polyanna" thinking (re: silly optimism), but hurricanes have a silver lining: they come with mild temperatures. This might cause food loss, but you'll never freeze to death, or shovel snow and ice.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 26, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9316031

Check the garden for small tools, pots etc & bring them inside. Got something to read & batteries?
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9316107

Hey everyone! I let my subscription lapse back in June and finally got back around to renewing! Just saying hi for now - gotta catch up later :)

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 26, 2012
11:11 AM

Post #9316121

Good to see you back.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 26, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9316123

Yippee!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
12:50 PM

Post #9316176

Victor that story about the nanny is precisely why I watch my grandkids...counting my blessings that I can...

Not looking forward to any storm let alone a possible hurricane.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9316193

how was Alaska SOJ?
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9316202

Alaska was out of this world! So beautiful!!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9316227

I did not like what I heard on TV about this storm. They called it a SUPER STORM. Mark Brown former president of FEMA said "Imagine 15 feet of water coming up the Hudson River".

Not trying to freak anyone but I think we have to look at this serious.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9316272

Where in AK did you go?
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9316278

Spent most of our time deep in Kenai Fjords NP and Denali NP - and on the long road between the two parks

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9316285

[quote="AYankeeCat"]What is Parmalot?

I am terrified of what is coming. OMG! Have to find a shelter that will take FOUR cats and a crazy woman. I have today off to take Sampson for his ultrasound - going to use it to get in some water and cat litter and chocolate. The European model has this coming right over SW Connecticut. I swear, I am moving back to So. Call where there are only earthquakes and they don't torture you with advanced warnings! [/quote]
I spelled it wrong .. paramlat .. shelf stable milk.. no fridge needed until it's open

https://www.google.com/search?q=parmalot&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=HAY&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&spell=1&q=parmalat&sa=X&psj=1&ei=tQGLUL2gJ8-O0QHNh4GQCg&ved=0CB4QvwUoAA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=df5572c51b7067a4&bpcl=35466521&biw=734&bih=305

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9316310

Cool, Christina! See lots of grizzlies?
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9316356

Surprisingly, we saw only one grizzly. LOTS of black bears though...and eagles...caribou...moose :)

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debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9316367

That's a BIG moose! We saw grizzlies in Alaska but no black bears. How about wolves?
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9316378

Yes, we did see a pack of wolves. Also saw lots of marine wildlife - sea otters, whales, puffins, porpoises (sp?), harbor seals, sea lions, etc. The black bears were plentiful in the Kenai Fjords NP. We stayed at a wonderful lodge in a very remote area (2 hour boat ride from nearest town) - then a mile hike from the beach to get to the lodge. There were black bears everywhere. They do a great job of keeping them wild though - they don't even associate humans with food. No food allowed in the cabins and no one was allowed to eat outside. We were really hoping to see more grizzlies in Denali. Then again, just 2 days after we got home they had their first ever recorded mauling of a tourist by a grizzly. So maybe it's not so bad that we didn't see many :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 26, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9316384

That moose is enormous! Memory, you're a good Mom...If I couldn't bring Suey to a shelter, I guess I'd leave her in the car & check on her every few hours...the best place for her would be in the basement with the sliding door opened so she could come & go, but there's no way to feed a dog in small amounts...she'd eat it all in 2 minutes, & croak...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9316402

Believe me if I left 10 pounds of food out - Wallingford would eat it all in 10 minutes and let the other two starve.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9316444

Nice to see you SOJ!

Went to Longwood gardens today stopped at a Target in PA to get icing for cupcakes needed for kids harvest party tomorrow night, people there with bottled water stacked in their carts, batteries getting low...was surprised since they are inland

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9316512

Our Governor made decision to lower 4 northern New Jersey reservoirs to mitigate potential flooding from Hurricane Sandy starting tonight. The reservoirs that will be drawn down are the Woodcliffe Lake-Lake Tappan-Oradell Reservoir, the Charlottesburg Reservoir, the Wanaque Reservoir and the Boonton Reservoir.

Here ya go Memory, items you should have in emergency kit
Battery powered radion
A corded telephone (cordless phones will not work if the power is out)
Flashlights and extra fresh batteries.
A first-aid kit.
Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
A non-electric can opener.
Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
A list of emergency phone numbers

I would add to that list generator esp if you have a well pump

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 26, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9316537

And ready to eat cats. ;)

Cell phones may or may not work. Will be spotty at best.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 26, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9316547

Forgot to fill picnic jug with water. Will do that tomorrow.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
1:51 AM

Post #9316675

a corded phone wouldn't help us if the power is out by the cable company
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9316744

That is right - my phone is VOIP, too. I've gone past panic - I think and into ostrich-head mode. Is my basement/crawl space the safest place in my house?

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9316747

that's for tornados. water comes with hurricanes, you may not want to be in a basement.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9316748

bathtub works
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9316749

How about the bathroom - it has no windows?

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9316750

It's time to fill the freezer with water jugs. This time last year the practice at least slowed the thawing so we could eat some of the food.

We're twenty miles inland but we get high winds whenever there's a Nor'easter. Yes, this one is not supposed to be cold in the Boston area. I haven't heard what happens farther north because it's supposedly an arctic cold mass that's driving Sandy inland.

Prayers and wishes that the storm peters out and the Mid-atlantic states will not be hit with much

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9316751

we did the same.. jammed a water bottle in any open space in the freezer

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 27, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9316798

Must fill picnic jug with water. Not to help food but for drinking is long period without power. We are not in flood plain so no trouble there. Tornado & hurricane details are different. Hurricane winds are constant & can blow for a couple days. staying away from windows is a good idea. Our only large window is at the back of the living room. High winds can bring down trees or parts of same.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 27, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9316827

The best place to be in a hurricane is high ground, well away from the shore, rivers, etc. Flooding causes the most deaths...of course, a tree can always fall onto your house...hope this storm is more hype than anything, but you do have to prepare for the worst...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9316959

Too many people are acting like this is the end of the world! Calm down. Latest track shows it hitting even further south so CT will not be hit nearly as bad as first thought if true.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9316971

WHEW!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9317016

On the down side, it has strengthened. ^_^

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9317018

Gutters are clear. Porch plastic sheets are back up. Have lots of wine!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9317060

Latest predicted track.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT18/AL1812W5.gif
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9317080

Thanks for posting that.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 27, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9317093

The last that I saw we & Fairfield are in the 1-3" of rain zone. We can handle that. How much wind with it? People with boats are securing them here on the north shore.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9317143

I feel so bad for Allison - all her decorations...

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 27, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9317146

Weather Channel just showed storm coming into central NJ...hope it's further south, but not holding my breath!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9317174

and that's just the track of Sandy(tropical force winds felt 450 miles away, very HUGE storm) you have the other 2 storms that are going to collide with it, saying with the artic blast it will be about 2" of snow also on top of 1' of rain and then on top of that it's going to be a full moon so all the shore communities are going to get hammered!


yard is completely clear of anything that could go airborne and I even had time to do some planting
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9317197

We are all going to be affected 1 way or the other. Better to be safe then say DUHH

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 27, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9317287

The owner of the produce store in town gave me 2 blossoming lilies today which I planted...had to get another pumpkin because the lovely squirrels ate mine! I need something to carve in case we still have Halloween on Wed.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
5:32 PM

Post #9317336

FIOS gives a battery for at least 8 hours of backup for phone service.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9317358

Jen and Allison - are you in touch (cell/text) with Jan and Weeze?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9317376

I'll do the best I can to keep you guys up to date. Jeff's school in Delaware has already called off for Monday and Tuesday.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9317385

I have Weeze's cell

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 28, 2012
11:39 AM

Post #9318032

Worried about Memory sitting on the coast...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9318159

I don't have Jan's

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9318182

I'm a hurting unit, decided to plant the spring bulbs before the storm.

500 Muscari (for my river of blue)
50 dutch iris's
65 daffodills
211 tulips (pics of most of them)

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AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9318189

Marilyn - I am at 1000' above sea level - so flooding will not be a problem. Also about 8 blocks from a major hospital and 6 blocks from an AT&T building so I seldom lose power for very long. I spent all day today and yesterday moving everything that could fly around in my yard and the neighbor's yard into my garage. Well part of the day was spent condensing the garage so I could get the catio in - but that counts. Although the cats are none too happy about not being able to go outside!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9318192

My niece's due date is Wed. Hope she does not go during the storm! They live on LI.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9318213

Victor has my cell. I'll check in when I can. If you look at a map we are right at the top of the Del. Bay near the curved section. I'm about a quarter mile from the river and above 10' feet above sea level. For some reason I don't feel anxious about this event. Yes, there will be some flooding in town, but not usually in my area except at the intersections.

We'll keep check on our neighbors.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9318229

Celeste are you saying you planted all that today???
Wonder Woman!!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9318251

Yes, ugh!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
3:38 PM

Post #9318256

Showoff!! ;)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9318278

Well I haven't been sleeping well so I thought i'd work myself silly. Can't say i'll sleep well tonight either...over did it and im sore. Now to show-off my new physique... heres a drawing of me. ^_^

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9318281

Nice butt! ^_^

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9318293

LOL and...I have hair in this drawing!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9318296

Sadly, even my drawings are bald.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9318298

hee hee

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9318312

^_^

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 28, 2012
5:11 PM

Post #9318338

Glad to know you aren't in a major flood zone, Memory! Suey will not be happy her walks will be suspended during the high winds! Pixie, you are a worker of the world...the bulbs will look great in the spring...Try reading a funny book before you fall asleep...anything by Laura Levine or Dorothy Howell will do the trick...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9318382

I prefer either a benedryl or kaluha and cream, both put me right out.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9318424

those are beautiful Celeste!!!.. will pray the baby will wait until it passes

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9318442

Dang Celeste! You made my back hurt even more just thinking about that! It's going to be beautiful come spring.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2012
7:53 PM

Post #9318515

Yeah I only planted about 40 bulbs and my legs were killing me from having to step up onto the bulb planter esp on the slope of the berm

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 28, 2012
8:54 PM

Post #9318570

Bulbs just thought about here. Will wait until after the 'doings'.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9319177

Huge crane dangling atop new skyscraper on 57 street.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9319221

why did they leave it up there?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 29, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9319239

I hope that Pirl left Long Island.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 29, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9319252

My stepdaughter is there...she & DH both home from work...no mass transit...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9319284

Can I get some prayers for my bil Iggy(Igor)? found out today he has a tumor at the base of his brain that is affecting his vision. Another appt on Wednesday to schedule biopsy
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9319311

Absolutely, Jen!!! Something to take my focus off the storm.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9319312

Oh no. Sure will, Jen.

That is the type of crane that stays until the end. But they should have secured it better and inspected.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9319315

No school tomorrow.

All major Hudson bridges closed.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9319319

So sorry to hear that Jen, im on it!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9319326

Gusts of 50 here now.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9319386

Just heard there are many downed tree's in Bridgeport CT. , praying Memory and cats are safe.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9319407

Yes Jen (((♥)))

Kids just got here, we still have our power at least for a while. Guess we will have a sleepover, as long as it stays on. Really wish we had a generator, might be a good investment after the Holidays.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
3:13 PM

Post #9319418

I wish I had Michele's awning .. can't run a generator in the rain.. can you??
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9319432

If the gas tank is over the motor you can. JUST MAKE SURE YOUR CORDS ARE OFF THE GROUND & NOT IN WATER.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9319435

On a positive note, I am on my first glass of wine. ^_^

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
3:25 PM

Post #9319437

Wow - storm surge in THE BRONX is over 9 ft already!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9319447

The nice foliage from my garden is now in north Jersey.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9319455

Hee hee he It'll grow back...unlike your hair. ^_^
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9319458

So now Victore is a Wine-O ?? :-) We should all watch for tomorrow.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9319462

Always been a wino. ;)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9319471

2nd glass now.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9319477

A building just collapsed in NY!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9319541

No power since 6:55. Transformers blowing all over.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

October 29, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9319564

I 'talked' with Arlene a bit ago and she was fine. Still on Long Island. Two of her neighbors had water up 25' onto their property but they live right on the water.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
6:53 PM

Post #9319619

Hope Arlene is ok .. Wish she would have gotten out of there

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9319649

Transformers blowing up here too. Scary to hear it.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9319691

They say transformers blowing up all over

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
1:34 AM

Post #9319797

If any of you read my FB post about complaining what you lost in Sandy...let me clarify. A friends sister who lives in CT was whining about her pool cover she just bought this summer and it cost her $600 and its in shreds. It rubbed me the wrong way...so many of you are waking up to see way more destruction than she will ever see and she's crying about a pool cover!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2012
1:49 AM

Post #9319799

Its amazing what too many communications can do.The pool cover is hardly news.I agree.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
1:58 AM

Post #9319802

Check-in thread here, please check in if your OK.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1286297/

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2012
2:59 AM

Post #9319830

Looked like fireworks last night with the transformers

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9319874

Allison!! Hope you didnt get much dammage. NJ just got it awful.
Fake images of the storm
http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/fake-hurricane-sandy-photos/

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 30, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9319889

CT shoreline is just a mess...tides 15 ft above normal, plus the waves...many houses just washed away...
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9319894

ughh - I had a stomach ache for 2 days and just realized it was Nerves! Nerves can do things, like hurricanes.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2012
6:11 AM

Post #9319930

Perspective. It's all about perspective and what people consider dear to their hearts.

Oh, yeah, nerves can do awful things. Please take it easy, Sherrie!

I love you guys like family and am very appreciative of your concern and friendship.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9319945

Pirl is probably without power.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9319976

Glad you are ok jan
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9320004

Louise & Bill should be OK. 1/2 way between Bill & me. Maybe no power. 200,000 in NH are out.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9320054

Thank you, dear!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 30, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9320096

We ate supper early last night which was good as power went out at 6:40 pm. Read with the help of our battery lamp bought for such occasions. Think I will get a 2nd one. Power on by 3 am as DH went downstairs to turn off lights.

Moon tried to show after midnight, still some clouds.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9320128

That would be Louise and Hank :)
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9320134

duhh - me wrong.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 30, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9320200

Sherrie, you are right about the nerves...my brother & a friend of mine were both sick because of the storm forecast...I was reassuring, telling them the coast would suffer most, & that was the case here...our town was really spared.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9320243

Allison got a taste of a hurricane, last night. I felt for her when she said she was scared. I kept telling her everything would be OK, Hang tight.

If you have never been in a hurricane, you dont know what they are capable of and how you feel. I know, been there done that. I have seen a siding glass door bow about a foot and not break.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9320314

I can say a few made me cringe and pray a window didn't blow out
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9320414

I fell asleep thinking I should sleep in another room away from the maple outside the window. But all was ok here.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9320430

Very emotional day for me today. I am counting my blessings that I know things could be worse but just walking around my neighborhood and seeing some of the damage and thinking about some of the others that lost so much more took a toll on me.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9320439

Ronnie (((hugs))) it's understandable.
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9320442

Ronnie - 1 step forward, You are OK. You are ok and be here for all of us.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2012
3:38 PM

Post #9320474

Totally understandable, Ronnie

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9320491

Same here. Very disturbing driving around. Lost my blue spruce, but who cares. Still no power.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9320577

But we woke up!!! That says it all

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9320615

yes it does!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2012
3:39 AM

Post #9320814

I ended up having to go into town yesterday as Justin is pretty sick. It gave me a chance to see what damage the winds brought my area. We have some pretty big trees that came down but otherwise than that...rain. I am assuming the coast line took another beating but I can't take a trip while Justin in sick so it will have to wait for another day.
While in town the sky turned black in a matter of seconds, opened up and dumped torrential rains on us, threw in some big lightening strikes & mixed it with hail. Sitting at a stop light, I couldn't see a thing and all I could hear was the "tink, tink, tink of the hail hitting my X-Terra.

This message was edited Oct 31, 2012 5:43 AM
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #9320833

GMA had some stunning pictures. The destruction is getting worse by the day in NJ & NY. Chris Cumo went down into the subway with a subway high ranking official. He said "it will take WEEKS to pump out this water".

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 31, 2012
5:13 AM

Post #9320859

My neighbor still has a tree on their house and the closest apartment building lost its roof completely. Courthouse where I work is open, but yesterday there was a power line sparking as the pole leans toward the building--easy to see from my window. I am hoping they fixed that. The chief judge was watching over the work crews at 5 pm. And the storm barely hit this area.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 31, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9320893

the destruction on the coast in NJ and NY is devastating.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9320913

Bad bad bad
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9321067

Celeste - hoping the Justin is back in good health soon.

Lots of trees and wires down in Bridgeport. I heard that the City just cut the power for everybody at 5 on Monday - I wish they would have posted that on the City website - I had never lost power before for more than 3 hours, so I was not prepared for long-term loss. *banging my hand on my head*

Neighbors two doors down sent their boy to make sure I was OK yesterday morning. How sweet is that? I took them most of my apple cider that had come from a local orchard as no way could I drink a gallon by myself. They fed me breakfast - farina prepared with gee and cardamon - who knew Pakistani's eat farina too? Then I found out that a big patch of shingles had blown off thier house.

The medlar tree in the front yard would have blown over except that it was staked. I can't get in my garage to get a shovel, but I took soil from the garden with a broken shovel I found in my neighbor's yard and got the tree nearly upright. (Actually it is better than before.) That was the extent of my damage. I brought the gray stray in and he demanded to go OUT during the storm. He was there for breakfast in the morning and I think he had been staying inside his box on the front porch.

Other than losing what is in the fridge and freezer, everything is OK. I was very lucky as was my whole block. I was lazy and hadn't canned much of my fruit this summer - which is in the freezers - and I couldn't find any ice. But on a bright note - the long awaited Fuyus stayed on the tree - except for one. I picked it up and decided to try it even though it wasn't bright orange and it was surprisingly ripe! So I have my first crop of Fuyu's since I planted the tree 10 years ago!

Someday I will get a warm shower and live will be excellent because right now it is good.

Peace and Plenty - Memory

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9321108

Celeste I hope nothing too serious with Justin, he is in my prayers to get well soon.

Memory, glad to hear about your Fuyus is OK even though I don't know what it is :-) also glad the kitties are OK.

Our power is back on and I'm so thankful, I don't feel well and that wasn't helping any. We had just bought an inverter battery from a friend to hook up to the fridge, ran the cord from the car and pulled the fridge out and on came the lights! It was a small investment but hoping we never need it again! Like memory we really never lose our power for long so I guess I was a bit under prepared too. glad the heat is on. Clean up can wait till the weekend when the sun is out and it's a tad warmer.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9321172

Feel better, Justin

Glad you now have power, luvs

Hoping you get yours back soon, Memory. That WAS very sweet that the boys came to check on you.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9321183

Fuyu is a variety of Asian Persimmon (non-ascorbic) http://www.sdfarmbureau.org/fuyu/little_fuyu.html.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 31, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9321244

Hope that everyones power is back soon. Got a message on the phone from the town manager that Halloween tricks are postponed until Sat. Guess that there are still outages in our small 2 towns.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 31, 2012
1:22 PM

Post #9321271

there are still some people around here with out power.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9321294

Thanks everyone, he has a ear infection, red throat, sinus infection and coopy cough. They stuck him on an antibiotic and he'll ne good as new in a few days. :)

Was going through the different pictures on the web of the aftermath. Jersey was hit some hard!! I got to about picture 20 in this group of 50 something when I a sob caught in my throat. I finished all the picture but not without a wet face. All I can say is...
I am so sorry Jersey Girls.
http://news.yahoo.com/airports-stock-exchange-reopen-nj-devastated-142715604--finance.html
Edited to say the set of pictures in the second little box titled "Sandy devastates New Jersey" just above the headline.

This message was edited Oct 31, 2012 3:54 PM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 31, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9321370

Glad Justin will feel better soon...my Mom is still with me...ended up at Doc's this morning...thought it was stress...I have a sinus infection & was dehydrated...doc said 2 quarts of fluid a day not enough when you're sick...Gatorade got me back together again...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9321382

Oh, dear, Marilyn. Please drink, drink, drink!!!!

Seeing pictures of the devastation I can only count my blessings over and over and over again.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 31, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9321384

Thanks, Jan...I knew I was sick, but doc's office was closed until today, & he was really too sick to be in...
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

October 31, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9321450

Glad to see lots of NJ and NY people posting. We had high winds, and lost power for 2 days, but no damage.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9321489

Glad to hear, songs

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2012
7:08 PM

Post #9321559

I hope you feel better soon Marilyn.

Celeste I know just how you feel, I hadn't seen any pics until tonight...had to hold it in since I was at the girlies getting ready for Halloween, didn't want them to see me crying...seeing the minor damage here compared to that didn't sit well...this storm was too close for comfort and will haunt me a long time. Seeing Sea Side Heights really hit home, as a kid we weren't "shore" people like some, my dad didn't like the beach, but my mom loved the boardwalk and we would take a ride down and play the games. Never came home empty handed, she always "won" something!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

November 1, 2012
1:53 AM

Post #9321675

Hope Justin is feeling better!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

November 1, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9321759

The Chef at work gave me all the ice I want! I shared it with my neighbors. Very thankful for small favors these days. The Mayor said that Trick& Treat was still on - no kids showed up so I guess parents are smarter than the Mayor. Still hoping for power soon.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2012
5:57 AM

Post #9321770

Speaking of Trick or Treat...saw this and got a giggle. Hope it makes you giggle too. ^_^

Thumbnail by pixie62560
Click the image for an enlarged view.

AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

November 1, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9321788

How timely!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9321792

thanks for the giggle!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9321831

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