Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Hype

Except for knocking out the power for almost 24 hour at Casa Spencerblog, Hurricane Irene was a bit of a disappointment in the drama department.

There was the obligatory flooding and a few toppled trees but it fell far short of the Storm of the Century that it was promoted as.

I'm not complaining but Mrs. Spencerblog is. When a natural disaster is predicted, she prepares like a Navy Seal. Water, food, patio furniture brought inside and plenty of beer on hand in case friends find themselves homeless and needing a place to stay. (Okay, maybe not like a Navy Seal. More like a Navy Seal's mother.)

She lived through Mount St. Helen's in Washington State and ever since has been preparing for the worst when it comes earth quakes, hurricanes and blizzards. She likes the drama.

To be safe, she slept downstairs Saturday night with the cat and dogs, so as to avoid being crushed by a tree coming through our bedroom window. I risked it upstairs. And lived to tell the tale.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gil... My father always was fond of saying "Only a fool offers unsolicited advice." And would then proceed to comment on something as if it wasn't advice but one knew it was. Sure do miss that. So in that vein I don't want to be a fool. However, you may want to go a little lighter on your beautiful bride as regards her being concerned about the storm and sleeping with the pets. We suspect she (1) knew you'd be safe in the bedroom, but (2) was concerned that the pets would be upset by the weather event happening in the 'hood / 'ford...

August 29, 2011 at 8:01 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell that to the 8 inches of water in my basement.

August 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about your 8 inches of water in your basement, Anon... My post wasn't to disregard or give disrepect the potential or actuality of damage due to the storm. I saw firsthand the damage to a condo unit adjacent to Moore Road in Wallingford and how devestating the this storm was... It ain't pretty, that's to be sure... Again, sorry about your water.

August 31, 2011 at 8:31 PM 
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