I am busy checking out things , inside and outside of my house, after the big SuperStorm that hit us yesterday and last night.
We are so lucky, because we have had no damage and we did not lose our power during the storm.
I spent a lot of time preparing for the arrival of the Frankenstorm.
I even listened to my mother's advice, and poured water into buckets and containers , and bowls, in all of the bathrooms. (Water to use for " minimal toilet flushing" if power went out for a loooooong time, and we lost our water source.
|One water stash - for personal use in the bathrooms|
"Sleep far away from areas of the house where you have trees that could crash through the house...."
So I got up from watching The Weather Channel, and actually moved some of my 'valuables ' away from any windows and walls that could be affected if a tree was blown over.
First up..... my Viking Topaz sewing machine, of course.
|This faces the back yard, where LOTS of TALL TREES are. They SWAY and SWAY with the wind!|
|And I can see tall trees swaying out of every skylight !|
|My Ott floor lamp is squeezed into our little study. (Some of the squeezing MIGHT be due to piles of fabric. laying around..... maybe.......|
|My Topaz and Baby Lock are safely stashed in my study.... no trees on this side of the house!|
This morning, after moving my sewing machines back into their little spots, I have been tending to our bird feeders . One of them got pushed down by the wind and the water soaked ground couldn't keep it upright. I measured over 5.4 inches of rain in my rain gauge on the deck. I think there was more rain, but many times the wind was blowing rain sideways and it didn't get measured in my gauge. We have a minor leak in the basement, from the blowing winds of the Nor'Easter, and lots of tree branches and twigs and limbs in our yard. But that is all minor.
We are lucky and thankful to have made it through the storm.
(I'll be praying for all of the folks who have real problems and losses....)
Can't wait to get sewing again. I have several projects lined up.
|I'm off to my sewing room!|