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Storm & Lace?

October 29, 2012 9:54 AM | Patty Foley
As the storm Sandy comes ashore later today, I hope that our 'friends' on the eastern seaboard are safe and prepared.  This storm is being heralded as a 100 year storm with the rain and storm surges, especially on a lunar high tides, causing flooding anywhere from 4' to 18' depending on the surge.  Living in New England all of my life, we have survived many storms.  My mom said that she was ordered to leave her home.  She said "we have never left our home except for the flood of '55 when I was pregnant with you - why should I now!" 

This time last year, there was over four feet of snow at my home, freezing temperatures and no power for a week.  From what I understand from friends, that was tough; I know of folks that went over ten days without power.

The electrical outages could be devastating which could make every day life quite uncomfortable.  Hopefully each of you are ready for this storm and have made preparations.  Extra water, batteries, cook the food and take stock of what you have in the freezer. Pack the freezer with bags of water, it will keep it colder and you'll have some ice.  If you have the feature on your land line phone, forward it to your cell phone.  Fill the car with gas and find that car charger for the phone.  Remove the items from outside your home - plants, wreaths, and flags.  It's all pretty common sense - so let's be safe so we can come out on the other side of this.

By the way - depending of your situation, get a lace pillow out, find a tatting shuttle.  Might be a great time to wind bobbins for your next project.  A little lace may be just what you'll need.

Be Safe.....


  • October 29, 2012 10:52 AM | Jill Hawkins
    I'm thinking of everyone in the Northeast (and beyond) and will be watching the news for updates. Keep safe everyone.

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