Update: 10/30/12–4:00 p.m–Last night right after I wrote the below update, my electricity went off, and it just now came back on. I listened all day to a battery operated radio instead of watching TV and being on the Internet half of the day. I wasn’t expecting the power to come back on so fast. It was out all over my neighborhood. All the stores were closed. On the radio, Con Ed said it was going to be 4 days off if one lived in Manhattan or Brooklyn and a week every where else, so I was really surprised when it came on so fast.
Update: 10/29/12–7:51 p.m.–It’s very scary. I live on the 3rd floor of a brick building, so I feel safe from damage or flooding. My only real danger is my power going out. My internet went down and I turned my computer off, but I just turned it on again and it came back on. I have Time-Warner as my service. They seem pretty good. There’s nothing on TV except for the storm news. I live near a fire station and I just heard fire trucks with sirens go by. My cat is sleeping and seems oblivious to all that is going on.
Update: 10/29/12–6:53 p.m.–It’s starting to get scary. The wind is terrible. However, I haven’t lost power. I hope I don’t lose power because I have a lot of food in my refrigerator. If I stop updating, it will because I’ve lost power.
Update: 10/29/12–4:49 p.m. — I just went outside. The wind is pretty bad but it comes in gusts. I almost got knocked over by a gust. Earlier today I left peanuts out under a tree for some squirrels that I feed everyday and the peanuts were gone when I just looked. It’s not cold at all. I’m glad I got photos of the autumn leaves when they were still on the trees, because after this, the trees will probably be bare.
Since I can’t go anywhere today, I’ve been at my computer all day–listening and reading and writing on my blogs–all three of them–“One American Mind,” “Gayle’s Stream of Consciousness” and this one, mostly about Hurricane Sandy. I live in Staten Island where we had evacuations along the coast, but I don’t live near the coast, and it hasn’t been very bad where I live on the other side of the island. At least not yet. I went outside twice to feed the pigeons who wait for me, no matter what the weather. However, the two cats and the squirrels that I also feed everyday are not in sight.
As Sandy Arrives Romney/ Ryan Go Silent on Their Plan to Cut FEMA and Disaster Relief. Voters should remember that Romney thinks federal desaster relief is “immoral” and “makes no sense.” Ryan opposes it as well.
Source: politicususa.com via Gayle on Pinterest