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calendar   Monday - October 29, 2012

Watching the world blow by

So the whole damn state is shut down, for our big State Of Emergency. Hurricane Sandy gonna huff and puff and blow our house down. Except not really, here in the west of the state where we live.

But the highways and local roads are empty. Everyone’s huddled under their stairs at home with a jug of water and a can of Spam.

So we were out driving around having fun and going shopping.

Let me tell you, Lowe’s is a dangerous place when you’re just moving in.

We had at least $20,000 in ideas, but we settled for a new shower rod. But we went upscale and got the new trendy kind, burnished nickle of course, where you get a double rod. Curved. We had a single curved shower rod at the other place, and those things are great. You get so much more room to move around in the shower. The new double bar kind puts a second curved rod about an inch and a half further away and a bit straighter, so your elegant outer curtain never touches you practical inner curtain. And thus no mold or mildew ever grows on it. And if you have just the one curtain, you can use the outer rod to hang towels or wet swimsuits from. Seemed like a good idea, so we went for it.

We also got a couple of water filters. One for the whole house, to cut any grit in the water and to lessen the chlorine. And a dandy 3 stage one by Whirlpool for under the kitchen sink to filter out anything and everything.  With the basic sediment/odor filter on the main line, the undersink filters should last twice as long. Which is good, because the filters are EFFIN EXPENSIVE. Still compared to a couple bucks worth of spring water a day, the whole thing and an extra set of filters should pay for itself in less than a year. And I have two new, new home projects. Because there wasn’t enough to do here already!

And back out on the streets ... it’s deserted. And outside, a wind is rising; the eye of the storm hits the NJ coast in a couple hours.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9bt3bmnsPY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmWhvl9cub8

YouTube has sucked all the fun out of videos. Farg it. Never gonna waste my time trying to embed one ever again. Go, follow the link. Or not. I don’t care.

So we went to the diner around the corner to eat, instead of trying to unpack pots and pans and figure out what to cook. We were the only customers, and this is a very popular diner. We had the waitstaff at our beck and call, so we had a lot of fun teasing the waitress and chatting her up. And I left her a bloody huge tip, after she brought me an extra cherry for my second Manhattan. Mmmm. I could get used to drinking those. And we had enough leftovers from that to last us at least another meal here, even if the power drops. Blinky so far, but still on. Yay, underground power wires!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/29/2012 at 08:50 PM   
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