Sunday, October 28, 2012
Watching, waiting for "Sandy"
Or maybe you don't. I certainly didn't.
We've been told to prepare for up to ten days without power. Ten days? Ten days! It's a whole new definition of hardship for me, little suburban hothouse flower that I am.
So, I have an armada of flashlights, camping lanterns, and candles, ready to deploy at a moment's notice. I bought those non-perishables, too: crackers, fruits, nuts, and the ever-popular peanut butter.
How long can I live on peanut butter and Wheat Thins (reduced fat version)?
What I'm lacking in this experience is ... well ... experience. I have no idea what to expect. The last time a powerful hurricane really hit the Delmarva area, I was an infant (yes, it was that long ago). At the moment we have only light rain and a breeze.
So, we'll see. I hope the waiting and the uncertainty are actually the worst part of Sandy. Time will tell.