Monday, October 29, 2012

Before we lose power: Hurricane Sandy Days

Well, Hurricane Sandy is upon us, not in its full force, maybe, but there is rain and wind and we still have power @ 11:15 pm Monday night. The last couple of days have been interesting as far preparing for the storm has gone. I grabbed some more water on Saturday Morning and filled up the car with gas on Saturday night. Sunday was restful and we watched and waited for rain and wind-but really we went to church and practiced the primary program. We made a great dinner of butternut squash soup and cheesy pizza rounds with red peppers.

This morning Spencer made the rounds to a few stores where he picked up a few more bottles of water, canned beans and some butane/propane for a cooking stove I didn't know he had in his hiking stuff in the attic. I made bread-the full 4 loaves of Mary Jensen's recipe that we love, and got apples into the slow cooker for applesauce. We did all of our laundry and dishes and watched an episode of Survivor. I felt like we have been consuming all the electricity we can get all day before we maybe lose it.

Heidi has been a delight, though she was not ready to get to sleep at her usual 8pm bedtime. She has not been happy to be put down much lately, but Spencer did see her stand up without holding onto something for the first time yesterday.

As I type, I hear the winds picking up and the rain spraying the windows. It makes me a bit anxious-the unpredictability of it all.

Last night Heidi helped Spencer knock down block towers. Spencer loves building awesome structures with blocks. They have a good time together and I love watching and joining in too.
It looks like she is building this tower. (She has also examined our pack of water bottles closely.)

Not so. Heidi is all about the demise of the block tower.
 Heidi is so hilarious. She does this scrunchy faced fast breathing trick from her nose with Spencer. Spencer got some great pictures of it tonight at dinner when she sampled the hummus spatula.  

Some nice hummus to top off her black bean, bread crumb, carrot, soup feast