Yes, the title is hokey, I know. But I’m trying to get a quick post in at the office where I’m not supposed to do non work related websites. Sometimes I sneak one in – those are usually the ones with no photos or cartoons. We survived Hurricane Irene, which I believe was actually a tropical storm by the time it came thru New England. However, I live out in the woods and we have no power. Hence no water either. I have a hot tub that is today a cool tub, that we can use to flush the toilets. The only sound last night was the neighbor’s generator thru the woods. There are several trees down on wires on my street, and we are the last house on the street and many are without power. We don’t expect it back for a couple of days.
I fully intended on getting on the scale this morning but with the change of routine (no shower etc), I totally spaced. Considering I spent Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday mostly on the couch reading, I’d like to think that while I wasn’t totally on plan, I didn’t gorge myself as I would have done in the past. I didn’t eat just because it was dinnertime. I had a snack instead. We walked a bit, but I am excusing myself from big exercise because when the barometric pressure drops my knees absolutely hurt. The inflammation from the Rheumatoid Arthritis gets much worse. So the fact that I walked a bit and did 30 minutes of Zumba on Saturday morning is a bonus for me.
I’m in the office, taking claims from clients, although most seem to have fared pretty well. A couple of trees on some buildings. I think we were fairly lucky and mostly well prepared. My mother always instilled a sense of prior planning in her four children.
Later this afternoon I do have to go home and empty my freezer and bring the stuff to my girlfriend’s business where they have industrial freezers. But other than that, I think we managed well with the storm. I hope everyone out there has too. I only can hope that power gets restored by Tuesday night so that I can watch the Red Sox/Yankees spectacle.