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SANDY — Getting Closer

Hi everyone — We just got back from the beach — it’s just after high tide — so there’s not much beach left.  But the waves are crashing and the wind is picking up.

We’ve battened down our hatches as much as possible and most of our neighbors are doing the same.  Staying in — at home, waiting and watching.

I’ll be back with my regular Monday Musings next week and hope that all of you, who may be in the path of Sandy, stay safe and warm with your loved ones.   Take care everyone and hopefully I’ll still have power in the next few days to give you updates.

Be well my friends,

Around 10:30 a.m. EST…Sandy getting closer

Coconuts don’t grow here…Sandy brought us one from Cuba or the Bahamas?

Enjoy some Jimmy Buffet and have a safe and happy Monday!

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75 thoughts on “SANDY — Getting Closer

  1. Brigitte,
    Amazing photos. Be safe and know that our thoughts are with you during the storm.

    Posted by Cathy Ulrich | October 29, 2012, 11:27 am
  2. Great photos Brigitte! These are frame worthy. Looking forward to hearing that you weathered the storm with no problems. Love Buffet – enjoy cozying up with your Hubby!

    Posted by Honie Briggs | October 29, 2012, 11:33 am
  3. Scary stuff, B. Stay safe – rename the blog ‘Brigette’s Batten’.

    Posted by mabukach | October 29, 2012, 11:54 am
  4. I love the random coconut 🙂 Take care and stay safe.

    Posted by runesandrhinestones | October 29, 2012, 11:54 am
  5. Be see, Brigitte! Thinking about you and yours and sending good thoughts and prayers!

    Posted by michelleatplay | October 29, 2012, 11:57 am
  6. Wishing you safety and warmth and no electrical outage. We are going to get something, but nothing like the east coast. (hugs)

    Posted by on thehomefrontandbeyond | October 29, 2012, 11:57 am
  7. Oh, be safe, Brigitte!! I hope Sandy stays away or loses her strength. You’re pictures are gorgeous even so. I love the coconut!

    Posted by The Bumble Files | October 29, 2012, 12:19 pm
  8. Stay safe Brigitte – I’m thinking good thoughts for you and all those around you. Most of my family are on Long Island and in Brooklyn….so I’m sending ALL my positive thoughts that way…

    Posted by Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher | October 29, 2012, 12:33 pm
  9. I want a coconut! Be careful. Have a hurricane party, it helps :).

    Posted by becca3416 | October 29, 2012, 12:37 pm
  10. Keep safe, I’m thinking about you.

    Posted by Brother Jon | October 29, 2012, 12:40 pm
  11. I am glad you checked in with us. I love the photos but not the weather.

    Posted by unfetteredbs | October 29, 2012, 1:03 pm
    • You’re welcome and glad you did too, Audra. Thank you! Wind’s up a bit since then, but I’m hoping all will be well. Take care!

      Posted by Brigitte | October 29, 2012, 1:06 pm
      • holy smokes on the wind.. geeze it really has cranked up and we are far in the hills! just brewed coffee and bottled in my thermos. Locked and ready 🙂 Hubby, teen, dog, snacks and books — check check and all good :0)

        Posted by unfetteredbs | October 29, 2012, 1:08 pm
      • Yeah, here too. They’re saying we could get 90mph winds. Went through that before so you gotta do what you gotta do. That thermos coffee thing may be a very good idea. We have the same (doggies instead of teen, but you know what I mean). Take care of you, friend.

        Posted by Brigitte | October 29, 2012, 1:13 pm
  12. Brig, beautiful pics! The one of the coconut cracked me up. Thinking of you during the storm. Be safe, my friend, be safe.

    Posted by The Waiting | October 29, 2012, 1:07 pm
  13. It’s starting to whip up here, too. The Hudson, usually many feet below the banks up in our neck of the woods, is nearly level with the grass along the riverside bike path. Even so, we’re up on a hill so no worries. Jimmy Buffet – a favorite! I’ll have to dig up “A Salty Piece of Land,” one of his novels, and re-read it with sweet husband! Stay warm & dry, my friend! xoxoM

    Posted by Margarita | October 29, 2012, 1:15 pm
  14. Good luck. I hope you hold onto your power (in all forms 🙂 ).

    Posted by Carrie Rubin | October 29, 2012, 1:20 pm
  15. I’m with the masses; I like the picture of the coconut, Brig. The wind is blowing outside my window and I can see that the tree that would likely crash through my neighbor’s hovel if it uproots (hopefully it will remain firmly planted) has far fewer leaves on its branches today than yesterday. The leaves seems to now be blanketing the gardens below … Reporting from Manhattan’s Upper West Side. My friend that lives near the Jersey Shore just reported that the wind near her is fierce and loud, but her two hounds are snoozing through it peacefully. I have a theory that pets, with their sixth sense, are a good barometer for the severity of the situation, but I suppose that it’s possible that her pooches are just too pampered to realize there’s weather-related trouble brewing outside.

    Posted by lameadventures | October 29, 2012, 1:28 pm
    • Hi V, thanks for letting me know what’s going on your way — are the streets quiet? I love that coconut — may have to go back and get it as as memorabilia of Sandy. Its blows really hard here, then calms down. I freaking hate it that it’s not getting here until night — something creepy about that and it’s a FULL moon. I do think you’re right about pooches. I have two of them and they’re splayed out on the couch sleeping peacefully so that’s a good sign. Stay safe and warm, my friend and thank you.

      Posted by Brigitte | October 29, 2012, 1:34 pm
  16. Stay safe my friend!

    Posted by JackieP | October 29, 2012, 1:35 pm
  17. Stay safe! We’re battened down in Maryland, too.

    Posted by jmmcdowell | October 29, 2012, 1:39 pm
  18. Great Photos – Be Safe!

    Posted by cravesadventure | October 29, 2012, 1:40 pm
  19. Those pictures are awesome and I’m sure that solitary coconut could be seen as a metaphor for something (not imaginitive right now to come up with anything). For all of you in the eye of the storm stay safe.

    Posted by Storkhunter | October 29, 2012, 2:07 pm
  20. The beach? No, you fool! That’s the LAST place you want to be right now!

    And let me state emphatically that I DON’T think you’re a fool at all (quite the opposite; your a rather wise chick), I just thought that word worked better in the line. Beautiful photos of the “calm” before the storm. Where did you take that picture? (I know you live in NY, but the state’s got a bit of a coastline). For whatever reason, I love to know “where” things happened. I look at them on a map. Yeah, I’m a nerd. I think you already knew that.

    Stay dry, warm & happy!

    Posted by Smaktakula | October 29, 2012, 2:17 pm
  21. wow! Thanks for the update! The interwebs is scaring the shit out of everyone. hang in there and anxious to hear more. stay safe!!

    Posted by isawbobdylaninaspeedo | October 29, 2012, 3:25 pm
  22. Please be safe!!!!

    Posted by Jen and Tonic | October 29, 2012, 3:33 pm
  23. The coconut is a crack up!!
    Please stay safe, Brig. I’ve got you in my thoughts and prayers. Meanwhile, it’s a blue sky and perfect weather here in Chicago, which only makes what’s happening to you extra weird. I can’t even imagine.
    I’ll be thinking of you.

    Posted by A Gripping Life | October 29, 2012, 3:50 pm
    • Hey Grippy, thanks so much for taking the time to say hello and for keeping me and mine in your thoughts and prayers. Hubby went back to see if he could get the coconut and someone had nabbed it already. Thanks again, my friend. xxoo

      Posted by Brigitte | October 29, 2012, 4:02 pm
  24. Watching this all on the news…wishing you all safety until this blows over!

    Posted by dockfam | October 29, 2012, 4:25 pm
  25. I hope all goes well … be thinking of you over there

    Posted by jensine | October 29, 2012, 5:33 pm
  26. Stay safe and take care!

    Posted by Allyson Mellone | October 29, 2012, 5:44 pm
  27. Stay safe and save the coconut and we can have a celbratory party whenSandy leaves town!!

    Posted by free penny press | October 29, 2012, 6:14 pm
  28. Stay safe!

    Posted by RFL | October 29, 2012, 6:59 pm
  29. Stay safe and well Brigitte, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all the people in Sandy’s path. That coconut is wild – unbelieveable!

    Posted by dianasschwenk | October 29, 2012, 7:36 pm
  30. Amazing shots – I can’t believe that coconut! Stay safe!

    Posted by artsifrtsy | October 29, 2012, 8:14 pm
  31. Wow!! That looks vicious. I’ve been glued to the T.V. for most of the day keep up with the storm’s progress. My thoughts are with all of you who are living along the East Coast. I hope you and your family will remain safe.

    Posted by thehealthywarrior | October 29, 2012, 8:33 pm
  32. Those waves are unbelievable. Stay safe, my friend.

    Posted by Deliberately Delicious | October 29, 2012, 8:52 pm
  33. The beach looks terrifyingly beautiful if that makes any sense. But of course, it only stays that way until it really starts wreaking havoc on the shore. Be safe and I’m keeping everyone on the East Coast in my thoughts. Sending positive energy your way!

    Posted by lillianccc | October 29, 2012, 9:50 pm
  34. Be careful ! My poor sister had a huge tree slice her house in half today on Long Island. Very dangerous out there!

    Posted by Swimming In The Mud | October 30, 2012, 2:00 am
  35. Thoughts with you and everyone else on the east coast. A candle burns in my window with prayers.

    Posted by sarafoley | October 30, 2012, 5:20 am
  36. You continue to be in my thoughts.

    Posted by runningonsober | October 30, 2012, 2:45 pm
  37. Hope you’re safe. It’s been a while since I’ve blog-surfed so I’m catching up. Will be back to see how you fared. Thoughts are with you and family!

    Posted by SzaboInSlowMo | October 30, 2012, 9:12 pm
  38. Thinking of you, Brigitte, and hoping all is well…xoxoM

    Posted by Margarita | October 31, 2012, 1:24 pm
  39. and YOU stay safe too! thinking of all our friends and family there. Be well. Read you soon.

    Posted by Les Petits Pas de Juls | October 31, 2012, 3:23 pm
  40. have not heard from you for a few days–are you safe and sound?

    Posted by on thehomefrontandbeyond | November 3, 2012, 12:11 pm
  41. hello, friend. just checking in to see how you’re doing. i hope all is well. i’m sure you’ve gleaned some gems we’ll be reading about in the future. sending my best to you and your family.

    Posted by Ron Stempkowski | November 6, 2012, 10:55 pm

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