Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Monday, October 31, 2011


remembering my dad today.
he loved hallowe'en
and made quite a night of it every year.

Here in our town, Halloween has been postponed until November 6th. The roads are still filled with downed trees/branches/power lines, making Trick or Treating a dangerous activity. School has been cancelled until Thursday, perhaps even Friday. Some folks may have to wait until the end of the week to get their power back. Amazingly, our house is in the sweet 13% in our town that has had power restored. (We were also one of the first to have power restored after Irene. You can bet we will highlight this in the real estate ad when we put this house on the market!!!)  It is good to be reminded of how much we rely on electricity, but it is also exasperating to live without it for prolonged periods of time.  Our yard is filled with tree trunks that have split down the middle and branches that have snapped under the weight of the heavy snow. Batman is itching to rev up the chainsaw, but that will have to wait until the weekend! Our local Rec Center is open for showering, recharging cell phones, swimming and playing basketball...much appreciated by families with young kids, I'm sure.

We have invited friends to drop by for a shower, a cup of tea, a chance to use the internet. It's the least we can do...

I do wonder about all of this severe weather. Is it a fluke or a peek at what global climate change has to offer us?

Sending all of you best wishes for a spooky evening!


  1. I'm glad you have power back! That would definitely be a selling point. We have power, school, and Halloween, which was delightful with our two Harry Potters.

  2. Oh my goodness! I completely missed this in the frenzied haze I've been in. I'm glad you got your electricity back fairly quickly. You guys are really getting slammed this year!