Monday, April 16, 2007

News Splash...

So, what exactly is a "Nor'easter"? I don't know...


Not that the weather guys on Action News have not tried to educate me with their maps, Doppler and eye-witness excitement. I gather that it has to do with the ocean and winds and warm/cold fronts. The weather guys are loving their meterological celebrity status right now.


In the words of my favorite weatherman, Winnie-the-Pooh, it is a "blustery kind of day. Oh bother..."


The sump pump is chugging to keep our basement dry and one of the dormer windows is leaking. The kids all have runny noses and coughs. All we want to do is stay home, eat popcorn, watch movies and roast "smellows" on the crackling fire.


It's good curl-up-with-a-good-book weather, too.


Unfortunately, Nor'easters and I have a past...we don't like each other.


Exhibit A: July 2006
This was the crazy storm last summer which blew so many trees down, we were without power for 2 1/2 days! No A/C, no phone, no TV, food rotting in the fridge. Brad was in Colorado and I was crying myself to sleep at night in my hot, humid bedroom without even an icecube to cool me down! The camel's back broke when Jake and I tried to return the shade umbrella to it's rightful place in the patio table and dropped it, shattering 500 lbs worth of glass tabletop. We are still picking up the pieces...


Exhibit B: July 2005
Brad was in Buffalo and I had just said goodbye to a houseful of company. The house was a disaster and my 6, 4 and two 1 year olds were not helping any. The Nor'easter came without warning. During the 36-hour downpour, the kids managed to call 911 (for fun), cut each other's hair and brake a femur bone. (For details, read "Sam gets a Spica Cast"...coming soon...)


So, I've got my game face on...whatever this Nor'easter brings, I'll be ready! Stay tuned, you can read all about it!

5 comments:

Stie said...

As a six-year veteran (and hater) of Nor'Easters, you have nothing but my deepest sympathies. Seriously. Nothing sucks more than a Nor'Easter. In April.

Marty: said...

During our only Nor'Easter experience we just stayed in the room and had room service.

Gab, you are living Pioneer Trek. When we get to heaven and they ask the pilgrims and pioneers to stand up and take a bow, I hope you jump up and wave proudly to your cheering public!

anna jo said...

it sounds like all the bad stuff happens when brad is out of town...

gab said...

You got that right, Sister...that's why I'm a little nervous that he's heading to NYC tomorrow for a few days...He is heading to the same conference where he was when my water 5 weeks early with the twins!!! Brad+Travel=Disaster on the Homefront...more details at 11...

mama jo said...

so, i guess brad better not leave town...ever..or he should just take you with him...good luck

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