Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Saved, Randomly, from Sandy

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" Don't ask us how, but we came through the storm without ever losing power. The house is intact, and the basement is dry.

When the hurricane passed by, about 50 miles to our south, the winds were the worst I can remember. The lights flickered a few times, but in a moment they came on again.

After dark was the scariest. We could see flashes of arcing all around us. At one point I went upstairs, and I heard a tree crack and fall at the pond in the next block.

 Watching the t.v. today, I'm seeing big trees down on houses and cars that could be mine. Random, random. I'm not going to sit here and brag on bored gods that protected us here. Who protected the fundamentalist Christians two doors down?

I have blogged before about the hubris of "shore front property." People around here pay high six figures for fancy homes right on the beach. I'm sorry, but my sympathy does not extend to them. During this storm I heard the term "barrier island" used for the very first time on television. Barrier islands exist in order to buffer the mainland from the wrath of hurricanes. Build on them at your own risk. Is your fancy beach block house now six feet deep in sand? Don't blame a bored god. Blame your own bad judgment.

Anyway, Snobville's trick-or-treat has been rescheduled for Saturday. I'm not complaining. Less distraction for meditating. My immediate ancestors are dazed and confused. I must talk to them.

Blessed be to all, and forgive me for my opinions on shore front houses.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad you were able to ride it out safely! And good thing Halloween is postponed there. It will let you spend all of Samhain night communing with your ancestors. It's been a significant year for them with the property sale, I know.

Aquila ka Hecate said...

Happy to see you're safe.

Terri in Joburg

Dancing With Fey said...

Glad you can take some time for your ancestors.

Those who chose to build in a bad location do have my sympathies, though I also question why they chose to build there. I don't like the idea of living in a flood zone (I like my high ground), I certainly wouldn't want to live so close to the ocean. That's not a very smart move.

yellowdoggranny said...

so glad you were safe and sound.