|Yellow & green tomatoes|
|Yellow & green tomatoes, and yes, they're fully ripe!|
I know everyone was watching the news last weekend as Hurricane Irene made her way up the Eastern seaboard. We took a lot of precautions, such as taping our front window, removing and storing patio furniture and putting Marc's new BBQ grill IN the guest bedroom and tying the smoker to a tree...
Marc and I evacuated our house because we live about 4 blocks from the Great South Bay. We stayed at his sister, Jennifer's house. She and her husband, Jay, had a brand new air-bed they let us use for our 3 night stay at their house. We're very grateful for our friends here, many of whom offered us rooms in their homes. Jennifer & Jay happen to live closest to us, so it was the most convenient place for us to stay.
I took pictures of the entire interior and exterior of our house for insurance purposes, loaded up the car, stopped by the liquor store and headed to Jen &Jay's on Friday evening. I had gone into work for the night, but Marc called me and said we would have to evacuate, so one of my co-workers offered to close for me and the MP let me go home to secure our belongings.
Saturday, I returned to our house in the morning to pick up a few things and double check a couple of security things. Irene wasn't to hit New York until very late Saturday night. I went back to Jen & Jay's and we began the Hurricane Party. We had a blast with some of their friends and Marc got stuck at work for about 17 hours. He missed a lot of the party, but at least he made it home before the hurricane made it impossible to drive.
|More of the bar...The important stuff anyway!|
|Beth, Lisa, & Jennifer|
|Hurricane cake. It was tasty! "GO AWAY IRENE!"|
|After playing "31" and before we started playing Quarters|
|My sister-in-law, Jennifer|
So now, I have experienced earthquakes, tornadoes and a hurricane. I think a volcano eruption and tsunami are the only two I am missing, and I have to say I can totally do without them too!
I downloaded some new music the other day while I was playing on I-Tunes. That is a dangerous little store. I LOVE music and it looks so harmless to just click "buy" once you hear a clip of the song...a few months ago, I
Pistol Annies is a side project by Country Artist Miranda Lambert and 2 other lovely ladies. I am really liking what they're doing so far!
1) Boys from the South - Pistol Annies
2) Hell on Heels - Pistol Annies
3) Bad Example - Pistol Annies
4) Gunpowder & Lead - Miranda Lambert
5) White Liar - Miranda Lambert
6) The House that Built Me - Miranda Lambert
7) I Don't Care - Darius Rucker feat. Brad Paisley
8) Remind Me - Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood
9) That'll Make You Wanna Drink - Easton Corbin
10) I Can't Love You Back - Easton Corbin
11) Roll With It - Easton Corbin
12) A Little More Country Than That - Easton Corbin
13) Don't Get Me Started - Rhett Akins
14) Barefoot Bluejean Night - Jake Owen
15) If I Die Young - The Band Perry
16) Draggin' The River -Blake Shelton feat. Miranda Lambert
These are some great songs, some new, some old. I am LOVING them and their addition to my I-Tunes library...
Hope y'all are having a good week!