Thursday, November 8, 2012

I'm Still Alive

I'm still alive. Between Hurricane Sandy, The rescheduling of Halloween, The Election, Writing a Book, and the weather we got last night, I've been a too busy to take pictures and blog about things.


Hurricane Sandy didn't really effect me or my yard at all. Power went out for about 5 minutes but quickly shot back on. Neighboring towns weren't as lucky and were out of power for at least 12 to 24 hours. My bother who lives one town over was included in the blackout. Thankfully I was storing a Christmas gift for my dad at his house that came in handy.

Some Type of Hand Crank Lantern Gizmo that Charges Cell Phones.

My dad doesn't read my blog, so I don't mind telling you I bought it for $10 on clearance. My brother tells me this thing works great. I'm at a loss to recall which one I bought exactly but hand crank charger for lights and electronics such as cell phones sounds perfect.

Halloween got moved, several times. The paper said it was Friday in my town, Saturday in my brothers, and then Governor Christie got on TV and said it was Monday. Everyone went with the Monday thing making this probably the first time everyone in the state of New Jersey listened to anything he had to say. (I actually have a new found respect for him now that I see him praising Obama). 

So Halloween 2 finally happened earlier this week. We got about 30 trick or treaters at our door. My brother though, apparently a bus of Juvenal Delinquents showed up to his town and a group of 60 kids all showed up all at once. He was the only one home and almost out of candy so he called me up to buy some more. "Sure" I said, I'd be happy to. So I drove out to Rite Aid... apparently they didn't get the memo that Halloween was moved becuase there was nothing but Christmas Candy when you walked inside. So I went back to the junk food isle and came up with a huge grab bag of Reeses Pieces and Kit Kats. We watched Ratatouille and noticed... no one was coming to his door. Apparently after I showed up he didn't get another kid.

In my research for the book I've found several plants that I want to get next year. I'll be blogging about what they are going over best of photos as I always do at this time of the year.

Thanks for reading.