Low expectations...

The good thing about having low expectations is that it's sort of hard to really
be disappointed or at least surprised when things go south.

The past two storms, Hurricane Irene and a freak March '11  storm,
left most of our friends and neighbors without power for days 
but somehow gave my little family a free pass.

That said, I believe in Karma. 

We're due.

I'm going into this storm stocked up and fully expecting to be without power for days. 

Photo: Apparently, spaghettios and ham steak will get the Andrews family through the Frankenstorm. Now that I cleaned out the canned goods aisle at Stop & Shop, the sun will shine through Thursday. Oh and most importantly, Todd's in charge of batteries, booze and ice ; )

We are as ready as we'll ever be, 
(clearly spaghettio's and ham steak will give us sustenance) 
with lots of great friends and neighbors
 who will be in it with us. 

Photo: Practice makes perfect. Sandy can't stop Captain America and Firestar! Be safe everyone! http://instagr.am/p/RV-NvLt-pj/
Oh, and a couple of Superheroes who dropped in to fend Sandy off.

If we're lucky, we'll be pleasantly surprised if she's all bark and no bite. 
In the meantime, perspective is a good thing to keep close. 

Things can be replaced. 

Sandy is not Katrina.

Even if she is horrendous, 
we have the resources to recover. 

Mother nature has wielded far worse to those 
in more dire straits.

To all of you in Sandy's path, be safe and hunker down!



  1. Beautiful as usual. You always help keep things in perspective. But you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Be safe.

  2. Stay safe - I'm hoping it's not as bad as they're saying but I'm a little worried.