I realized last minute, as in 1 hour ago, that we have zero lighters or working flashlights in this house. How does that happen you ask? I think that is probably a good question...
So I ran (drove) (slowly) to Target to get a lantern/lighters/matches/etc... Apparently everyone else had that idea too... So I went to the gas station to fill up the car, went inside and found what? Lighters galore! So I bought some as well as a handy dandy crank flashlight that doesn't even need batteries! It is small, but powerful. So, moral of the story? Skip Target and hit your gas station.
Chelsea went out to take a little pee, the kitties are good, and the chickens are all tucked in. I closed their escape hatch, gave them fresh straw, food, and water. They will be good to go. Not like they will be wanting to go outside anyways... All the loose stuff is packed in from outside, so hopefully nothing blows away. We will have to assess the damage on Wednesday...
So, here we are, tucked in, hoping the power doesn't go out. I hope everyone on the East coast is hunkered down safely, or has escaped the flooding. Warm and dry wishes to everyone out there.
With all the serious talk out of the way, I bring you a couple of serious pictures of Lake Erie courtesy of the internet (there is no way I am going out in this stuff!)
|On the East Side Shoreway Highway|
|This is the pier at Edgewater where I was taking pictures yesterday|