Friday, October 26, 2012

Dear Sandy

Dear Sandy, I'm writing to you today to ask you a few favors.  I know you are busy wreaking havoc south of me, but I thought maybe you could spare a moment to listen to my short wish list.

#1:   I would really appreciate it if you could spare a few of the beautiful leaves that are just starting to show some color around here.  I know you like to huff and puff, but for those of us who aren't that fond of cold weather, having some fall color makes the transition a little easier.

#2:  All of the lawn furniture (and I just realized today that we have WAY too much) has been safely stowed away, but I wanted to remind you that Mr. Tide and I like sitting in this particular spot each evening, so if you could please not drop any large branches or fell any trees here we would really appreciate it.

Just in case you want to make the argument that hurricanes don't knock down lovely big old trees, I would like to remind you that your cousin, Irene, took this one down a little over a year ago.  We miss this tree a lot, and so did the osprey when they came looking for their nest last spring.

#3:  This request is made on behalf of the birdbath.  He/she would like me to ask you to spare him or her from any more cracks.

#4:  I've loved having my morning glories last a little longer than usual this fall, so if you could see fit to leave them alone so that we can enjoy their beauty a little longer that would be very kind of you.

#5:  This gate would look pretty shabby if one of the black walnut trees should happen to fall on it, and although I know you're all about shabby chic, we prefer neat and tidy.

#6:  I know our pier isn't that great, we would like to add on to it sometime in the near future, but that's not really in the budget right now, so if you could, would you mind leaving it be?  I mean you can storm surge and everything, just don't show off, ok?!

#7:  And because Mr. Tide is away on a trip (ugh!), would you mind keeping the rain and wind to a minimum?  These two like to be outside, and there are times they NEED to go outside, so any breaks you can give us would be awesome!

Ok, so I think that about covers it.  I appreciate you taking the time to let me air my concerns and put in a few requests.  Tomorrow will include some last minute preparations and then we'll throw out the welcome mat, but please don't wear out your welcome!

To all those who have been or will be affected by Ms. Sandy the hurricane, I hope you stay safe and sound!

See you when the power comes back!


  1. Hi Kat,
    Hoping that Sandy hears all your requests..we are all thinking about the east coast and hope you are all spared❤

  2. Oh gosh, Kat. Wishing you all the best and that you and your family and pups are al safe and sound as Sandy does her "thing".

  3. AMEN! Our hearts are with you, nature, and the puppies

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  4. Hi, Kat - We have been preparing all day here in DC. I know we'll lose power. You all take care and be safe! Talk soon, Loi

  5. We don't have these storms to contend with, but we watch the news and think of our friends and family in the east who are battening down the hatches! Good luck with this year's storm guest!

  6. Saying a little prayer for you.

    Susan and Bentley

  7. My list is very similar!... Good luck to both of us!...

  8. On behalf of all the OTHER Sandys around the world, we join your voice in prayer. I'm hoping she'll blow herself out before she gets landborn again.

  9. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. YOU Stay safe girlfriend..

    I called DD this a.m and reminded her to get TP, water, no refrigerated food and girl products (2 other girl roommates) just in case. They escaped the last threat in NYC..this time??? mama worries so far away.
    That is the ONLY good thing about lala land. very few natural disasters..well, until the fault line we sit on goes :D

  11. I've been following Sandy's trail on our news too. My thoughts and prayers are going out for all of you who are in her path. Keep safe. Love Molly xx

  12. Thinking of you and hoping that Sandy decides to head in some other direction (preferably away from the coast!) ;)Sharyne

  13. You are so funny.
    And I believe, a
    strong negotiator.
    That said, you should
    be in good shape with

    Love the pics that went
    with your wish list : )

    Thinking of you!

    xo Suzanne

  14. Such a fun and clever post, Kat. I would be under my bed with a flashlight! We've been keeping up on the news and pray for the safety of all of you in the storm's path. If you do have power, stop in for an update.

    Take care of your sweet pups, too!


  15. Sandy is being called "Frankenstorm" in the media coverage. Prayers that you guys will all be safe.

  16. I agree!!! Good luck, we're down in Florida now for an event, but we worry about our little seaside cottage in Maine.

    My girlfriend Sue Branch told me that she wants to spread herself out and cover her island to protect it and to save some of the leaves. I love that image and could see you doing the same.

    Luck to you and yours,


  17. Hi Kat! I am back from my blogging break and I am so thrilled to see your beautiful pictures here. You are truly an artist with your photographic ability. I hope that Sandy doesn't do too much damage to too many- xo Diana

  18. It's so lovely where you live, Kat...beautiful photos! Sandy, Sandy, go away...

  19. Thinking of you today Kat! Stay safe and I hope Sandy takes it easy on you! xo


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