No Post Today

“Why not?” says Admin.

“Shouldn’t we battening down the hatches?” Spence says.

“We don’t have any hatches.”

“Also none of those basement window covers. I was thinking you might pick some up on your coffee run.”



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  1. OleyHowlers
    7:27 am on October 28th, 2012

    Happy Egg Day, Everybody! Our hatches are all battened, and we are out on critter storm patrol.
    Shiek is feeling a tad better, although not yet ready to give up the quilt, wich is somehow full of hay now.

  2. Melanie
    7:53 am on October 28th, 2012

    Nothing goes with coffee like a basement window cover!

    Happy Egg Day to you to OleyHowlers. You’re on Patrol! The Pack usually sleeps through large storms.

    Find two bungee cords and put one each by the screen doors that fly open during wind no matter what we do.

    Get the tomato cages in the shed.

    Get gas for generator.

    We are picking up the Subaru tomorrow morning. I was correct. It did sound like a Mac truck because it had lost a very large muffler pipe. Get gas in both cars. Pick up last medicine needed.

    YSAS is still at OTAS and GLAD’s, he’s leaving sometime today before they close the mass transportation. OTAS and GLAD’s house is completely electric. They do have a fireplace. I told them to be careful. If the wind is coming from the wrong direction it will blow the smoke right into the house.

    Sounds like it’s going to effect people as far inland as Ohio!

    Wear ankle weights everyone! That should keep us on the ground.

  3. B.Stover
    8:20 am on October 28th, 2012

    What are “hatches”?

    Melanie: “Ankle weights.” LOL!

    Take care everyone.

  4. OleyHowlers
    8:55 am on October 28th, 2012

    Melanie, we aren’t wearing ankle weights because we’re afraid we’d drown. Also: you’d better pick up that Subaru early tomorrow. Pop’s car is still in the shop since being towed 2 weeks ago. We still don’t know what needs fixing.

    Bee, hatches are openings on boats and subs. Ours are all in our minds, and we know they are battened.

  5. Melanie
    8:56 am on October 28th, 2012

    Hey Other East Coasters,

    Not sure about Maryland and PA, but looks like NYC and NJ will be closing all mass transport tomorrow.

  6. Melanie
    9:26 am on October 28th, 2012

    Change that. NYC is closing all mass transit at 7pm tonight.

  7. bluecat
    9:34 am on October 28th, 2012

    Melanie – we just watched the DVR of POI and saw your handsome YSAS’s face, and he didn’t have a hole in his face. Thanks to Dawson and the minute count, he was easy to spot. How cool to know who he is – Rio’s degree of separation.

    We’re worried about you East Coasters. May you all stay safe and warm and dry. Take care Plunderers, everywhere.

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    9:44 am on October 28th, 2012

    Oooo – the air does feel ominous. Very spooky, just in time for Halloween.

    Gramp has decided that we need to use the leaf blower to blow the pine needles out off of the covered gutters. Which means we need to go get gas for the blower. Which means we need to move all the cars around -again.
    Oh well.
    Then Mama is cooking a ham so we have leftovers for Storm Day.
    Hope OFA doesn’t get washed out to sea!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:47 am on October 28th, 2012

    Estimated 60 mil folks will be effected. ComEd sent 700 teams east yesterday. They started driving yesterday afternoon to get there by the time the storm hits and will stay for the cleanup. Wonder how this will effect voting if people cannt get to the polling places or if there is no power. We are keeping Plunderers, and everyone else too, in our thoughts and prayers.

    On a lighter note, here is a picture of Lily who conducted a bake sale yesterday. She is quite the baker, and made everything herself. She had bananna breads, with and without chocolate chips, several kinds of cookies and muffins. Not sure how much she made, but she sold out.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    9:48 am on October 28th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Good to hear Shiek is doing better.

    The poor Tigers. After reading Staff’s post of last night we are feeling very bad for them. It is not good to lose a game in home territory. Since I am always for the underdog…Go Tigers!

    Melanie: There is concern salt water will get into the NYC subways playing havoc with the wiring.
    Nana is very worried about #2 son who works in D.C.
    This is going to be a stressful 4 days for the Plunderers.

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:00 am on October 28th, 2012

    Ok youse guys – this is an absolute real headline from Associated Press.
    “Marines, police prepare for zombie invasion”. In short, at an annual counter-terrorism summit, the training this year will be a scenario of protecting a VIP and his entourage from a zombie hoard. Really. They will have gangs of zombies attacking and the police and marines are learning defense techniques.
    The subcontext is that people intent on terrorism, or high on pcp or such things would be zombie like in their lack of response to commands to stop or back off.
    Still…..zombies? Really?

  12. OleyHowlers
    10:06 am on October 28th, 2012

    Melanie, where does OTAS live? Can’t remember, but sounds like he may be in a bad spot, huh?

  13. Siber-H
    10:06 am on October 28th, 2012

    Keep preparing everyone!
    Terry is on Long Island. I’m getting out the map to see where Rose lives, but I think I already have a general idea of where it is.

    I feel sorry for the Tigers and their fans also. I want the Giants to win the series, but as Rio said, they don’t need to sweep it.

    On a Sunday, the game is tonight. What happpened to afternoon games in the World Series? Gah

  14. Wose
    10:07 am on October 28th, 2012

    Good Morning All!

    The Prof and I are getting ready to gas up the car, buy a few groceries, and make sure that anything that needs charging is charged. I have not watched news yet, but I’m guessing if subways are close, Metro North might soon follow, since my line, the Hudson runs right along its edge.

    Masquers: Saw your post from last night. Don’t tell anyone, but I am a little afraid of this whole thing.

    OHs: Glad to hear you are all wind proof . Take good care of Shiek.

    To Plunderers near and far, please stay safe!,,

  15. Siber-H
    10:12 am on October 28th, 2012

    T&G I read that article in the paper this morning. I suppose they just want people to pay attention or they want to have more fun while doing it. This is assuming they know what they are doing.

  16. Wose
    10:13 am on October 28th, 2012

    Siber-H. If your map shows landmarks, I am about 2 miles south of Indian Point. Croton-on-Hudson , where we live is between Ossining (to the south), and Peekskill ( to the north). We are about 5-10 miles away from Bear Mountain Park. We live very close to the edge of the Hudson River.

  17. OleyHowlers
    10:18 am on October 28th, 2012

    Wose, We asked Kat if you and the Prof live up high, away from any chance of flooding. She has no idea.

  18. Masquers
    10:18 am on October 28th, 2012

    T&G: Makes you think the World has gone completely loco, doesn’t it? A purrfect time for YSAS’ Munchies the Series though. Heh.
    Riö: You were right last night when you talked about a Series sweep being so wrong. The players work so hard to get there then to have it all end abruptly, especially at home, would be heartbreaking.
    Rose: Gah! Hopefully there is something left on the store shelves. We wanted to come keep you company but blurring conditions are not looking good as the storm approaches landfall.
    Stay safe everyone!!!

  19. Siber-H
    10:19 am on October 28th, 2012

    Wose, Please tell me you don’t live on the first or second floor of the apartment building.
    In normal times, it would be neat to live that close to the Hudson River.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    10:25 am on October 28th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: We think your Lily is very special. What a wonderful ideas she comes up with! Thank you for posting the photo.

    I will be watching the game tonight. As to who should come out the victor? There is a difference of opinion in this household.

    Wose: Let us know how your preparations are going.

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    10:30 am on October 28th, 2012

    Barb – we think your Lily is on her way to being a rich and successful business woman, albeit one with a heart. Many of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs talk about starting out with lemonade or produce stands from their own gardens.
    She is a real do getter.

    Wose – while doing your errands, make sure to get your water wings pumped up.

  22. Princess Sam
    10:36 am on October 28th, 2012

    The latest map of the storm has the Oleys right in the targets bulls eye. Yikes!

  23. Staff
    11:05 am on October 28th, 2012

    Oh NO! I don’t know who to worry about more. Rose or the O”Howlers or Terry or OTAS and GLAD. And I think YSAS would be better off with OTAS than in the city. And Wookie, jeez!
    Who did I miss? Melanie and the Royals? And Our Favorite Author!

  24. Melanie
    11:07 am on October 28th, 2012

    Barb, Lily’s baking makes me wish I could eat gluten!

    NYC is really concerned about Long Island. Hope Terry is inland.

    YSAS is the lower west side. BUT, far enough to be above an evacuation area. He is also on the fourth floor in an older building that was built to last. I heard about the subway wiring. Luckily, YSAS has a bike to go to work, the store, get coffee.

    Have a few more things to do. We are leaving around 8 am to go get the car. Supposed to be some wind, but nothing like it will be later.

    Whew, noon and I’m zonked. Going to rest.

  25. Melanie
    11:17 am on October 28th, 2012

    Before I go, looking at the maps. Cape Cod is supposed to get 60 -70 mph with higher gusts. Rain fall 2- 4 inches.

    The Royals and the Pack? 50 -60 mph with higher gusts. 3 – 6 inches of rain.

    My guys and gal are looking at 60 – 70 mpg with higher gusts. 3 – 6 inches of rain.
    Rose and Terry are in this group too.

    Not sure where the OleyHowlers live. Probably 50 – 60 mph with higher gusts. Rain? Depends where they are. Somewhere between 3 to 8 inches of water.

    I think Wöökie is going to get 50 – 60 mph with gusts and rain? Whew, 6 – 12 inches of water.

    Now, for us, this should not have the flooding impact that Irene had last year. Less rain over a longer period. BUT, we didn’t have the wind with Irene.

  26. Masquers
    11:19 am on October 28th, 2012

    Melanie: Good to know you are picking up the car today. Tomorrow is when the winds conditions are expected to get much worse.
    Riö and Siber, Dawson and Staff: You will have lots of company watching this 4th game of the Series tonight.

  27. B.Stover
    11:22 am on October 28th, 2012

    The World Series–a Greek tragedy in the making.

    Way to go Barb’s Lily.

  28. Masquers
    11:27 am on October 28th, 2012

    Even though a Giants fan I will be rooting for the Tigers, lest this be the dreaded shutout…something on which we all can agree…not a good thing.
    B: Say it isn’t so!

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    11:34 am on October 28th, 2012

    Calling all Plunderers – prayer circle tonight. 9 pm

  30. Siber-H
    11:37 am on October 28th, 2012

    T&G, Excellent idea! I’ll even leave the baseball game long enough to take part in it.

    Melanie, Yours is the best storm report I’ve seen. I know you are busy, but please keep up the good reporting if you can.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    11:46 am on October 28th, 2012

    Thanks for all that info, Melanie. Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel was just on tv. He is in NYC at Battery Park. They are being evacuated shortly from that spot and also from their hotel. They are expecting water as high at 10-11 feet which is 2 time Irene last year. Not sure how far inland they will be impacted from the wave surges.

  32. SnowBella
    11:55 am on October 28th, 2012

    T&G: Count me in for the prayer circle.

    Wose: Luna tied a rain scarf under her chin, checked her inner GPS—all systems are a go—and left. She said she was blurring to be with you and the Professor. She left Belle Starr here for safety reasons. Belle Starr is not happy.

  33. B.Stover
    11:56 am on October 28th, 2012

    I received an email from my brother who says the Tigers are “playing like crap and hitting worse.”

  34. OleyHowlers
    12:11 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Barb, we would love to sample Lily’s baked goods.
    Prayers at 9:00 e.d.t.. We will be there.
    The weather geeks keep saying that this will be the worst storm ever. Hw do you prepare for such an unknown? Since we have no idea what to expect, there is no use in worrying. Right now, it is not a bad day outdoors. The horses are out and so are we. We do have a generator and also very thick stone walls that have withstood at least one tornado. We are more worried for those Plunderers close to the coast or to a river. Terry in particular is in a scary spot. Be careful, Terry.

  35. OleyHowlers
    12:24 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Latest forecast:

  36. SnowBella
    12:28 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Didn’t Terry say he bought out the liquor store?

  37. Melanie
    12:33 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Greek tragedy in the making . . snicker.

    I will be at the prayer circle. Might not be on line, but tucked in bed. But I’ll be there. Getting a tad tired.

    Unable to pick up car until tomorrow. So, just in case we can’t get out tomorrow, we went 6 miles down the hill and got the gas for the generator and filled the Honda.

    Unfortunately, when the lady turned the gas on for the pump, Zoe was not quite ready. So we rode with the windows down in the car and the heat pumping away. Zoe is now washing her clothes.

    Love the latest forecast!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    12:41 pm on October 28th, 2012

    I am sure everyone knows this, but just in case – generators are not to be operated indoors or in a closed garage, only outside.

    Loved the weather forecast up above. LOL

    Will be there for the prayer circle.

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    12:42 pm on October 28th, 2012

    When the water level rises, how about riding on a flamingo.

  40. SnowBella
    12:42 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Melanie: Zoe’s day at the gas station reminds me of a visit to the car wash years ago. AJ just put in all the tokens but didn’t expect the water to start automatically. He was holding the hose in the wrong direction and um, let’s just say his zipper got power washed.

  41. OleyHowlers
    12:47 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Love the flamingo, and that photo, MPM!

  42. Masquers
    12:57 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Howlers: LOL
    I was ready for pickup when Luna blurred by a bit ago.

  43. Staff
    1:23 pm on October 28th, 2012

    OHowlers. Love your weather forecast. Choices, choices. Buy a boat or buy liquor. snicker

  44. Staff
    1:23 pm on October 28th, 2012

    oops. Sorry B. I didn’t mean to rhyme. The fault is mine.


  45. BearSpiritDog
    1:32 pm on October 28th, 2012

    We will be present at this evenings Prayer Circle.

    Melanie: Siber-H is right. You are doing an excellent job of manning Storm Central.
    O.Howlers: Looks like a pretty accurate map. We sent a copy to #2 son in D.C. He says it will come in handy.

    Clever photo, MollyPop’s Mom!

  46. SnowBella
    1:42 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Staff: Rhymes, rhymes, they sneak up all the time.

  47. Siber-H
    1:50 pm on October 28th, 2012

    The Howlers map is one of those things that is funny, but not funny. So is the email Stover’s brother sent her. Maybe the Tigers have taken some lessons from the Rockies.

    Luna? You can swim, can’t you? Perhaps you should stop and pick up the pink flamingo.

  48. Luna
    1:56 pm on October 28th, 2012

    SiberH: I’ve been told in part fish. I enjoy a good dip every now and then. I’m happy to pick up MPM no matter what she chooses to wear. I hope Sam shared my rules with her: go to the bathroom beforehand, keep the squirming to a minimum and bring snacks.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:12 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Storm!…All youse guys are sure getting worked up over this so-called storm, thats all I can say…snort!

  50. Siber-H
    2:13 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Luna, Get the flamingo for Masquers then. Kats can’t swim.

  51. Barb & Maggie
    2:37 pm on October 28th, 2012

    MPM, you look pretty in pink.

    I hope Rio is right and Sandy becomes a so-called storm! Maybe we should suggest that at prayer call.

  52. Melanie
    2:41 pm on October 28th, 2012

    I have about 10 weather sites I go to. I am also using the link that OH put up yesterday.

    Our area has had the wind level downgraded to 30 mph with gusts up to 70. Our rain level will be anywhere from 1 inch to 6 inches.

    We’ll see. Been upstairs making the bed. Patsy does not understand why she can’t help. Now about to go downstairs and watch “Matilda”.

  53. Melanie
    3:08 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Now downstairs. Matilda coming up, but first . .

    How this weather pattern looks through out North America, not just USA.

  54. Melanie
    3:08 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Except I hit the wrong frigging button!

  55. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:20 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Count us in on the prayer circle.

  56. Wose
    3:21 pm on October 28th, 2012

    No rain yet, but the wind is picking up, and the temps are falling. Supermarket was not as bad as we thought it would be, but of course, water and bread are sold out.

    The Prof’s classes are cancelled on Monday, and Tuesday, and as long as we don’t lose power, I’ll be working from home, since I believe the Metro North will be closed.

    OHs: Prof and I live in a three story garden style apartment. Two apartments on the basement level, two on the second floor (me and the Prof), and the third floor.

    I think we will have lots of flooding.

    Luna, please be safe when blurring! Hold Masquers tightly.

    Molly Pop’s Mom: love the flamingo!!!

  57. Terry Ballard
    3:34 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Okay, here we are. We decided to ride out the storm in Merrick for now and fall back on Queens if Bob has power and we don’t. Both Donna’s library and Bob’s are officially closed now, so we don’t have that concern. I will call Rescue Ink tomorrow morning and tell them the obvious. We have two main concerns – three mature trees and the possibility of power outages. So, we’ll just sit back and see what happens. We were in Queens this morning, because we stayed at Bob’s apartment after the wedding. We walked over to the 24 hour store and got last minute supplies in an almost empty store. When we got back, we realized that we needed two more things for dinner tonight. We went to the local grocery store, where it looked like the end of the world. Someday we are thinking of selling the house here and moving to Queens.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:51 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Photo!…Wow! I love that photo Terry..snort!…It looks so peaceful and calm.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:59 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Maskers!…We are sitting down to watch the fourth season of Damages…snort!…My friend has been busy making spaghetti sauce. Later when that is finished brewing she is going to make Stuffed Shells using her own version of ricotta cheese…wheeze!…Its that dry cottage and green with an egg and some salt she puts in a food processor till it is smooth…snort!…Those guys love that stuff…heh!heh!…Opps, Damages is starting. We still can’t believe that Tom is dead…gasp!

  60. Siber-H
    4:04 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Me too, Love the photo, Terry.
    That really is the calm before the storm.

    Wose, You should be fine but you can always go up to the third floor if necessary.

  61. BearSpiritDog
    4:14 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Thanks for checking in Terry. The photo looks so calm (before the storm?)
    Melanie: What’s that ominous cloud coming our way?

    Wose: I do wish your apartment was a little higher off the ground!

    Rio: Do you, per chance, know something we don’t?
    We have watched all seasons of Damages that are available to date. Outstanding show!

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:24 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Bear!…If you have seen all the episodes that are available then you know more than I do…grunt!…Last season, Tom was drowned in a toilet. Remember?…gurgle!

  63. Mollypop's Mom
    4:27 pm on October 28th, 2012

    The wind here has started blowing from the east. I thought the low pressure hanging over us was firm, but the storm coming is obviously stronger.

  64. Masquers
    4:28 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Riö: One more season to go til another excellent show bits the dust. sob.

  65. Terry Ballard
    4:29 pm on October 28th, 2012

    It really is the calm before the storm – wind is kicking up some, but have hardly had a drop of rain. Will try to walk Yuji right after dinner. With that bit of ESP that dogs have, he knows that something is up.

    The picture is actually taken from Edgewater NJ, but it kind of symbolizes the kind of day that I am seeing outside my window. I’ve got a vault of thousands of pictures – mostly New York or Ireland.

    Just want to fast forward the next 48 hours. I’m thinking of my future in terms of “Before Sandy” and “After Sandy.”

  66. Wookie 0f Chevy Chase
    4:50 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Its calm before the storm here in Chevy Chase as well. Closings are starting to be announced, the schools first and other stuff later, although no announcement yet regarding the DC subway system. Friends are coming over for dinner tonight, and after that, we will see. Some guy down the street named Noah is building a big wooden boat, 40 cubits by 80 cubits (if you remember the Bill Cosby routine — right!!!). Our hotel escape was already totally booked when we tried to make reservations, so we are just hunkering down here at Casa Wookie.

  67. Staff
    5:05 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Terry I looked up Merrick on Google Maps. My goodness you are predicted to have a storm surge around 6-11 feet.

    this is some of the warnings from for Merrick, NY:




    I expect you have already been inundated (sorry) with this information but OH MY!

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:09 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Right!!!!…heh!snort!heh!…Wookie, its good to know youse guys can always jump on the Ark if things get out of paw tonight!…wheeze!…I have a feeling the blog will be 50% silent tomorrow with only the middle and wild wild westerners posting or not posting as the case may be…wuffle!

  69. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    5:12 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Dear Vookie – remember please, in ark, animals go 2 x 2.
    So… you have anyvon special in mind?

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:17 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Natasha!…Wookie and Gramps then Wookie’s Maw and Paw will enter the Ark two by two…heh!…No reason to get all persnickity…sneeze!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    5:28 pm on October 28th, 2012

    We will be here tonight for the prayer, and also tomorrow, Rio. They are predicting lake effect rain here as a result of the storm, so effects will actually be felt all the way to the midwest. That is incredible!

    Terry and Wookie, OH and everybody else – be safe and don’t take any chances. Some areas could be without power for over a week, so we may not hear from some of you. If there is some way to get in touch with a blog member, please let us know how you are.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:34 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Cape!…Does anyone know how Spencer, Admin, The Charming Mr. Abrahams, his wife Diana, Audrey and Pearl will fair?…snort!…Thats quite a klan under one roof…sniff!…I hope Admin is adept at battening down hatches even though he doesn’t believe they have any…sniff!

  73. Rose
    5:39 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Terry, Awesome photograph! I am familiar with Merrick, so please stay safe.

    Luna, blew in a while ago. She blurred into some blizzard conditions, but her plastic rain cap kept her head dry. The Prof and I used some warm towels to dry her off.

    Candles are out, electronics are charged, we have provisions.

    Plunderers, be safe!

  74. Melanie
    5:42 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Wöökie . . wait for the sewers to back up . .

    All schools and colleges in MA are closed for tomorrow. The storm is going to hit around 10:30 am (supposedly). Look out New Jersey!

    Terry, beautiful picture.

    Heard our weather report . . the eastern slopes of the Berkshires are going to get it the worst in the area. Hmmm, that’s where we live!

    Hold on to your hats or fur!

  75. Rose
    5:43 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Hi Rio! Do youse guys still have a bunch of snow?

    Dinner sounds delish!

  76. Masquers
    5:47 pm on October 28th, 2012


  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Rose!…Yes, we still have that damned snow…grump!…And its cold out but she insists on taking us for our walk until Beau does his business on top of a bush…grump!

    Supper!….Is baking and it smells delish….wooooooo!woooooo!

  78. Terry Ballard
    5:54 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Thanks, everyone. The good news is that we are at the extreme north end of Merrick – just above the Southern Parkway. Our two main worries are the trees in our yard and the chance of a long-term power outage. If our power goes AND our son’s as well in Queens, we may be out of touch for a few days. Until then, I plan to keep shooting off my mouth from here at the Front.

    Yuji says ‘Me too!”

  79. Siber-H
    5:56 pm on October 28th, 2012

    I suppose the blog could go down, couldn’t it?

  80. Rose
    6:01 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Belle Starr, was there any rockin’ and rollin’ there at home? There was a tsunmai in British Columbia that stretched from Alaska to Hawaii. Plus there were two 3.9 earthquakes in California.

  81. Rose
    6:05 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Masquers! I am here for now. As long as we have power, I will be able to post on this here blog.

    Bear, thank you for your concern. There are times when I wish we lived in a high-rise building.

    Rio! Are you wearing your coat of many colors on your walk. I do not want you getting sick.

  82. Masquers
    6:19 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Hey! What happened? Luna and I were together. I must have been blown off course.

  83. Rose
    6:34 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Whoa! Luna just gave herself a good shake…guess who fell out of her fur? Masquers! We are drying him off right now….

  84. OleyHowlers
    6:35 pm on October 28th, 2012

    We have a generator which may allow us to post thru the storm, but not sure if our dsl will keep us connected to the internet.
    It is now raining pretty good, but not too much wind yet.
    Melanie, is 10:30 the time your area will be hit, or did they change the time for our area, which we thought was ~1:00 am?
    All schools and colleges are closed here tomorrow. Will Wall St be closed (stock market that is)? Mom is hoping for a call saying her office is closed.

  85. Rose
    6:38 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Yipee! My busy place is closed tomorrow! However, I still have to work from home. I am in very good company….Luna, The Prof, and my dear Masquers. Oh, there is some kool jazz scheduled for tomorrow…..

  86. Tupper and Gilly
    6:40 pm on October 28th, 2012

    BSD – we just heard about the earthquake and tsunami warnings. Are youse guys all okay out there?
    We aren’t too sure where Wolfie is but we don’t envy any if you the earthquakes!

  87. Belle Starr
    6:42 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Wose: Don’t even get me started! Can you believe I’m here and you are there? My four-legged and two-legged both said it is for my own good, but I’m concerned. What if my four-legged doesn’t know how to properly take care of you. I mean, she did a great job with me, but that could have just been luck.

  88. BearSpiritDog
    6:47 pm on October 28th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Last word this afternoon was the NY Stock Exchange will be open. Of course that could (or has already) change.

  89. Melanie
    6:48 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Inverted layers . .
    causing undecided winds
    leaves, muted red and orange,
    tossed one way
    then back the other
    The Pack bark at their barking echoes
    that bounce off encircling hills
    . . Storm coming

  90. BearSpiritDog
    6:49 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Tupper&Gilly: Nothing here or in Hawaii where a tsunami warning had been issued.

  91. Melanie
    6:50 pm on October 28th, 2012

    10:30 am is our area.

    YSAS said TPTB have put wood over the subway grates. They actually caulked and bolted them down. They DON’T want water down there.

  92. BearSpiritDog
    6:51 pm on October 28th, 2012

    The beautiful poetry is somehow calming.

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    6:52 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Melanie – great poem.

    BSD – thank dawg!

  94. BearSpiritDog
    6:53 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Will be back after a bit (bite). What time does the game come on?

  95. dawson
    7:11 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Last night after the card games ended we all sat around the tv and watched…the weather channel! There had been a 7.7 earthquake at Haida Qwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and there was a tsunami warning in effect at that time from Washington to Alaska.

    I will be here for the prayer circle tonight.

    I can here the National Anthem being sung now…are the kats doing the singing? How’d they get the gig?

  96. Rose
    7:13 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Belle Starr, no worries. It is because your four-legged mama did such a great job with you, that I can depend on her to take good care of the Prof and me. Masquers is given the Prof some relaxing pawflexology at the moment.

  97. Siber-H
    7:16 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Bear, The game starts in 15 minutes.

  98. Rose
    7:16 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Bear, the NY Stock exchange will be closed tomorrow, but electronic trading will continue.

  99. dawson
    7:22 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Go Tigers! Clappity, clappity clap!

  100. Melanie
    7:24 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Whew, not sure if I’m going to make it until 9.

    Now waiting for the laundry to get done. Then it’s off to bed . .

    Thank dog.

    Nothing happening yet. Will keep you informed.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Guys!…Calm down…sniff!…You act like the world is coming to an end soon. I do not believe it will, not yet anyways…sniff!…That 7.7 earthquake is worrisome though…good grief!…We did not watch the news today as we were taking the day off from all stressful things, including world news…grunt!yeep!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Dawson!…Even I am cheering for the Tigers tonight. I do not want baseball to end this soon…grut!

  103. SnowBella
    7:26 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Rio: Is the baseball game considered stressful?

  104. Staff
    7:28 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Mr.Staff sent me a picture from the back porch this morning.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:28 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Baseball!…Not in the usual sense of the word…heh!heh!…Fun stress is something all together different from Storm-Stress or Busy-Place stress…grunt!

  106. Staff
    7:28 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Mr.Staff sent me a picture from the back porch this morning.

    forgot the photo….

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Staff!…Oh no!…sniff!…Did he burn the porch up while you are gone?…grunt!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:30 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Staff!…heh!heh!…Not with all that snow he didn’t!…snort!

  109. OleyHowlers
    7:35 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Mr. Staff is lucky. We’d take that snow over yucky rain and scary wind any day. But we agree that the earthquake and possible tsunami are terrifying.
    The rents just got back from their little roadtrip to pick up all the political signs around our township, before they become projectiles. Now watching Revolution.

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:38 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Revolution!…that show is turning out to be a lot better than we expected it would…snuffle!…Its actually very good, but they do not seem to ever need to eat or poop on that show….grunt!

  111. Tupper and Gilly
    7:39 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Howlers – what a good idea about political signs. Now – do you think they could do anything about the overabundance of political tv ads???

    And Staff – oh noooooo! Snow!

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Snow!…We’ve already had a ton of snow…grump!..I don’t like it one bit, I tell you…sniff!…Although compared to hurricane wind and rain, plus power outage, well its a toss-up…grunt!

  113. OleyHowlers
    8:00 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Hey! Did the blog fall back an hour already?

  114. Tupper and Gilly
    8:00 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Creator – we thank you for this day, a day of gathering for the friends and family of the quilt. Today we are together in our thoughts and prayers; our hearts become one as we prepare for this storm.
    The world you have made for us is wondrous in many ways. There are things that are so beautiful, our hearts soar to be part of them; the Northern Lights, a flock of geese against the moon. There are things that are so magnificent that they make us feel small; the vast ocean, a towering mountain, an open desert. There are things so peaceful they soothe our emotions; drifting snowflakes under a starry sky, a meandering river washing gently over the rocks.
    There are also things in this world so mighty that we fear them, things of Nature that we cannot control. The storm that approaches brings with it concern. And the storm that approaches bring with it lessons for this world.
    Creator, we thank you for this reminder that we are humans, and that it is not the small abilities and powers we have that rule this world. It matters not which party runs the government. It matters not how much money one has in the bank, nor what position they hold in the world of business. We are reminded that the color of ours skins, the difference in our ages, or the beliefs we have do not matter to the storm.
    We learn from the lesson of this storm that our love and concern for each other is what does matter. We learn that the power we have is to love, to share our prayers for safety, to watch over those who may suffer the most from this storm.
    Creator, we pray that you will protect and watch over those in the path of the coming winds and rain. We pray not only for our family, but for the family of mankind. We pray for the animals, both pets and wildlife. We pray for the trees in the forests.
    We ask you to harbor our friends in these next days. Let the care and concern we have for them act as a barrier against the waves. Let it be shelter from the rain. Let it be a quilt to keep them from the cold winds. We ask that the only residue of the storm be the lesson we have relearned, the lesson that we are all the same under the mightiness of nature.
    Creator –even if we fear the events to come, we thank you for this day, a day of gathering for the friends and family of the quilt. Today we are together in our thoughts and prayers; our hearts become one as we prepare for this storm.

  115. BearSpiritDog
    8:01 pm on October 28th, 2012
  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Fall-back!….Looks like it did Howlers…sniff!…My friend’s alarm clock did the same thing this morning and we slept in till 8:30…heh!heh!…Wonderful! Except her mother made breakfast and it was not pretty…grunt!

  117. Rose
    8:03 pm on October 28th, 2012

    I LOVE the snow!!!! Wish it were snow instead of rain and wind.
    At least I could go out and play in it! 🙂

  118. OleyHowlers
    8:04 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Amen. Thank you A&L.

  119. Melanie
    8:05 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Amen and zzzzzzzzzz

  120. Gus & BooBear
    8:07 pm on October 28th, 2012


    Please stay safe, everyone.

  121. Rose
    8:08 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Amen. Thank you Royals, for the lovely prayer.

  122. BearSpiritDog
    8:08 pm on October 28th, 2012

    A most Beautiful Prayer.
    Amalia and the Storyteller,
    Thank you once again for your Perfect words.

  123. OleyHowlers
    8:09 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Great parody, Bear.

  124. SnowBella
    8:10 pm on October 28th, 2012


    Beautiful prayer.

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Wow!…That prayer time really sneaks up on a guy…snort!…I read every word and it was wonderful and heartfelt for all our friends who might be in harms way during Mother Natures big storm. Thank you Melanie err, Golinka….sniff!…I kid about the storm, but really I do hope you all have prepared enough and will be safe for the duration…grunt!…I keep thinking the whole thing will veer off out to the Ocean and leave everyone alone…wuffle!

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Excuse Me!…I think one of the Tigers just hit a home run….grunt!….Woooooooo!

  127. Siber-H
    8:16 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Amen and thank you for the beautiful prayer.

  128. Staff
    8:18 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Thanks Royals. We needed to be reminded of that.

  129. Tupper and Gilly
    8:28 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Oh – we forgot the line for Rio:

    And please bless the Tigers and help them hit the base of balls…

  130. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Chorkel!…sniff!sneeze!…Those Tigers need all the heavenly help they can get tonight…heh!

  131. Barb & Maggie
    8:36 pm on October 28th, 2012

    To our Friends Amalia and Leonard, Thank you again for your beautiful thoughts and words. We hope all will be safe throughout the storm. Please try to stay connected tomorrow and the rest of the week.

  132. Tupper and Gilly
    8:38 pm on October 28th, 2012

    We are going to say good night to all. Sleep well, dream happy. And go Tigers.

  133. Gus & BooBear
    8:44 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Unrelated question….Has anyone ever had any trouble charging their Kindle? Mom’s won’t charge. The little light won’t come on showing it charging even though it is plugged in. It won’t let her open to the book she is reading and won’t charge.

    Also, does anyone know if she buys a new Kindle, will she be able to transfer her library to the new one or have to purchase the books again?

  134. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Puss N’ Boots!…If you buy a new Kindle and then set it up with your same Account (username and password) that was on the old dead Kindle, you should see everything you have purchased so far….snort!…If this is not the case, you should contact Amazon and let them know…grunt!

  135. Siber-H
    8:57 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Rio is correct, I know you don’t have to purchase the same books twice.

    The only way I know to fix a Kindle is go to Amazon’s website and do the simple procedure they tell you to do for a “frozen” Kindle.

  136. BearSpiritDog
    8:59 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Oh, Boy. There goes Posey.

  137. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Homerun!…Buster Posey!…heh!heh!….I love that guy!…Wooooo!…He has found his bat again…snorkel!

  138. BearSpiritDog
    9:03 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Siber-H: You are becoming quite knowledgeable about the Kindle.

  139. BearSpiritDog
    9:07 pm on October 28th, 2012


  140. Terry Ballard
    9:07 pm on October 28th, 2012

    T&G – Amen

    Good night Chet

  141. BearSpiritDog
    9:08 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Woooo Young!

  142. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Lookeee!… The Tigers have tied the game….snort!snort!…This is going to be exciting after-all!…heh!heh!…Come here couch cushion…sniff!

  143. BearSpiritDog
    9:10 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Good Night Tupper&Gilly, Melanie and Terry.
    Stay Safe Everyone.

  144. BearSpiritDog
    9:13 pm on October 28th, 2012

    I’m still here
    if only for the beer
    and Munchies.

  145. Mollypop's Mom
    9:15 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Gus&Boo – Our TechnoHusky is giving you good advice. Do what he says.

    If all is lost, and I think it isn’t, when you order the new Kindle it will already be set up on your Amazon account. Many devices can share your books. I have Sam’s Mom on my account, my iPhone, and my iPad, all sharing the books.

  146. Staff
    9:16 pm on October 28th, 2012

    When I left to help Mom to bed it was 1 to 2. Now it is 3 to 3. and it is still misting. It doesn’t look as if anyone is going home though.

  147. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Misting!…Heavey misting and 30ish degrees….sniff!…The boyz from California have to be shivering…wheeze!

  148. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:23 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Gus and BooBear – ve have heard of this problem vith kindle and nook. Is possible nothing wrong vith machine. Is possible there is broke connection in power cord. They are fragile and connectors get bended out of shape. If go to store that sells kindle, like Staples, ask to try other power cord. Is much cheaper than new machine.

  149. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:29 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Sneeze!…Football. Reporting in from upstairs…cough!…Nawlin’s 7 – Broncos 24….heh!wooooo!…sneeze!

  150. Staff
    9:31 pm on October 28th, 2012

    That was the worst version of God Bless America that I have ever heard. I am hoping they were just miked wrong. Carpola.

  151. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:35 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Staff!…Heavy misting, wind and cold weather might be to blame…grunt!

  152. BearSpiritDog
    9:37 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Thank you, Staff, I thought it was just me.

  153. Siber-H
    9:39 pm on October 28th, 2012

    My gosh, now Natasha is giving us technical advice. I’m going to file that away in my brain for future reference, if needed.
    Kindles can be so weird. We learned the other day what happens if a dog licks the Kindle One Touch screen. I lost mom’s place for her.

    Wow, the Broncos are winning.

  154. BearSpiritDog
    9:40 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Are we on the Darkest Side, Rio?

  155. dawson
    9:42 pm on October 28th, 2012

    T&G: Thank you for the prayer.

    BearSpiritDog: Hilarious link!

    Go Tigers!

  156. Staff
    9:47 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Go Tigers!!!

  157. BearSpiritDog
    9:49 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Go Tigers!!!

  158. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Bear!…Here is the Dark-side list that my friend found in the room I cannot go into…grunt!

    0 – 50 = The Well Lit Side
    51 – 100 = the Twilght Side
    101 – 150 = The Dark Side
    151 – 200 = The Darker Side
    201 – 250 = The Even Darker Side
    251 – 300 = The Pitch Black Side
    301 – 350 = The Black Hole (this has never been reached and deemed dangerous)

  159. Staff
    9:57 pm on October 28th, 2012

    How about a home run???? C’mon Cabrerra. Out A Here! Please?

  160. Staff
    9:58 pm on October 28th, 2012


  161. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Please!…No extra innings! Not on a Sunday night…grunt!…Someone here will make me miss the end of the game…gah!

  162. BearSpiritDog
    10:05 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Rio: Thank you for the list we missed.

  163. Siber-H
    10:07 pm on October 28th, 2012

    I can’t do extra innings either. I am fading now but hanging on.
    Why didn’t they play this game this afternoon when it would have been warmer for the fans and players.

  164. Staff
    10:11 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Is this the night when we ‘fall back’? Are we gaining an hour or not tonight?

  165. Staff
    10:12 pm on October 28th, 2012

    That is a great question Mr.Husky. I bet they didn’t want to disturb football.

  166. BearSpiritDog
    10:13 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Staff: The clocks go back the first Sunday in November.

  167. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Yawn!…I have to go to bed now…grunt!…Goodnight all youse storm-watchers and baseball-watcher….sniff!…Catch you tomorrow….snorkel!

  168. Staff
    10:16 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Except on the blog I take it. I will wait for the end of the 9th but then I have to go to bed also. C’mon Tigers!

  169. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Wait!…What am I saying? I can’t leave now…grunt!…A good shake and I’m almost wide awake…wheeze!

  170. Staff
    10:19 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Oh! What a catch!

  171. dawson
    10:19 pm on October 28th, 2012

    SiberH: I agree with you. These weekend games could have started earlier. If it goes into extra innings I will record it. I need my beauty sleep.

  172. BearSpiritDog
    10:24 pm on October 28th, 2012


  173. BearSpiritDog
    10:27 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Extra innings it is…..

  174. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Gah!…That poor Tigers paw…wheeze!… Now I’m told I have to go to bed because of someone having to get up early and yadda yadda yadda….grump!…I seriously hope the Tigers pull this out of their Kat-butts because nothin is worse than being swept in the World Series….gasp!

  175. Staff
    10:32 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Goodnight Rio. I have to bail too.

    Hope everyone stays safe.

  176. Siber-H
    10:37 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Goodnight you guys

    We have all given up, but that is understandable…yawn

  177. BearSpiritDog
    10:38 pm on October 28th, 2012

    this is NOT good.

  178. BearSpiritDog
    10:45 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Where is Everybody? it’s DARK out here and the Moon is almost Full…..I feel a howl coming on…..Aroooooooo

  179. dawson
    10:45 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Hmmmm. Dam Scutaro. Why didn’t the Rockies keep him?

  180. BearSpiritDog
    10:51 pm on October 28th, 2012

    a sad sad howl…arooooo……

  181. dawson
    10:51 pm on October 28th, 2012

    A homerun from Cabrera could save us now…

  182. BearSpiritDog
    10:53 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Good night, Dawson. Sob. The Underdogs have lost.

  183. dawson
    10:54 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Arhoooo….sob, sob, sob, swept by the Giants.

  184. Redbone Hound
    11:24 pm on October 28th, 2012

    Goldurn Giants…

    aroooooo (mournfulest howl)

  185. Lefty
    12:21 am on October 29th, 2012

    Arr arr arrroooo.

  186. Pancho
    12:22 am on October 29th, 2012


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