Hurricane Sandy & The Aftermath

We prepare for Hurricane Sandy we bought many can goods, lots of water and a few batteries for our flashlights and for our battery-operated radio.  Just in case, our power goes out.  Hey, you never know.  Oh, and filled up our gas tanks.  We felt ready for this storm.

During the Hurricane, we felt the house shake, we heard the wind whistling, we saw the pine tree from next-door (empty house) up rooted and it fell on the house and saw a cable wire loose swaying through all this wind from the light pole across the street.  It was a long night until about 9:50 pm the power went all out.  It was pitch black.  Luckily, a week before the storm around our way there was a garage sale I bought all a bag full of candles for $7.00.  I started lighting up candles all around the house and turned on the radio to hear of any news on of the storm.

A few months ago, we were looking into generators the ones that are installed to the house not the portable ones, but this company was asking for $9,000 and they offer 6-month financing.  Are they crazy?  Really???  Maybe, we should think about a portable generator they are less expensive but doable.  We are still undecided on whether to purchase one or not.

The next morning we got up still no power.  I prepared breakfast we got dressed and went outside to see the Aftermath of Sandy.  The  roof of the house has a few missing shingles, the gutters are all gone only two attached to the house, the garage roof definitely needs more repairs then the house, and one of the posts to the fence needs a replacement.  After inspecting the house and the property, we decided to take a ride around the neighborhood.

 As I am driving, I see in the apartment complex down the street from me a tree down and underneath the tree, about four parked cars damaged and stuck.  In the neighborhood, many traffic lights are out, lots of trees uprooted and down.  It was chaos without the traffic lights working.

Once, we got home around 12:30 pm the power was restore.  One of our neighbor said the power came on around 11 am.  We were happy but worried for our family, friends, and others who have lost their power.  


What Are Your Updates?

I’ve been posting about my thrifting days lately so let me give you a little update on what I’m currently doing and thinking of…

I painted my bathroom I am about finish with it; the walls are bare and needs some other colors beside gray/white/light blue.  I was thinking of adding an accent color like yellow.  I was checking out bella gracewall d├ęcor to see if I can conjure up some ideas. Another thing I need to finish up is adding the caulk tape instead of using the tube it’s less messy and simpler for the bathtub.  Also, I’m looking for a mirror for the bathroom with a fancy frame.

I was in Old Navy and took advantage of the 40% off last week and yesterday had to exchange a couple of items at Old Navy, which they had 30% off so I bought couple of items.  I was looking at some sandals but nothing caught my eye only a couple of shorts for my daughter. I use to own a pair of sandals long time ago although they were not cute they were so comfortable.  I saw some cheap Birkenstocks for women.  I found a few sandals on sale but I still think it’s too pricey.

Has anyone tried body adhesive?  I’ve heard of it but I never tried it before I guess it’s convenient for stockings.  I remember when I wore stockings it always slide down and I use to pull them up all the time it was frustrating.  If I had known then what I know now “it stays body adhesive walmart” would have been handy then.

What are you guys up to?


Thursdays, Thrift Store Shopping

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For $20, I scored a few books…

Cleaning Magic by Joey Green’s

Ramona the Pest, Ramona the Brave, & Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary (3 packs sealed)

Life Mask by Emma Donoghue

The Feelings Book (The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions) & Crafts for Girls 
by AmericanGirl Library

Samantha’s Craft Book by The American Girls Collection


I went crazy buying Purple yarn.

The first bag contains 2 Lady Almy Yarns in Orchid (light purple) 100% Virgin Wool, 1 purple yarn (unlabeled), 1 dark purple Banbry Crossing Wintuk 100% Dupont Orlon Acrylic.

2nd bag….1 dark pink yarn (unlabeled), 3 light purple from Cotton Fleece 80% cotton/20% merino wool.

3rd bag…1 Lady Almy Yarn in Violet, 1 purple Banbry Crossing Wintuk 100% Dupont Orlon Acrylic, and 1 light purple yarn (unlabeled).

4th bag… 2 Red Heart multicolor (Painted Desert) 100% Acrylic.

A Silver/Gray belt


3 Small packages of needlepoint one of a Christmas ornament, Hang Up floral, pin & earrings set.

The last item is a bag of assorted candles I really needed the white candle for my Valentines mantel.


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