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Monday, August 29, 2011

An Eventful Weekend!

Law Student wasn't catching up to the hype of this whole Irene thing.  That is, until Dental Student left Friday morning for his Boards.  After watching Bloomberg and Christie non-stop for an hour, it was time to get to work!  







I ran to the supermarket where I insisted I would only spend as much as we spend weekly on groceries.  We usually spend $60 via FreshDirect.  I bought bottled water (we drink tap), eggs (hard boiled eggs can last in room temperature for 3 days), chips, salsa, fruits, and veggies.  I brought it all home and organized the fridge and filled three tupperwares of ice for Havi.  Then I threw laundry in the machine (this way we would have clean clothes for a week), cleaned the apartment top to bottom (if we had to evacuate I didn't want to invite pests in), packed an emergency "go bag" (medications, identification, food for Havi and us).  When Dental Student came home he had no idea the world was ending, and pulled in all the stuff from the balcony, filled the tub with water, and packed a suitcase for us.  

We live on the water, so we had to evacuate and go two avenues over to a friend with an extra room.  She invited 4 other friends over and we gorged on pizza, pineapple, cookies, and wine for about 7 hours.  Havi was in heaven with tons of attention and love.  By the morning, we got the all clear to go home.  We spent the day sleeping and went out for BYO sushi with friends to Loop Sushi and Ralph's Italian Ices at night.  


 And this would be our wonderful host...




 Hurricane Irene's aftermath...

All in all, we never lost power or flooded.  Our parents in NJ and LI did not fare as well and lost power and their backyards are a mess.  

The net result?!  We have today off!!  Our schools cancelled classes and we are off to explore NYC!

P.S.  Thank you so much for all your well wishes and thoughts.  It means a lot to us!

17 comments:

  1. We were worried about you! We never lost power here in upstate either. A lot of places around us had serious damage and flooding, but we were really lucky at our house. Glad to see you're safe and sound and had a fun time while Irene visited!
    -Corbin

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  2. Hey Havi!
    Wow, I'm so glad that Irene was okay for you! Sounds like you actually got a nice adventure out of the deal...fresh peeps to play with...wooohooo! You scored.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  3. So glad you were able to have an adventure instead of a tragedy. We watched the progress of the storm, but since it didn't seem to be close to California :-) we didn't prepare...

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  4. So glad you survived Irene and everyone is ok!!

    ~hugs~

    Mia & Momma

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  5. Glad to hear you guys did so well with the storm. It sounds like most people ended up doing fine, even if they had to evacuate.

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  6. Looks like Havi had a good time with your wonderful host! Glad all is well :)

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  7. Glad to hear that things went so well for you... It's good you prepared... Now you'll have it down to a science when it happens again.

    pawhugs, Max

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  8. Havi, I'm glad you kept everyone calm during the storm. You did an excellent job of getting your host to relax!!

    PeeeeS the view from your apartment is gorgeous!!

    The Rotties

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  9. Glad you are safe and enjoy your night off

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  10. We were worried about you and glad you were in a safe spot with friends. We didn't have to evacuate, but we did have flooding after being without power for a day. Our Auntie across town is still waiting for power to return.

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  11. Glad to hear you weathered the storm. Hope your parents get their power back and the clean up goes smoothly.

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  12. It kinda actually sounds like y'all had a fun weekend!!

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  13. It sounds like Irene was kind of a fun adventure for you guys! I would love to partake in your hurricane diet. Seven hours of pizza, wine, and cookies sounds pretty darn fantastic. I'm sure Havi had a great time getting attention from so many people.

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  14. So glad you guys are ok. Though the whole hunkering down for doomsday with wine and games actually sounds quite fun!

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  15. we sure are glad you guys are okay.... now wont you join us on a mission on our bloggy. we could use some strong doggies like you....

    the pittie pack

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  16. I was similarly spurred into action by a day's worth of Christie and Bloomberg. I'm still impressed that they had a mandatory evacuation and that it went so smoothly.

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