“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”

The storm started yesterday afternoon and it was tremendous. The wind blew gusts as high as 60 MPH, stronger than Sandy had brought. I could hear the relentless, howling wind. Branches and tree trunks were blowing and bending. Rain fell all night into this morning but now has just about stopped. The sky is still gray but getting lighter. The wind is still blowing but seems calm in comparison. I watched the weather at 11 last night. The Cape was the only part of the state getting rain. The rest of the state was getting snow, in a variety of amounts. We were 10˚ warmer than Boston.

My caller ID identified two calls this morning as political. The first call, before 8, woke me up. I didn’t answer that one or the second one from the same number. Later, I still a little sleuthing and found out the number has been reported repeatedly. It is not political. It is spamming. I have a feeling they’ll be persistent. If this were a plot in a futuristic science fiction novel, I’d send a tiny shock through the phones lines to the caller who’d then cross my name off the list.

Today is normally dump day, but we will wait until tomorrow unless the rain and the wind stop. The dump on a windy day is like the Russian steppes in the middle of winter. Gracie will just have to be content with a trip to Agway where she is a welcomed customer.

The bird feeders need filling so I’ll brave the elements later and go out on the deck. I noticed the furniture covers are weighted down in the middle with rainwater. They’ll have to be emptied. In the winter, those pockets of water freeze. Sometimes I lift a huge disk of ice off the cover and toss it over the deck rail. Luckily we’re not there yet.

Without the political hoopla and the anticipation of waiting to hear the results, the day is a bit humdrum. President Clinton hasn’t called again.


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12 Comments on ““A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.””

  1. Maybe she will call in Four years? 😀

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    We got snow. I was surprised because they said rain. At noon one of the weather folks said snow but who listens to the news at noon? Not me.
    I had an appointment at 8:40 this morning so I gathered up Rocky and we went out in the cold and the rain. Fortunately I was not there more than 20 minutes. I went to Starbucks, got coffee and a cinnamon roll and came back home which is where I have been since. Two of the three bird feeders need filling and they will stay that way because the greedy beggars have eaten all the food and I’m not going out for anything else today. They will have to be satisfied with thistle seed.
    Stay warm and cozy.

    • Kat Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I saw late weather which had predicted snow for you so I knew it was coming. I had to go to Boston but knew I’d miss the snow as it was supposed to start in ernest mid-afternoon.

      I am about to take my morning shower (at noon!) and by the time my hair dries I’ll know if it is okay to go out or if I need to stay home out of the elements though that bun sounds great.

      I can wait until tomorrow as I have two cans of Gracie food and several of cat food. I need litter and Gracie dry food, but I figure in one day Gracie won’t starve and the cats can handle the litter.

      I do feel bad about the birds and may bring the big feeder inside to fill.

      You too stay warm and cozy! Have a wonderfully quiet afternoon!!

  3. olof1 Says:

    Clinton lever call Me 🙂 I would anser if he did 🙂 I have no Internet Connection on my computer now so I’m textning this on my phone. I saw that Caryn got snow and betterr she than I 🙂 my phone keep changing my Words to Swedish all the time so l better stop herr before I go Mad 🙂
    Have a Greta Days!

    • Kat Says:

      Sorry you weren’t on the list.

      The best call was one my sister got from Susan Sarandon. My sister lives in Colorado and the legalization of marijuana was on the ballot. Susan called to urge a yes on the question. It passed!!

      I am glad I didn’t get snow and sorry Caryn did.

      I would be close to throwing my phone if it did that! You were quite patient and, as always, I am happy to read your post!!

      Hope the internet comes back!!

  4. greg mpls Says:

    yesterday was the oddest day..lots of shell shocked folks wandering
    around. we wound up a trader joe’s where finally someone let out
    a loud ‘whew’. this election was hellish. the country got elizabeth
    warren but kept michelle bachmann..you win some you lose some.

    • Kat Says:

      I thought Michele was going to lose-it was so close. She is vulnerable, more than she probably ever realized.

      Elizabeth Warren is a wonderful addition to the senate.

      This was a divisive, ugly election all over the place. If you could have seen the pictures Scott Brown used to depict Elizabeth-the crone (at least in those pictures). All he could do was harp on the native American thing-no other possible attacks. They each spent a sinful amount of money.

      If Kerry becomes Secretary of State, Scott Brown will be returned to the senate-a huge loss for this state though Scott will be more than happy to haul out his wife, daughters, dog, pick-up truck and barn jacket again.

  5. flyboybob Says:

    I think I am the only white male in my company that voted for Obama and all the normally outspoken right wing loony tunes were very quiet yesterday. Several of them told me that they would leave the country if the President was reelected. I haven’t seen any of them packing up their bags yet.

    Just what the Northeast needed was another storm. Nature decided to kick New Jersey and New York when they were down. Didn’t Scott Brown win the Senate seat in a special election when Teddy Kennedy died? The country will not miss him from the Senate. Unfortunately, Ted Cruz, a tea party member, will replace Kay Bailey Hutchison who Retired from the Senate. She was as moderate of a Republican as can be elected state wide here in Texas 🙂 I was surprised that Governor Rick Perry hasn’t brought up Texas seceding from the union after Obama was reelected. The Texas constitution permits the State to succeed from the Union or to break up into five States. That’s the only way the Republicans could get a majority in the Senate 🙂

    • Kat Says:

      All but one of the male members of my family voted for Obama. I think the right wing lunatic fringe realized that they had gone too far and alienated too many democratic groups. The republicans have to re-eveluate their rhetoric.

      This storm for us was worst than Sandy. Even now it is raining and the winds is still howling.

      Yes, Scott Brown did win the special election beating out Martha Coakley. If John Kerry joins the Obama administration as Secretary of State, Scott Brown may very well be returned to the senate in another special election.

      State constitutions cannot legally violate the US Constitution so secession wouldn’t be allowed despite the state’s constitution.

      • Bob Says:

        Hopefully, Obama will choose someone other than Kerry and not take a chance on losing a Senate seat to Brown. The tea party crowd has a strangle hold on the Republican Party. I am not even sure that Barry Goldwater, if he were alive today, would be accepted in the Republican Party 🙂

  6. Kat Says:

    The tea party needs to look to see what happened to realize their hold is devastating to the party. Their candidates beat more moderates in the primaries but lost to democrats in the election-a clear message that staunch conservative stances are not popular.

    Latinos were not thrilled with Obama but were deadly afraid of Romney and the conservative stance he had to take, very different from the Romney who was governor of Massachusetts.

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