Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 3 - still no power

Another evening listening to the hum of the generator and reading our books. Not much new to report. Halloween was quiet except for Kokee barking at the full moon. Weather is forecast to be colder in the coming days so we may need to fire up the wood stove soon.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The morning after.....

Sunny and warm day after yesterday's storm. We are enjoying coffee and a hot shower thanks to our new generator. Today it seems like money well spent!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Outage Map by Candlelight

42mph winds

Work was cancelled today, so we have been riding out the storm at home. It has been getting wetter and windier as the day progresses. The strongest wind gust so far has been 42mph. At about 4.30pm we lost power - we were probably one of the last homes in the area to see it go. We will be firing up the generator very soon! All is well otherwise. We have plenty of beer/wine and a warm house to help us through.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Singing songs while waiting for hurricane Sandy....

Any requests?

Brewing beer while waiting for the hurricane

What better way to prepare for hurricane Sandy?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Hike to Lantern Hill

Unseasonably warm weather drew us to Lantern Hill for a hike to enjoy the last of the fall colors.  Heavy rains the night before brought down the reds, but there was still plenty of color to enjoy.  

Lantern Hill is so named for its milky quartz cliffs that are visible from the Atlantic Ocean.  With clear skies we had a view of the Atlantic from Lantern Hill to the south.

 West facing cliffs at Lantern Hill

Thin sliver of the Atlantic at the top of the horizon

Bruno and Kokk

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Here Comes the Sun

In March we started a project with a local solar company make the most of location which is well suited to generating solar power.  It has been a slow and complex process, but finally the solar panels are in place and we are waiting for the final connections to be made.   Let the sun shine in!

Visit from Eric and Jo

We had a nice visit with Eric and Jo Eisenhart who were back on the  east coast for a brief visit.  We had a nice fall weekend and enjoyed just spending time together.  We gathered at Daniel Packer Inn  on Friday with some friends for a relaxing dinner. We had a nice hike to Mount Tom on Saturday followed by a roast chicken dinner and game night on Saturday.  We miss having them here, they were always game to try anything, go anywhere.  So nice they could come for a visit!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pimms' on the deck with Eric

Eric and Jo are visiting, and we are having a sunny weekend in Connecticut.