Monday, September 5, 2011

Dye the Ocean Green

We went to see the ocean turn green. We rode our bikes to Allenhurst and sat on the boards. This tradition began in 1933 in Asbury Park. This is why some think we are crazy in NJ!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Getting Ready for School

We have cleaned up the after effects of Hurricane Irene. The painters and everyone have finished in the house. I have been at school all week going to meeetings and setting up schedules, my website and finishing the room. This weekend we will put the house back together. I can't wait to begin my new "normal". Tuesday the kids come into school. I just want to jump in and get started.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hello Hurricane Irene!

This is a picture of Long Branch - a few towns over- during the hurricane. So far we have been very lucky. Brief power outages, nothing severe. The trees look like they are holding up pretty well. Just branches and stuff down. My back and side yard does look like a lake but if that is the worst of this hurricane I'll take it.

I did park my car under a tree I thought might fall. I am looking to buy a new one so I thought "Instant Kelly Blue Book Value"! Of course that guaranteed that the tree is still standing tall.

Hopefully everyone is staying off the roads. I doubt it. While watching the news reports, I saw pictures of people on the boardwalks in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, and Belmar. We have a certain strain of stupidity here in New Jersey that apparently must be upheld for the whole nation to see.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


This pretty much sums up the feeling around here for a lot of people. I did go and fill my gas tank up this morning. I sure hope it doesn't flood too much. I would hate to see my car with a full tank of gas floating away.

Everything is put away, tied down or nailed down. It is truly the calm before the storm. We are supposed to be hit with Irene tonight. I know we will lose power - we have been pretty much guaranteed that. So this could be my last post for a few days.

I have to give kudos to our governor, Chris Christie. Upon seeing pictures of people still laying on the beaches yesterday he stated,"Get the hell off of the beaches and get the hell out of your beach houses." Perhaps if someone had been this forceful in their statements during other hurricanes the loss of life would not have been so great. You know, many people complain about our governor but you have to admit he tells it like it is. People just sometimes don't want to hear the truth.

Anyway, good luck my fellow East Coasters....see you at the end of this mess.