So there I was, minding my own business and enjoying October when Hurricane Sandy hit.
I thought it was kind of weird that we had two super storms two years in a row to totally ruin Halloween in our area. I felt really bad for all the kids. Seriously, I think I would have had a meltdown if I had to miss trick or treating two years in a row. (And yes, I know it's more serious than that. I feel horrible for the people who are suffering, okay? So let's get that straight right off the bat.)
Luckily now that I'm an adult I'm able to do a lot of other cool stuff during October. I went to Disney, visited a few haunted houses and even worked in my friend's Haunted House, Ghoulie Manor in Taunton, MA. On Halloween, I was able to get to a friend's house (The Corn House of Horrors) in Cornwall on Hudson, NY. They are in their sixth year of putting on a Halloween extravaganza. If you are in either of these areas next October, please stop by!
|Cast members at Mickey's Halloween Party.|
|Me & my friends at The Haunted Mansion.|
|Scaring up some fun at Ghoulie Manor|
|People are scared of clowns. Oh yes.|
Although losing power did enable me to read a little more than usual, I still have to catch up on writing a few reviews. I listened to Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, read Charla by Alexander Beresford, Witches on the Road Tonight by Sheri Holan and I'm presently listening to Blood Red Road by Moira Young. So stay tuned for those reviews. I also did get to ComicCon and I owe a re-cap that as well. I thought Halloween Hootenanny went well and I still have post some announcement winners. Thank you everyone who stopped by!
This past Sunday evening while I was watching The Walking Dead, I realized I wasn't feeling well. I didn't know if I was just achy from cleaning like a Banshee when the power came back on in anticipation of other people coming to take refuge or if I was really getting sick. Being feverish and watching The Walking Dead resulted in some scary nightmares. But off to work I went and soon realized...yeah, I'm sick. I'm hanging out at home hopped up on cough medicine and Advil, trying to read and crossing my fingers that the nor'easter that is expected in my area tonight won't cause any further havoc.
So, THANK YOU for your patience while I try to catch up on actual book blogging, 'cause after all that's what this blog is about. I hope you'll stick with me as I get back on track.
Here are a few videos of what we've been doing at home after Sandy. (My voice is very scratchy and hoarse, so I don't really sound like that.) My friends staying with me for BEA can get a peek of where they will rest their heads. But hands off my books!
Bedroom closet project.
Guest room project.
Frig post Sandy.