Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Day After

The day after Frankenstorm we were without power. 
We are surround by big trees, so power loss was expected. 
Major damage was also expected and we're so thankful nothing more happened to us.
We're lucky, we were only inconvenienced for a day. 

These pictures were taken in the dark with my phone. 
Drew had breakfast by the fire and read catalogs with a headlight. 
These are good times people.

I had to pull the pumpkins in so they wouldn't become missiles in the wind. 
I didn't realize how many we had. 

It turns out that a day off from school is the perfect time to create your costume. 
We found the mask and I just made the black drape out of fabric I had on hand. The sickle is made out of a broom handle, cereal box and tin foil. He loves it. (I like it because I don't think he can injure himself or anyone else with it.)
-He's the grim reaper in case you're wondering-

Everything is back to normal at Monkey Grass Hill and we're ready for a big night of Halloween fun. 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who won't be celebrating tonight. The damages and loss so many have suffered is truly heartbreaking. 


Silver Magpies said...

Julie - Glad you are OK. We are about the same...power out but no real damage!

~ Nan

Sanity Fair said...

Glad y'all came through it OK. We had a lot of trees down around my block, but kept power. Looks like it didn't cramp your Halloween style any!
P.S. Thank you so much for the kind comments.

the gardener's cottage said...

i was wondering how you guys fared. it is so awful. but on the brighter side, drew looks awesome! xo

Bonnie said...

So glad all is well with you. Drew is just my kind of guy...what can I say? I hope the grim reaper has a wonderful evening. Bonnie

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Julie, I'm glad your family is okay! Very creepy cute costume!

About Last Weekend said...

Im so glad you're doing okay, I was thinking about you. Pulling in the pumpkins because they would be missiles, that really conveys how strong the wind was! Also was thinking a lot about how people kept themselves warm - thank goodness you had a fire. Love your Grim Reaper!