Posted by: htenhoope | November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012

It’s the first day of November.
Yesterday was Halloween which never brings us any kids to our door as we live in the country and our driveway is a quarter mile long.
I just enjoyed the pictures posted on Facebook by my friends of their kids dressed up for Halloween.

A few days ago hurricane Sandy hit the north eastern shore with a high category 1.
The devastation it left on the shore is enormous. In the US almost 60 people dead in addition to the amount of people dead in the Caribbean.
Many flooding and in New York City the subway tunnels are filled up with water.
A lot of damage and it’s going to take a while before everyone is recovered.
Wall Street was closed for two days in a row, something that hasn’t happened since the late 1800’s.

The storm went over our area but I think we were shielded from the worst winds by the mountain range right in front of us.  Thank God for that.
We did get a lot of rain and it rained two and half days straight.
Our road was closed for a while from Monday night until Tuesday mid-day due to it being flooded.
Many roads in our area were flooded and closed.

Tuesday night I went to feed the kitties at mom and dad’s house and found the basement flooded with water.
Dad’s improvised sump pump was pumping but what I didn’t know was that he would connect a pipe and some corners to guide it out the basement window if it was necessary.
Needless to say, I found out how he did it and once I had it connected most of the water was pumped out quickly.
Other than that there was no damage there either.

Since my last post I have DJ’ed a wedding in Chambersburg, PA and a birthday party in Frederick, MD.  Both gigs were quite successful and I received very good reviews from the clients.
Next gig will be on November 10 in Hagerstown, MD.

On the tech front, Apple introduced the iPad Mini (a 7 inch iPad to compete with the Kindle) but I think its price tag is too steep to really compete as you can get a full size iPad for only $70 more.
Microsoft introduced Windows 8, the Surface RT tablet, and Windows Phone 8.
I have already installed Windows 8 on a client’s Samsung tablet and it works very good.
Of course I already ran Windows 8 beta on my computer since February but now have the final version installed.

Kimmy Cougar, the neighbor’s cat has made our front porch her home and Tanya has been making comfortable and warm spots on the front porch for her to sleep. Of course we cannot let her inside or we will have 6 cats going crazy.
We do not feed her as this will cause her to never leave. With the exception of Monday night with the storm and the rain that was relentless.
She always brings her trophies to the front door for us to see what she caught.
Of course it is quite disgusting when she starts to eat her trophies right in front of our door.

We had an exterminator come out to take care of the yellow jackets nest that apparently was in the wall of the sun room and caused many bees inside.
He treated the entrance of the nest with a powder and sprayed the openings inside the sun room as well as all the windows and doors outside.
Haven’t seen any bees in the house since.

Okay, back to work.  Ciao folks, until next time.

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