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by Peter Moskos

August 27, 2011

The Storm II

I love that on our block, storm preparations included harvesting all grapes, pears, and figs--and distributing the extras to us!

The dark grapes are ours (they're tastier than our neighbors--not that it is a competition, of course). But we don't have any figs, and these figs are some of the best I've ever had! Thank you, Italian neighbor!

Notice too, the hurricane box of wine.

It's raining and the air smells really clean. But nothing of note, yet.

Afternoon Update: Well that was a letdown. Very uneventful here in my part of Queens, best I can tell. Though I am very thankful my basement didn't flood, like many events in life, I slept through it (except for that goddamn car alarm at 6am).

Of course the corner 24-hour fruit and vegetable store was open when I went to take a stroll and buy eggs at 3am. It was spooky quiet last night, with no subway trains rolling by and almost no traffic.


Unknown said...

Yummy tradition - great idea!

Gotti Rules said...

Hey Pete,
Sounds like you got off lucky. We had no power for several hours and the only reason we got power after several hours was because our neighbor's husband works for BGE. He personally came and fixed the transformer. It got so bad here with so many trees and power lines down, that the first day of school for kids has been cancelled.
Oh, and worst yet, my mother in law still has no power and she is staying with me (just kidding, it isn't too bad).