Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Confined to barracks......

With the city pretty much closed down with the impending arrival of Sandy we have been confined to the hotel today.....this storm has caused massive destruction across the east coast of the States and we are fortunate to have a safe haven at the hotel.....we have taken over a section of the lobby and have stitched, knitted, cross stitched, emailed, Facebooked and Skyped our way through the day.....helped along with coffee and hot choccy ....we were waiting for the sun to be over the yardarm before we started on the cocktails but since there was no sun today we just had to wing it and start when we felt like it.....I am sure the sun was over the yardarm somewhere in the world when we started!

I feel for those who have been affected by this hurricane.....the damage has been dreadful and we are indeed fortunate to have a safe place to stay and be safe. The Hotel staff have been excellent and have kept us informed of the progress of Sandy.

Here is the group in our little corner of the lobby......


dinner time.........


Lea was working on her cross stitch and having trouble with the light so donned her headlamp ......hmmmmmmm


Just watching updates on the local news and it's dreadful to see the damage this storm is wreaking.....my heart goes out to all those affected....

' til next time..............Lorraine

14 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Continue to stay safe. Hugs

Joolz said...

Something to tell the grand kids, how nanna had to hole up in a hotel sipping cocktails while the storm raged! Stay safe,

Cheers, Joolz

Jeanette said...

I've been wondering how you've been getting on. Glad to see a blog post from you. Take care & stay safe. Hugs,

Susan said...

Looks like you're coping.....hope it's all over soon. X

shez said...

just been watching it on the news i cant get over how much water s in the town,flooding everywhere,stay safe.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you are all safe and well looked after and probably well lubed...LOL..stay safe..

Maree: said...

Was thinking of you All today hoping that you were keeping safe...hmmm looks like you are all doing just Fine.
Cheers

Too many eggs said...

stay safe, we are thinking of you over here in Aust

Terry said...

I'm glad you're all safe and sound there! Looks like you got out of New York just in time!

Katie said...

Glad you are safe. I'm glad to say my family and friends have come through it ok. Scary!!

AnnieO said...

Hunkering down with stitchy friends sure eases the worry, no doubt! My daughter's best friend lives on Manhattan and evacuated to her boyfriend's place in Brooklyn...not sure that was much better but at least she was with someone she loved!

Sue SA said...

Nice to be with friends. Glad you are all safe and sound, seen too many fools out and about on the TV!

quiltygal said...

Glad to hear that you are all safe & well will you be able to get to Houston ??

DAWNIE said...

Glad you are all safe and well. Looks like you are having a ball and lots of laughs. enjoy Houston tomorrow