Monday, October 29, 2012

all battened down

After knee surgery last week, today was supposed to be my first day back at work.  Alas, 'twas not to be.  Normally I walk between clients, but it seemed unwise to do 4 miles on a recovering knee, and with public transportation cancelled, I decided to stick to the east side.

Central Park closed,

streets deserted,

and upside down trash cans (took me a while to figure that one out...sometimes I'm dense!).  I checked on a terrace whose owners were out of town, and noticed lots of ginkgo fruit knocked to the ground by increasingly strong winds.  Note to self: gather ginkgos post-Sandy.

Michael and I walked around the block in search of lunch and had an excellent Turkish meal.  Not many people on the streets, but those that were seemed curious, bemused, and glad to have a glass of wine.  Inside the apartment we're as divorced from nature as it's possible to be.  One window faces a brick wall; we can't even tell that it's raining.

We're well stocked with water, comestibles (both feline and human), and booze

and I'm using the day to catch up on paperwork.  Plenty to do unless we lose electri

just kidding


At October 29, 2012 at 7:13 PM , Anonymous Zoe said...

Oh my, Ellen - hope that knee gets better quick, but it sounds like you're getting along just fine anyway.

I love that time before a storm, when everyone else has gone inside, but there is electricity in the air to be enjoyed outside. And then coming in where it's cozy - that's nice too.

Enjoy your stormy evening:)

At October 30, 2012 at 2:09 AM , Anonymous Leda Meredith said...

Sounds like a side benefit of Sandy is a little extra healing time for your knee!

I've been following the storm reports and wondering whether I'm going to be able to fly back this weekend.

At October 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Looks cozy - and I add my vote to the "extra healing time" idea. We weathered the storm with Lou here, so we've made bitters and sauerkraut and bigos and are now making almond-based herb crackers (duck fat is involved). Next stop, Sahadi - wish you were here!

At November 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM , Blogger molly said...

i wonder when Teusday is?


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