Sunday, August 28, 2011
IRENE... not so art related, but fun perhaps
When everyone was worrying and working on getting ready for the big hurricane to hit NYC, I remembered my days in Florida when we were so used to hurricane warnings and watches that
we mostly stocked up on beverages and called our friends to organize a hurricane party. That was because we had a free day off work. As it turns out, that is how this one was for NYC. I did the usual, stocked up on water and wine and put a big bucket of water in my bathtub and listened to the news of approaching doom so to speak. Now, I own a business in New York, La Mano Pottery, (www.lamanopottery.com), which is in a basement and floods if someone spits in the Chelsea neighborhood. My partner, Julie, and I went to build dams and battened down the hattches so to speak. On the way I took some photos of other folks preparations... I am going to try to attach some of them Some are very creative. Since it was sort of dark and rainy forgive the less than techincal photography taken with a low level camera on the run in the rain. I will also try to attach some of the day after images.
After listening to NPR until late I went to sleep then woke up at 3:50 to a torrent of rain that was coming in my open window and trying to get me wet. Since there didn't seem to be any other danger, I didn't even close the window and went back to sleep. When I finally got up and surveyed the damage. I had two big leaks. I also took photos of those, but I'll spare you the ugly details of that. Those are for the building's management company. I am happy to report that the dams we built in the pottery studio did well and nothing flew about in the yard. so that is a good story.
All was well so my friend Emily and I went out to breakfast and then since church was cancelled went to the local Friend's bar. It was packed. no photos to incriminate the attendees.