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I’ve heard a few people lamenting about the possibility of a rainy Halloween.

Yeah, that would be a bummer. You know what else would be a bummer? If we get 10 1/2 feet of water in our house like we did after Hurricane Irene and have to move out again for 3 months.

Agh. We are stressing about Hurricane Sandy.

So we bought 50 sandbags. We drove two hours to get our hands on a generator.  We bought tons of bottled water and batteries. We moved all our best candy to the top shelves.

What else could we do?!

We thought and thought and then realized we better be in costume.

Can you tell what we are?

Because we went to a Halloween party and people thought Rick was a…

1. pilgrim

2. scarecrow

3. candy corn.

WTF? He’s the Man with Yellow Hat. Don’t these people read to their children? In their defense, that yellow hat is a little too floppy and a bit pilgrimesque.

And I am obviously dressed as a sexy monkey.

In all seriousness, if you ever want to be really hot and not look at all alluring, I can totally loan you this Curious George costume.

I mean, once the storm is over. Because right now we are hoping Sandy is not going to mess with a monkey and man in a yellow hat.

24 Responses to but the name sandy sounds so sweet!

  • Sue Diamond-Phillips says:

    Nooo! Hoping and praying this blows over and it’s not like last time for you :( But i LOVE the costumes!

  • Abby Siegel says:

    Can you believe I got stuck in Nashville after my reunion? I’m here till at least Wednesday but having the best time! I’m staying with my friend Meredith and her awesome family, I have a car, got a new flight, just had a lot of work to do. Better here than in NYC with no food. Keep me posted on how you are! My parents have a generator in Westport if you need it. xoxooxxoo

  • Megan says:

    Best of luck with Sandy! Praying for you and your family. May you be safe and may your house be dry!

  • Becky says:

    My husband went out last night and purchased Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, Tastykake cupcakes, gummy worms, Hershey’s syrup and ice. Yep. We’re hurricane ready.

    Stay safe – and hopefully dry!

  • Mexmom says:

    I love the costumes and of course the fact that my kid used to watch that movie over and over is not in any way influencing my love.

    Stay safe and I hope Sandy stays away from your house.

  • Erica says:

    Thought of your family while watching the news down here in Houston. Sending well wishes, prayers, and just all of my good thoughts your way.

  • ErinB says:

    LOVE the costumes…candy corn really? people who said that clearly dont eat candy corn…(2 other colors are missing people!!) Praying for you – while I am sure there are further updates you would love to do this is not really the ideal way… thinking of you! keep me posted. xo

  • I’m still trying to figure out how we got down the alphabet from Isaac in August to Sandy in October. what did I miss?

    let’s hope Sandy is a swing and a miss and yall stay safe & dry! sending good mojo to the northeast…

  • I’ve been thinking of you so much during the lead up to and now the actual storm. Remembering that whenever friends in the city pooh-poohed Irene as nothing to have gotten so worked up about I would launch into how it wasn’t such a “nothing” for a lot of people including my friend whose house flooded, etc. etc.

    Hope you fare better in this one, as that monkey costume *should* scare the water away!

  • Shea says:

    I don’t comment a lot, but I just wanted to say I hope you’ve come out of the storm ok! I live in Jersey City and my apartment building was surrounded by three feet of water last night (luckily I’m not on the ground floor). Irene didn’t do anything to us, so I’m hoping our roles have been reversed and you haven’t been hit hard again!

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