On Sandy’s edge

When Bruce knew he was going to miss several days of hauling lobster traps, he suggested that we do something we have put off for over a year; paint the living room. The laundry was done, the gas cans for the generator were full, chili was made for supper, and the dishes in the dishwasher were clean. We figured we could get a day of painting in before the power went out.

We started by taking everything off the walls and moving stuff into the center of the living room.


Testing the color. (Something we probably should have done before we moved everything. Fortunately we liked it.)


While waiting for the first coat to dry, we took a walk to check on the weather. The wind had picked up quite a bit. We tried to take some “selfies” with the wind at our back.




Here’s what it looked like facing into the wind….


Low tide, looking east. It’s going to get worse tonight, but we’re much better off than others in New York and New Jersey.


It’s now 8 p.m. and we still have power. The second coat is on the walls but we’ll probably wait until tomorrow to do the trim and paint the dining room.

Tomorrow is also the big reveal day for Lorelei’s ceramic hoop challenge. I finished my pieces, and hope we still have power so I can post what I made and see what everyone else made. We may have a generator but if the island loses power, we lose our internet signal. So, if you don’t see a new post tomorrow, you’ll know what’s going on up here on our little island in Maine.


Here’s a sneak peak at my finished piece…..


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9 responses to “On Sandy’s edge

  1. Good to hear from you, Barb. I’ve been thinking of you out on your island upwind of the center of this massive storm. When you are done with your painting project would you like to come down and do my living room? I’ve got the paint. The holes are patched……Stay well and hope you all have little troubles with Sandy.


    • Barb Fernald

      You funny, LeAnn. I feel so OLD after climbing up and down and kneeling on a hardwood floor. It feels like I’ve like put in a day of work in the garden! My back! Ow!
      I hope you are weathering the storm okay down there. We both have power at this point, so that’s good.


  2. I look forward to seeing your “whole” necklace. The sneak peek looks intriguing.

    Stay safe! :)


    • Barb Fernald

      Hi Susan. So far so good with the storm. We might not get the gusts they were predicting. Just far enough north. It’s still rough enough that the ferry probably won’t run in the morning.


      • I’m so glad that you’ll probably be outside the gusty area. I have *so* many friends who are in the thick of it right now that any good news is a relief!


      • Barb Fernald

        We never even lost power. Very very lucky. I feel so bad for all of the people who are dealing with horrible damage today.


  3. Excellent way to use your time! There’s always home projects to do, aren’t there? I’m glad you guys seem to be ok. We’re ok here, didn’t get nearly what they were hyping! But I know others are in horrible conditions and feel bad for them, like in New Jersey.


  4. You two are way too industrious!!! Love the self portraits!

    Sandy left her mark for sure – I was very lucky and only lost power for about 2 hours. Hope you still fare okay by this weather! Take care!


  5. crnbrycst

    Love your “selfie” hair styles! You guys do keep busy!


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