It’s just not possible for me to say Stella without re-enacting the Streetcar version, although one of our friends has a granddaughter named Stella, the cutest little munchkin on the planet so I am trying to resist being Marlon Brando every time I see her.
Anyway, I digress….the STORM Stella seems to be serious stuff…
Even my mom in Wilmington is going to get serious snow accumulations, which is rare – Wilmington is usually bypassed.
I watched the Weather Channel first thing this morning – Jim Cantore was in Boston. Stephanie Abrams was in NYC, each talking Armageddon-like snow…Boston, The Cape, and yes, RI too, getting the winds what can be devastating.
I’m ready. Enough food in. Generator ready. Peeps who plow and shovel are related to a neighbor on the street so I KNOW they’ll plow me out. If I were a betting person, I’d say we’ll lose power, not from the winds, but from a downed tree. I suspect to see Marshall Oil out all day today – they are good at making sure everyone’s oil tank is full the day before a storm.
The ONLY worry I have is a niece flying in from Abu Dhabi, due to land at JFK Tuesday morning. The storm peak is reportedly then so I imagine Emirates Air will keep the plane in Abu Dhabi rather than starting out and being unable to land?
Speaking of airports, I can hear overhead that planes are landing at HPN at a different pace than usual and that to me means airlines are positioning their planes to get back to home base and wait out the storm, rather than being stranded elsewhere.
Otherwise, I’m ready for a day in PJs watching good old movies. For those of you who do have to travel, be safe.