It is such a treat when I get a look at my son’s everyday life. So as his mom, I don’t mind when he makes the television news for just riding past the news truck the day before a storm. My son Kevin is one of the brightest young people I have ever met, and I just adore him. There may be a hazard to being a highly creative and intelligent human being, though. People who are truly busy enjoying their lives can tend to be oblivious to the mundane goings-on around them. Like weather forecasts warning of a windy weekend nor’easter during the Hunter’s moon.
Friday October 26, 2018, my son and friend Kevin Nott was riding his bicycle home from his job. He was under the bridge on the Hartford side of the River, where a WTNH News 8 truck was standing there. They pulled him aside to ask if he were ready for the Nor’Easter coming our way. It’s an amusing little interview, and he had a bit of fun with it. He alerted me when he arrived at his apartment to watch the 11:00 news. Can’t get a copy of the video, so I decided to embed it.
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – “Look at my legs you think the ready for snow? You have shorts on, that’s awesome!”
Bare legs at the gas pump, Angelo Simoni not ready for the nor’easter.
How about Kevin Nott from Hartford?
“I ride my bike every day, every day! No I’m never ready!”
Can’t blame them. Who’s ready for a nasty dose of icy wind and rain?
The power companies.
They have been out pre-cutting trees all summer, to get ready for mother nature. At the supply yard in Hartford, crews were stocking up on wire poles and transformers, getting for Saturday morning’s blast.
Patty Hemphill is ready.
“I think you have to make sure you have flashlights. I think you have to have some food and water in the house, and make sure your cars are inside and in the garage, if you have one.”
Angelo and Patty are filling the car with gas in case the power goes out and the pump stopped working.
This might not be a full-blown hurricane or winter blizzard, but Patty says you need to respect Mother Nature.
“I think we have to take it seriously. Our weather has just been so erratic. We have to be prepared and have fun while it’s raining!”
And if you think about it, charge the phone, and any extra batteries you have for the phone. That way if the power goes out you can tune in to the News 8 app to keep you updated on the weather.