Oct 27, 2012

Day 19 | Hurricane Sandy Preparations

We're getting a little bit nervous watching Hurricane Sandy.  At the very least we'll see heavy rain and strong wind in Cleveland (where we're building our house).  Here in WV (where the kids and I are located until the house is finished) we're going to see a LOT more rain, flooding, winds and possible snow.  Thankfully we aren't in the high Appalachian mountains where the predictions are calling for heavy wet snow.

Joe drove down here to WV to spend the weekend with us.  Before he left Cleveland he drove by the house to take pictures of yesterday's progress.  It looks like they're preparing the house for Hurricane Sandy.

All of the windows on our main floor have been installed.  The roof has also been put on the morning room.  They were in the process of putting in the floor joists for the second floor. 

I wonder if they're trying to get the floor joists for the second floor finished up so they can put the sheeting down and cover it with plastic?  I'm really worried about our basement flooding too.  The drainage is in but we don't have a sump pump installed yet.

Our PM calls us every Friday with updates.  He didn't call yesterday (Friday).  I'm sure he's really busy with storm preparations. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you that are closer to the east coast.  Let's hope Sandy fizzles out before she makes landfall.


  1. I hope the house with make it through Sandy without any issues. Stay safe!

    1. Thanks! Same to you, if you're in the path of this storm :)

  2. I hope the storm never really reaches you, only some rainfall, I think no matter what many many of us will get a lot of rain...My lumber is set to arrive this week maybe they will postpone it...thats ok with me for now...oh wait...I just saw on the weather channel you and I may get 3 to 6 inches of rain...it changes forecast a lot though...I need to stop watching the weather channel..urgh