Livia Llewellyn (livia_llewellyn) wrote,
Livia Llewellyn

I think Miss Gulch just flew past my window

The wind storm we're having right now is so strong that the building is shaking. Pieces of construction material (lumber and scaffolding) and garbage cans are tumbling down the street at a merry pace, and air is seeping through cracks in my windows and under the front door with that eerie "haunted house" sound that is actually kind of cool. Thank god both of my kitchen windows have thick metal grills over them, otherwise I'd be worried about something smashing through the glass. (I'm more concerned about the huge electrical cables on the site across the street that seem to be hanging by a thread from the building.) I'm also glad I took the AC out - my apartment still doesn't have heat, and it's cold enough without the AC acting as a funnel for 50-degree rain and wind.

This is a perfect day for not going outside. I was planning on going to the laundromat, but screw that. By the time I took two steps outside, I'd probably be blown out over the Hudson. No, I think today is more suited for writing, watching bad movies, and ordering Chinese food. That is, assuming the delivery guy doesn't end up in Kansas....

EDIT: When I stepped outside this afternoon to make a run to the deli, I found a massive piece of what looked like drywall (it was too light be concrete, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't plaster) on the steps. It hadn't come from my building, so I can only assume it was blown across the street from the construction site. Needless to say, I kept my eyes up all the way to the deli and back home.

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