There's been blasting around our house.
I was very intrigued by the whole process.
I should say that the first one on Thursday had me a little worried . . . I had been outside on the deck with Pepsi watching the blankets being put in place. I heard a crash inside and discovered that Max had knocked over my coffee beside the computer. As I was cleaning it up, Stefan opened the basement door and shouted, "Don't come out! It's time. And stay away from the windows!" So, I quickly ran to the middle of the house and started feeling a little uneasy. Then I realized Pepsi was still out on the deck! So I phoned Stefan and he said I could get her. I took her with me to the middle of the house and sat huddled on the top stair. What did I think was going to happen? I was getting really freaked out, almost in tears . . . imagining shards of glass flying everywhere, etc. I was just about to phone Stefan again and say I would rather be outside
when I heard a small boom, and it was over.
The outskirts of St. Pete
Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.