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Sandy

It was Sunday night and the wind had began to rattle our windows, the red leaves flew off our big tree that was just moments ago full. We tried to get dinner on the table early, before we 'god forbid' lost power. The lights flickered and it was dark and within moments it returned.. relief. We hurried to the table and it went dark again only to return. We were midway into our dinner went it went dark again.. this time power did not return. So we ate a bite or two, out appetites lost. We put D to sleep and watched the our now naked tree, the street abandoned and dark, the rain pummeling the ground. And then, while we watched, it happened. A big black monster flew out from behind our home and fell onto our wires.


It reminded M and I of a dementor (oh how I miss Harry Potter). It wasn't long before the police arrived and a fire truck. They inspected the area, located two car owners and had their cars removed from the area and then they tied yellow tape around our house. We woke up to find ourselves still powerless and back at the window to see what our dementor really was. My neighbors roof.


We spent three days without power, D just a good sport. And then Thursday evening I turn on the television and see the news, stunned by the devastation around us. Feeling a bit selfish for complaining about no power when there are some with no homes. I am so happy we have power back but my heart and prayers go out to those who are still without and those who have fared worse. May God give you the strength to get through this tragedy.


Gas has also become a problem, like nothing I have ever imagined. The long lines, people standing with gas cans, it seems right out of a book or movie. Yesterday I stood behind a few dozen cars in line. I could see the gas station, I did not know if they had gas or how long the lines were.. I saw a line and parked my car along the car and watched another dozen cars gathered behind me.

The trains haven't resumed service yet, so M commutes by changing three buses.. his once hour commute can now run up to two hours and grocery stores are a swarming with people. With no carts you just buy what you can carry.. I am now just waiting for normalcy to return, aching for routine to resume.

Hoping you all are well, take care and stay safe.

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48 comments:

  1. I hope that everything clears out soon! and life returns to "normal"...
    Xo Megan

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  2. Oh wow I am so glad that you are safe! I have heard some horrible things that have happened. It sucks that you had to go 3 days without power and then the gas issue! Ugh, I am so sorry :(

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    1. thanks.. it's getting much better.

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  3. Its so sad by everything that is going on. Stay safe and I will be thinking about you!!
    XO,
    Zhanna

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  4. Thank you for sharing my dear! Pictures are great.



    Xoxo
    Paula
    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

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  5. My heart just breaks for you. I hope that normal will return to you!

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    1. thank you Elle.. we are almost there, returning to normal.

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  6. Hoping for the best guys!! Glad you have power now though. What a relief. I was just talking to a friend of mine in the New York office at Shine and she finally has power too. Hope you get a hot shower!!

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    1. I took one and day four and it was heavenly.

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  7. So sad! Hope things get back to normal soon!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  8. can't believe your neighbor's roof just blew off. it almost looks like a sad, scary wetsuit.

    so glad you're doing ok.

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  9. glad to see you're safe though, thanks for sharing your story!

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  10. It must have been terrifying, glad you're okay!

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  11. I just read this! It is so hard, still my sister is without power in CT. Devastating, truly!

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    1. I hope she gets power back soon, especially with it getting so cold.

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  12. Oh my goodness - stay safe!! Hope things go back to normal soon.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  13. We've been watching this devastating storm from across the globe and really feel for you guys. I have family in NJ, CT and MASS so know all to well the devastation most faced. I think almost all my family member have power and thankfully the worst was a broken window here and there for them. Thinking of you guys right now.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. thank you. glad to here all your family members are safe and unharmed

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  14. So sorry to hear you are one of the ones affected by this crazy storm. I have several friends who have lost everything. I'm so thankful you did not suffer any great damage or injuries! Hope things get better there soon.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Oh dear that is awful to hear about your friends. I will keep them in my prayers.

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  15. That doesn't sound like fun. It's good you at least have your power back on and you all made it through safely though. I hope everything goes back to normal soon!

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    1. thanks Jeanine.. it was definitely not fun.

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  16. Going without electric can get pretty old after a few days I sympathize. And just knowing about all the suffering in the surrounding areas must just add to your discomfort.I'm so glad Sandy didn't affect you or your family any harder. I pray that your life returns back to normal as soon as possible Hena.

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    1. thank you very much Jen. It is so much harder when you have a child and it starts to get to cold.

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  17. My thoughts are with everyone. I'm so glad that you weren't in the worst of it and are safe and sound. I hope normalcy returns soon.

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  18. I hope everything starts to go back to normal!

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  19. Glad to hear that you and your family is safe after all.

    LUXESSED

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  20. hope everything gets more normal soon! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  21. This sounds terrible ((( I hope you are well!

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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    1. Thank you Diana... things are much better now.

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  22. Hope youa are all well at that moment!

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  23. Hope things are getting better.

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  24. what a horrible experience. we felt the winds howling and it rained a lot down here. but we never lost power. i hope things are much better now.

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  25. Anonymous11/08/2012

    Wow, I'm sorry to hear about your struggles but so glad that you and your family made it through safely.

    Rachel
    How Bout Some Cake?

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  26. So sorry for all that you & so many along the coast have been going through! Hope & pray all returns to normal as soon as possible.
    Keri from ColorWorkStudio

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  27. Ha ha! That does look like a dementor!! Scary!

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