If you are an East Coastie, you probably had a nice little visit from Sandy. If you are not an East Coastie, you may have seen the horrific images on CNN or on the internet about the mayhem she brought to my neck of the woods.
Like this twisted wreckage of a gift she left us on our street.
And because of it, I have no power; so, no internet nor T.V. Basically, I’m shut off from the world, other than the hand cranked Red Cross radio (thank goodness for that!) that informs me, in words, how awful my region has been hit.
Oh, don’t worry. We are ok. We have no flood or damage to the house. Thank Gawd. Unlike the other storms we’ve endured, we faired pretty well, considering.
The resident Accidental Recycler (AR – a.k.a. hubby) installed natural gas powered hot water tank so we can shower and we can do the dishes. I made him buy butane tabletop burner so we can make coffee.
What else do we need? I live a simple life.
I’m at a local library, checking in, on this day 3, post Sandy so I can finally see the horrific images of the devastated areas in NYC and NJ. It’s not pretty. It’s really upsetting, actually. But I’ll hold my emotions in. We’ll rebuild. We survived 9-11 attack; we’ll survive Sandy and she won’t destroy our spunky spirit.
I also heard there was heavy snow in West Virginia and fatalities. I feel for those who lost their loved ones, like those 33 lives that perished because of Sandy.
You can be a naysayer about the climate and bury your head in the sand about global warming all you want. But I cannot tell you, how real this is. Last few years have brought more extremem weathers that resulted in more power outages than ever before. We’ve had strange weathers that happen in weird times of the year more frequently. Last year’s freaky snowstorm on Halloween and now, hurricane Sandy….no, “Post Tropical Storm Cyclone Sandy”, to be exact, in October. These extreme weathers will be the new ‘norm’ and they are here to stay. We need to prevent the earth from getting hotter from our actions. Every little action counts. Let’s be mindful of that.
I will be back to normal blogging, when I get my mojo back.
Sandy already played a nasty trick on us so we’ve had our fun for this Halloween.
Stay safe everyone and have a Happy Halloween!