Thursday, November 1, 2012


we are here.

yes, i feel a bit like the hoos…we are here we are here we are here!

we made it through relatively unscathed. actually, minus electricity, but completely unscathed.

not so for those around us. our town, and in particular our subdivision, were badly hit.

i’ve never seen anything like it. our neighborhood was built over 60 years ago, and large oak trees planted on virtually every lot.

huge 30’ high old oak trees not meant for the winds of a category 1 hurricane/frankenstorm.

they fell like dominos, tearing away huge swaths of front yard like they were planted in playdoh.

our power flickered and died around 7:30 monday night. i was sitting at my sewing machine (shocking, i know), 5” worth of stitches away from a completed project. it’s okay though—i saved my crochet projects for if/when we lost power. i have my light-up hook, i’m good.

the kids take it in stride. it’s fun for them. an adventure! (no school!) we have a generator from friends who’s power was restored—enough to snuggle under blankets and watch a movie by. enough to use a lamp to cook dinner on my single butane-powered burner.

we ate dinner by candlelight last night, the kids laughing and enjoying the novelty.

there are news vans and reporters everywhere. our house is slated to be electricity-less until saturday night…not that i’m holding my breath. two days ago we were supposed to have power this morning.

today the kids and i headed to the township building to pick up water bottles and MRE’s (Meals Ready-to-Eat). i escaped before the reporters with cameras got out of their vans. the KWY 1060 guy flagged me down though. listen for my blurbs ;) what are you most in need of that you can’t get? COFFFFEEEEEEE.

two cartons of foil packed meals are in my van. chicken fajitas, tortellini in meat sauce, raisins and crackers. now that’s real excitement. pick a flavor? add water and it cooks???

the verdict: yummy.

so here we are: safe, happy. showering at mom-mom’s house and taste-testing our instant lunches.

be back soon.

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