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Rock You Like a Hurricane…

By Maggyruth

Too soon?


Sandy is the second hurricane that has hit New Jersey since I moved here not quite 2 1/2 years ago. Last year Irene made a mess of things for a few days in our area, but things bounced back relatively quickly. This time, it’s taking a bit longer, and it looks like the damage will greatly exceed whatever Irene managed to do.

The Boy and I were very lucky in that we only had minor flickers of power outages during the storm. Our main household issue was a lack of heat, but that was due to other issues that need to be addressed and was set aside immediately post-storm so that we weren’t infringing on other immediate needs in our complex.

Rock you like a hurricane…

Trees down on our apartment building

Classes at school were cancelled for the week as the town had water integrity issues as well as power issues on 3 of the 5 campuses. The Boy’s office has been closed for the entire week. We spent the early part of the week having a Harry Potter marathon, and have since been getting out here and there as well as watching various television series. And I’ve been knitting…and knitting and knitting.

Rock you like a hurricane…

Mormorio…in neon

Whatever my feelings about our current governor, I have to say that he does a pretty good job in these kinds of situations. There have been crews from all over the country rolling in to assist with power issues, and things are being addressed in a pretty organized manner. Granted, as I stated before, the Boy and I were minimally impacted by any issues, but one of my dear S’s (I have many) was sans power for 4 days, and she’s in relatively good spirits about the whole thing.

There is still a lot more work to be done for recovery, and I do believe it will happen. I’m hoping that the other areas affected that we aren’t hearing about as much are receiving assistance as well.
P.S…I still prefer blizzards…

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