it’s been a wild week in new jersey. that great big popeye arm called hurricane sandy hooked a left and hit us pretty hard leaving a metaphorical black eye of amazing proportions. for our little family, the damage was thankfully minor. we lost power for around 30 hours and internet and tv access for 3 days but lots of our neighbors are still without power and it’s getting cold. damage is widespread, of course, but here is a funny thing about being in the eye of the storm…without access to the tv and internet we were pretty disconnected from what was going on outside our immediate vicinity. our world got small really fast consisting of visits and text updates from friends and simple passing-time activities at home.
small bits of information filtered through when we could get reception on our phones but we mostly focused on plying our cold friends with food, coffee and hot showers. now, of course, we’ve seen the images of destruction and fought away the lumps in our throats. there is so much work to do to recover and there are still cold friends to feed and warm.