Hurricane Sandy Update

Our power has finally been restored after a very long, very cold 5 days!!  I just about reached my breaking point yesterday when it started to sleet and hail.  We didn't have any substantial property damage, so we were blessed in that way!  This morning I am happy to be sitting in my warm house drinking a hot cup of coffee.  I know others are not as lucky.

I have yet to see the footage from the damage from the storm.  I am holding out knowing that so many of the places I love are gone.  The beaches I grew up going to every summer and the boardwalk we take our children to have been washed away.  It is heartbreaking to imagine the amount of damage that this storm caused, seeing it may just be overwhelming.  I will do that today though...

My in laws live at the Jersey shore and they are safe, THAT is the most important thing!  I hope you and all of your loved ones are safe too!

Hugs!
Maureen

11 comments:

Bridget said...

Maureen, I'm so happy to know you're safe and well and actually enjoying heat and a lovely cuppa again...I'm sorry for the loss of many things you've enjoyed...you're all in our thoughts and prayers...

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen so glad you are safe and warm. My heart goes out to you and those ravaged by Sandy. It begins with one step at a time. -Hugs

Dawn said...

I still can't believe how much damage Sandy did. So glad to hear that you are safe! {Hugs}

CarolCel said...

So glad for you. I live on LI, NY so I understand your angst for everyone else.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Maureen! I'm so happy to know you're safe and sound. Thinking of and praying for all of you left in the wake of Sandy. Big hugs!

Autumn Mist said...

So glad to hear you're ok. We've seen a lot of coverage here in the UK. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. x

Debby said...

So glad you are OK Maureen. Stay safe and warm.

Michelle said...

Oh, Maureen, it is good that you are safe, and I do totally understand how long those five days would have taken to pass. We were without power for three days after the Qld floods in Jan 2011, and it felt like an eternity. Hot coffee was my number one luxury that I missed most (other than internet connection). The damage from Sandy looks horrific and heartbreaking. I hope the recovery happens quickly.

Mum of 4 said...

So happy to hear you are safe, Friend!!! You have been in my prayers! Hugs!!

Christina said...

Warm hugs to you, Maureen! I'm so glad to hear you are warm again and that you and your loved ones are safe. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Marlena M. said...

Bless your heart~I'm glad you are safe and you now have power!!!

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