Thursday, November 01, 2012

Post-Sandy

We are safe.  We sustained no property damage or injury.  We have been without power since about 6:30pm Monday and the power company does not estimate restoring us until this coming Monday.  Since we have a well for water it also means no running water.

Things to be thankful for...

1. A borrowed generator so the fridge keeps cold and we don't have to rely only on candles for light
2. Friends allowing us to bathe and fill water jugs
3. A fireplace for keeping warm
4. No damage to the house and especially... NO WATER IN THE HOUSE.  We are very grateful our area only saw wind related power outages and not flooding because we often have to wet-vac when there is heavy rain.  Just so glad we didn't have to use towels and buckets to try to keep the house dry.
5. A warm yoga studio.  Yeah, that's been really nice for beating the cold and for restoring a sense of calm amidst the trials.
6. Lots of people checking in to make sure we are ok.

I'll be back once power is fully restored but for today I am visiting a friend and enjoying her warm house while she feeds me and lets me check email.  Much to be grateful for when so many have suffered so much as a result of this storm.  We are blessed.

17 comments:

Logophile said...

whew,
glad to hear you and your house are well but the no water and power thing BITES!

Love you, girlfriend, stay sane and calm.

Uncle Skip, said...

Glad to hear you are safe

Hilary said...

Thanks for checking in. I'm glad the impact was minimal for you but I sure hope you get your power back sooner than later. Hugs to you.

Craig said...

Glad you are safe, and your house is intact.

The last time we lost power at our house, it was only for a couple days, and we still had running water, and hot water, too. Warm showers were blessed relief from the chill.

Hang in there. . .

Craig said...

We've done that towels-and-buckets thing, and it bites. . .

Stephen Hayes said...

So glad you weathered this disaster without too much inconvenience. Take care.

Tabor said...

So glad for your safety and the safety of your house. You have such a good attitude, you will survive until Monday. Wish I could walk on over and deliver a pot roast...or SOMETHING!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Very, very glad to hear it. Stay warm!

(M)ary said...

So glad to hear you are doing well hang in there.

Sailor said...

Glad you came through okay- we lost several trees, and some shutters- and won't have power for 10 more days, supposedly- but all safe, and the house is dry, and although we too don't have water, we can cook & shave with water on the camp-stove, and we're all safe- so it's all good :)

Bijoux said...

Thank you for letting us know. Keep up the good spirits.

~Dragonfly~* said...

Glad to hear y'all are fine. We too survived with minimal damage. Still no power...could be another week....we have water, but it's cold!

I'd like to add a few blessing to your list.....

1. A previously scheduled hair appointment at an establishment that didn't lose power!!! I got my hair washed today!!!!!

2. The humbling priveldge to witness the power of Mother Earth.

3. Those work crews that have left their own homes to help make our right.

4. My amazing water heater that insulated the water and gave me three inches of warm enough to stay in for awhile coconut scented water...bubbles included!

5. And finally, enough fallen branches to make one hell of a bonfire tomorrow!!! If Met Ed can't light up the sky...we will!!!!

6. Oh....and did I mention an unexpected week's vacation?!??

We really were blessed. We still have homes, even if chilly, to come home too.

Stay safe my friend.

Beach Bum said...

Don't know if this is any comfort but think how much you can bore your future grandchildren by telling them the stories of epic Hurricane Sandy.

As a kid my grands never could stop talking about Hurricane Hazel or the snow storm of 1955.

Kat said...

SO GLAD to hear you are well and warm and dry. Thank you for updating us and letting us know you are ok!

Daryl said...

good friends ... its what makes life easier to swallow

Dave said...

Like you other friends Michelle I am glad that you are safe and OK. These inconveniences will pass. You appear to have a good attitude to your present state of affairs. Good. Take care - Dave

Jocelyn said...

No water = HUGE. As is the presence of generous friends and a warm yoga studio. Suddenly, this comment reads like a PEANUTS comic from 1974.