Dear sweet readers and friends, I thought I should check in as my blog has been dark for the past week. That’s because we’ve actually been in the dark. Power went out at 5pm on Monday, Oct 29th and has not come back on. The estimate for when it will return to my town is next Friday-Sunday. It’s been a long, cold week. And, another looms ahead. The temps are dropping into the 20s and 30s.
These photos were taken the morning after the storm in my neighborhood, but from all reports, things were even worse in other parts of town. School was cancelled all of last week. Halloween Trick-or-Treating “postponed”.
We’re the lucky ones. We didn’t have any flooding. That is what we feared the most and when I throw another log on our fire, I remind myself I still have a fireplace, unlike our neighbors in Staten Island and New Jersey.
If you’ve seen gas lines on the news…it is no exaggeration. We are running a few things at our house via a small portable generator, which runs on gasoline. Finding gas every day has been an adventure. When you do find a station that has gas, you wait in a long line, overseen by a police officer. These are interesting times.
Thanks to the kindness of friends who either have power or built in generators (on my Christmas list now), we have warm beds to sleep in, places to do our laundry and invitations for hot meals. Our boys have been amazingly resilient, entertaining themselves and enjoying our many dinners out. But, it is a bit tiring and emotional.
So, I know you’ll understand that I won’t be posting again until we have electricity.