Well. it’s been just about a week since Sandy made a visit to NJ and left us with devastation throughout the state. It’s really been more of an inconvenience for us but it makes you take stock of what’s really important in the grand scheme of things. Things cannot be further than the truth for thousands of other people in the tri-state area.
We were without power until Friday night and without internet, phone and television till last night. My sister and her family are still without power and no sign in sight as to when it will be restored. Friends who live closer to the beach are in the same situation but are further complicated with water damage.
Since Thursday we have been providing heat, food and laughter for friends and family and that may continue till power is restored. Kudo’s to my wife for the constant supply of food. She even fed the Verizon guy after restoring our internet etc. last night.
My plan was to post some pictures of the event but they are no where near as telling as the shots you’ve seen on TV. I mainly have shots of downed trees from in and around our neighborhood. If you would like to see a much more comprehensive account of the storm especially here at the Jersey shore please visit this blog I discovered last night. The blogger does a great job of reporting on the goings on. You may also remember this shot of the Ocean Grove pier I posted over the summer. Well it’s no longer there and the video shows the wrath of Sandy and how it took down the pier. See the video here.
Again I’d like to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers in the days after the storm. It’s true, the people who are most important in times like these are your family and friends. I’ll always remember that!