Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts during the Frankenstorm. I’m lucky. My area was thankfully spared during this horrific storm. We had wind and rain, but nothing we couldn’t handle. The center of the storm passed over right near my small town, which ended up being a very good thing.
The winds were not as horrible towards the center of the storm. Also, the eye basically fell apart upon landfall, which gave us a nice two hour break from the wind and rain. The stillness was eerie, but we were thankful.
We had prepared for basement flooding, because that had happened during Hurricane Irene last year. However, Irene had hit after two weeks of rain and flash flooding. Sandy hit after two weeks of beautiful weather. So, no flooding in the basement or around our town from what we could see.
So, we’re all doing just fine, and we have no property damage. We did lose power for a bit, but we were prepared. The only really annoying thing to come out of Hurricane Sandy is that I have to reschedule my Endocrinologist appointment; I’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for this appointment for two weeks. Annoying.
I am very, very thankful that we were spared. I also feel guilty that we got off so easily when so many lost everything, that I was safely watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with my family while so many others’ houses were being washed away or going up in flames. I keep seeing photos of the complete devastation along the Jersey Shore, Delaware Shore, and New York City. It’s so unreal, and I lack the words to properly explain how it makes me feel.
Jennifer explained this feeling much more eloquently over at her blog, Down Home South Jersey.
It’s just… I don’t know. My heart breaks looking at the photos, thinking about all those affected.
I keep seeing this photo popping up all over Facebook. It was taken sometime Monday Morning, way before Hurricane Sandy even made landfall.
I just can’t believe I was standing there a little over a month ago, taking photos of the sunrise.
Notice the brick building to the right and the other structure to the left. My brain refuses to let me believe that this is real, that large sections of the boardwalk have just washed away, that Atlantic City looks any different than it did that morning.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy.