I didn’t write about anything that happened in November… probably because not much did. Hurricane Sandy hit at the very end of October… I was out of work for 9 days and lost power at my house for 5.
So, the day the hurricane hit, my sister lost power at 7pm while she was cooking dinner lol She came over with my brother in law, niece, nephew, their cat, and their dinner (half made!) My mom finished cooking and we had a feast lol Then, at 10pm, WE lost power! There were 6 people sleeping in my little house. My parents slept in their room, my brother in law in my room while me, my sister, niece and nephew all slept on the pull out couch… very uncomfortable. My sister was lucky and her power came back on the next day. Therefore, we were at her house the entire week showering, etc. 🙂
dinner & sundaes during the hurricane!
No power… making sundaes by candlelight and flashlight
Some of the damage around my neighborhood. Luckily, I don’t live by water so the only real damage was fallen trees.
I felt so bad for the people living in Breezy Point. All of the houses in one section were burned 😦 It was pretty unbelievable watching the news. It was so sad to see Breezy Point, Long Island, NYC, and The Jersey Shore (houses were gone, sand up to 5 feet high was covering the streets and homes, boardwalks and amusement parks were washed away). It was crazy to see. I don’t think anyone expected Sandy to be this bad, since Irene wasn’t that bad. NY never gets hit with bad hurricanes, so we don’t have good preparation.
NYC… just crazy.
Went through all my clothes for donations… jackets, sweaters, sweatshirt, jeans, shirts, shorts… everything!!
Then, everyone went crazy over gas. There was traffic everywhere! Stations were running out… Lines were incredible. I waited 2 hours on a gas line and I couldn’t even fill up my tank because where I live, they started to ration it to 10 gallons only.
The first day back at work, my boss gave us time to get settled and do what we had to. I live in NY and work in NJ so I NEEDED GAS!! One of my co-workers took me to her town because there wasn’t a limit. We both got some containers and filled up 🙂
Right now, it’s January and people are still facing the effects of this. There’s still uprooted trees in my neighborhood and broken sidewalks. I wonder when it will all get fixed. At least most of the city is back to normal.
– Kristin xO