Super storm Sandy hit's Nj!!!
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Saturday/Sunday Oct 27-28; major prepping the house new generator and yard. we filled our cars with gas and got some extra for the generator(not nearly enough)
Monday the storm nears Nj. windy and Rain all day. By 9pm the storm makes landfall and the wind shifts. ( we are 15 miles from the coast) the lights go out and the major damage happens. we were so lucky to have no flooding in our basement. in the past year since Irene we dug french drains a second sump pump whole a battery back up and as of sunday a generator that is hooked to my main power(what a blessing) We lost a cherry tree some branches and our trampoline. Nothing compared to what people closer to the shore lost.
Tue: windy still no power, but time to clean up. My Mom,dad and sister with her family come over. Paul works with some neighbors and remove trees on 4 property. We have dinner at our home.
Wed Halloween Nj governor canceled Halloween. we have a party for a few family's in our neighborhood. Sister and parent's over again.(my sister gets power)
Paul waits hours for gas at least 3 times through out the week.
Thursday: I go to work But paul and the kids still have no work and no power. I end up working in a hospital helping Care for patients not at all my normal job but I did it. again dinner at my home with my mom and sister's family. (mom gets power)
Friday Paul went to work!!! I went to church which has no power and water we decided to cancel the Election day dinner/bazaar which the church has had for the past 146 year. we move it to 1-22(Ps I am running the dinner) stop at shoprite they have limited power! weird!! again family at my house I will not leave the generator.
Saturday: Paul is prepping to go away on business Yes he is leaving me for a week with no power and to have to deal with a generator.OMG!!!! Cati school is closed again on monday that is more than a week off. Paul leaves at 7 and the power comes back at 9:30 so wonderful!!!!!
Sunday: Nj Is rationing gas so I skip church since it is 15min away and still has no power.I head to food shop and get more gas for the generator because there is a NOR'EASTER HEADING TOWARD NJ THIS WEEK! What omg Not more weather!
The damage to the coast is just so unbelievable. Just total destruction! I am so lucky!
So where to go from here?
I was doing so great tracking drinking and exercising. I need to get it back on monday! So I am going to pick myself up and just do it!(ps Halloween moved to nov 5th monday?????)