I'll be taking a break for another week while I try to gather my thoughts, my life, and my friends. My family, thankfully, is safe and together, save for my eldest daughter who is safely at college and wishing she were here with us.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Unfortunately, Sandy treated my beloved Jersey shore much worse than anyone expected, and I am now part of the diaspora of the thousands of residents of New Jersey's barrier island communities. Cut off from the islands, now under control of the federal government, residents will not be allowed home (even by boat) for months, possibly even a year. We took only what we could fit in the van. Those who stayed are without power, water and gas, and are being removed for their safety, by the National Guard. I'm thankful for friends who have accepted me, my family and my pets into their homes. Friendship is truly a priceless gift.