So we survived the hurricane - or rather, we survived some of the storms off of the hurricane.
Yesterday was wind, rain, wind...and then Ben had to go into work. I was furious at Corporate Starbucks and the customers who kept coming in during the bad weather, keeping him there, but that's a post for another time.
We kept our power until 9:30 last night, and as of now we still don't have it back on. I'm sitting in Starbucks right now - Ben is working and I just want to be near him for a little while longer. (Plus the heat and power are a nice bonus today).
It wasn't fixed before the weather picked up, but it ended up being an unexpected comfort to me. The winds were so loud, and once our power went out it sounded even worse. But every so often I'd hear the door banging against the dumpster and it made me smile. It was like the door was saying, "I'm still on, I'm still here, it'll be fine."
I feel very grateful, and very lucky - there are stories all up and down the East Coast of damage, and deaths, and search and rescues happening. (There was a tree that went through an entire house about 20 minutes south of us!) So to be without power for a bit? I'll count myself blessed - because all my loved ones are okay, and I can find places with power and heat to spend my time.
We got the tail end of the storm here, and at times it was terrifying, so I can't
even imagine what people in New Jersey and New York were experiencing. Thinking about all those people that are still experiencing storm weather, or wondering if their family and friends are okay, and hoping they find some unexpected comforts of their own.