The Storm!

Hurricane Sandy was a really serious storm. There have been a lot of devastating consequences in the 5 boroughs and in New Jersey. I am so relieved that my neighborhood is elevated, and everything seems relatively safe and secure. We lost cable and internet, but power stayed on all night. I feel so lucky and blessed to be safe and sound, when so many people are dealing with flooding, and worse.

However, I am missing work this week because of the storm and the trains are down. I missed worked yesterday and today, and until the trains back up, I doubt I will be able to go into Manhattan.

For me, this represents a loss of income. I don’t get paid, or get to take vacation days. For people who are paid my the hour (like I am right now) these disruptions can be economically devastating. It’s disconcerting, to be sure. I am heartened to see several local businesses open this morning, and later today, I’m going to go over to the bookstore. There is also a clothing and book drive at a local school, I might go make a donation.

But again, everything is about perspective. Safe, sound, dry, warm, fed, this is what matters.

I hope all of you are well and safe.


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