The following story is my personal experience with Hurricane Sandy & what happened in the days to follow..
The storm hit on Monday Oct. 29th. & we lost electricity almost immediately. The winds were 70-80 mph, and I swear we saw some cyclones. That night the sky kept flashing blue - I'm not sure if it was lightning or some other form of electricity but it was very frightening, and unlike anything I've ever seen before.
Being without electricity for such a prolonged period of time was beyond frustrating. I've never realized how heavily I depend upon it in my day to day life. I felt like we were living in The Dark Ages. No lights, no T.V., no Netflix, & of course, no internet. Nothing but the radio to keep us entertained.. and the radio leaves a lot to be desired. We also had no heat - and therefore no hot water. I'm an obsessively clean person & not being able to shower was killing me. Eventually I gave in.. have you ever taken a shower in ice water? I did.. and it was not fun. I don't recommend it at all.
Then to make matters worse, we got a North Easterner (aka Nor' Easter') on Wednesday Nov. 7th. This storm was only supposed to be rain, but because of the quickly declining temperatures it turned into a snow storm. Actually it was more of an ice storm. So it's 20 degrees outside & the ground is covered in snow & ice and we still have NO HEAT! It was so cold we could actually see our breath when we spoke - and this was indoors!! Insane. Even Holden (my Westie) was shivering, so I put on his sweater & wrapped him in blankets to warm him up. At this point I had this horrible thought that we might not make it. I know it sounds morbid, but I truly believed there was a strong possibility we might all freeze to death. Thankfully, I was wrong.
In the next few days the temperatures started increasing, and the snow & ice melted. But we still had no electric. Finally on the night of Nov. 11th we got it back! And there was much rejoicing!!
So that's why I've been away for awhile. I was so bummed that I didn't get to share this awesome post that Michelle from Things I Love At The Moment did where she gave a shout out to my blog in her October Monthly Favorites (you can check it out here)! I was so psyched because I love her blog & to find out she loves mine as well was mind blowing! Thanks again Michelle!! <3
Plus I didn't get to finish swatching all the Halloween polishes I bought this year (I think I may have gone overboard..), but I'm hoping to do that soon.
This past week I've just been trying to return to normality, but it's going slow. Hopefully by next week things will be back to normal here on the blog. Until then, I will leave you guys with some pics of what my backyard currently looks like...
|branches, branches, everywhere|
|really happy this big boy didn't land on the house!|
Thanks for stopping by!