I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Me - Hurricane Sandy, not wow. Hurricane Sandy was horrible. Where I live, the storm wasn't so bad. The wind blew hard, but the rain wasn't that bad. However, the electricity was out for four days in our house and for some people it is still out. Our local Target just recently got their power back. Sandy's aftermath was worse than Sandy in most places in our area. When we went out, there were trees down everywhere. A bunch of places still didn't have power even as much as a week later. The places that did have power were crazy. There were people everywhere and they were rude and pushy too. When my Dad and I went to Target, they were emptying ever single thing out of their freezers and throwing it away. We had to throw away a lot of food at home too, and we still haven't gotten to replace most of it. The stores still have not been restocked. A week after the storm we went to Target, and the freezers were still empty. I can't wait for things to get back to normal.

Mom - It's good to back on-line after Hurricane Sandy. It's good to be warm and have lights and electricity after Hurricane Sandy. We didn't have it as bad as lot of people. Our house and our entire family made it through the storm intact and/or alive. We never lost our hot water. Even without electricity, we were able to cook on our gas stove. Still, we didn't have heat for 3 and 1/2 days and we were unable to use any electronics (not exactly a tragedy but hard to get used to). We had to throw out around 4 bags of food, almost all the food in our two refrigerators. Also, the kids were out of school for a week unexpectedly. I love my family, but 3 1/2 days of constant togetherness is a little bit too much. When we were finally able to go out, it felt like the apocalypse. We may have had our electricity, but not everyone in our area did. Many neighborhoods were still in darkness. The stores were eerily dark too. People were really rude and obnoxious. They were acting like it really was the end of the world. They had to have all these policemen in the stores to keep order and keep people from shoplifting. I was torn between not wanting to go out of my house and being stir crazy from not going out of my house. Gradually, now things are returning to normal. It can't happen soon enough for me.

And that's our view. What is the worst natural disaster you have lived through?

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