As expected, hurricane Sandy destroyed New Jersey. The coast is a mess, the boardwalks are gone, thousands of people are without homes , some have passed on, some are hurt. Mother Nature can really be a mother fucker sometimes.
We were lucky. The damage to our own home was minimal; two of our pine trees cracked and fell onto our pool...another two cracked and fell breaking part of our fence. The roof of the wooden playhouse flew off but that was about it. The kids are okay - the goats are fine - the bunnies are surely oblivious to anything that happened because I gave them 10x more alfalfa than usual. We have no power and aren't expected to get any for 7-10 days which is pretty lame, but it's nothing compared to loosing a house, or a life. No running water, no heat and so on but plenty of flashlights and freeze dried food.
The morning after the hurricane our friends invited us to their home because they had power and we were able to charge our phones and check in on family. Today my Mother and Father in law called to let us know they had power and to bring the kids over for a few days. They were super psyched to leave our chilly, dark ole' house for sweets and snuggles from their Grandparents. All is well here.
I hope everyone who experienced the hurricane is okay. Safe. And if you believe in something say a few kind words for those that lost their homes. Donate somethin....cook a meal for someone in need....go through your books, toys and clothes and give them to those who lost EVERYTHING.
Stay strong world.