Hurricane Sandy has come and gone and I must say we're feeling very, very lucky. We lost power for five days. We had a tree down on the wires, branches down everywhere, part of our fence down, and no school for the entire week (which some might see as a good thing) - but other than that, we did just fine. So many others were not nearly as lucky.
Thank you all for your notes of concern and well wishes. Now that we've survived Hurrican Sandy, we're hunkering down once again for a nor'easter. Unfortunately, this one is tauted to come with lots of rain. In Connecticut, lots of rain, coupled with high winds is never a good combination for the trees. Our soil is very rocky and the tall 70 foot trees have root balls that are usually less than three feet deep. They literally topple over like dominoes in these conditions. Fortunately, we removed all the trees that could possibly hit the house so I feel safe and sound. Of course, I have my mad camping skills and an endless supply of personal Marine Corps and Scouting equipment that I feel very prepared.
My heart goes out to them and to all those who are still without power... or who just got it back... and are now likely to lose it once again.