Friday, December 7, 2012

First .... I Apologize

I apologize for taking so long to get back to writing.  The last thing I wrote about was Hurricane Sandy and haven't written since.  I am alive and well the worst thing that happened to us was lose of power for 5 days.  You will not here me complain! Though I do thank God that I shut off the cable a month earlier.  My children didn't complain about having nothing to do they were already getting use to not having TV to watch.  They pulled out some board games and books and kept themselves busy.

 My heart goes out to everyone who lost loved ones!  I donated a half a garage full of stuff to the local Cub Scouts who were collecting good for those who lost everything else.  

We did have some local damage a friend of mine had a tree fall over on her house.  The garage took the brunt of the damage so they only have to get the roof repaired on the house and no one was hurt.  Though no trees fell over on my street this one the next street over was worrisome.

When I walked past it to pick up my car, that I had parked at a friends house, I could smell a gas leak.  Even with the strong breeze that was blowing I could smell it.  I flagged down an officer that was going by and told him the problem and he called it in.

As for the lines for Gas it should never have happened.  If you don't need to be out stay home!  You would not believer the number of people we had come to our store, not to buy anything but just cause they were bored and wanted to get out of the house.

  If you have enough gas to sit around for three hours waiting for gas then you didn't need it in the first place.  I drove to work once that was to help evacuate the reptiles in our store to one that had power.   It was too cold for them in our powerless store and they would have died.  I walked to work every day to feed and clean the rest of the animals.  When the power came back on and I wanted to replace some of the groceries we lost I walked over to the store.  It took me 15 minutes to get there but that is a lot less time then 3 hours waiting on gas.  I never had to fill my tank the whole time because I used hardly any of what I had.

Well that's it!  That was our Hurricane Story.  Lost power and lots of walking!  I wish everyone had been so lucky!