We made it through Hurricane Sandy largely unscathed. Well, my household did. We lost power for only 3 days, our basement didn’t flood, and no trees in our yard toppled. Our neighbors weren’t so lucky – there are many trees and large branches down all around town.
The barn still has no power but this year they have a generator, so the horses have water. Their house has a wood burning stove that heats basically the whole thing, so the humans are comfortable. It’s still a pain not to have lights. There are also quite a number of trees down in the pastures but no fences were knocked out. Getting to the barn is a haul, since most roads are closed and those that are open have nonworking traffic lights, making crossing intersections dangerous. Some other friends (and my parents) still don’t have power. But all-in-all, me and mine made it through in one piece.
Now that I have power I can watch the news and it’s just horrible the devastation elsewhere. I hope you are all safe. If anyone has any Sandy stories they would like to share, please feel free to post here.