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Friday, November 9, 2012

Sandy and Athena

The Monday after the previous post was mostly OK during the day.... but, as it turned to dark in the evening, the winds of Sandy really started picking up. Then, the lights started to flicker. I watched from the front door as the skies lit up with bright green and turquoise from transformers exploding around us and in the distance. The sound of the winds a constant growl. And then, the lights went out. No power. No rain though either.... so that meant no flooding for our neighborhood.

We awoke Tuesday with less winds, a yard full of leaves and small branches.... and a backyard with a pine tree squashing our chain link fence. But, that's OK. The tree missed our garage by 6ft. :-)

Our home survived... we survived... we're OK. :-)

Yes... we had trees and wires and poles down in our neighborhood and surrounding towns. Yes... many traffic lights were not working on the major highways and many back roads were not passable (because of said trees, wires and poles). Yes... we waited in line for gasoline to fuel our generators and fill our cars so that we can still get to work... and yes... it was 9 days after Hurricane Sandy when Nor'easter Athena went through...

Same tree... but, with snow? Yep...

While we have our power restored... there are many, MANY folks that still do not have power after 11 days... and many are delayed in rebuilding the damage to their homes... and getting back to the "new normal"... I'm sure you have seen the devastation on your local news channels and internet... please keep them in your prayers...

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!


  1. Seeing those transformers exploding must have been scary!I'm so glad you are OK!!!
    Those were terrible storms. Thank goodness the only thing damaged was the fence.
    Good that you have a generator! Even though we have a woodstove for heat, we're thinking of getting the generator before winter sets in. It would have come in mighty handy...even if you only have to use it once in a while.
    Take care!
    Can we pray that no more storms will be coming our way for a while???

  2. It is scary with we have howling winds blowing around our homes. I am glad you made it through ok and hopefully we can enjoy some nice weather for a few days before winter comes.


  3. I have been wondering about you Sharon. So glad you're ok.

  4. So glad you and yours are safe! Sincerely hope that the storms are over for a long while. Enjoy your lights...and heat...and weekend!

  5. I'm glad that you and your family are OK. Those were nasty storms and I hope that there are no more big storms like Sandy. I'm glad that you didn't get flooding on top of that.
    I'm so sorry for all the people who have lost their homes and family members or pets.
    I hope that you soon will be back to your normal routine.
    Hugs. JB

  6. Sharon,
    It's sooooo good to hear from you!!! I'm glad you are safe and that you have power! If we lived closer Dave would be there with his chain saw in a split second and cut that tree up for you! Your second storm with the snow is just crazy!! I pray that you and your neighbors and all the folks on the east coast can maintain a positive hope that things will get better. I think we've all been humbled by what these storms can do and our faith strengthened seeing your endurance! Hang tough and keep us posted on how things are! I have a feeling the nightly news will soon be on to other things which is sad.
    Cathy G

  7. I am so glad you updated. I am glad the tree missed your garage.
    I think what gets to me as the news keeps talking about the new normal. I can't believe that some people don't have power after 11 days.
    I am so glad you are okay though.

  8. Sharon, I am so glad you & your husband are safe & unharmed.

  9. It looks like you got lucky. I've been watching the news reports around you and it's just devastating. Lets hope everyone gets back to normal soon and winter is kind.

  10. Glad you made it through without too much drama- we had 3 trees down (4 in back yard...the only one that didn't fall was the one that was dead)...All removed today...pricy as all get out!
    Lost power at the store for 4 days...but not at home!
    My son does Fire and Water Restoration and has 2 crews in OC, NJ - what a mess and they aren't nearly as bad as others...NO MORE HURRICANES, NOR'EASTER OR SNOW!!!

  11. Sharon, glad to know you are safe and sound and suffered only minor damage to your property. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. Blessings to you and yours, Julie.


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