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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Getting Back to Normal

Now that Hurricane Sandy is done and over with we can work on getting our lives back to normal. And my what a mega-bitch she turned out to be. I'll be the first to admit I seriously underestimated how bad this storm was going to be until I saw the photos from areas that have been devastated by Sandy. Towns have been crippled by widespread power outages. Homes destroyed by the heavy rains and winds. Beach attractions stripped away from their homes along the shore.

Picture of Trump Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Casinos in Atlantic City closed due to the Hurricane photo courtesy of National Geographic

Flood damage to Seaside Heights, NJ photo courtesy of Anderson Cooper 360 
Some of us have been lucky thanks to being on different electrical grids. While my boyfriend temporarily lost power for a couple days, thankfully our friends still had power. But other people weren't so lucky. At last count I believe 45 people have died thanks to this hurricane. What a monster we've had to face right before Halloween. No horror monster could possibly bring up the same level of fear that Hurricane Sandy did.

Seaside Heights Amusement Park Seaside Heights, NJ photo courtesy of ABC News
Roller coaster from Seaside Heights Amusement Park Seaside Heights, NJ photo courtesy of LA Times

Of course the kids didn't mind it much because they were out of school for a couple days. Their biggest concern was being able to trick or treat. Depending on where on the East Coast you live Halloween was either last night, this weekend or next Monday. Not sure if the school I go to to vote has lost power. Hopefully if they did that will be restored in time for next Tuesday. Every vote counts! On a brighter note I did get to see one very special webslinger last night. Because of Jason's illness I wasn't sure he'd get to trick or treat for the first time. But he got dressed up and made an appearance last night. From what I heard he had a great time trick or treating with his brother and sister. Cutest. Spiderman. EVA! For more on Jason's story (I Need Your Help)

Photo: Happy Halloween from Jason Heckman :D
Jason Heckman a.k.a. Spiderman


  1. All that damage is simply heartbreaking. Delaware got lucky this time as initially it was predicted as the worse part. It moved North and well, you know what happened. It's just awful! My heart goes out to those affected. I can't imagine the emotional toll it must take on them. :(

  2. I feel so lucky that all I had to deal with was a loss of power. So many people have lost everything and have to start all over again. I can't imagine how hard it must be to have to deal with that. I'm just glad this Nor'easter they were talking about wasn't as bad as they made it seem. Hopefully we have a relatively calm winter so the residents of NJ and NY can recover.


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