We got lucky.
I woke up this morning to my cell phone ringing. It was Beer Geek’s work checking to see if he was teleworking or taking the day off. Why they needed to know at 6:48am, I’ll never understand.
But, more importantly, I woke to a warm house with power, two soundly sleeping children, and a live gecko. And I am more thankful than I can put into words.
Maybe we over prepared by moving to the basement.
Yes, us, the gecko, and the fish all slept in the basement.
Maybe the suitcase packed with two days worth of clothes for everyone was overkill.
Maybe the strategic parking of the cars was unnecessary.
We got lucky. We aren’t 100% out of the woods as it is still raining and a bit windy (and we have a couple of questionable trees), but things look much brighter this morning than they did 12 hours ago.
My heart breaks for those who did not fair as well with Sandy.