After the temperature dipped to 60 degrees, I was not willing to stay at our house another night. I had seen work being done on the lines, but we had been told it could be another few days to get back power.
But first I finished doing laundry and killed some time with couponing, while L watched a DVD in my SIL’s meditation room.
No luck. Second gas station: same thing. I drove a little further to Gossett Nursery’s farmers market and Cottage Antiques to cheer myself up.
Santa’s “North Pole” we enjoyed last year is almost ready! Little early for my taste, but L had a blast running up and down.
The first thing I did when I got back: pack away the dozens of dang candles I had been lighting for days!
One tip: always have some flameless candles in a house. Those little tealight ones came in handy especially in the middle of the night, when I would not be comfortable keeping candles burning.
After Don took Landon to his other sister’s house in Yorktown that had 20 trees knocked over by the hurricane, I got busy cleaning. Emptied and scrubbed the fridge, finally got to vacuum, put the clean laundry away, did another load…
Things are almost back to normal here. We are really blessed, because there are still tens of thousands without power around here.
Did you write a post about your experience with Hurricane Sandy? I’d like to read it.