Friday, November 2, 2012

Sandy took away my Halloween and my Jersey shore.

Nobody thought it would be this bad.

I live on the mainland, I was lucky.
We lost power, heat, internet connection, and cell phone service for three days.
Trees came down, power lines came down, the only open stores were empty and dark.
Traffic lights were broken.
Without electricity, there were barely any gas stations open, with lines that extended endlessly.
Our town was trashed, like a warzone.

But we were lucky.
Towns barely miles away from us, near water, Long Beach Island especially, are destroyed.
Nobody is even allowed to go back there yet.
 Its flooded, like a town in the middle of the ocean.
Left people we know and love homeless and in worse situations than we can imagine.
Every shelter is filled.

But whats amazing is every single person I know is volunteering to help.
Everyone has put there own issues aside to do what they can to help those who really need it.
Today I went to a shelter to donate food and medicine, and helped transport food and clothes with my neighbor.
Its not alot, but since EVERYONE is doing a little bit, its making a huge difference.
Im so proud of everyone, thank you.

Its surreal seeing everywhere I grew up in destroyed
LBI and Seaside heights especially.
But we will restore them, I cant imagine not.

Its just weird, this isn't the kind of thing that happens to you.

Oh, and Chris Christie cancelled our Halloween in NJ. Postponed, actually, till Monday. I have work that night though. So cancelled for me. Oh well.

Aesthetically Yours,


  1. It really is devastating, but so uplifting to see everyone doing SOMETHING. Proud of you for volunteering too. It's going to be a long recovery, but I know that we will rebuild. Love this post.

  2. Thanks Sam. It's still surreal, ya know?