First we had the Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy that practically destroyed the shore - it will never be the same, it will never be the shore of my childhood.
My home was farther "north" but still got "hammered" when the storm hit but except for a power outage that lasted for a week (and therefore some spoiled food) and some branches down we managed to get through pretty much unscathed. But then just around the corner (well not even that far since our properties touch) my mother in law's house is still without power and had MASSIVE trees fall ... one would have crushed my daughter had she been just a minute or two later going to check on "gram".
Yes she would have been UNDER that tree - yes just looking at it still makes me swallow my heart!
Then yesterday/last night we were visited by one of the EARLIEST significant Snow storms on record. I'm not sure if it matched the "freak" storm from last year (our October Surprise in 2011) or not - but it wasn't what I wanted to see.
Yes that was 10 inches on my deck railing this morning. This on top of Sandy, was almost too much to handle. They say that we should have the electric back for almost everyone in town by Sunday Nov 11. Now THAT I will believe when I see it - I just hope they are correct because it has gone on for way too long already.
Yes it is a "pretty" sight - just not what I wanted to see on November 8th or after this Super Storm! I guess it is proof that God does have a sense of humor ........ but I just wish He didn't have to prove it to us this year.
Thank you God for allowing our family to get through this event without any real tragedy. No one died, we still have a roof over our heads and our homes are still standing. I know many in our town (and others) were not as fortunate.