We got our power back on Friday night. After five long days, our lights came on, our cable came on, and we were able to get back to "normal" (you know, normal for us). We were lucky that Sandy didn't cause any physical damage to our house. Our neighbors, our town, our state wasn't as lucky. As I write this, there are people just a few miles away going to bed in the cold dark. So much food has spoiled. So many trees are being carted away. So many houses are dark. We got through it the best we could. And the boys, they had no idea that anything was wrong. I was glad to try to make their days as normal as we could even though their usual hot-spots were out of commission - schools were closed for a week, grandma's house lost power, the mall lost power, and we were home-bound until it was deemed safe to go outside.
The day before Sandy was scheduled to make her appearance, we took the boys to Muscoot Farm for their annual Boo Walk. I wasn't sure if we were going to have a Halloween this year, so I figured this was a good way to let the boys wear their costumes and get in some Halloween fun. The skies were already ominous, and it was quite cold, but we trekked on. Matthew was out-of-his-mind excited to put on his Iron Man costume.
Tuesday came and went. Wednesday arrived and Matthew jumped out of bed excited for Halloween. We put on our Halloween shirts and I tried to come up with a plan for our day.
I hope all of you in the tri-state area are safe and warm tonight. Good night, and good luck!