Well, that was a bitch.
Hurricane Sandy stormed the gates of New Jersey and New York with unprecedented fury and damn-near tore both states down; recovery efforts continue, with power and heat still missing from hundreds of thousands of people.
I was one of the lucky few to escape without losing power; but my car was less lucky, having been fee-fi-foe-fum-ed by a mighty tree:
It looks much more horrific than the actual damage, which was a dented quarter panel and a creased trunk; but this did warrant a use of the chainsaw, and I do suggest picking one up because they are so choice.
The worst aftereffect was the lack of cable and internet, which was the reason I haven’t been able to update since before Halloween – the holiday itself was altogether cancelled in a majority of New Jersey and New York towns for a second consecutive year.
I have every intention of continuing with the 15 Days of Halloween and finishing them proper; as you can also see, I’ve switched to a much sleeker and, hopefully, user-friendly theme. I will also be publishing a personal account of Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath.
For now, I wanted to send up a signal flare to alert you to my being alive, as well as remind you that you can donate to Hurricane Sandy victims – many of whose homes were destroyed and are still displaced two weeks after this natural disaster.