It wasn’t a matter of if, more a matter of when we would lose power. With Hurricane Sandy approaching landfall, the lights began to flicker. By mid-afternoon Monday, we were completely cut off.
We lose power frequently enough that we keep the house well-stocked for going off-grid. With the wind and rain battering outside, we stoked the woodstove, lit the candles, and settled in to wait it out.
We were on alert for the storm’s surge and watched the tides for possible flooding. Otherwise, our concern was with those directly in the storm’s path. Here, we’re listening intently to the radio for any further news.
In the end, we were without power for only 36 hours. The storm left a few trees uprooted, and the garden strewn with leaf debris and fallen limbs. In the scheme of things, minor inconveniences. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who left your kind thoughts. Our own go to those who suffered the brunt of Sandy’s destruction.