Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hello loves. Thank you for all of your good wishes and kind words this past week. As you have probably heard Hurricane Sandy caused a tremendous damage here and really disrupted everything. The neighborhood where J & I live got hit very hard and were temporarily homeless with no electricity, heat, water, phones or means of communication.
We evacuated our apartment on Wednesday, a few days after the storm, and stayed at different places each night. All of the hotels rooms were sold out and there is a major gas shortage here and we only had 1/4 tank of gas so we couldn't get very far. It was the most terrifying and stressful experience ever.
But compared to the destruction it's caused to other people I'm one of the lucky ones. At least I had a home to come back to. My family, on the other hand, has been completely devastated. I have so many family members who have lost their homes and all of their belongings. They have taken a major hit and I don't know how long it will take them to recover. My father, my aunt, cousins who all have small babies and sister have all suffered tremendous loss. It's really incomprehensible and I can't really wrap my brain around it all. So many people are still struggling and the temperatures have dropped and we also have another major storm heading our way this Wednesday through Thursday. I pray it doesn't bring more damage but I can't imagine that it won't given the current disaster.
Thank you again to all who have reached out to check in. It really means so much to me. I apologize for not getting back immediately. Communication was very difficult but it means the world to me. Times like these really teach you a lesson. To never take anything for granted and to treasure everything you have in your life.
Hope you are all doing well and I look forward to getting back into the swing of things but it might take a while to get back to normal. My family is my first priority and connectivity is still iffy here so it's been a little tough.
Love to you all!
Image: 1 - Rachel Weisz by Greg Williams for Esquire UK - edited by The Alternative Wife
Posted by THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE at 5:00 AM