Regina,did you have any other source of heat?<quoted text>
When you see him, give him a big kiss for all of us!! It was horrible being without power or phone, cold too!
I live "down the shore", very close to the barrier islands. Thank God, I'm just inland enough not to have been affected by flooding from storm surges. But there was a lot of wind damage. The night of the hurricane, I looked out the front door and the sky was lit up with what looked like fireworks...it was transformers exploding. I actually fared pretty well, only minor damage to the house and property. It looks like a mini war zone around here, huge trees are down everywhere, some smashed right through people's homes. The beach communities are devastated. Houses floated right off their foundations. After the flood waters receded, a house was found sitting right in the middle of a major road.
They just started letting residents back on the islands, but only for a few hours at a time and in some places are busing them back and forth. There are lots who were evacuated and now have no place to go, they lost everything. A friend and her husband who live a few miles away have to gut their house. They lost their car, too. The northern counties got hit hard, too, and those in NY are also suffering, especially the Rockaways and Staten Island. Please keep them in your prayers.
I bet it was cold up there.
We had a few really cold nights during that time.