Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thankvember 1

I am participating this month in the thankvemberblog challenge. Each day as part of our blog or in a seperate entry we are to post something we are thankful for. I often have trouble with this sort of thing, which is why I took this challenge, but not today.

Like most people, I had family and friends who were in direct line of Superstorm Sandy who are only now begining to deal with the fallout.My brother and his family in Pennsylvania escaped with a few downed trees and power that will be out till at least Sunday. One my dearest friends and her family, on the other hand are in New Jersey where the worst of the storm hit. They too are cealing with power outages,water shortages and cabin fever. The prospects for service restoration for them any time soon is even less likely than in PA. Even here in Ohio there was much storm damage and random service outages. But everyone amongst my loved one survived. The devestation has been incredible.

So with all that in mind, let me first say I am grateful for the wellbeing of those I care for. I am glad you all are safe. And secondly I am grateful for all the small often forgotten things you all are struggling with at present: running water and heat and televisionand electricity.

I hope you lives are more normal soon. And I will be grateful for that too.


  1. ♥ I'm so sorry you and your family have been dealing with the aftermath of Sandy! :( I hope things are restored to normal as soon as possible. After a friend of mine's house was leveled by a tornado earlier this year, I quickly learned how easy it is to take the basics for granted.

  2. We also had family in friends in the path of the storm. Thankfully all of ours are fine, if terribly inconvenienced. At least everyone is safe!