Tuesday, March 16, 2010
"There's no place like home, there's no place like home......"
In case some of you readers are not familiar with the Nor'easter that struck the tri-state area over the weekend, I'll be the official mouth piece to tell you that it was bad. The Wile family was forced to pack up and leave our home on Sunday morning because we have had no power, heat or hot water since Saturday night at 7pm as a result of the storm that trashed our area.
What started off as a tres romantique evening with wine and candlelight after the little man went to bed on Saturday night, turned into a cold wet reality on Sunday morning when we woke up and realized that not only had our services not been restored but also that our entire County now resembled that of a completely devastated war zone. Huge 100yr old Oak trees that our town is famous for came crashing down taking out power lines and crashing into people's homes (no damage to ours, thankfully!) due to the 50mph winds that blasted the area and rain soaked ground that gave way to huge root structures being lifted up out from the soft soil.
We have been lucky enough to stay at my Dad's farm out in the equestrian fairyland of Morris County until we're able to go back home. We're having fun making an adventure out of it but it does start to get tiring being displaced with a little one and so many responsibilities left at home. Still, we'll enjoy the mini-vacation while it lasts. Which, by the way, we're told may last until the weekend as there are still 90,000+ people without power in the area!
I'll try to post while I'm here but my Wi-Fi access has been spotty at best, so if you don't hear from us in a few days, we'll give a full recap once we're settled back at home.
Hope everyone else from the area is making out ok and that all of your friends and loved ones are doing well in the aftermath!