What did we do before we had all this technology?
We are now on our second day with no power and it sucks, yes it sucks, we did not prepare enough bowls of water so flushing the toilets is scarse, I bought a ton of bleach for each toilet so at least it smells nice, but when you have to go, you have to go! Having a wash is difficult as there is absolutely no water coming out the taps, so no showers, no washes, no nothing… What will we all smell like tomorrow, or the next day or the next?
The one thing about having no power is no technology, we are not even getting signal on our cell phones, so I am guessing the AT&T tower is also down… Time goes by so much slower, no wonder our ancestors seemed to have a lot more time and get more done, technology definitely takes up a lot of time… We actually have to talk to each other now, believe me that can be good and then it can also be bad! The dog actually got a really long walk yesterday and I willingly cleaned the bathrooms which is never the case, I hate cleaning at the best of times!
I look out of the window right now and it looks like New Jersey is getting back to normal, there are lots more cars on the road right now, so although the schools are closed and New Jersey has been ripped apart by Sandy in her haste to cross our land, I am left in wonder at the resilience of us all, no power to clean ourselves, no power to warm our food, no power to watch the real devastation that happened just 2 nights ago, but we pick ourselves right back up and keep on going and going!