Hoping for the best

As I write this post from my home office, my family like many, many others in the New York area await the wrath of Hurricane Sandy which is heading our way in a matter of hours.

The last two days have seen grey skies with rain and winds preparing the Northeast area for the unknown at this stage.

Our family and friends have been calling, emailing and texting us however, we don’t have much news to report at the moment. We are as prepared as one can be in the hands of Mother Nature.

With schools closed, work cancelled and all mass transit suspended since 7pm Sunday evening, there isn’t much to do other than relax, spend time at home with the family and simply wait it out. There are no appointments or errands to run and our busy schedules have all-of-a-sudden, ceased. It feels like a four day long weekend.

We have storm surge threats and power outages likely in the area once Sandy nears close enough. Here’s hoping Sandy, like Hurricane Irene some 15 months earlier, surprises us by not creating as much havoc, damage and tragedy as first predicted. We want to be pleasantly surprised Sandy!

However, there is an urgency in the air. Yesterday, people were buying food, water and supplies to hopefully last them a few days. Today, most stores are closed and stock is sold out.

My husband and I, and some of our friends that live in our neighbourhood are not too rattled or worried to be honest. We don’t live on the waterfront and we live in apartments not houses. We remain sensible by staying indoors and have prepared ourselves by buying enough food, candles and batteries etc. to see us through (we hope).

We hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Here’s to a safe and dry next few days… Thank you for thinking of us and praying for us all!

Be well.

L.