I awoke this morning to find bands of blue skies.
They have since dissipated.
After work on Sunday (training center), I quickly went back to Bayonne, packed my bag, and went to my parents' house. My biggest fear was having to ride out the storm alone in my apartment. Airport operations were closed/cancelled beginning at 7 pm Sunday night and were not scheduled to resume until noon today. In short, that means I don't have work again til Friday - possibly Thursday if they add another class.
Down here in South Jersey, my parents' house lost power for a few hours Monday night. It's actually been quite nice to be together with the fam, and spending time thinking about life; just some philosophical thinking about where I am and where I want to go. As for the conditions of my town, my apartment, I'm thinking my only casualty will be the contents of my fridge. I don't know if power has been restored quite yet; I'm hoping it will be this weekend.
Having watched the continuous coverage of the storm, at both the local and national level, I know how lucky I am to be safe, warm, well-fed, and together. Some people lost everything and my heart and prayers go out to them.
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