Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone. We have been without power since Monday night, and are being told it could take another 7-10 days. I have been able to access the internet now and then, thanks to my neighbors and their generator, but my electronics are beginning to lose power. Town Hall has set up a charging station, which I have already taken advantage of for my cell phone, but it’s not really ideal to wander over there and plug in everything I own…

The bottom line is we have lost several trees, but none of them hit the house (or the accident-prone van, believe it or not), we have no power, phone, or heat, but we are all fine. And glad to have a fireplace to gather around.

I’ll be back soon.

I hope that you and yours have been spared. The few photos I have seen of the Jersey shore areas are, frankly, heartbreaking. And seeing so many beautiful old trees uprooted around here is sad as well. The silver lining for me is that I won’t be so freaked-out when the next storm comes along – we have no more majestic oaks left to crash into us!

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I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found here at Polka Dot Cottage, writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. I live in New Jersey with my husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.

14 thoughts on “Powerless

  1. What a relief to hear that you and your sweet family are OK Lisa! I have been thinking about you guys. Know that you spend a fair number of your holidays on the Jersey Shore and hope that they are able to recover from the damage that has been thrust upon them. My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered a loss from this crazy storm.

  2. So glad ya’ll are ok, I live in New Orleans and have been there to say the least, keep warm and keep each other company and hopefully you will be up and running on power again, love and prayers sent to you and everyone affected by the storm

  3. I’m glad you’re OK. My mom, sister and daughter are in NJ too. The only one I’ve text with is my daughter and my sister drove a bit to get signal on her phone to send an email. All of them are without power but are OK. Trying to keep warm at night. I hope by the time you read this you have your power back. Knowing you a bit your family are probably spending time playing board games or such. My prayers are with all of you in NJ and NY.

  4. I’m so glad you posted and relieved that you all are okay. When I saw the news coverage of the shore, my thoughts immediately went to you and your family. I know this is heartbreaking for you.

    Stay in and stay warm!

  5. So glad to hear you’re all okay. Being without power sucks (we were in that boat with Hurricane Ike a couple years ago — nearly two weeks — and you don’t want to be in Houston in the summer without a/c). It’s great that your town has done that for you all. I just hope it doesn’t get (or isn’t) too cold. Are your boys enjoying the extra holiday from school?

  6. Lisa glad to hear from you. Down in Ocean County I was told I’d maybe have power by Monday but miraculously it was back last night. I’m hoping to send the same good luck your way.

    We’re headed to the shore this weekend to help out my grandparents. They have a house on the bay that had a foot and a half of water inside at high tide. They’re safe though and that’s what matters.

  7. You’ve been on my mind. I wasn’t sure how far inland you guys are. Very glad to hear that your home wasn’t damaged, and I hope your power is restored soon. It sounds like you were well-prepared. We’re woefully unprepared for anything major. This has inspired me to do something about that.

    Hang in there!

  8. Relieved to hear that you are all okay – the pictures look awful. Sad about the big trees as they define a skyline. Love to all.

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