So it's post Sandy, post Nor'easter.
I've had lots of family togetherness. As I write this, my mother is downstairs in my kitchen, going through her mah jongg tiles. We were walking in from dinner, and she found one of her tiles out on my driveway. The rest of her set was dumped into a container in my garage when she moved a bunch of her stuff here from Long Beach. Did I mention my Mom & her husband will be staying with me for like a month? Yup.
I only lost power for one day (yes, lucky, but don't hate on me, we had sewage in the basement, gross) so I ended up with many relatives at my house. Beside my Mom & her husband, I had my mother in law & her sister, who had been staying at my mother in law's with no power in Gray Garden-like conditions (no raccoons, just cold & dark). Had my brother in law. My niece. My sister in law & brother in law just hanging out but not sleeping here. Another cousin coming to do laundry. People came & went. I stayed in my room. A lot.
Thankfully my sister in law got power back so most of those relatives went back to her house. She loves a full house so it's all good.
Anyway, here I am, in my room. Hope you all are recovering, it's a real mess out there, trying to help my friends that are still without power, which are many. There are so many great organizations out there, I know we are all doing what we can.