October 29, 2012

Riding Out the Storm

Cabin fever will strike at some point

This is it. The storm is making its final approach toward New Jersey and all we can do now is wait. It's weird; if you didn't watch the news it would just look like another crappy fall day. But knowing that the worst is yet to come, the only thing we can do now is wait.

According to the latest models we are not in the direct line of this storm, but close enough to feel the full effects. There will be rain, there will be wind, and there will be power outages. I fully expect to be sitting in the dark at some point. We have our flashlights and candles and a freezer full of food that - lets face it, if the power doesn't go out will sit frozen for another year. Maybe Sandy will do us a favor in that regard.

As far as any damage is concerned, I'm not too worried about that; things can be rebuilt and trees can be replanted. Honestly at this point my main concern is not the Hurricane that swirls on the outside of the house, it's the two that are on the inside. If the power does go out for a few days, I know how my boys can be. It could get rough.

We'll just ride this out with hopefully little damage on the outside and our sanity intact on the inside. Bring beer!

Hopefully they won't kill each other, or me

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?



  1. could be worse - you could have 3 boys...

  2. Be safe and have some fun!

  3. Stay safe John, and take this as an opportunity to connect with your loved ones. :)

  4. Right there with you buddy. We aren't necessarily in the direct line but we are in line to have two kids at home with no power. Godspeed ;)

  5. I imagine that scene at the end of Dr. Strangelove... Sandy is the bomb and you're Slim Pickens character.

  6. We were not in the direct path either. Lost power for only five hours. School resumes tomorrow. And the kids... were driving me crazy already by Sunday night 8 pm. Good times, good times.