New York and New Jersey have been hit pretty hard by Sandy, as I’m sure you know by now. I live in Hunterdon County NJ, in a tiny town called Tewksbury and we basically lose power every time it rains. Last year we lost power from Irene for 7 days. This storm knocked it out for a solid 11 days. Inconvenient sure, but nothing compared to the devastation suffered by many other people.
There was obviously a lot of drinking and card playing going on (really what else can you do in the dark?) We had no heat, or hot water but our stove top is gas, so we were able to cook and I am immensely thankful we had running water and a fireplace. It got very cold after the storm hit.
This is our street early morning after the storm hit. We were trapped on both sides, and all the power lines were completely wrecked.
This is a neighbor. Just to give you an idea of the destruction that was EVERYWHERE, look at the size of that fucking tree. It SNAPPED. That was not sawed, that shit was done by nature right there.
Close call on that park job
We seriously just woke up and drank every day. My brother and I were psyched. We felt as if we were on vacation. One night we decided to carve pumpkins. It’s surprising no one injured themselves considering the circumstances: drinking, darkness, huge knives..
[mine is the middle]
My dad keeping warm in front of the fire
After a week we decided to get out of dodge. No one could go to work because not only did no where have power, but tons of streets were still impassable. And to make things more difficult there was a gas war happening. You had to wait 4 hours to get gas and people were getting really terrible and rude about it. So, we split
We stayed at a friend’s farmhouse near Chester, VT
I love Vermont.
My brother and I got chased by these chickens
Then we all went to the Longtrail Brewing Company which has amazing food
And a beautiful river behind the building
And now it’s back to business as usual. There are new items in the store:
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