The storm is over but the aftermath for New Jersey is heart-breaking. We lost a lot of our Jersey Shore, and everywhere you look, the landscape has changed. Trees fell, wires are down, power is out, there’s nowhere to get gas or milk.
We lost power and it was surprising how cold it gets at night. All the blankets weren’t enough. We used up candles until they literally melted away.
We realized that we didn’t know how to operate low-tech media such as “books” since we’re always hooked up to the internet.
My best friend became this battery-operated radio.
We had to throw away all the food in the fridge since it had spoiled. There was no running water and the toilets didn’t flush. I don’t think I’ll post any pictures of that situation! Mercy.
The fence in my yard came down.
But the storm couldn’t blow away the things that matter: friends, family, faith.
These are the things that got us through the storm and they’ll give us strength to re-build. This is New Jersey, youse guys, and – not fuh nuttin – we’ll be back, betta than evva.