It's a good lesson in the things we take for granted. Like hot coffee and hot showers. Warm house. Cold milk and frozen popsicles. Turning on the TV to watch the news.
With my smart phone, I was able to keep tabs on my neighbors through facebook and track who had power and who didn't. We arranged to shower at a friend's house. But three days passed without working on the revisions, without turning the tube on, without sleeping particularly well. And the worst thing? Halloween was canceled. Well, postponed. For Friday, November 4. Which isn't Halloween. Weird.
We learned the third grader can kick our butts in Monopoly. We learned that as long as we're warm and have hot coffee, we can survive almost anything. We learned that we have exceptional neighbors.
I feel like I've missed a week of my life. But I'm thankful for my community, my family, and the power of a hot cup of coffee.
|View from my front door. Did I mention we got a foot of snow?|