Please Come Back

05 Nov

It’s enough.

But it’s still on my mind.

Don’t bore your readers.  They’re tired of hearing you talk about this.

But aren’t you supposed to write what is on your mind? Isn’t that how the best blog posts get written?

I guess so. But consider your audience.

I do consider them, but I need one more entry, and I think it will be out of my system.

I’m sorry. Did you hear that? It was a conversation I was having with my writer self. I recently read about someone else conversing with their muse over at a blog – I follow (and recommend by the way).

Anyway, the storm and its affects are still on my mind. You see my family and I are still without power. I know, I know – so many people are really suffering while we are just inconvenienced.  I understand and feel bad for complaining.  However, last night the temperature got below 50 in my house while the darkness descended by 5. It was a long cold night and I am sick of this! I want my life back.

This weekend was a tease. We spent the weekend at my mother’s condominium. Heat, light – ahh the comforts of modern life.  It was beautiful and so appreciated.  It was hard to leave. I prayed that when we got home, and the electric would be back on.

No such luck. The electric company (PSEG) said we would be back by Sunday at midnight, then Monday at midnight, and then Tuesday at midnight. The have a PDF with each county and when the power will come on at each place. If they can predict it with such accuracy, why can’t they just make it faster? I’m sure they are doing their best but that does not take away the frustration.

I have been moving slowly since the storm has hit. This is not like me – I’m a doer. I make lists. I accomplish.  And now Sandy has struck, and everything has changed. Life has taken on a Ms. Havisham like pace.

I woke up last night somewhere in the early a.m. after dreaming of warmth.  I popped my head out from under my covers hoping that the heat had come on. The chill that hit my nose put reality in my face. I readjusted my hat and snuggled against the flannel sheets.

In the meantime, I am back at work and the children are back at school. We will return home as if it was a normal day. Then the darkness will descend, and we will be left sitting and hoping that tonight will be the night when normality truly returns.  I am tired of this!



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37 responses to “Please Come Back

  1. linneann

    November 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I’d be tired of it too.

  2. Joyce

    November 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Oh man, sorry to hear it. As a Floridian, I’ve lived through this with a number of hurricanes but somewhat in reverse – no power in the sweltering heat, once for TEN days.

    And as a native New Englander, my heart is with all of you on the East Coast. I promise, that moment when the power comes back on will be magical. Until then, stay warm 🙂

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Based on your past and present homes, I am sure you can understand. Thankfully, we got our power last night and I am so happy. YOu were right – it was magical.
      Thanks for the warm wishes.

  3. closefamilies

    November 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Because of your post, I’m not taking our electricity for granted today. I couldn’t imagine it! I hope it comes back today!

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      Well, we finally got it back last night. We were literally whooping it up. I am sooooo happy.
      Thanks for your reply and good wishes.

  4. Raani York

    November 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I know what you mean! I have family in the dark, with no heat… I’m sorry you’re having to go through this….

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Thankfully, we got it back last night – YESSSSS!
      I hope your family did as well.

  5. dreamshadow59

    November 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Loved This!!!!

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks – I appreciate that.
      Btw, the electricity returned last night and we were ecstatic.

  6. Holly

    November 6, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Hope everything goes back to normal soon.

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Thankfully, we got the power back last night. So, that is back to normal. However, I am not so sure my family will be ever be completely normal. And that’s okay.

      • Holly

        November 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

        Normal’s just a setting on the washing machine…not sure who said, but a very wise individual. Hope you’re all feeling well again soon.

  7. Marta

    November 6, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Hope you get your power (and a sense of normalcy!) back soon!

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks. We got it back last night, and we were thrilled. It is sooo appreciated!
      Now, we have some sense of normalcy – don’t expect to be completely so in my family. That’s ok.

  8. ateachablemom

    November 6, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Living without power for so many days sounds so incredibly hard! I feel for you and your family and hope your lives return to normal soon. Hang in there and know we’ll keep reading even if this is the topic of your next five posts!

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks for your good wishes.
      It came back last night. We were thrilled – literally whooping it up. I am so appreciative.

  9. journey2dfuture

    November 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I recently went 24hrs without power due to a snow storm.
    It was tough very tough! No heating was the worst with a small baby 😦
    Hope you guys are keeping warm.
    Stay safe.

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      I can’t imagine what this would have been like in the winter. Where are you that it is snowing now? Having a baby go through that must have been very stressful.
      Thankfully, our power did come back last night – we were ecstatic.

      • journey2dfuture

        November 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        I’m based in Poland.. No more snow but it was pretty bad last week. Yay for the power back – I’ll expect to see more blogs now 🙂

        • memyselfandkids

          November 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

          That is a long Winter season. Stay warm.
          I will do my best with the blogs.
          Thanks so much for your comments.

  10. sultaanaa

    November 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I find that writing and venting always helps.Hope all goes back to normal soon!Take Care.

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Thankfully, the electricity did indeed come back.
      Venting can be helpful – get the frustration out of the system. If nothing else, it can make you too tired to be angry.
      Thanks for your comments.

  11. penneyfox

    November 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I just saw that your power came back on! YAY!! I think you have one more post in you about this … write a post about gratitude. When stuff like this happens, you really become thankful for the small things in life.

    • memyselfandkids

      November 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Yay is right!
      Don’t you think another post would be overkill? I am very very thankful, but I don’t want to bore people.

      • penneyfox

        November 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        I would suggest you give it a few days, maybe write a Thanksgiving time post and in it you talk about how the storm showed you how to be grateful for the little things.

        You know, it kinda reminds me of Yom Kippur when you fast and sit in temple all day. By the end of the day, you find yourself being thankful for the little things like food, water, clothes to keep your body warm. Hurricanes have a way of making me feel like that too.

        • memyselfandkids

          November 7, 2012 at 3:25 am

          Maybe. I’ll think about it. Thanks again for your suggestions.

  12. elskenewman

    November 7, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I’m glad you got electricity again! Enjoy it!

  13. letizia

    November 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’m delighted to hear that you got your power back! I got mine back 2 days ago as well! So glad the worse of this storm is behind us. Heat and electricity feel like such a luxury right now. During the past week, I kept entering a dark room and flicking the light switch on out of habit, did you ever do that too? It’s so funny how we do things automatically. Glad to know you and your family are warm and getting back on track.

    • memyselfandkids

      November 7, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Glad you got back too. It was a glorious moment.
      I touched the switches a bit &looked at the clock (blank) alot.


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