what a week! (and a HUGE thank you!)

It's been an interesting week here in the Northeast, as many of you already know! I was missing yesterday due to a power outage that we're experiencing here. We actually still don't have power but we have a generator so I have a place to plug in my computer and some spotty internet so here I am! We're getting cabin fever BAD from being cooped up since Sunday night. Luckily, we could get out for a little bit yesterday to assess the damage here in Lower Makefield. Before the storm, the county drained the Delaware Canal (which runs right through the middle of my town) so that prevented a LOT of flooding. Some smaller ponds were overflowing and the Delaware River didn't look so kind but we were blessed to come through with minimal damage, as you'll see in the pictures.

In this picture, I'm standing in the middle of a main road in my town. Looks like the middle of a forest, doesn't it?

As thankful as I am that we made it out with minimal damage to our home, a generator, and nice warm fireplace, my heart is breaking for The Jersey Shore and New York City. It's eerie to see places where I grew up and become very familiar with (Ocean City, NJ and Battery Park in NYC particularly!) being completely destroyed. I also want to thank all of my readers/friends from other parts of the country and abroad for checking in on me! 

A lot of you have been asking how you can help. Prayers are much appreciated and needed for those effected in parts of the Jersey Shore, North Jersey, and New York City. Local friends can find a place to volunteer here, and anybody who wants to can donate can do so by clicking here

xo, e.m.