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{Thankful Thursday: After Hurricane Sandy}

It’s the first of November. Another month lies ahead for you to give thanks for all of the great people, experiences, and events in your life. And, of course, this is the month of Thanksgiving. So I feel like November should be a month FULL of giving thanks, not just on one day during the month. But guess what…guess….yep, Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday. Now THAT’S Thankful Thursday in full effect!

This Thursday I am so thankful that my family and friends survived Hurricane Sandy and don’t even have a scratch to show for it. We have a little bit of water damage in our master bedroom ceiling, but that’s okay. Think of the alternative. My heart goes out to our neighbors just north of us (NY & NJ) who are just suffering. Homes gone. Lives devastated. 2-hour lines for gas. No groceries. No power. Just complete devastation. And then the folks in WV who were in a blizzard. Seriously, feet of snow dropped on them in a 24-hour period. So will I complain about a little water damage from most likely a missing roof shingle? Nope. We’re lucky, very very lucky, and I’m so thankful that we missed the brunt of Miss Sandy. She sure was mean wasn’t she?

Andrew and I unfortunately came down with a horrible virus during Hurricane Sandy. I’m not sure if it was a blessing or a curse. It started for me on Sunday night. It was one of the worst nights I’ve ever had. I decided to sleep in the hallway by our hall bath because I didn’t want to keep getting up from the bed to get sick, which would in turn wake Andrew up. It lasted through much of Monday and I’m just finally starting to feel better. Our offices were closed for two days so at least I wasn’t required to take any sick leave.

Poor Andrew’s kicked in on Monday around 1pm. I knew it was only a matter of time given his close proximity to me the entire time I was ill. He was much shorter lived and not quite as violent. He slept the majority of the day on Monday, heck we both did! By Tuesday morning he was able to eat something, which is nice when you haven’t eaten in over 24 hours (believe me, I know!). By Tuesday evening he was feeling back to his old self again.

Sad thing, I hear its going around. So if you round these parts of town (DC, MD, VA) prepare thyself for one of the worst viruses ever. It puts the flu to shame!! Hope I didn’t share TOO much of the nastiness with you, but hey I thought I’d tell ya how we bunkered up during the storm. *laughing* We didn’t do anything fun. No movie marathon, no drinking, no snuggling up by the fire, nope, we were sick. SO SO SICK.

How about you? What are you thankful for? Did you make out okay in the storm? What did you and your family do to pass the time indoors? Just want to make sure all of my readers are safe and sound!

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