Lost Power Again and Gas Lines

Along with 90 thousand others, we lost our power, getting it back for 1 1/2 days.  In that time, I did the wash, got rid of anything left in the freezer or refrigerator, cooked up the vegetables, we had, went shopping twice and did a lot of cleaning. 

I did not rush to fill the refrigerator.  The only perishables, I filled in on, were cheese and they held up through these last two days.  We kept our food on our porch in a picnic box.  With ice, it stayed beautifully.  I am so thankful.

They were giving out ice daily where my husband works so we had plenty.  Everyone has chipped in to help those affected.

Now, we are dealing with gas lines.  We have been fortunate, none of us waited for more than an hour.  Can you imagine being relieved at an hour wait?  It seems that this is to continue for a few weeks and that is our new challenge.

My school has been closed for the past two weeks.  They have generators now but it means letting children out, in the dark with no street lights so the length of the day is going to change.  Daylight savings time came at the wrong time for us.

Cars wait in long lines at a Sunoco gas station on the Garden State Parkway in Montvale New Jersey

 People affected by the power outages from Hurricane Sandy wait in a 2hr line at a gas station to purchase fuel for generators in Madison Park, New Jersey
 I did cook through this and although my photos, taken with a flash, in the dark, are not good, I plan to share the recipes with you.  They were good.  We did eat well through this and my cooking has improved, being forced to throw together what was on hand.  The recipes were not organized in the planning, even if they were from a recipe.  Coming in a later post.  Time to do the wash.

Hoping all of you are warm and comfy.


  1. Hi Chaya, hope everything the situation will improve soon. You stay warm! Take care!

  2. I've heard horrible stories about those gas lines. Stay safe.

  3. Oh, my. Chaya, thanks for the updates on your situation. I hope you're safe and you get everything restored soon!

  4. You are such a strong, inspiring woman, Chaya. After everything, your uplifing, positive outlook always shines through.

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. xo


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