Do you have power yet? This is a question I asked several friends and family members back east for over a week. Actually, some of them are going on day seven without power. In the off chance my readers have been under a rock the past week, Hurricane Sandy ripped through most of the east coast and tried to knock the good people of New Jersey down. Newsflash: the strong survive and the rest get eaten.
Power. Electricity. It's just one of those things where it usually gets taken for granted. Come home from a long day of work, walk in the house and what do you do? Switch. Turn on the lights. Then you cook dinner or maybe turn on the TV (to watch The Walking Dead), do some laundry, use the dishwasher... you get the idea.
This is why days four and five of November are dedicated to my being grateful for power. Grateful for having power and even more grateful most of my family has it again. Electricity is indeed an amazing thing. To those in New Jersey still without it, I'm sending positive energy your way that it gets turned back on and soon.