As we all deal with the continuing impact of Isaias — and try not to believe the guy in line at Starbucks who heard on 1010 WINS that power restoration could take “2 weeks” — here are some thoughts from “06880” reader Jeff Seaver:
I used our bathroom tonight, and was reminded of gratitude: We have clean, running water.
We have plenty of food and drinkable water.
Many in town actually have power in homes and offices, thanks to generators.
We don’t have flooded roads, or people trying to get about in canoes, kayaks or wading through chest deep water.
On top of all that, I can see the night sky in the dim light (there’s no town ambient lighting – the skies are remarkable).
I’ll try to keep that attitude alive all day tomorrow, rather than turn into a cranky puss which is what I did by the end of today.
This is certainly a disruption, a major inconvenience at best. But it does not compare with the communities – I’m thinking of the southeastern US in particular — that have been wiped out, have no power, flooded roads, tornado damage and no prospect of immediate relief.
And we are also nowhere near to what’s going on in Beirut today, either.