NJ Governor Christie and President Obama
While my husband and I were one of the lucky ones with zero damage to our home or cars, and only lost power a few days, we were both out of work for a week, which is not a good thing as several days off means losing a lot of money.
My husband will go back to his job tomorrow, but I am at a standstill with my business as I wait for my clients to get their electricity back. So for the first time in four months I’ll be looking for new clients to build my business again until I get my regular clients back for ghostwriting, book editing, promoting/marketing and personal assistance and fill up my week again with 30+ hours of work. As for now, I just have two hours of work this week.
Like a lot of other people, we are in an area where there is limited food in supermarkets, long gas lines and many roads blocked off, so life is very challenging and we are doing our best.
We used to love our Sundays together when we’d take a ride down the Jersey shore, or some other beautiful New Jersey area. But now we have to worry about conserving gas and money. Regardless, we are doing our best and just very happy to have so much extra time together and with our kitties (and damn that little one, Derick, who wasn’t informed about the time change, or the fact that we haven’t had work in several days and woke us up this morning as if we had an agenda!)
One of the highlights of this storm is that I’m so happy with all our New Jersey Governor Christy is doing and his positive remarks about Obama. Prior to this storm, I was not a fan, but I have a new found respect for the guy and I just LOVE the above photo of him with President Obama. I’m now following Christy on Twitter.
I am also happy that I’ve been able to help others in small ways by using my computer to look up information for those who needed it and offer electricity for those who need to recharge their cells. It’s not much, but it feels good that I can at least do a little something.
My prayer and wish is that each new day brings more hope and positivity into the lives of everyone that was hurt by the storm as we all work together to rebuild and get life back to normal. And remember, even if you don’t have the finances to help someone, there are so many positive things you can do: let someone use your computer, offer to clean someone’s yard, call someone to let him or her know you care. I’ve received so many emails and phone calls from people I adore and care so much about which made me feel so loved and happy! Even chatting with cyber friends via blogging and Twitter makes my day.
Good luck and much love to everyone as you try to restore your lives!