Hurricane Sandy.. My time to reflect.
First I'd like the thank all of those that posted their thoughts, concerns and prayers.
As I get past the first week, I'm still in shock by what I witnessed so close to my home.
I can't forget the feeling of knowing that I was surrounded by death and destruction, yet spared the fate of so many around me. I still hear the words of so many of you warning me to "GET OUT", just as the storm approached. I'll never forget the anxiety as the storm slamming into my home, with a roar of wind, only those who have experienced it could understand.
Having a local real estate and real estate banking presence, I'm hearing more and more clients of mine have either lost their homes, or their lives. There are boats literally parked on my street. The amount of damage to the front, left and right of me, is unimaginable.
People are calling me every day, begging me to find them a home for rent. Anyone within a quarter mile of the shore wants to move.
I thanked God over and over for sparing us the same fate as so many others.
Keeping with the GSD theme, Kira is doing well. She knew something wasn't right. She stayed by my side with every move I made. She followed me through every room, and wanted to come everywhere with me. I can clearly see that she turned to me for security. She did not let me out of her sight.
My family is fine, thank god. My wife is organizing a clothing and food drive. She's choosing families one by one, and getting them as much food and clotting as possible.
Not sure why I posted this, but I consider all of you my friend, and just felt like ranting.