Anyway, I guess the point I'm trying to make is that while yes other parts of the country have seen devastation before none quite so impactful and expensive as this one. Billions of dollars are going to be needed to rebuild. To get us back to some semblance of normalcy. This was not a storm we could have ever expected. We hear a hurricane is coming to New Jersey and we think just a little bit of rain and some minor flooding. We ignore it. We won't ever ignore it again. This was a storm that changed all of our lives. No matter how little you may have been affected. If you live/lived in the state of New Jersey this storm affected someone you know. Some place you grew up going.
I have so much more I feel like I need to say on this topic but I truly feel like it's finally all hitting me. I've seen the pictures, heard the first hand accounts, and even been a witness to some things but for the first time I've actually sat and thought about this on a new level. My home, despite how much I may bitch and moan about it, will never be the same. New Jersey is my home. The Jersey Shore is my home. Nothing will ever compare to GiGi's pizza, fireworks, and the cool, damp sand of Manasquan. Nothing will ever remind me of home more than that nasty swampy, salty, smell of low tide. The one Mark absolutely hates but I love more than anything in this world. As I drive south on the parkway the moment that scent fills my nose I know I'm one step closer to those beaches of my childhood. Jersey Girl til the day I die and oh so proud.
- Current Mood: aggravated
that is all
- Current Mood: ecstatic
-I got a job
-The pay sucks but it's more than I was making
-Apparently the fingerprints of my ring and pinky fingers on both hands are gone
-I spent $500 today.
-However I did buy our wedding bands so it doesn't really count.
-I'm officially getting married on February 3, 2009 @ 2:30PM
-I picked up my dress and decided to wear a veil.
-Unfortunately I didn't find any I liked so I must keep looking.
-I've also decided my colors are navy and fuschia. More fuschia than navy.
-I got a rebate check. Yippee for me.
-I'm really going to try to make New Orleans work because I really think I need it.
-I haven't slept much in the past month or so.
-I'm hoping starting the job will help regulate my sleep schedule.
-Now I'm going to attempt to sleep. Night
- Current Mood: blah
- Current Mood: angry