829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fridge Raid

Monday night, about an hour before Sandy came to visit and turned 
out the lights.  We had some mahi mahi, clams, mussels, shrimp,
 zucchini, and mushrooms tossed with pho noodles and a rich shrimp
 broth that I started cooking early that morning, knowing this may 
be the last good meal we'd have until the power went back on.

Ten hours later, the lights returned, and we were of the few who 
barely suffered.  As late as today, there are still thousands who are
 at their wit's end, wondering when they'll be able to resume life as 
they once knew it.  It's unfathomable to me that there are those who
 are yet displaced and unsure of their futures.  We're really lucky. 


  1. Thank God you escaped the worst of it.

  2. Ahhh, at last the Pho! I'd almost phorgotten.

    I'm also feeling lucky. Trip out to the Rockaway Peninsula to help with a park cleanup last weekend was jarring. My biggest problems this week were a sinus infection that made my sense of taste completely dissappear for three days, and a work crisis that was very upsetting while it lasted and set the rest of my work back by 3 days but is at least now (knock wood) past.

    Not bad by comparison.