Here on the east coast we had an expected but not welcome visitor named Sandy. The news called it a "Superstorm," "Frankenstorm"and many other names but we knew we had to prepare for it to come. We are in Virginia, and we prepared to hunker down and get wind and rain, maybe some flooding and power outtages. The schools closed for 2 days (which gave us a 5 1/2 day weekend since the kids had off on Friday) and, to top it off, the government closed which helped us have Daddy home the whole weekend too.
We feel so blessed to say that we never lost power, did not lose any trees around our new house, and were snug and happy in our house. We had wonderful leftovers from our family party to eat, as well a great stockpile of Halloween candy and desserts, and, best of all, the Wii. All of us burned up our energy playing Just Dance 4 together and we didn't feel stir crazy at all.
I don't think it made as big of an impact on the kids as the earthquake, but I know it made an impact and it was a topic of conversation at school and here as we watched the news. The devastation that Sandy left in New York and New Jersey is just heartbreaking and we are still praying for all the people who are still without power.