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Crisis After Crisis

One after another...crisis after crisis. To say that the year 2012 is not a good year for me is, frankly, unfair because I have had some pretty awesome things happened, things that wasn't expected and never asked for even in my prayers. But like they always say, everything sort of balances out in the end.

On top having to deal with problems on a personal front, now I am dealing with loads of uncertainty because of Hurricane Sandy. I work mainly for a team of people based in...guess....yes, New Jersey and New York. I even have a VOIP phone in my living room so that the people there can dial three numbers and get to me instantly. But this is not the first time this is happening. Remember Hurricane Irene? Last year, the same thing happened and everything sort of broke apart for a while. It took right about two to three weeks to get back into place. During that time of waiting, there was so much anxiousness because I did not have their phone numbers, just emails, and there is only so much that can be conveyed when they don't have access to ELECTRICITY.

While they struggled to regain a normal life, I waited and prayed hard for them to spring back.

And spring back they did!

When I heard about Hurricane Sandy, I went GJKJFD^%#&(($#@%&()(&%VMKGFCBJKGFG...

Again?!!!? Bigger too????

In short, I spent much time in front of CNN and Twitter, just waiting and praying that everything is going to a fluke chance turns out to be just a normal tropical storm or something. Maybe something went wrong with the satellite images or the weather reporters were reading reports from another planet or maybe Mother Nature decided to just wave her magic wand for the hurricane to disappear or something...anything.

But nope. It happened. The next morning, upon waking up, I just...didn't know what to say. The first thing I did was messaged them on their cell phones, 'Are you ok?'. All of them got back to me within seconds to let me know that they are ok. But that is all that needed to be said. I have other friends on Twitter who are there too so I asked them if they are alright and all responded in the positive.

My old penpal from way-back-when even flew past Sandy into Florida: 'And I'm amazed we got around Sandy too! I think we got out just before it hit!! CRAZY shit!!!”

Another pal in NJ was pretty cool about the whole thing, in fact, saying that he was offering beer and food to his neighbors. LOL. His updates were: 'Hey there, we are power but in general no serious issues. Life is ok. We have been lucky'. And seconds after tweeting that, he said 'Spoke too power now...we join the rest of the street and town in darkness'. The next morning, as evening arrive on our side of the globe, he said to me, 'We have awoken to a disaster zone no power trees down but life and limb in tact. Day 1 begins thx marsha'.

Another pal said 'It was OK just up till a lil while ago, but it's pretty scary now. Thank uuuuu!' and the next day said 'it's crazy out here girl!! Thanks for your concern! XO'

I can't imagine what went on based on the pictures that I see and at this moment, it feels a little gloomy and everything but just like what happened to Hurricane Irene, we will get through this. Hang in there my friends and work team mates, hang in there...

And in the meantime, you will have remind yourself about the American spirit (watch the video)...crazy people so, they are probably going to go crazy and do something amazing.

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