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Stevie and I made it through the hurricane just fine. We lost power for about two hours on Monday but were otherwise unaffected. Strong winds knocked down a few trees and power lines, but my area came out largely unscathed. Some are still without power, but overall we are fine.
Unfortunately the same can't be said for the Jersey Shore. Pictures have been dominating my Facebook newsfeed for days now, detailing the damage thanks mostly to flooding. People have noted, perhaps a touch dramatically, that cartographers will have to redraw the Jersey coastline. But there is no question that the damage is severe and recovery will be a long process.
Meanwhile, my school was closed for a total of three days, and Governor Christie has officially moved Halloween trick-or-treating to this Monday. Though I could have gone running yesterday, I chose to sit on the couch like a beached whale and watch movies all day instead, only leaving the apartment once to go pick up pizza down the street.
Tomorrow it's back to the grind.