I'm in shock at the destruction and I had no idea until tonight.
My internet service went out about midnight Monday night, and when I got up this morning it was still off. I called Cox cable to see if they could get me going, all the while thinking what an overhyped storm this was once again. I'm only half a mile from the ocean, but there was no water damage on my street, no trees down and no power outages.
So I went to work wondering why all the coffee places were closed along my eight mile commute. Got to work and the power never went out there either, and all 2500 of my animals were safe and alive, although most of the rest of the Post Road corridor looked dark and closed, not realizing that my building was one of the only ones with power. Thought what a bunch of wimps everyone was. I worked until seven, came home and called my mother since she's at sea level a few miles from me. I laughed and said what a joke the "storm of the century" was. That's when I learned of the destruction.
I'm dumbfouded that I could have been so clueless for nearly 24 hours. Here's my mother's street, which is only two miles from my house, and yes that was a snowplow that went down the road so the residents could evacuate. Like I said, I'm a bit shocked, but also a bit embarrassed.