Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene

If you live in the US, you know that the eastern seaboard was hit by a hurricane last week. By the time it reached us here in Southeastern Massachusetts it had been downgraded to a tropical storm, but we still had lots of wind damage. We were without power, running water, or cell phone signals for 5 days, which explains my blogging absence. (I had scheduled a Wordless Wednesday post in advance which is why that appeared).

Despite the inconvenience of the storm, we were just fine here. Lots of people in New York and Vermont suffered far worse conditions than us.  And let's not forget the millions of people around the world who work much harder  than we do in the US to get their basic necessities. Sure, it was an inconvenience to have to go out for water every day. But I was able to drive my car 1/2 mile up the street to a friend's house and use her hose to fill my 5 gallon jug. People all over the world walk miles to get water and have to carry it home on their heads. I feel exceptionally lucky to have this basic necessity delivered to me through pipes in my home.

So, here I am ready to get back to blogging regularly. Next week, I'll begin a new weekly series called Travel Tuesdays. I'll also continue with Wordless Wednesdays. For now, at least, I plan to make Friday a "catch-all" day. I'll blog about whatever catches my fancy that week that fits with my blog's mission.

What kinds of posts would you like to see? Please leave a comment or email me at michelle(at)michellecusolito(dot)com. I welcome your input. I want this blog to be useful and to create a virtual community here at Polliwog.