Except for the last two photos, which are pictures of Max and Sam, just 'cause I like 'em, the rest of this month's Take Twelve photos are in response to Hurricane Sandy. When we went for 4 days without power, and New York City was a little broken, it struck me, and lots of others like me, how good we have it. And even when we didn't have it all, we still could trust that we would have it all back pretty soon. (Of course, some people are still without homes, power, water, and food.)
So, here we go:
1. Our cell phones, and the ability to charge them as we desire. They are good for keeping us entertained, but also connected. Service was spotty for a few days, and communication with the rest of the world was difficult.
2. Computer, like cell phones, keep us working, entertained, and connected.
3. TV. No news was tricky, but man, did we miss our TV, just because it's fun.
4. Light. There's a reason it's the first to be created in the Bible. It is good.
5. This fridge kept our food cold much longer than we expected. Being able to eat fresh food after several days was good for our soul. It's old, and the shelves are falling apart, but she is good at keeping cold air in.
6. Water. Running water. Good for cleaning, showering, and flushing toilets. So glad to have that back.
7-8: Stocked shelves at the supermarket: It was a good week before we could freely shop for things like produce and dairy products. We were never in danger of starving, and other areas of the city did have some deliveries during the week, but it made us realize how dependent we are on a lot of people, places, and things to have access to ginormous amounts of food. Pretty much always.
9. Before the storm, I made some veggie soup. We were able to cook on our gas stove, and that hot soup was comforting on day 2.
10. Subway system. You rock.
11-12. Remember, I just like'em.
Isn't it lucky for me that Take Twelve November happened the week before Thanksgiving? Lucky again!