Oh yeah so, let's update this. o_o lots of stuff happened.
Josh got the flu, and it was that day that I learned about the hurricane coming our way. Surprise! So I had very limited time to get all the stuff ready. In the end I couldn't get gas because the lines were already around the block on Sunday. On Monday Josh actually went to work in the morning, and it was pretty scary driving with that wind! The river had already started flooding the road near his work.
That night the hurricane hit, just a ton of wind and of course we lost power at 6PM, in the middle of cooking. We spent the rest of the time in bed cus it was cold. :\ no heat.
Tuesday, we spent the day sleeping, trying to stay warm, playing board games, used up our laptop batteries pretty fast. Our fridge was already warmer than room temperature. -__-
Wednesday morning we drove to Josh's work, but found the whole industrial complex completely deserted. There were giant puddles in every parking lot, not a good sign with a storm that barely brought any rain... And there was no one at his work, so we left. We then learned my parents had firewood so we went over to their house and stayed there one night. It was nice :3 better than staying in our cold apartment XD
Thursday we went back home because Josh thought he may have to work, but when he called his work turns out they really had massive flooding there and in the surrounding area from the Hackensack river. (Later we found out it had been several feet, and the water was still standing in the bottom drawers of desks, all the equipment and stuff was damaged, people lost their computers etc... not pretty.) Later that afternoon we heard that my parents got power back!!! So we immediately grabbed a ton of stuff and went back to my parents. It was really cold XD
So anyway we stayed there for the whole weekend, Josh's coworkers were calling him every day to keep updated. My parents didn't have telephone/internet because of a downed tree destroying the fios cable, but they did immediately fix the voltage cable, which is why they had power. This is when Josh started coughing, and we were pretty worried about how he was doing :\ I helped my mom with raking the leaves outside, basically all the leaves came down at once and it took us half the day even with an electrical blower XD
Anyway, the library in my parents' town had internet & power so on Sunday we went to check whether Josh was actually registered to vote, and where. Turns out that even though he registered to vote in our town several weeks before the storm, they had not changed it and he was still registered in his parents' town. But we also found out he could ask for a ballot via email, so we attempted that. The county clerk office told him there were so many requests they couldn't keep up and would send it by Nov 9th, which means they'd have to do a recount. In the end we never got the ballot XD I guess the election wasn't close enough in our area.
Gas was a serious problem, you either had to sit in line for 2 hours at 7am or you wouldn't get any. On top of that, cash only. XD We did manage to get $20 from an ATM, but many others didn't have any bills. We still had barely enough to get home, but we did waste a bit of gas standing in line. On Monday night Josh got a call from his coworker saying they were expected to get back to work on Wednesday, so we went back home. Halfway when we arrived in Newark we found tons of gas stations open and no lines! So it was really a local problem.
Then on Tuesday Josh gets a call saying work is actually cancelled, but it wasn't that big a deal cus we had power and internet at our apartment. :D On Wednesday since his coughing is still there he went to the doctor, who said he probably has bronchitis. Gets an inhaler and antibiotics. I worked at the preschool that day. If I remember correctly, this is when the Nor'easter hit us and it was snowing most of the day and night. We got about 2 inches.
Thursday finally back to work, but only half the day, because the place is pretty much ruined and everyone was sitting upstairs in a tiny office.
Friday I get the car serviced and then drive Josh to the urgent care to get his lungs checked out, turns out he got pneumonia. o_o the whole weekend spent in bed with him coughing like crazy and not able to breathe.
He stays at home improving day by day until Wednesday when he wants to go to work for half the day. Thursday his boss told him there's not enough for him to do for him to come into work, so we go to Ikea and get a couch! :D We get it delivered that evening.
Friday Josh sets up the couch and I do shopping and stuff. We also work on making the apartment look presentable. Baked cookies!
Saturday we go to shul for the first time in 4 weeks or so. o_o Sunday morning cleaning etc. In the afternoon my parents came by to visit, and bring Soccer over. They're going over to my sister in Virginia for Thanksgiving, and leaving Soccer with us :3
Wow what a long entry.