On the night of Oct. 29, my wife and I were hunkered down during the height of the storm with a battery operated radio and a flashlight by our side, hoping to be ready for whatever Sandy had to offer.
Suddenly, I heard the sound of a chainsaw outside and peeked out the window to see the Dalton Highway Dept. cutting up a large tree limb that had fallen across our driveway, blocking us from getting out in case of an emergency.
Then I thought about the 8 million people in New Jersey and New York City affected by this storm and how many service people it must take, sometimes at the cost of their lives, to see that things get back to normal. Then I thought how lucky and thankful we are to be here.