Today I'm leaving the TV off because the worst is over and the clean up is beginning, which is just as fascinating to me as the storm. I can't even imagine having to get sea water out of a subway, much less figure out how to re-electrify it after all that salty water has not only washed over the electrical tracks, but moved in and sat for awhile.
On the plus side, the weather has made me get in touch with old college friends back east (my friends aren't old, we've just been friends a long time). I've checked up on them to see how they were doing and we are catching up on our lives via email and Facebook.
Then coincidentally I ran into an acquaintance from college at the doctor clinic this week. It was that moment of familiarity as we looked at each other and said at the same time, "You look familiar." She decided it must be college and I asked her what her last name was. When she told me, I said, "You sang at my wedding."
I've hopefully reunited her with our mutual friends back east. At least I got all their info and I'm passing it back and forth, I suppose the rest is up to them. Although now I must take responsibility to reconnect with her myself.
Then at the anime convention last weekend, I reconnected with a friend who lives locally, whom I usually just run into because our daughters are going to the same school. We were in mom and tots when our children were still tots and then together in bunco, which has now been disbanded.
We had a great discussion over how much we both hate marketing our businesses. We exchanged ideas and decided we should have coffee once a month to discuss steps we are taking towards marketing our respective businesses and make ourselves accountable.
As I'm writing this, I'm thinking it's kind of strange how when it rains it pours, both figuratively and literally. How I've come across and got in touch with all these old friends this week.
The thought makes me sit back and wonder why God has put them all in my path. Maybe he's telling me I need to get new friends?
Just kidding. I think he's telling me it's time to move forward with my career and he's putting people in my path who maybe can help me and encourage me. They aren't really new friends, but maybe they'll give new life to my writing.