Hurricane Sandy, snow storm, need a weather break.
So Hurricane Sandy has passed as well as another storm but we’ll get ot that later. So Sandy hit and took out our power in the middle of the latest The Walking Dead episode and remained down till the next evening. Which to be honest wasn’t that long a time, and we didn’t really have any damage to speak of here. However there was a lot of damage over the island and some were without power for up to 10+ days so not everyone was as fortunate, infact some peoples houses came off the foundation and floated into a street I hear. (Not near me)
The damage around my neighborhood was quite interesting, many trees apparently had the roots cut on the sidewalk side, which made it easy for a storm to blow them over and rip up half the lawn. Heck I saw half of one guys front lawn entirely lifted by tree roots from a tree that was knocked over…onto his house.
With the power out this brought other numerous problems, local places had no means of keeping food cold and gas pumps need power to operate as well. This left us with people zerg-rushing the pumps bleeding them dry rather quickly. So there’s also a gas shortage, even now 11 days after the event it’s a bit hard to get fuel for your car. And food places were swarmed too, so if you felt like grabbing some fast food you’d be waiting on a line that extended around the place and down the next block or so.
At the time of writing it has just snowed, and that’s not very common for us in November, it was quite dense snow that ALSO snapped branches and actually dragged power/phone lines down to the point where you can smack with your snow shovel.
Anyway, point being it’s been quite interesting lately. If you’d like to see some pics of the disaster have a gander at the end of the journal!
There’s been a number of things sort of preventing me from working on Antares Complex easily, none of which I care to go into beyond a rough summary: Family visit, technical problems, windows 8 upgrade, hurricane, etc.
I’m just glad to have issue 5 starting soon even if it’s a tad later than I wanted, but such is life and I’m honestly just thankful to have my home intact. Issue 05 is a bit shorter than the previous issues, I had thought of connecting it to issue 04 via parts or whatever but I didn’t think it’d make a difference.
I’ve been spending more time doing some random sketches trying to improve my art and maybe have some more solid designs with the aliens and what not.
Well I’m sure not many (nobody) is reading this but I would like to get it out there that my heart goes out to those who’ve had no power for this entire time and now a storm on top of that, even more so to those who’re flooded out or had their homes burnt down! It’s been crazy for the east coast, maybe next journal I’ll have something less depressing and more positive.
Catch you guys later
Pics of the damage from hurricane Sandy