Friday, November 2, 2012

Sandy Update

(I probably should have posted this sooner)

We survived the hurricane relatively unscathed in my part of the City.  I never lost power and I'm well above sea level, so no flooding.  The university shut down for two days, the first of which I spent very productively.  The second...less so.  I tried to review for one of my classes, but I got distracted and frustrated very easily.  I'm struggling to balance research (which I enjoy and want to spend a lot of time on) with classes (which I don't enjoy as much and in which I'm having trouble).  But that's the topic of another post.

Right now my biggest debate is whether or not to return some of the canned goods I bought for the storm.  Because I waited too long to go shopping, I paid way more than I would have liked to for cans of beans and soup.  And for peanut butter in a glass jar, but I opened it so that's water under the bridge at this point.  I still need to do my usual once-a-month shop, but I've already spent more than half my monthly grocery budget for store-shopping.  Decisions, decisions.


  1. Instead of returning canned goods, why not donate them? There are a lot of post-Sandy shelters that need supplies. Or just homeless shelters in general.

    1. If I'm going to donate cans, I'll still probably return these. Then I'd walk 3 blocks and get the same canned food for half the price, then donate those. I just have to find time to get back to the store.