Due to my somewhat unhealthy obsession with Twitter, SamWow - for better or for worse - has become something of a social media celebrity. He's an amazing little boy and to say that he's "sprited" is something of an understatement. (Let's just say he keeps us on our toes.)
For those of you who follow me on the Twitters (@BostonWriter), you know this has been a less-than-wonderful week. The hurricane/tropical storm didn't really damage our property but we were without electricity from Sunday morning through Wednesday night. Since my corporate headquarters are in Michigan, I work from my home office and no power means I'm not productive. (Not really an option.)
So in an effort to make the best of a bad situation, I moved the family into a hotel in Mystic, CT so Mrs. BostonWriter and the kiddos could play while I stayed back in the room and worked. (I love free Wi-Fi.) The family would come back and meet me for dinner, then we would all hang out in the room for the rest of the night.
We rented movies, got snacks from the lobby and tried to simulate the vacation experience as best we could. SamWow was in uber SamWow mode so, in an effort to convey what it was like trying to contain this force of nature within a two-room hotel suite, I present for your review the above movie trailer I made earlier this summer.
We're now back home and starting to settle into our routine once again. There's a mountain of laundry to be cleaned, we have to re-stock the once full refrigerator and freezer chest (don't get me started on what it feels like to throw away hundreds of dollars of fresh groceries) and there's still some storm damage to clean up in the back yard... but we're all safe-and-sound.
Going through times like this is, dare I say, healthy from time-to-time. There are so many things I take for granted every day - from running water to healthy children - that being reminded to count my blessings is NEVER a bad thing.