Last night, like many of you I’m sure, I was glued to CNN and CP24’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy. The devastation that Sandy caused is unbelievable – many lives lost, families terrified, fires, cars floating down the streets, homes and businesses flooded.
As I sat and watched the coverage, I couldn’t help but feel so incredibly grateful for the roof over my head and for the windows that shielded me from the intense rain and crazy fast wind. I was grateful for the extra bottles of water, radio, batteries, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups I had accumulated in case we did lose power. I am grateful.
But I am aware that thousands of people were hit hard by this storm – many still without power in the GTA and with lots of damage done. Over these next couple days let’s remember to be grateful for the roof over our heads which hopefully kept us warm and safe last night. In real estate, we often talk about houses being bought as an investment wondering how much profit can be made by the owner when they sell years later. But events like this quickly remind us that houses are much more than an investment – they keep us safe, warm and sheltered.
And in times like last night, that peace of mind is invaluable.
P.S. Yes, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are absolutely necessary when bracing for a blackout.
Stay safe my friends.