Sandy was almost anti-climactic after all the terrorizing media stories, but I kind of expected that. Of course, being nowhere near the coast, massive flooding wasn’t one of the things I had to worry about. By ten last evening, it seemed that the wind was dropping slightly, and this morning we’re back to normal rainy, slightly windy weather. Electricity never failed entirely; instead we have no heat or hot water, with temps in the upper 40s. Some kind of damage to the thermostat, which is outdoors, is the likely answer.
As for NaNo, now a day and a half away, enthusiasm is rather lacking. I deleted the blog where I’d planned to post the daily output because I don’t intend to finish the novel during November. Unless I’m on a roll, which I doubt, I’ll probably quit once I’m a few hundred words past 50,000, and leave the rest for some time next year. And I suspect this will be my last NaNo.
On the truly cheerful side, got an email from Goodreads last night. They’ve deleted the accounts of the people who trashed my ratings. Ratings have returned to normal, thank goodness. It took a full two weeks to get around to it, and I was trying to resign myself to the damage being permanent, but an apology for the length of time it took came along with the news, so all is well.