I normally write blog posts about food. But after spending the last several days without power or heat, I thought it might be worthwhile to say a thank you to all the wonderful people in and around the Darien community who have made my family's life and maybe your family's life just a little bit easier in these trying times.
I know there is a great deal of frustation about the pace of our power return, but I've watched many who have shown a great deal of patience, kindness and dedicated professionalism throughout this whole mess. I'm trying to focus on that.
So here it goes:
Thank you to the Darien Y who has given my family a hot shower the past two days.
Thank you to the Darien Library who has let me sneak in a little early and has stayed open late, providing food, warmth and a really great internet connection!
Thank you for all of those who are working to clear trees to restore power as quickly as possible.
Thank you to First Selectman Jayme Stevenson for consistently keeping us informed by automated messages on our phone line. At times, it was our only source of news. It was certaintly better to hear news, even if not all good, than none at all.
Thank you to Governor Malloy for staying on top of the power companies and for getting our state assistance to weather this storm.
Thank you to the workers at Starbuck's, who have kept a good attitude and worked efficiently to get this town coffee!
Thank you to Post Corner Pizza, who fed my family lunch on Tuesday afternoon through the use of their generator.
Thank you to the workers at Stop 'N Shop in Goodwives Shopping Center, who kept a smile and let me get food that wasn't rotten.
And Thank you to Darien Patch for keeping us informed and letting us know where to seek assistance from the very beginning of this storm.