We were very lucky Hurricane Sandy spared most of the Washington area. Although listening to the howling wind and the lashing rain scared and worried us, we did not lose power at all. There were some traces of destruction here and there in the neighborhood, but nothing compared to the havoc Sandy wielded through the Northeastern states. Now, there’s the threat of a Nor’easter which could slow recovery and cause more power outages. Let’s hope the storm continues farther out to sea.