For the last ten days, the East Coast has been hit with awful weather. High winds and LOTS of rain. In
Cleveland it feels like we are living in a
Tim Burton movie, very dark. As a
freelance stylist, it is great to set your own hours and rates but the downside
is weeks like these. I had a call to
take care of Sean Hannity from FOX National News. The show was going to take
place in at an outdoor venue. Just days prior, I received an email that the
show was to be cancelled due to Hurricane /Frankinstorm Sandy. Seeing news
reports in Warren, Ohio Cleveland,
there was no way a TV show could be filmed outside with the forecast
predicted. Many flights were being
cancelled out of New York as well, so staffers
at FOX made a good call.
I then had a bride cancel my services for her bridal party and mid-week lost power at the studio where I work, which forced me to reschedule clients. Now, like many people, I am on an unscheduled vacation with no sun shine. Extended family and friends are locked in their homes waiting for power/internet or water with no desire for visiting. You can’t do a beauty spa day with no power. How do you see the roots on your scalp to apply color on properly? On a normal day off, one scatters to do laundry or housework but again that isn’t the case for many this week. What is left? In nine months, might we see a baby boom?
I take this time to regroup, reorganize, and read. Forced time off might be a good thing with the holidays closing in on us. If my calendar has to sit idle a little bit, it is OK. Everyone is safe here and, by the looks of other cities on the news,
doing better than most. I hope people
that have lost their family members or homes in the storm find a way to
heal. If you can donate to a charity
such as the Red Cross even a little bit can help a family in need. If you can’t do that right now, keep those
affected in your prayers.
|Lake Erie during Sandy|
|Lake Erie along side of I90 in Cleveland Ohio during the storm.|
|Sean Hannity. My work with him was canceled.|