Yesterday's winds knocked off a lot of the pretty leaves from the trees and announced that cold weather was here. For Charlotte, that means having to actually wear a jacket. It was not the prettiest of days, but it seemed fitting given the circumstances. Seeing the aftermath of the storm that raged upon the Northeast was heartbreaking. Places I spent much of my childhood are completely wiped out. They will rebuild, they always do. But it will never be the same. I am glad I had the chance to see the shore one last time this month before the destruction hit. And I am thankful that friends and family are safe and sound, albeit sitting in the dark, eating the contents of their freezers right now. I wish New Jersey a speedy recovery. This Jersey girl's heart is with you.