Hurricane Sandy

Sorry folks, I have a lot to say, but with Hurricane Sandy having rolled through my neighborhood on Monday night, I have limited Internet access and limited time.

We were very lucky. We still have electricity, and our home suffered only minor damage to its roof. We were not flooded.

My kids have been out of school all week, and my office in New York City remains closed. Even if it were to open, I have no earthly idea how I would get there with no trains or busses running and only one or two ways into the city via car. This is going to be interesting.

Both my kids have been real troopers, but the disruption in routine is harder on Ryan, and he’s hanging in there. We spent one scary night (Monday) sleeping together in our living room out of fear of trees toppling on the house. Ryan went right to sleep and at least got a partial night’s rest. I was very proud of him. The biggest problem right now is combatting boredom.

In the meantime, here are some shots of the aftermath from around my neighborhood. I hope that everyone in Sandy’s path came through the storm safe and sound. If you are able, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross or another worthy relief organization.

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5 thoughts on “Hurricane Sandy

  1. Almost forgot — Halloween is postponed indefinitely in my town. For the second-straight year. Luckily, Ryan doesn’t care much about Halloween. Riley is taking it harder.

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  2. I am glad to hear that your family is safe and that your home is relatively unscathed. I hope you weather (sorry) these next few days ok.

    It is mind boggling to see the pictures from New York and New Jersey….we have donated to the Red Cross..not much else we can do from here in the Midwest…

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  3. Good to hear that you have come through ok. It’s a big thing to go through. Maybe there is some clean up volunteering you can get them involved in? When Brisbane had a major flood two years ago the amount of people who turned up to help clean up homes and businesses was amazing – they earned the name ‘the mud army’. If that’s too much they could help by baking or making snacks for those doing all the hard work and just take it down to the key meeting points or to the evacuation centers for those who have lost everything. All the best to you and the family. We are thinking of you!

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