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.
- Hurricane Sandy leaves surreal scenes in its wake (photoblog.nbcnews.com)
- Pictures Of New York City After Hurricane Sandy (warnewsupdates.blogspot.com)