We Survived Sandy…Now Give Me My Power Back!

Well that was an interesting 24 hours.  Insane wind gusts, trees down, massive flooding and power outages are widespread here in CT.  We lost power yesterday afternoon and are still sitting here in the dark…yay for air cards and external batteries!  B is going totally stir crazy and is actually outside raking leaves out of boredom.  Last night we did have fun putting glow bracelets on the cats…Neala is such a trooper 🙂 This morning we ventured outside to assess the damage.  There are quite a few trees down on our street and from what we hear numerous transformers are blown.

Here’s the tree that took out our power…split in half!
Tree farther down the road

The shoreline is a mess.  The road is ripped up from the water and I’ve never seen such large waves in the Long Island Sound.  Looks like I won’t be going out on my favorite running spot for quite some time…

Excuse my fingers…

Compare some of these to yesterday morning and you can see the major damage…

Look at the foam flying through the air!

In the grand scheme of things, we are VERY lucky.  I’ve been so worried about my family and friends in NY and NJ, but thankfully most of you have checked in…if you haven’t PLEASE text me!!!  So much of the city that I love and my old home of Hoboken is underwater…it breaks my heart to see what all of you are going through.  I’m sure my old basement apartment on 12th & Park is completely underwater 🙁

My Dad is in Monmouth County NJ and had 10 trees down at his house with one in the pool.  By some miracle, nothing hit the house or the cars.  But they are without power and the street and driveway are blocked by trees.  I couldn’t be more thankful that they are ok!

Dad’s in NJ

So B and I are safe and sound.  Luckily the nearby Dunkin Donuts had power, so we were able to get some coffee this morning.  Everyone else in town had the same idea…

My plan for the rest of the day is to enjoy the daylight while we have it and read a book while covered in cats…there’s not much else we can do but wait.

Covered in Cats

Thank you to everyone for your concern over text, Twitter and Facebook…you have no idea how much that means to me.  My thoughts will continue to be with everyone who has been hit by this storm and that recovery is swift.  And to UI…please hurry up and get my power restored.  I don’t want to lose all my homemade sauce in the freezer!  Plus, B is getting really antsy without his computer and it’s starting to drive me nuts!! 🙂

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