I’ve had a bunch of people email to ask me if we are fine after Hurricane Sandy swept through the Eastern part of the USA on Monday, so it might be a good idea to post it here as well.
We’re fine! Where we live in north New Jersey, the storm passed South of us and then to the West of us during Monday. So we didn’t feel the brunt of it.
In comparison to the heart-breaking stories and the damage we’ve seen elsewhere in news stories, we had no damage at all. We had put away all patio furniture and such. So the only damage that we had was part of our wooden fence in the back, fell over.
We got really lucky though. Some neighbors had minor damage to their houses. I’m sure there’s a lot of damage in all of New Jersey with trees blowing over.
So the worst of it is that we are without power today (Tuesday). Late last night we heard a power transformer (?) down the street go bang! and then you could hear it arcing through the night. So now we are without power and probably will be for several days while they deal with much bigger problems elsewhere.
My daughter, Janine, was staying in the dorm at university. The engineering campus of NYU is in Brooklyn and not too far from the areas that were completely flooded when the sea pushed the Hudson River over its banks. But she’s safe. (The university authorities didn’t allow any students outside at all.)
And that’s about it. As soon as we have power again, it’ll be back to usual business here.
The photo above was taken on Sunday night in Manhattan as the clouds ominously loomed, pre-Hurricane Sandy.