Post Hurricane Sandy Update


Hey everyone! Just popped by to say that I won't be able to post or comment for abit. If you haven't heard, the Eastern coast of the US has been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. I count myself extremely fortunate in that we did not personally suffer any damage or ill effects even though we did lose our power, water and phone service in Lower Manhattan. While we're waiting for it to be restored, I'm so glad we have a gas stove and many pots filled with water. I've become quite adept at cooking by candlelight and dancing around in the dark to our iPods has been our nightly entertainment. We're also sleeping alot. I haven't been this rested up in awhile. In all seriousness, my thoughts and well wishes go out to those who really suffered and I hope all my East Coast and NYC blogger friends made it through the storm unscathed.

I tagged along with my husband to work today to catch a shower and partake in some power. On the bus, a man asked his female companion where she wanted get off, to which she replied "Where there's power!" Everyone just cracked up. It's nice that we can still laugh.


If anyone is interested in donating to the relief effort, go to redcross.org or salvationarmyusa.org


 photo of NYC in brighter times via rolala loves

27 comments

Little Rus said...

Glad to hear you are ok. Hope things are back to normal soon.... xxx

mandy said...

Glad to hear everything is well! I can't even imagine losing power or water..I heard the traffic today in the city was pretty terrible :X

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Rowena, I was thinking about you doll. My cousin is stuck in London/Paris! HAHAHAHA Oh whyyyy couldn't it be me??? LOL I'm so glad you mentioned that it could be worse! It's horrible to not have power, but to lose a home, loved one, a situation could always be worse. It surely makes you appreciate things and what you have! I love how you are handling things. You guys have experience a taste of what we go through in New Orleans. LOVE you doll! ((HUG))
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Chai Chen said...

Glad to hear you're fine. I understand how it was; being a victim of such tragedies too, myself. Not direct victims though, but we were affected. Thank goodness you're alive! :)

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Maggie said...

It's so great to hear that you are okay! I hope things get better soon for you guys down there. We got hit with some of Sandy, but not as devastating as New York and New Jersey.

helen said...

oh boy, glad you are safe, and staying positive :)

Diva In Me said...

I'm glad to know you and family are safe.

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A BRIT GREEK said...

Phew, I was a little worried about some of you guys! Dancing in the candle light with your ipod sounds good and it's good that you're working with whatever you've got. Hope you're fully stocked on food/water doll.

Sending you lots of squeezy hugs!
x.o.x.o

jeanine said...

I'm so glad you are okay and even have a place to shower. :) There's a rumor there are power outlets at a post office {not sure which one though} that everyone is using to recharge things. At least the sun will be out for a few days so it will be nice and bright.

dimitri said...

Glad to hear all is ok for you and family are safe. It's a nice news.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Keep safe doll, all thoughts and love are with you!! I'm so glad you are ok!! BIG hugs to you xx

Nelah said...

Glad to hear you are safe Rowena. Hope they get power back on asap. I know what it was like to spend nights without power after hurricane. Take care.

Leslie said...

Glad to hear you guys are safe Rowena. We live in a mountainous area here in the pacific northwest that is prone to nasty storms that leave us stranded and without power. After going through days without power repeatedly, we decided to get a generator. When you need it, you need it!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Stay safe and take care of yourselves.

leslie

Sam said...

Hi Rowena, thinking of you during this difficult situation and hope all balance to your city is restored to normal soon. Take care sweety!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Stay safe and I hope everything gets back to normal soon!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear you're okay and getting plenty of rest.
Hopefully things will soon be back to normal.

Antee Gurung said...

So nice to hear that u r ok.....my sis lives in new York n I was so worried but she is ok......on the other note so sorry to hear the loses ....

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Stay in touch
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Antee Gurung said...

Hey thank god u r ok..my sister lives in new York n I was so worried but she is fine....
On the other note so sad to hear the loses of other ppl

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Xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

Glad to know you're OK... The I ages are simply devastating! Have a nice weekend!!!

Rebecca said...

Happy to hear that you are ok! I feel so much for everyone affected by this devastating disaster! Take care of yourself!

Rebecca
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Ana Carneiro said...

It's so good to hear that everything is fine with you =)
Hope that power and the rest are re-established pretty soon and that everyone who suffered with Sandy gets the help they need

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Inés said...

Aw! Sweetie I thought a lot about you when I hert the news...I'm so glad you are Ok and laughing and dancing around your Ipod! I hope every people who suffers losses gets help and support!
Big hugs!
Inés
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littlemissandrea said...

Glad you're safe and weren't too affected by Sandy. Hopefully everything comes back to "normal" as soon as possible.

Ann said...

Glad to know you and your loved ones are now safe...

Deborah said...

I'm happy you are well !

homestilo said...

Over the weekend I ended up having to shower at my husband's company as well. Stay safe!

Sooji - Glam Mania...!! said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're okay! Prayers and thoughts to those who suffered.