A few thoughts post Sandy...


I don't even know where to begin. I can't even compare this storm to Irene. I think it was worse than anticipated. Snowstorms I can deal with, even a severe thunderstorm. But hurricanes. Hurricanes are just a whole other beast.

And Sandy proved that.

The majority of the day (Monday) was spent on edge, doing whatever I could to keep busy. Fortunately I don't live in an area that floods, so my biggest concern was the wind and the massive tree in front of my house. It's huge. Or I should say was, as it fell, clean across the street (Thank God!) Everyone let out a huge sigh of relief as our biggest fear was eliminated. The rest of the night was spent listening to to the TV/radio (when we lost power for a bit.) I was finally able to calm down around 2 AM as the winds sort of died down, and soon fell asleep.

Waking up Tuesday morning, all I could do was be extremely grateful. We got through this storm unscathed. Putting on the news soon after, my heart just broke. The devastation. Seeing the images of neighborhoods not too far away, burned down. Others flooded. The Jersey Shore and Fire Island where I spent so many summers growing up, submerged underwater. It's really so hard to believe that all of this is happening literally in my own backyard, and not some far away place.

I'm sorry that my first post in weeks is a somewhat somber one. But it's hard to see all of this happening so close to home and not have feelings about it.

I hope you are all safe, wherever you may be, and I promise, happier posts will be coming! 


  1. SO glad you are okay! new york is so close to my heart and i'm just heartbroken over what has happened.

    thankfully (and oddly!), we didn't get anything from the hurricane down here. and thank god all of M's family are okay up in the city!

    still praying for everyone <3

  2. I am sorry to hear about it. I am glad you and your family are safe. ^_^

  3. All we can do is work together and stay positive. If you need anything, let me know! <3