I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto...
Hurricane Sandy arrived Monday. She was bad. The hardest part now is dealing with loss of electricity. You can't do anything these days without electricity. Ninety percent of Long Island was knocked out and restoration will be slow. Days, even a week. I'm finally able to post this by using battery power and a public WiFi. I'm still out of power at home and my office.
The winds were fierce. I stayed at work until the last minute on Monday, which was foolish because going home was rough -- I had to run an obstacle course with downed trees everywhere. Several times they completely blocked the road and I had to double-back. I made it, though.
Almost every block has entire trees uprooted. Many pulled down power-lines.
At home, a big branch broke off the tree in front of my house, blocking the walkway. Despite it weighing hundreds of pounds, I dragged it off to clear a path. Doing so, I fell twice on my ass and sprained 27 muscles. I've been accused in the past of being a "macho idiot" at times and I stand convicted. When situations call for it, I pull out my boy-side.
I hope you all are okay.
I'm glad you are OK Ally! I've been worried about you! Stay safe and I hope the power comes back very soon!ReplyDelete
So sorry you were hurt. I recommend hot baths, aspirin, and lots of bitching. Works for me.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you are okay! Stay safe and dry and sending prayers and thoughts to all of you.ReplyDelete
Oh Ally, so glad to hear from you and that you are all right (aside from the muscles)! Thanks for letting us know!ReplyDelete
Glad to read you are safe! A lot of thoughts and prayers being sent your way.ReplyDelete
Ah, boys. lol. So glad you didn't get hurt moving a giant tree, or driving home in the storm!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad to hear from you, Ally.ReplyDelete
I'm glad that you're overall safe! I'm sorry that you feel and got hurt though. Take it easy out there, we've all been worried about you!ReplyDelete
Glad to know you are ok - well minus the 27 aching muscles :)ReplyDelete
Good to hear you're safe! Get well!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you're OK... we were getting a bit nervous!ReplyDelete
I am really glad you posted Ally, thanks for going out to use public wifi etc. It is really good to hear from you xReplyDelete
Glad you're OK, Ally! The pictures on the news are really scary. :(ReplyDelete
Phew - you're all right. Thanks for posting. I have family in DC, and while everything we were hearing was that it wasn't as bad there, we still didn't feel any relief until they finally were able to get in contact with us.ReplyDelete
I am so glad to see your post and hear you are okay. That'll teach you to pull out the boy side!ReplyDelete
I know being without power is rough. Hang in there. Thank goodness the limb didn't hit your house.
My cousin is an EMT working with a a volunteer crew somewhere near you... I hope she's doing good work on your community's behalf :) So glad to hear you're okay.ReplyDelete
Kate, please extend my DEEP gratitude to your cousin for her help. Thousands of workers are coming here to pitch in. Very kind of them.Delete
You were the first person I thought of when I heard about Sandy coming your way. Glad you survived and hopefully you and your close family/friends will get through this without too much headache. Reminds us of how vulnerable we are, doesn't it?ReplyDelete
Yup. And now that we're still without power and can't do anything, that messages repeats itself.Delete
glad to hear you were relatively spared all the devastation...ReplyDelete
It was so sunny, warm and beautiful on the West Coast it was hard to believe all that was taking place across the country. You are all in our thoughts.
I'm so glad you are OK! esp after reading this post.ReplyDelete
how's your back now?
Better. Thanks, Lyosha.Delete
I'm happy that you got home okay and have been able to get some electricity. We haven't had much of the hurricane up here in Toronto except for rain for the past 4 days or so and lots of wind. Some people lost electricity for a short while and I've seen some broken trees although this is nothing to what you're experiencing down there. Stay saf :)ReplyDelete
Oh ally I was thinking about you during this storm--glad to hear you are safe and almost sound (hopwe your 27 muscles are healing up)ReplyDelete
It was hinky here in Maryland but thankfully we made it ok!
Was REALLY worried about you on this side of the "pond". Thankfully I hve never experienced something so bad however we have had some really scary weather here in South Africa as well of late.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that you are OK except for the "macho injuries"!!! LOL!!!
I've seen what's been happening with hurricane sandy on the news! I've never experienced anything like that, it must be terrible! I'm happy to that you're ok. Be careful moving anymore branches! I hope that your friends and family are all safe too!ReplyDelete
Glad y'all are safe. Hopee your sprains heal soon!ReplyDelete