Monday, October 29, 2012

This is not my street

We are safe and sound and have baked whole wheat bread and a raspberry custard tart. This picture is from a friend several miles south of us. I know that elsewhere in the country "several miles" seems like nothing, but here the whole island is only 12 miles long.

This is not where we live, either:
Source: NBC New York
But we do have some friends who live across the street from the beach there, who chose not to evacuate. 

I did not get a picture of the big flashes of colored light across the river. They would flare for a minute and then go dark. We finally figured out that they were the transformers blowing on some of the big apartment buildings. It was impressive. They lit up the whole sky a mile away.

We are on high rocky ground. We still have power, but the lights flicker occasionally. The wind is whistling, though not nearly as loudly as usual, because the storm is coming from the east tonight instead of the west.

Time for bed.


  1. Thanks for posting. I have been wondering (and praying) about how you were faring.

  2. It was like a beautiful sunrise this morning to see NYC friends start to post again on Facebook this morning (which is afternoon here). I'm hoping the ones I haven't seen are just without power or sleeping late!

    You must have had some view from your apartment! Glad you are high and dry and have food.

    Are your friends in the Rockaways the ones I think? If so, have you heard from them?

    1. Yes, probably the same. As of last night at 11pm their back yard had re-appeared and the sewage in the basement settled to sludge. No word since, and I understand there was a 25-house fire out there (though from the news report it didn't look like the same section of town).

  3. My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren on 127th St. have had a similar experience as yours. They were making pizza last night, building tall towers with blocks and watching Dora. They are OK this a.m. Did not lose power.

  4. So glad you and yours are safe and sound.

  5. Thanks for letting us know you and your family are safe!

  6. So glad you are safe and warm and dry.

  7. Have been thinking of you and your family and glad to see you post. Is everything still okay now on Wednesday for your household?

  8. Like you, unscathed up here in the heights. Power on, windows intact. Good to hear you and yours are well. Not sure what to make of life this week, but having the 1 train come back on line today is going to kick us back to more normal.

  9. PS Is that beach shot the Rockaways?