(hurricane sandy the day after}

well sandy has passed us.  i hear she's over pennsylvania now and is no longer a hurricane.  we spared well here in MA.  some flooding and power outages but no major issues that i'm aware of.  i have some pics and video for you all later. 

the kids were with their dad for both this hurricane and last years.  i dropped them off yesterday on my way into work and they were nervous.  lisa and i stopped by last night when we thought they might need to evacuate over at dad's and they were fine.  :)  they were most excited about another day off from school.  wait until june when they're staying late.  lol.

this is from this morning.  right down the street from us.  such a beautiful sunrise after such a dark day yesterday.
Post #hurricanesandy sunrise in MA.

here's some stuff i found around the web.

this is sandy yesterday at 2:20 PM.  she was huge.
Hurricane Sandy as viewed on October 29

i feel so bad for all of NYC and NJ.  they were hit hard.

A blacked-out New York City skyline, on October 29, 2012. (Reuters/Gary He)  via {theatlantic.com}

Seawater pours into the Ground Zero construction site in New York, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)  via {theatlantic.com}

A surveillance camera captures water surging into the PATH station in Hoboken, New Jersey, as it is flooded shortly before 9:30 p.m. on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)  via {theatlantic.com}

Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, New York, on October 29, 2012. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)  via {theatlantic.com}

The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, on October 29, 2012. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman who was later pronounced dead and are still searching for the captain. The HMS Bounty was built for the 1962 film Mutiny On The Bounty and was also used in Pirates Of The Caribbean. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)  via {theatlantic.com}

11Firefighters evaluate the scene of an apartment building which had the front wall collapse due to Hurricane Sandy in New York, on October 29, 2012. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)  via {theatlantic.com}

Blackout conditions in Manhattan, after Hurricane Sandy hit, on October 29, 2012. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)  via {theatlantic.com}

Residents, lit by police vehicles, stand outside their homes during a power outage in Lower Manhattan, on October 29, 2012. New York power company Consolidated Edison said on Monday that it had shut off power to part of Lower Manhattan to protect electrical equipment and to allow for quicker restoration after Hurricane Sandy passes. (Reuters/Adrees Latif)  via {theatlantic.com}

Seawater floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York, on October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)  via {theatlantic.com}

Power outage, caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)  via {theatlantic.com}

over 50 houses and maybe as much as 100 were burned to the ground in a six alarm fire last night in Queens NY.

and lastly NYU medical center lost power and needed to be evacuated.  including 20 newborns.  nurses carried them down nine flights of stairs in the dark holding them close and sometimes on stretchers to be able to hold the babies "skin to skin".  amazing.


  1. Isn't it crazy that you're where you are and I'm where I am and we were covered by the same storm!? I'm glad you're safe. Love that sunrise shot. Are you really that close to the water? Makes me think I need to push myself to get out more. ;)

  2. The last picture made me cry.

  3. those images are frightening...so glad you guys are all ok.