Sandy's Aftermath

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 |
* I am sending this via my phone so please excuse any mistakes, and I'm sure there will be plenty! Monday arrived with an eerie dawn and worked its way to intense! We awoke to a slight breeze but nothing over the top. We lost power on Monday a little after 9am and by mid afternoon it was getting scary. There were wind gusts of 80 miles an hour! By mid afternoon the winds and weather were wild! I was upstairs organizing my closet, my lantern light, when I heard an extremely loud crack. I ran downstairs as fast as I could fearing the tree was going to land on our house and me! When the tree landed the impact shook the entire house! Thankfully it missed our home but ripped all the power lines off the house. It will take a significant amount of time to get that all back in place. Once high tide hit, with a full moon, things intensified well into the early morning hours. Neither one of us slept! Morning brought the realization of 5 downed trees ranging in 40-50 feet, many branches, all the leaves. Even with our damage, I am well aware that many others are far worse off. Many lost their homes and some their lives. My heart and prayers go out to them. School continues to be canceled due to power and road ways being blocked by downed trees. There will be no ghost or goblins trick or treating at our doors this evening. Halloween has been postponed until next week for safety reasons. To be honest, I'm not sure it's safe for me to have all this candy in my house with no other distractions! Boredom invites needless snacking! :) Thank you for all your kind words, sweet emails and prayers. They have been greatly appreciated!! For those of you celebrating, have a safe and happy Halloween!

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9 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

WOW! Jo, so glad you are safe! Very scary with the tree. Yes, sounds like things will not resume back to normal for sometime with all the damage in the NE.
Here in the Piedmont of NC, we got nothing but cold temps. The mountains got tons of snow and you've seen the damage on the coast via news.
Keep us updated!

Katie Clooney said...

Jo... Glad you are ok. I will say prayers for speedy power to your home.

Stacey said...

So glad you are ok! I saw on the news the damage that was happening from so many big beautiful trees falling on homes. Praying for recovery.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh Jo, I am so glad you are OK!! I can't imagine how scary that must have been. So sorry for the tree and power loss but so glad to hear your house is OK and all will be restored in the end. Also thankful that the weather is mild out and you don't have snow on top of everything else to deal with!!

KK

pam {simple details} said...

So scary, sorry about the damage to your property, but glad to here you're ok ~ take care!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So happy to hear you are okay and wow what a scary thing to live through! Good luck with all the repairs and I hope you get your power back sooner than later. Thinking of you! Take care!

Kathy said...

I can't imagine what that must have been like for you! I am SO glad that you are safe and that Kevin has been with you. Good luck in the days to come with all the clean up that has to be done outdoors. Take care of yourself, friend! I am so glad you are okay!

Lauren said...

Thinking of you! We've had updates from hub's Aunt...and poor Mystic, among so many others! Hubs and I were supposed to fly into LaGuardia yesterday (he was going to run the NYC marathon), but we canceled. Just too much of an unknown mess. Hope clean-up comes as quickly as possible! And eat that candy...you've been thru a lot! :)

lori carolina said...

Jo, this was so scary to read, can't imagine living it!! I've been in winds almost that fierce and it's SCARY!!!
Was clueless to all this while down in FL?!! We had some major wind while there, can't imagine how much more you had!!! SO glad you all are okay!!xo

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