Thanks for your on- and off-line messages, everyone. It was a long night. One for the ages. I’ve never seen or heard anything like it. Yes, it sounded like a freight train. That old metaphor. There are trees down all around us leaning up against houses and puncturing roofs and walls but, thankfully, nothing smashed into Casa de Unbearable. I hear the city is a real mess but I won’t get back there until tomorrow or Thursday.

I’d love to watch storm coverage on TV— I hear the photos and videos are spectacular—but we won’t have power for quite some time. I’m so bored. How many games of Crazy 8’s can you play and how many times can you sing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight?” I’ll never bad mouth TV again.

17 thoughts on “Aftershock

  1. Glad you’re Ok. I can go to bed now!Don’t let the dog pee on fallen wires. Or at least let go the leash first!wanders off humming…in the jungle, the mighty jungle…

  2. I have heard little for my contingent of friends in CT – looking at the power outage map that is hardly surprising! Looks like a heck of a clean esp in NYC and surrounding areas – I hear Hoboken was pretty badly hit

  3. Excellent news (relatively!) M and am glad to know you aren’t picking a branch out of your head. Sounds like the worst is over and it’ll be on its way soon to bother Canada. All the best from Lancaster.

  4. Glad to hear you are relatively unscathed. It’ll take a while to get that mess cleaned up!Sandy is now pummeling Canada. I’m thankful I am far away from that… and also far away from the 7.7 earthquake that hit the west coast a few days ago.Despite having a winter climate equivalent to Siberia’s, there is something to be said for living in the middle of the continent, far away from hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis.No one every died of boredom!! What about all those books you’ve got? Surely there must be one or two you haven’t read yet… 😉

  5. The Boy is nearby, keeping eejits from playing with downed power lines. Do you have beer? Because he’s about 5-10 miles away from you – and has a charger in his truck if you need electricity. Glad you weathered (see what i did?) the worst of it – you can survive the tedium. Enjoy the time with the li’l critters…

  6. HELLO ALL: I spent the day clearing debris from my yard and preparing to live for the next week (or longer) without power. It gets dark early! I had no time to attend to my comment section, which I find more irritating than just about anything else. I love the back-and-forth conversations that take place here. It’s like a garden that needs to be tended. Thanks, again, for all your support. I made it into the city today and New York is still eerily quite. Lots of shell-shocked tourists roaming about.

  7. Where was the kite? they called for the apocolypse in the burgh and we got jack, nothing but rain, though our hometown had 22-25 ft swells on the lake, glad that you and the clan and the casa came out alright.

  8. Glad all is well in House UB. Seems incredibly that I was watching it all go on from a unseasonably sunny and (almost) warm Switzerland!How about the Pink Panther tune as an alternative to The Lion Sleeps Tonight?

  9. So glad to hear that you and yours are unscathed. I wonder what’s worse–worrying for days that it might happen or being blissfully unaware? Have you ever read Isaac’s Storm? It’s about a devastating hurrincane that hit Galveston in 1900. Erik Larson wrote it, so you know it’s good.

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