Hurricane Sandy—Back in Business

Good morning, friends!  Happy Saturday!  Guess where I’m blogging from today.

Yep, my apartment with heat, electricity, and the like.  Around 6 p.m. last night, power was restored in my neighborhood—woohoo!  As I walked down the street, cheering, dancing, and celebrating quickly ensued; after four days sans cable, Internet, and running water, it was truly a cause for celebration.  I went to Whole Foods to pick up some produce and almond milk, and on the way back to my apartment, I witnessed Broadway going from a pitch-black street to lighting up like a Christmas tree.  Everyone, including me, began cheering.

Before power returned yesterday, I found this Post-It display taking shape outside of Fishs Eddy on Broadway.

What neat act of social activism.

Although my neighborhood is relatively back in business, I realize others aren’t so lucky.  With extremely limited access to the news this past week, I’m seeing a lot of the Sandy aftermath for the first time.  I’m completely floored; I heard it was bad, I knew it was bad, but seeing the severity of it for myself has put everything into perspective.  I plan to resume normal Fitness and Frozen Grapes blogging, but there will definitely be more Sandy-related posts within the next few days.

13 responses to “Hurricane Sandy—Back in Business

  1. those sticky notes are such a powerful movement, I adore it! I am glad you are back in business, missed you over here!

  2. Yay! All is well up there! I love the “I still went trick or treating” one 😉

  3. ‘I still went trick or treating’! Fabulous.

  4. So happy that power is being restored and you’re up and running! My friend who lives in Red Hook, and is staying with me, will have to wait until Friday to get his power back. I hear my train (the F) will be running between Brooklyn and Manhattan this afternoon!

  5. The thought of the whole street lighting up is so magical!! I got goosebumps!

  6. Hello power! Welcome back Carrie. The notes are cool, thanks for sharing. The after-math is really bad and sad for many.

  7. The post it wall is so funny. So happy I found your blog!:)

  8. Welcome back to civilization and I hope everyone else is able to return to a somewhat normal soon.

  9. So glad things are mostly back to normal for you!

  10. I’m glad you got your power back! I love the photos of the notes, thanks for sharing them!

  11. My favorite one is the one that says “Sandy you are a rude whore.” Why didn’t I think of that before!

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