Sandy. Still With Us.

I was just reading through my friend Kristen’s blog and realized I wanted to share her note about the Red Cross helping victims of Sandy.

If you can, please donate to the American Red Cross by visiting, calling 1-800-733-2767, or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The American Red Cross is also accepting blood donations. Visit their website or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.

We’ll do our part here in the city to volunteer and clean up, but your support and prayers will mean more than you know. Hewitt and I are fortunate in that all we lost was a power for a short time, given that there are many in New York and New Jersey who still don’t have it. And the winter temperatures are certainly upon us, so let’s stick together.


Lights On

To say it has been quite a week is a bit of an understatement, but we weathered Sandy here in lower Manhattan and the lights are finally, finally back on. Although we lost power for many days and a decent amount of food, we made it and were more fortunate than many of our neighbors.

We were blessed with great friends who did have power, and we shared many a meal and phone charging session in their apartment. One of my favorite meals was the night we had breakfast for dinner.

And the boys did the dishes. :)

On Tuesday, before we know how long lower Manhattan’s lights would be off, I snapped this photo from Hewitt’s office in Midtown. (I was there because they had power… a version of take your wife to work day, or something.)

The sun came up for us after all, and now we’re putting ourselves back together. Take that, Sandy.