11 When Sandy came to town

The worst of the storm passed us by on Monday evening. The winds raged, our building shook and the rain splattered against our windows in staccato bursts. In the silence between wind gusts, we could hear the sound of sirens racing up and down Seventh and Eight Avenues. We lost power at 8:30pm and by the time we woke up on Tuesday morning, we had lost phone reception too.

The next morning, we ventured cautiously outside in the rain, and walked around a silent and mostly still West Village. There were branches, and piles of leaves on the ground, a facade had fallen off a building and the basements we could see into were completely flooded. 

It's Thursday evening and we still have no power, heat, hot water or phone reception at home. We walked a long 60 blocks to get to our offices and world connectivity. Our walk home yesterday evening was eerie... everything is normal in mid-town, but once you pass below 25th, the streets are dark and silent. It's as if we're the only ones left in New York City, and the feeling is spooky.

We consider ourselves lucky and our thoughts are with the people who have been badly affected.

From New York, with love xox

ps. I'm sorry I haven't been able to visit your blogs... I promise I will as soon as I can connect to the world at home. Thanks for all your lovely emails and messages on Instagram. Your support has been amazing.


Sunny & Star said...

I feel so bad for everyone affected by Sandy. I am so glad to hear that you are okay. I hope all of the power/water/etc. gets restored soon and that the clean up and repairs go swiftly.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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paisleysummer said...

It's hard to imagine what it must have been like but your photos and description paint a poignant picture.
I'm glad you're safe and hope services return to relative normality soon x

Maria said...

Thank you for sharing all of your pictures with us. It's so sad to see how badly this hurricane has affected NYC and every other city in its path.

Hope you all get back on your feet sharpish!

Maria xx

Beauty Balm said...

Can't really imagine what its like but thanks for sharing your photos and glad you're ok x

Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

I'm glad you're safe and sound. I saw photos in the papers and they were horrific. It's freezing now so I can't imagine living without heating nor hot water. I can't believe the extensive damage this hurricane has caused.

Anonymous said...

Photos look amazing :-) glad we made it out before the worst!

Stay safe xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

So glad you're OK. Tried to contact you through iMessage but never got through. Ive been through hurricanes in Miami and the destruction is horrible.

Stay safe and hope everything goes back to normal soon!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

So glad to hear you and your husband are okay Hope! It really was like NYC was two different cities. We're by the federal buildings downtown so it wasn't pitch black but seeing the city so silent and dark was positively eerie. I also feel lucky that we just power and water. The stories about people who tragically lost loved ones and homes have been just heartbreaking. Our power was restored last night and I saw on Twitter that the West Village came back too.

Take care and stay warm my dear!
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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're okay though. The photos make me sad, and just remind me of hurricanes and storms back in Fiji. I'm just thankful that you're okay, thinking of you xoxox

Eve.H said...

Hi, I was thinking about you guys and I hope you´re ok and the power and phone reception is back on right now. It must have been a terrifying experience. It´s amazing and scary what nature can do. Take care, all my thoughts go to you.
xx Eve.h

Stella said...

Terrible! Fortunately you and your husband are ok!


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