After Sandy

Click above for photos from our block After Sandy

We were some of the lucky ones.

Nestled in interior Brooklyn, we had no flooding, minimal tree damage on nearby streets, an intact car and our power is still on.

Many of our friends in Manhattan didn’t fare so well. Neither did my office building, which is still without power. And our summer haven, Rockaway Beach, makes me tear up every time I see photos.

But being some of the lucky ones, our main worry has been keeping ourselves sane during two full days of house arrest.

The kid has been surprisingly steady through this whole disruption of his schedule. Though we’ve had too much TV overall, he’s spent large chunks of time drawing, reading books, playing with stuffed animals and generally occupying himself while I’ve answered emails and fit in a little work. For a kid with ADHD, this is nothing short of amazing.

Tomorrow, we may all get to walk outside the confines of our block without worrying about falling trees. If so, all of the neighbors have agreed trick or treating is on.

We all need to get out of our houses and reconnect.

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