No Internet and very spotty phine service. No hot water. Posting this from iPhone which is awkward, but wanted to test it. My town is in chaos still. No more gas, ATMs empty, no traffic lights. My family in RI are without power, as are millions of others. I have been theough many hurricanes and this one was the most hair-raising, and I am not even on the coast. I made the mistake of going into Zone A in Manhattan on Wednesday. As I said on FB, the world is not ready for us to move back in yet. I walked all the way uptown (no subways) and went to go see our famous broken crane. Clearly visible from the Jersey side (it looks even more frightening from far away), the crane hangs there. It looks absolutely sickening.

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  1. sheila says:

    Hey lookee that, it worked. Took 20 minutes to upload!

  2. SouthernBoSox says:

    Glad you are okay Sheila. Been worried about you-

  3. bybee says:

    I’m glad you’re OK. I’ve been anxiously visiting your page all week.

  4. melissa says:

    Glad you and your family are OK!

  5. Jason Bellamy says:

    Hang in. Thankfully here in the DC area it was nothing compared to the summer derecho, which in a much shorter amount of time did far more damage. You all took it in the teeth.

  6. jennchez says:

    Im so glad your Ok. A close friend of my is stuck in Hoboken and the day after the storm, her father passed away in south Dakota. Its been heartwrenching, but she finally got a flight out tomorrow. I cannot even image what the area has been going through, but the pictures Ive seen, theres just no words for the devastation and lives losts or forever changed. Hope you get your power back soon, my friend, not only losing her father through this, is also fighting a severe case of bronchitis, no heat no power. I will say this your East Coasters are strong and its uplifting to read about the many unsung heros. Blessings to you Sheila.

  7. Frankly, I was beginning to worry…

  8. Lisa in Fort Worth says:

    So glad to hear you and your family are all ok.

  9. KC says:

    Good luck getting back to normal, whatever that will be now. Glad to know one more person on the east coast is alive and well!

  10. Kate says:

    I’m so glad to hear from you Sheila – I was looking every day! I’m glad you’re “okay.” Sending good thoughts to your family in RI.

  11. ted says:

    I’ve been thinking about you, friend. Glad to hear you are surviving. Here at the high point of manhattan we’ve had it rather cushy compared to most nyers. No bread in the supermarket, some drama on the commute, but pretty much smooth sailing. I look forward to a rain date.

  12. Melissa Sutherland says:

    Sheila, good to finally hear from you! We got lucky up here in Keene. Some rain, windy and then 68 degrees on Wednesday. Very scary to think of my family in West New York, but they are okay. Am still trying to find out if our house on LBI (sold in 2005, thank god) was still standing. It was a block from the beach and two from the bay. What a mess. How is your cat doing? My two hate storms like crazy. Take care of yourself.

  13. Maish says:

    So glad that you have logged in. I was worried about you. Very relieved that you are safe. Take care and all the very best. I wish you all a speedy recovery. Terrible times.

  14. Jill says:

    Thanks for posting. I’m so glad you are OK.

  15. Cousin Mike says:

    Stay safe Sheila. (But I love that you’re out there walking around–taking photos and giving us your POV.) I’m flying into town for one night tonight.

  16. bill says:

    glad you’re okay!!!

  17. Todd Restler says:

    Glad you are safe, good to see you post.

  18. mutecypher says:

    Glad you are okay. I hope things get functional soon.

  19. Helena says:

    Hi, welcome back, Sheila! That photo looks pretty scary. Hope the worst is over, although sometimes the aftermath is harder to deal with than the storm itself. Wishing all the best to New Yorkers in this difficult time.

  20. Kate P says:

    Good to hear from you, in spite of the dire news. My family in NY/CT are still without power; family in north Jersey (where my 90yo grandfather lives) just got power back. We are pulling for everyone who is struggling and confident in NY’s resilience.

  21. devtob says:

    Glad you survived the superstorm, with only relatively minor inconveniences.

    The city’s resilience is remarkable — the theater a close friend’s son works at was dark Tuesday, but the show went on Wednesday.

    He had been riding his bike to work (from Park Slope) anyway, so he avoided this week’s subway/traffic problems.

    Plus, he got married Saturday at a B&B near Ithaca, and planned to stay there through Monday night for a mini-honeymoon. Instead, he and his bride drove back Monday to beat the superstorm.

    No power, etc., but he got to the theater for Wednesday’s show.

  22. Bethann says:

    I am happy to see you have gotten a chance to post some articles. My thoughts and prayers to you and your friends and family as you slowly recover. What you and your fellow New Yorkers have endured is nothing short of courageous. Living very close to the coast, I have been through and seen the devastation left in the wake of more than one serious hurricanes, sans the cold and snow. They say what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. If that is true, I know some super-human individuals. You and so many like you who are struggling to recover remain in my thoughts and prayers as well as the prayers of the diocese St. Mary Magdalene, Mt. Carmel Elementary and Vermilion Catholic High School.

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