So Sandy has left us and is now bothering New York instead. We’ve survived really lightly, with our city only suffering a few downed trees and flooded streets, nothing major. And for us personally, no problems at all.
The husband went off to work on Sunday night while the storm was working up to its peak, so some friends who live in the same apartment block kindly invited me down for the evening to stop me feeling lonely or scared in the dark and stormy night. Nice idea in theory. What did we spend the evening doing though? Watching a TV drama about Zombies. Yeah, that will help with the fear when I’m back in my own apartment in the dead of night and we have a power cut!
Hubby made it home without problems in the early hours of Monday. This was meant to be the worst day of the storm so we had no plans to go anywhere and kept our pyjamas on for the whole day. Heavenly. Contrary to expectations we had no more power cuts so it was a really uneventful but lovely day spent catching up on TV and just having a nice time together. We normally want to use all our days off going out and exploring this new place that we live in, so it made a change to just hang out and do nothing.
We did venture out in the evening (finally having to get dressed at 8pm) for a games night with some friends. I’m pleased to report that I kept my games champion tiara with a convincing victory 😀 Also by the time we finally crawled home in the early hours the wind and rain had definitely dropped off a bit. This morning we woke up to a tiny bit of sunshine and dry streets. The temperature has dropped significantly but this just means that it’s a bit more like your average October day in the UK rather than the sunbathing temperatures that we had a week ago. It’s a bit strange actually having to wear a coat now.
So, overall no real harm done here by Sandy. It’s felt just like a UK Bank Holiday weekend as pretty much everybody was off work/school and we had the chance to get together with friends. Oh, and the weather was horrendous.