Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ugh

Just wanted to post to let everyone know we're safe and sound, and so is the house.  I really was literally afraid for the house and for our lives at the height of the storm.  We have no power, and won't have for some time to come from the look of it.  Trees down close to the house, branch on car which has a dented roof and no back window now.  Cold in house, of course.  Girl child is in the same boat -- no power, but she has places to go where she can power up her cell phone and stay warm during the day at least.  Boy child unaffected, has power, classes on as of Tuesday.

Will post again when I am able.  Thanks to everyone for the good wishes.  I pray all my friends are safe after Sandy.  And I pray for no more Sandys in future.

ETA: I won't be answering comments due to the situation.  But thanks so much for all your comments and good wishes!!

67 comments:

merumo said...

Limo and I are crossing all of our fingers for you and your family. Stay warm - Mia will be a great buddy for that ;). Hope you will get the power back ASAP!!!!!

Ranae said...

Take care
Will be thinking of you

Nicola said...

I have been constantly thinking of you and your children. The pictures in the UK papers of Sandy's trail of devastation are horrendous.

So very, very pleased that you are all safe and sound xxx

Cristina said...

So pleased you are all safe and keeping you and your family, including Mia, of course, close in my thoughts.

Kim said...

Glad you're all safe, Margaret!!! Take care!!

Krista said...

It is great to hear that you are safe and sound, Margaret!! I have been thinking of you and your family. We had much of the same here in CT, Monday night was quite horrific. I hope you get your power back soon!

Miss Pants said...

Glad to hear that you and your kids are safe. Keep warm until the electricity comes back on!

Solstitches said...

It must have been so very scary to experience that. Good to hear that you are OK.
I hope power is restored before too long.
Margaret

Deb said...

Glad to hear that you are safe and sound Margaret. That was one hell of a storm!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thanks for letting us know you and the kids are safe. The news coverage of the devastation is heartbreaking.
Stay safe and cuddle Mia for warmth.
(((Margaret)))

Karin said...

Glad to hear everyone is safe!! Hope the power gets back on soon!!

Take care!!

Ellen said...

Oh Margaret....I've been thinking of you all week. Then when I saw that you had posted on a day other than on a Monday and read your blog post title, I knew there was a problem.

Try to stay warm and take care of yourself. Do you have one of those battery operated stitching lights that I've been reading about?

Please keep us posted as to how things are going with you and your family.

Joy said...

Thanks for letting us know Margaret...you and loved ones have been on my mind. Stay safe...sending hugs your way!

cucki said...

take care dear..
i am thinking of you so much..
hugs cucki xx

Vickie said...

Oh thank God! I have been praying for all of you over there. Now I will pray the power comes back quickly. ♥

Beth said...

Glad to hewar your are all safe, and if cold, at least are dry! Hang in there - we are thinking of you.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Margaret, I was worried about you! I'm glad to hear you doing as well as can be expected all things considered. Take care and stay safe! Hugs!!!

Barb said...

What a mess. My family in NJ are probably still without power. Our summer cottage in Maine is very damaged. Glad you are OK! I can only imagine how it must have been to be in the midst of this crazy storm.

Mary said...

So pleased to hear you are ok. Possessions can be replaced. My niece in Hoboken is also ok and has been relocated with no power until the 5th November at least.
Love to all of you
Mary

SewAmy said...

Thinking of you!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

So happy to hear you and yours are safe. Been thinking about you and will continue to keep you in my thoughts.
Take good care,
Robyn

Angie Burrett said...

So pleased to learn that you and your family are safe. A dent in the car can be fixed - and the power will come back on - SOON - I hope for all your sakes. We have been thinking of you all on the East Coast - the power of nature can be frightening. Hope you are warm and cosy again before too long x

Mouse said...

glad to hear you are ok ... dints can be mended ...
hope the power is back on soon .. take care :) love mouse xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you and your family are safe! Hope you find a way to stay warm!I was flooded two years ago, what a mess! Stil boxes unpacked!
Love, Janneke, Holland.

Bertie said...

Good to hear you are safe and well Margaret, hope the power comes back soon!! Good to hear the house is fine too, the devastation is horrendous when looking at the BBC news!
Take care!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I will keep praying fro you guys.

Melanie said...

So glad you made it through ok!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Margaret, so glad that you and your family are safe and sound. You and the people affected by the storm are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda

Julie M said...

Glad to hear you are safe. Take care!

Vera said...

Hi Margaret, Glad to hear you are ok and safe...sorry about the power outage. We were lucky...only lost power Monday night for a minute or two!! But, my office is still without power...so far no work Mon, Tues, Wed and it is still not on! Glad the kids are ok too. Cuddle Mia!!

Linda said...

Oh Margaret. So glad to hear that you and your family are safe.

Linda

Cari said...

Thanks for taking the time to let us know you are OK. Gosh...please take care. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Hugs, hugs, and hugs !!

Nancy said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are safe! Hope the power is restored soon! Sorry about the car but it can be fixed. Take care!

Karen said...

Glad to hear you're safe...hope your power comes back on soon!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Dear Margaret,
I am so thankful you and your family are safe after Sandy. Try to stay warm, do you have a fireplace? Look forward to you posting again when things start to get back to normal.
Hang in there, Melinda

P.J. said...

Thinking of you and hoping all of your are safe and comfortable under the circumstances. Thanks for giving us an update.

Melody said...

I'm so glad to hear you've weathered the storm ok.
Take care. I hope things will get back to normal for you soon.

doris said...

I've been watching from afar and thinking about all of you who were there to greet Sandy. So happy to hear that your family is safe. Hopefully crews will have your power on soon. Hang in ...

Anne said...

I've been thinking about you and your family Margaret! You were first on my mind today when I was reading in the paper the devastation that Sandy wrecked across the east coast. I'm praying for everyone and hope you all stay safe!!

Hugs...me and Titus and hubby

valerie said...

So glad you and yours are safe. I was soooo worried about you so am glad to see your post. Hope you get power back soon. The car can be fixed... *hugs*

Teresa S. said...

Thanks for updating us, Margaret.
So glad to hear that all of you are safe.
We'll be praying that you keep warm and the power will come on sooner rather than later!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I pray for you !

Myriam said...

Toutes mes pensées pour vous quatre et Mia.














Chris said...

Glad to hear that everyone is ok. My inlaws still don't have power in New Fairfield either.
Stay warm and safe. I hope that things improve every minute.
Hugs.

Robin said...

So glad you and yours are ok. Hope you have power soon. One day at a time. This one is gong to take along time to recover from. Stay safe.

ginnyt said...
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ginnyt said...

Glad you are all ok; we got hit pretty good here in Va. Beach, but never lost power; hang in there!!!

Carol said...

What a relief, Margaret! I sure hope your power comes back soon, that can get very old, very fast... Thinking of all of you in the NY area...

Anna van Schurman said...

You are in my thoughts. Take care.

The French Bear said...

Margaret, that is terrifying....so glad that you are all okay!!! My prayers for everyone, we aren't getting too much info here but I am thinking of you. I hope the power comes back soon!!! Take care and be safe, I know that sounds lame after what you have gone through but I really do pray everything is okay!!
Hugs,
Mags
xxxxx

Catherine said...

So glad to see this post and to know that you and your family are okay. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- I've been thinking about you and your family. Glad to know you are all safe. I hope you get your power back on soon. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Giovanna said...

Sorry to read that you have no power, but glad to know you're safe - take care.

Lanie said...

Margaret, so glad to hear you are safe...please continue to be careful. Good thoughts and prayers to you and all who were in Sandy's path. May the recovery be a speedy one. God bless!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad to know everyone is safe. Hope everything comes back together quickly. Be well.

Anonymous said...

Hello Margaret, I've been thinking about you so much. Glad to hear you are all safe and well.
Take care, with Love Julia in England x

Gabi said...

Glad to know that you and your loved ones (Mia included) came through this horrible storm safe. That must have been quite an ordeal. :(
Sorry to hear about the car.
Crossing fingers that the power is back on soon. Same goes for your daughter.

Evelyne said...

Glad to hear that your family and Mia are safe!
I hope the power comes back soon!

Take care, Evelyne

Sharon said...

Margaret, glad to know you guys are okay and sorry that you have to go through it. We have been through the same thing and those storms are quite scary! Hope you get power soon!

Sherry said...

I love your sampler grouping! Stay safe and warm. Thinking of you and hope your power comes back on soon.

Jean said...

Glad to hear that you and yours are safe. We went through the same thing during the big snow in 2009, I know how miserable the cold is.. hope you get power soon, Keep Mia in a warm place,if you can with blankets. Hope you all can at least start a fire and here's hoping you get power soon. Will keep thinking and praying.

Brigitte said...

So so glad to read that you and your family got through Sandy safe and sound. I just hope that you get your power back real soon.

Sherry :o) said...

I am so glad you are safe and still have a home! I sent you an email this morning asking, dummy me - check the blog first. I am relieved to hear too, that your kiddos survived - I was thinking how bonkers I would be about my son away. I be Mia is really freaked now, boychild moving, vacation and then a storm! Take care, keep warm and look forward to hearing from you when you have your power back...

Keeper of the Crowes said...

How horrible. I can't even imagine what you must be going through. Thinking of you and hoping that power gets on soon!
Linda

Robin said...

Just read your update post. I wish I could send you power in an envelope! I would if I could. I just keep hearing people complaint about this and that and I think just by the grace of god and that could be me without power. Hang in there. Help in on the way. I live on the 95 corridor and I have seen the convoys of trucks hearing north to help restore power. Help is on the way but there are just so many people in need. Snuggle up and stay warm.....it cant be long now.

Karoline said...

{{{Hugs}}} hope you get power back soon

Sally said...

Glad you are safe and hope you get your power back real soon. Just read your latest blog post and think it's awful that you are still waiting. Thinking of you x