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!!