Surviving Sandy and Helping in the Aftermath

We were the lucky ones. The first two days we were surrounded by downed trees and mangled power lines but fortunately did not sustain any damage to our property. On Wednesday, two Good Samaritans (we don't know who they were) arrived with a chainsaw and removed the tree that blocked one end of our street. Since we have well water after two days with no running water or heat, we decided to hightail it out of Greenwich and head up north to where we could find an available hotel. When we were finally able to watch TV and see the devastation to our neighbors in New York and New Jersey, my heart broke at what I was watching.

I encourage my readers to help in any way they can. You can text "redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or go to to donate online.

I pledge to donate $1 to Red Cross relief for every page view I get for this post in the next week and $2 for every comment someone leaves me sharing a story of people coming together to help one another.

Thank you to all the first responders who have put your lives on the line to help others - you truly are the Finest and Bravest. The people in the tri-state area are a resilient group...we will bounce back with time and perseverance.

Most likely I will be continuing my nomadic existence for a few more days as they do not expect to restore power to our area until early next week. In the meantime my posting will be limited.