I've just returned from a successful foray out of my apartment in search of a bagel for tomorrow's breakfast. The Dunkin Donuts a block away was open and doing a brisk business in iced coffee and doughnuts. The rain is light and there is no wind. So far, so good.
The scene at my corner. The trees are standing still and people are strolling.
I joined the shopping parade in Manhattan. Although I have stocked up on canned goods and beverages I was concerned I would not have water and made a mad dash last night. This was the scene that greeted me at the drugstore. The empty space is where the reasonably priced water should be displayed. The bottles to the left are very fancy and imported and the small bottles are $3.99. I made the quick decision that I was okay without $3.99 water.
I was less successful in the bread aisle at the grocery last night. All bread and bagels were gone. All that was left were hot dog and hamburger rolls, which necessitated my dash out this afternoon.
It's been a wild week, and there are moments I feel that I am in some very odd disaster movie. Our work Division is an integral part of the hurricane planning and evacuation efforts and the entire agency is a major part of New York City's hurricane plans, so it's been non-stop. You may even be seeing some of my friends and colleagues on television. Please say a prayer for all of us on the east coast and my New York neighbors, especially those of us who go in harm's way to keep us all safe.