Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday at this time...

NYC had a great and functioning subway system.

I was leaving for New Orleans in three days.

My friends' beach community stood between a bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The subway system...this is the nightmare that those of us in transportation dreaded. If the equipment gets soaked in salt water it doesn't function. There's no estimate when the system will operate again.

I'm not going to New Orleans. I had pretty much decided my heart wasn't into it. It's hard to be care free when you have many cares. Delta sealed my decision when it canceled my flight. I am disappointed, but it's just not the time.

We're not sure about my friends' house, but when you see the photos of the fire at Breezy Point,  that's the place I visited two Sundays ago, with the cute street of houses. We are heart-sick.

Thanks for the prayers, affection and concern. They mean the world to all of us in New York.

18 comments:

Theresa said...

I thought about your trip to New Orleans and was prettty sure you wouldn't be going! So sorry about your beautiful town and the surrounding areas! I will be praying for all of you, stay strong my friend! BIG HUGS!

Lorraine said...

Sending prayers for you, Carol and your friend!
Love, Lorraine

Maple Lane said...

Continuing to pray.

Betty Rubble said...

I'm just so glad to have gotten your email and to know you're OK! I hope the subways are in working order soon so that the city that never sleeps gets back to normal soon!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh I know you are hurt badly - saw all of New York was affected. Prayers and hugs. sandie

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Thanks for posting and letting us know how you are doing. I've been thinking about you and hoping you are OK.

Mevely317 said...

We're, of course, stunned -- but our feelings pale in comparison to what you must be experiencing, Carol.

Hope by now you're home, or will be really soon!

Ms Sparrow said...

This is a good time to stay calm and collected!

Melinda said...

Glad to hear that you are ok! Thought of you most of the day!

Blessings and prayers for you and your friends and the city of New York.

Take care.

M :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm sorry your plans have had to change but glad you are able to change them.

You, all of you, are in my prayers.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's been a terrible few days for you all there. I watched with horror on tv and have been praying for you all.

Nellie said...

We are saddened by the images shown on television of the destruction caused by this storm. Sending hugs to you, Buttercup.

Susie said...

I thought of your friends , when I saw the fire on the news..They showed a little map, on one and I thought it looked like the very spot you had shown. I pray for all of you and the whole Eastern shore line. NYC...it so sad about all the damage and the restoring will be beyond any time frame they could quote. The same for the Jersey Shore. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. xo, Susie

Shell said...

Thoughts and Prayers and Hugs!!
Shell

Amrita said...

Take care BC. I am watching the news. Its heart breaking to see the devastation

Kate said...

I am so glad you are safe. I am glad you are there to help NYC get through this. All your experience will be a great asset for the people who need your services. We are all checking hour by hour for updates on this devastation. Lots of love
K

20 North Ora said...

How sad!! To think that all was okay when you were there a short time ago and now it's gone. We are all praying for all of you.

Stay safe.

Judy

Maggid said...

Thank you for continuing to post - for sharing the story for all of us who love you - and wait for word . .

I'm thinkin' - sometime in the future -
Delta is going to treat you to an Adventure that will make your heart Really Happy.

In the meantime, stay brave.
Lifting you in my thoughts and prayers,
love & love,
-g-