Friday, November 2, 2012

Adventures and Misadventures

The days are filled with adventures and misadventures, but each day seems a little better. New York is still very far from where we were last Sunday, but for many people, including me, life is getting a little easier. Four friends have their power back and they are in Long Island, Westchester, Queens and New Jersey, which beside Lower Manhattan and Staten Island, are the places that have been most seriously affected. The Marathon has been cancelled, which though a great disappointment to many, will free up just about every city service to focus on the immediate task of recovery. Getting fuel is still a major problem, but deliveries look to have started to arrive which will mean that folks who need to drive will be able to do so.

In the land of misadventure I took one of the two subway trains I ride for work this morning. It was literally jammed and I was about to have a major panic attack. I got off the train figuring I could walk four blocks to another stop for my second train and found the area I needed to walk through cordoned off and guarded by police officers.
A gust of wind on Monday broke this crane away from its securement and it's now dangling precariously over West 57th Street, very close to Carnegie Hall. 

I went back to the train I had gotten off and made my way to the office, via two other trains. A little misadventure, but I am very grateful for the (partial) return of the subways. Work continues on getting the complete system back in operation.  

Happily my day at work was relatively calm. My closest colleagues and I are T-I-R-E-D and the fatigue is getting to all of us. I am so grateful that tomorrow is Saturday and unless there is a major crisis I don't have to be in the office. I treated myself to a massage tonight and tried a place right in my home neighborhood. It wasn't a fancy spa, but the massage did wonders for my neck, which was twisted into a giant pretzel. I know I will sleep better tonight. 

I am hoping for a quiet weekend, with services tomorrow morning, lunch with a friend and some cooking. My treat once again is to visit my blog buddies and catch up on the goings on throughout Blogland. I'll be posting, too. I have pictures from Halloween in New York and a report on No-Spending October. 

Wishes for a calm and quiet weekend!

15 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Bless you, Carol, I don't know how you do it. I hope it is a quiet one for you. xo

Mevely317 said...

Sooo glad to hear - amongst the MISadvertures - that you treated yourself today/tonight.
Methinks your priorities are spot-on, and I just want to wish you Sweet Dreams!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm glad that recovery is proceeding, even slowly at least it's moving ahead.

Keep taking care of yourself and don't let your batteries run dry! Thinking of you and sending hugs and prayers your way.

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

It's a blessing to hear that you are doing ok there. I hope that the weekend does bring you lots of rest and relaxation. You deserve a little recovery time for yourself too.

Nellie said...

My thoughts continue to be with you, Buttercup. It is good to hear that conditions may be beginning to improve concerning the fuel situation. I just don't know how one can fully prepare for something such as this storm. Rest this week-end and enjoy the company of friends.

Theresa said...

I am thankful that things are getting somewhat better up there! I am praying for all of you and your Friend Mike! Blessings and hugs coming your way my friend!

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for your updates. We have so many friends IRL and BlogLand who were affected, but you updates have been the most helpful as to what it's "really" like. I can't imagine how frustrating it must be. ENjoy your Saturday and do whatever it takes to help yourself feel calm and peaceful. The massage was a GREAT idea!!

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

So glad to see your post and know you are coping with Sandy's aftermath. I can relate to your massage experience as I also had one yesterday. One hour of wonderful feelings and relaxation. Friends here without power and two of them have daughters working in NYC. It's been a tough time for lots of folks. Have a 'good as can be expected' weekend.

Teacherfish said...

This little enclave of Queens still without power. The con ed map says November 9, hard to believe! Mr. Teacherfish hooked up an internet connection to a major battery he brought home from work. So we are cold and dark,but online! (The joys of being married to a geek)

Shell said...

Hope you have a relaxing weekend only filled with Happy Adventures!! Hugs!

Ms Sparrow said...

Take it easy and relax this weekend!

Amrita said...

dear Carol, have a peaceful weekend

Lynda said...

One good thing about when life throws us tragedy is whenever it gets back to normal again, we can really appreciate "non-eventful" (boring/routine)! I am so sorry about your friend's home. Will it be able to be saved with all the water damage? I don't know which is worse - - the fires or the flood. With a flood, you can maybe salvage some stuff - - if mold doesn't get it. With fire, it leaves a clean slate but you have no memories left at all. Both are devastating emotionally - - - - until we adjust to the changes in our life. But then we can start to see the blessings - - - like if we escaped harm. Praying you will get some rest this weekend.

Sheilagh said...

Seeing the news footage over here and the devastating aftermath of Sandy, I am truly impressed by the fortitude of all the folk effected.

There has been some sad reports of people not helping neighbours but on the whole seeing the way people pull together shows the human race at it's best.

Have a good weekend my dear friend
xxx

Grammy Staffy said...

I'm glad things are getting a little better. Prayers are with you. hugs, Lura