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{photo diary} Sandy

  Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:, 
As Danny sang in Grease, "Sandy, can't you see, I'm in miseryyyy."  He wasn't singing about a hurricane in that line, but whatever.  I was fortunate enough to not be affected as badly as others but I have my Sandy story to share.  When my roommate and I heard about the storm we decided it would be smart to stay with our parents for the storm and take a lot of our things with us.  I took all my really good clothes and a few other things and moved the rest of my possessions off the floor and put them as high as they could go.  I figured the water wouldn't go that high if we flooded. Boy was I wrong.  The water went up at least 1 and a half feet in the house, the floor was soaking wet when my roommate went to check on the house on Tuesday.  There was also silt and dirt everywhere.  The driveway was covered in hay, driftwood, bottles and other random items.  Luckily everything I left made it through okay, except my mattress. I took the rest of my stuff back to my parents house and I will be stealing my brothers bed because he is at school right now.

Enough talk, here are some photos of how I spent my powerless week. We were out of power from Monday at 6pm until Sunday at around the same time. (We borrowed my grandparent's generator from Friday-Sunday because they got their power back so we had a tiny bit of power)

My house after the storm...all that brown is usually a driveway (the inside is worse and flooded)
Putting the rest of my stuff in the car
Sitting with candles
Eating ice cream so we didn't have to throw it away
Making Cinnamon buns on the grill
Playing Tsuro with the family (a fun and really quick game)
Playing Mario on an old Gameboy!
Toast on the grill!
Playing Apples to Apples (ignore how gross I look)
Took over part of my brothers room
My street on the news
Power outage dinner

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  1. I'm glad you made it through okay - so much devastation (and that shot of your flooded street on the news, wow).

    Courtney ~

  2. Oh my god, your poor little house! That is so terrible Meg, how long do you think it will be before it is liveable again?

    I am so thankful the flooding didn't reach my home - even though I was basically on an island for a couple days because all the roads around me flooded. Looks like you made the best of the situation, but really not having power all week especially when it got cold is just miserable.

    Glad you were smart and got most of you things out of your house!

    Chic on the Cheap

  3. I'm so glad that you're house didn't suffer more damage! It looks like you made the best of your lack of power and had some fun! :)

    Fizz and Frosting

  4. Oh my, I didn't know just how badly you were affected by Sandy : ( I'm so glad you're safe and that your home didn't suffer more damage xo

  5. At least you and your family are ok.
    Is awful when we know that we can't control the nature's damage.

    I hope you are having some better days,
    see you!

  6. Oh man, I'm so sorry, but at least you all are okay. It stinks to be without power for so long (way back when, we were out of power for almost a week after Hurricane Hugo came through my town). Looks like you all made the best of the situation.

  7. I'm glad you're okay! I'm so sorry about your house, but thank goodness you have family (and cinnamon buns) to get you through this hard time. :(

  8. Oh no! I'm so glad to hear you're okay. It's great you have such wonderful people around you. Stay positive and good luck these upcoming weeks!



  9. So unbelievable. I'm glad you and your family are ok!

  10. oh my gosh, thats awful! I cant believe how high the water got! At least you and your family are safe and sound. thats what really matters but man I know how much being without power for the long sucks

  11. I'm absolutely floored by how similar Sandy was to Katrina. The images I'm seeing all look the same--water lines above people's heads, overturned cars, debris, and burned houses. I'm glad you're ok. Hurricane's are no joke (and neither, apparently, is global climate change).

  12. Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you had to go through that but I'm glad most of your stuff wasn't harmed from the storm. I hope your place won't be too hard to clean up.

  13. You are amazing. Through all of this, you are smiling and enjoying your days with your family. It's really inspiring.


  14. Oh no!
    I'm glad that you stayed safe though. That's the most important thing!

    xo Jennifer

  15. Oh gosh I don't even know how you keep smiling, you're amazing !! It's good you are safe !!!

    Take care


  16. Oh my goodness so scary! But glad you are safe!

    Xo, Rachel
    Glitzy Blues

  17. Holy smokes. What a scary situation but I'm glad you were smart and took your best things and found somewhere else to stay! Glad your safe!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  18. So glad to hear you and your family are ok..but I'm so sorry about your house! This storm was so insane, I still can't believe it. It definitely looks like you had some great people to pass the time with! I ended up staying at my apartment alone (such a bad..and boring..idea).


  19. Isnt Sandy too cute of a name for that monster? Glad you made the best of it!

  20. Oh gosh hun, so sad about your neighbourhood. Well, I'm happy that you all are safe and doing okay. Glad that you were at least making the most out of the situation and counting your blessings.

  21. i'm so glad you made it out of it okay! i love your power-outage dinner, and playing mario on a gameboy! keep us updated and stay safe

    Sometimes Almost Always

  22. WOW this is unbelievably sad. I'm glad that you are safe and am so sorry about your house!


  23. Glad you didn't stay in your house during the storm and that you put your things away or took them with you. How horrible must it be to come back to such craziness, but I'm glad you have somewhere to go to in the meantime. Hope that all is well besides the house and that your fabulous closet is going to be ok?!

  24. Oh no! Sorry to hear your house got flooded :( But it looks like you made the best of it with those cinnamon buns and playing the it!

    The Other Side of Gray

  25. Oh my goodness! so sorry about your flood Hope none of your lovely clothes got ruined:(HOTPINKstyle


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