Readers, we survived Hurricane Sandy. We are incredibly fortunate that our apartment complex has its own power generator: we're practically the only ones with electricity in lower Manhattan! Our iPads are fully charged and, after some strong morning espresso, so are we.
We just got back from a walk to assess the local damage. With the exception of a few downed trees and the -- by now seen the world over -- fallen facade of a small walk-up apartment building nearby (which looks like it was a (presumably) illegal bed & breakfast: notice the identical decor in every room) -- things look pretty normal, albeit desolate.
Even the local Halloween decorations are essentially intact. We saw very little flooding but, predictably, many broken umbrellas.
Early this morning, we could see a peek of blue sky from our balcony, though it's gray again now and rain is predicted through Thursday.
I hope those of you who live in the path of the storm are OK. Those of you who own treadles should be sewing of course.
While there's been very little sewing here, I must mention the stunning gown Laura Mae just completed. If you want to see beautiful clothes in a sunny, hurricane-free setting, head on over to Lilacs & Lace post-haste.
Ugh, it's pouring again, though fortunately there's minimal wind. I think it's time for more coffee and a warm bath.
Have a great day everybody!
UPDATE: Just received this email (5:30 pm):
Dear Village Halloween Costume Ball Patrons,
The producer has just informed us that due to Hurricane Sandy, the
Village Halloween Costume Ball originally scheduled for Wed 10/31 has
been rescheduled for Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30pm. Your tickets
will be honored at that time.
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