Tuesday October 30th - 8:30 am - Still no power in the apartment, but the lights are on in the hallway.
Went for a walk to see what things looked like in the neighborhood. Not as much damage as I expected. A few branches down, but not too bad.
The traffic light on the corner was out, so it was a game of four way chicken. Looked up and down Route 59, one of the main roads through the county, and saw no lights on in any of the stores, but no trees or power lines down.
Talked to the building porter, who said that some apartments have full power, some have some power, and some, like us, have no power. Just peachy.
One of the most frustrating things is not being able to get through to Mom and Aunt Carol, and my sister Billie. The cell phone is useless, but the land line is working.
Mom was finally able to get through to us. She and Aunt Carol, who live in Toms River, NJ, only lost power for an hour and a half. Thank God, because Aunt Carol relies on oxygen 24/7. They had several portable tanks that would have lasted for a few days, but I'm glad they didn't have to use them.
I was able to get through to Billie, at last. She's without power since last night too. Her motor scooter got knocked over by the wind. Hopefully it's not damaged too bad. Billie's land line doesn't work, but her cell phone does.
All of the stray cats that I feed out the window have been around this morning, so they all made it through the storm okay. Thank you Saint Francis.
I'm worried about the food in the fridge and freezer, but I'm more worried about Jimmy's and my insulin. We are making sure not to open the fridge too often, in an effort to keep stuff as cold as possible for as long as possible.