Wednesday, October 31, 2012

all is well

a little wet
a little wind blown
We had a couple of shutters blown off the house and a large, heavy bench from the porch end up in a flower bed, but nothing that could have been.  We are very thankful. Many are still without power.  The number of power outages in New Jersey from hybrid storm Sandy climbed to 2.7 million. As I type, our utility company still has 900,000 customers without power.
 Yesterday I drove to Jamie's for some time with the kids.  Lots of traffic lights out and a detour from a downed tree but no problem getting there.  Caleb was so excited to see a crew mulching fallen branches.
 Drizzly cold and windy, we got some outside time while jumping in a pile of wet leaves
 and a warm hug
a little baking
 a 1st hurricane deserves a 1st lollipop ~ it was well received!
and almost shared with a friend :)
~*~
The news coverage and photos of the shore points are incredible.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

A lot of work for Ocean City, NJ to look like thisthis, or this again.

39 comments:

Suzanne said...

Glad to hear your okay!

Barbara F. said...

Hi Lorraine. Glad to hear you and your family are safe. The devastation here on SI and in NJ is almost too much to conceive. I am so grateful to have power, although ConEd brings us down at night luckily we get brought back up. xo

Snap said...

So happy to hear from you and know all is well! Hugs--

Debbie said...

So glad you are all OK. My youngest dil is from NJ...her family still living therte are all without power...such a storm!

Winnie said...

Thank G-od you're all O.K

Sangeetha said...

Hi Lorraine,
Good to know that you all are safe.
Love.

Laurie said...

I am so thankful that you are all well and that you did not have major problems from the storm. We have been watching the news of the storm from afar here in Montana, praying for all who have been impacted.

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine- I am so happy to see you hear and know that you and your family are safe and sound. It is scary to watch what is happening out there- xo Diana

glaucia said...

How nice to see that you and your family are safe and sound. We've been following the events through CNN and you were in my thoughts and prayers.
It's in moments like this that we realize how internet brings us all together, even when we never talk there is a connection :)

podso said...

It's good to hear you survived the storm so well. It has been devastating to watch. I'm sure your grandchildren were happy to see you and my, that baby is growing up so quickly!

Sandy said...

I am grateful that you and your family and home are safe after this terrible storm, Lorraine. God is good.
Love the pictures of your grandkids and little Radar.

Donna said...

That's wonderful news that you got through the storm OK!

Maple Lane said...

Thankful that you are all safe.

Ann said...

So glad you made it through the storm safely

Cheryl said...

It's so good to hear from you and to know that all is well with you and your family! Prayers continue for those who have not fared so well...

Susan said...

SO GLAD you guys all fared well, LDH, and that you even got to spend some time with the grands. Great news! Susan

~ Lisa ~ said...

So good to hear you and your family are safe. <3

~ Lisa ~

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Such happy news...glad you are doing so well and have time with your grands!

Patty said...

Happy to hear that you and your family survived the storm. Enjoyed the pictures.

Maryann said...

Glad to hear you all are okay...loved the photos of the grandchildren, looks like they are having a wonderful time

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

So glad all is well.

Abounding Treasures said...

So glad that all is well :-)

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Glad to hear the good news! Great pictures, too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So happy to hear you and your family are okay, Lorraine!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So glad your family made it through ok! Fun pics and I think that lolly-pop smile sums it all up:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Glad that you all were ok -- we ended up right on the edge -- blessed! High winds to the north....flooding to the east....and snow to the west...we were in the perfect spot this time.

myletterstoemily said...

it is horrifying to watch this unfold and
see the devastating pictures! i am so
glad you are well.

Debbie Huffaker said...

So glad your family made it thru the storm with minimal damage. Our GOD is so good!!!

Buttercup said...

So glad that you and John are okay and have power. We appreciate your prayers and friendship. The scope of the devastation is beyond imagination. Raider looks really cute and love the pictures of your grandchildren.

Walking on Sunshine said...

I am glad to hear you are okay! We have been without power since Monday night and it's really getting hard. We were able to find a hotel room for last night, but it's back to our cold houses in a few hours. The devastation is overwhelming at times for our beloved NY and NJ shoreline! Stay safe!

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, we've been following the news and seeing the horrible devastation brought about by Sandy. So many dealing with loss. Nice to see the photos of your lovely family.

PhotoLeoGrapher said...

... all is well... Congrats! ... but the first is very well!!!

Adrienne said...

So glad to hear that you and your family weathered the storm in safety. Praying for those not so fortunate!
~Adrienne~

Slice of Southern said...

I've been seeing the devastation on the news daily. Such a tragic thing to see. My heart goes out to everyone. I'm so happy to hear that you and your family are safe and sound. Take care.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

we have been watching and praying...so glad you are all okay

Olga said...

Lorraine, I'm so glad to know you and your family are safe.

Beth said...

Your photos are adorable.

The strength of the storm was almost unbelievable, wasn't it?

Just a little something from Judy said...

The pictures of the storm are still painful for me, especially of my favorite Ocean City, NJ. I am thankful that God took care of you and your family during the storm. Your pictures show warmth and love through it all.

Traci said...

I'm playing catch up with my blog reading. So glad to see y'all are safe. Living in Louisiana I know way more than I'd like about hurricanes. Not fun!

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