trick or treat?

a friend
 who loves Halloween
 as much as I do
 sent me
 that card
 its so cute
 I had to share it 

my plans for Halloween 
did not include 
being in NYC

 I was heading
 to Cincinnati 
to visit 
my friend Mary 
her husband
their little black cat 

LaGuardia Airport
 to be

(foto stolen from Google)

had a lot of tricks 
in store for this coast

many many many
in both
NJ and CT
without power
pumping out 

these are not nice tricks

along Riverside Drive
just at 80th St
this tree lost its head

 this backhoe was there to help clean it up

Sunday at 7 p.m.
the subways have been shut down 

due to flooding in the tunnels
they remain shut

 the buses were back 
with limited service
 no fare is being charged

 by this morning 
bus service
 in the city 

as of this writing 
(Tuesday afternoon)
I am not sure
 if my office
 closed since Monday
 will be open on Wednesday

as for
getting out yesterday
 for a short walk
I discovered
 the markets
 in the area
 were open
 with limited supplies
 open none the less

I hope
you are
things are improving!

*none of these photos are signed


  1. I am so glad you are all right, but so sorry your trip didn't work out. So many are suffering loss and the photos are awful. Erik's daughter is in Brooklyn and thankfully they are fine. What a horrific storm.

  2. From what I'm hearing, New Yorkers are showing the resilience for which they are justifiably famous.

  3. So glad you're okay. It's amazing more weren't hurt!

  4. Not quite the Halloween everyone had planned... Sigh.

    Sending good thoughts to everyone who got caught in Sandy's chaos.

  5. Wonderful pics! Happy WW and happy Halloween!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

  6. Daryl! I'm so glad you are ok!! We had some major flooding in my living room...all the plate glass windows were leaking as we never have rain SO hard and such high winds coming from that direction. We've lived here 20 years and never had it...weird!! My heart goes out to all of those who lost homes and cherished pieces of their lives. Glad you are safe!! So sorry your trip didn't work out...perhaps you can reschedule? Happy Halloween!!

  7. What a week. So glad you are able to get supplies and that things are slowly, slowly, slowly getting back to normal. There are still so many people I haven't heard from. I'm sure it's because of no electricity, but it's still scary.

  8. Resiliance is what New York/New Yorkers are about, and the past few days have been such proof of that.
    Happy Halloween to you, Daryl!

  9. Been thinking of you and glad you are okay. My NYC friend here's sister had to leave her home on Long Island.

    I like the card you received; very retro!

  10. Shame you couldn't get to Cincinnati but I'm so glad to hear you're safe. Hope normal service will be resumed asap. x

  11. Great to know that you are safe and have electricity!
    So sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip, hoping you can reschedule it soon.

    Love the card - Happy Halloween!

  12. Rough going for you folks. My bro-in-law, Brooklyn, is lucky enough to be able to work from home (although not in as all-encompassing a fashion as he would if he could readily get to his offices in Manhattan.)

  13. All trick & no treats here in Manhattan...was going to go trick-or-treating with grandchildren in LI, but can't get out there, since LIRR is out of commission.


  14. Far too many tricks there.. but it's good to not lose track of the treats.

  15. Oh no, sorry to hear about the cancelled trip but glad you all are OK.

  16. Hope all's well for you. The photos we've seen are frightening. No fair!


  17. SO glad you're safe Daryl... xoxoxo

  18. i can't' even fathom the devastation the east coast has had to live through.....thanks for the photos !!

  19. No power all along the coast in RI too! Driving to my daughter's today was a challenge with so many trees in the road...

  20. I hope things continue to improve up there for you.

  21. oh that's right, your trip!

    Great reporting though - keep safe, Dear

    Aloha from Waikiki, my Sis
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  22. I was thinking about you and toonman while watching the news.

  23. Sorry Sandy had other plans for your Halloween. Have been seeing it all on the news over here constantly. Mind Boggling. Hope sanity will be restored there soon, especially electricity and subways, not to mention flights and food. Have been very pleased to have my little family close by and not in NYC at the moment. It is a year since they flew back home on Halloween last year! Back then a snow storm threatened to delay them, they were lucky and were some of the first out after the snow! I think she has not heard from some of her friends yet, guess the power being out doesn't help!

  24. I gosh... I just hate seeing a tree lose it's life in a storm. They create such great shade in a city too. I know this is all going to take a long time to clean up and have life return to what is a 'new normal' for so many people. They must feel at such a loss and I hope they know that all of us who live hundreds of miles from their disrupted lives are truly thinking of them. So sad.

  25. I'm missing all kinds of posts here. Remodeling has me in a tizzy/panic. It's not even major. Gah.

    I didn't know you loved Halloween LOL

    So glad things are somewhat back to normal, but there are still so many lives that have changed forever. Terrible.


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