Happy Halloween!

My family survived Frankenstorm Sandy. We were extremely lucky and did not lose power or property.

Hope everyone who was affected by the storm is safe and well. And that the recovery process is faster than from Irene.

If you aren’t on the east coast, I hope you have a terrific night of trick and treating.


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32 Responses to Happy Halloween!

  1. I’m so glad you’re okay! Happy halloween!

    • Thanks! We were very lucky. Braced for the worst but my town escaped with only 20% out of power. The rest of the state is terribly bad off. Happy Halloween! My cousins in NYC have come in for a while. No idea when power and subways will be running again. Scary scary stuff.

  2. Glad all is well for you and yours, Kourtney. Happy Halloween!

  3. kford2007 says:

    Love the pic and glad to hear you are okay!!! Enjoy your Halloween

  4. winsomebella says:

    Glad to hear all is well. Happy Halloween!

  5. Thanks for adding a little spirit to a spooky situation. Glad ya’ll rode the storm horror out well. Hope the calvary arrives to help those still in need…dark rooms are only fun if you know you can walk over and flip the switch. Stay safe and dry.

    • The winds were really intense. The lights flickered a lot, but somehow our power stayed on. It’s terrible how long people may be in the dark. Hope the weather stays in the 50s and 60s so no one is cold. I can’t imagine dealing with the devastation that others are now facing. What a terrible storm!

      • Fall storms are always the worst. The Gulf coast has seen many and we can so identify – but after storms here it’s usually horridly hot and humid (with mosquitoes) – hope the chill there doesn’t get any colder. What a terrible situation. Hang in there

        • Last time we had massive power outages here it was over a week and in the 20s and 30s. Not that power outages are ever good, but I hope the weather stays warm so no one is that cold in their homes. I can’t imagine how bad the Gulf coast storms are.

          • Brrr. WInter storm power outages are dangerous – we always see the icy pictures, but usually not flooding like this.
            The Gulf Coast gets hurricanes. They are as destructive and it floods, and people die. Wipes out whole communities like Ike did with Boliver (still not rebuilt) – all that gets quickly forgotten by those who aren’t living with it. Galveston and the county hasn’t really recovered from Ike.
            It will take a while but people will survive and rebuild there, too. (closer to center of political power and a lot of people who vote…vouchers for food that has spoiled? Seriously? Can’t tell you how many fridge-full of food we have lost and no vouchers.)
            Recovery just takes much longer than anyone who hasn’t done it expects. But opportunity to build neighborhood stronger ( both in spirit and in construction)
            Stay warm!

          • Mother nature seems to wreck havoc on different areas of the country. When I lived in San Diego, it was wildfires and landslides and earthquakes. CT is usually snowstorms, though the past two years hurricanes have been bad. It’s terrible the destruction they bring and how long the recovery takes. It slides so quickly off the radar of the news but it lingers for the people who experienced it.

  6. Yatin says:

    Glad to hear that you didn’t lose power or property. We didn’t lose power but sustained some property damage. But are sure lucky to survive unharmed as we faced the worst wind of the storm. Yesterday evening I counted 40 down trees in my neighborhood, four block radius!
    Kids are still in spirit to go trick or treating with spirit ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy Halloween!

  7. Im so very pleased you are all safe and well… sending thoughts out to those who were not so lucky…

    Happy Halloween.
    Sue x

    • Thanks Sue. Me too. I see how bad the rest of the state of CT is and I think how lucky we were. But I feel terrible that anyone has to deal with this type of devastation.

      Happy Halloween,

  8. Oh I’m glad you’re okay, Kourtney!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Very nice pic by the way.
    Happy Halloween.

  9. jmmcdowell says:

    Glad to hear you’re safe, too. We fared far better than was predicted. But coastal areas got over a foot of rain, and the western mountains got over two feet of snow! And some bloggers in New York City are silent, so I suspect they are in the dark. Hopefully the cleanup efforts will go as smoothly and quickly as possible.

    • Happy to hear you’re safe too! We were very surprised not to lose power. We’re inland enough that flooding wasn’t a big concern, but we were prepared for massive power outages. NYC got hit really hard. It may be weeks before the city is back to normal again.

  10. berry says:

    The one time im totally prepared nothing. Im not complaining but i bought stuff ill never eat. My heart goes out to those in nj nyc ct and other affected areas. God help them all please.

    • But better to be well prepared and heed warnings than to be stuck in a flooded area without enough food and water. Save the food for another time. What happened in the affected areas is terrible devastation. The people are in my thoughts and prayers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. klynwurth says:

    I didn’t realize you are an East Coaster. I’m glad you came through okay.

    • Yup, Southern New Englander now. Before that 6 years in Manhattan. Though I miss the city, I’m glad I to be living out in the country now. My apartment was in the area that was badly flooded.

  12. 4amWriter says:

    Glad to know you’re okay. We escaped the worst of it, also–but oh boy were we prepared! I have 4 dozen hot dogs and buns and oodles of cans of soup coming out my ears now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Elliot says:

    Glad you made it ok. A few other contacts I have over in that side of the country were also fortunate this time.

    • Thanks. I’m lucky. All my friends are okay too. The ones in NYC haven’t had power in a while though. That’s rough. But no loss of life or property so that’s a very very good thing.

  14. berry says:

    Love the pic. Storm was severe. Anything named sandy usually excessive. Lol.

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