Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy disaster in New Jersey

We got hit, that is why I haven't updated this blog.  But more importantly I was almost killed instantly and the family escaped and I only have minor concussion.  We were so prepared for the Hurricane but never imagined this.  Before and after pics here. More updates soon.


I was sitting on this couch in one corner (near the glass of wine) and the tree landed in the other corner of the couch.  Normally I would sit in the other corner but the candles were closer to the other side.
Before pic, we were so prepared.  Reading by candlelight.
We were desperately trying to find a generator a week before the storm and all stocks were gone, so we prepared as best as we could and weathered it.  We cleaned up all loose items outside, got canned foods ready and so on.
We read to the kids, later they were bored and went upstairs early.
If we had found a generator we would have had entertainment and all would be sitting on the couches.  My kids almost never go to bed before 9.

They read by flashlight and turned in extra early, luckily.
I can't imagine dealing with the situation of kids getting hurt.

8:23 pic, after the disaster, police were here and I took this pic
I got hit in the head by debris flying around the room at hurricane speeds.  I got a minor concussion and my head hurt for weeks. I didn't get hit by the tree, or I wouldn't have survived.

Another pic, must have happened 8:15 ish, I was on the couch.

If the tree hadn't stopped at the upper levels then I would have been crushed by the building and debris.

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  1. Oh my gosh! That's just terrible. Thank goodness you are all ok. Let me know if you need anything. I'm in NJ also.

    Take care.

  2. Thanks Alessandra, I tried responding to this post earlier but it didn't go thru. We are hanging in there for now, but thanks for the thoughts.


  3. Vicki,

    My, your kids are getting big! Time marches on.
    Keep on hanging in. Blessings to you....

  4. Hi Terry, it has been a long time indeed. Good to hear from you. We are taking it one day and step at a time.




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