Not the most creative headline, but it is brief and straight to the point — and that’s what I’ll try to be in this post.
First, I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers. It has been a very long day of wind and very little rain here on Long Island. With each passing hour, the gusts have grown stronger. Each time, we hear the house creaking and the sound of debris hitting the windows.
But when it comes to hurricanes, location is everything. Fortunately, Joe and I live in the center of Long Island, so we did not have to worry about flooding. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who live along the coasts of Long Island, as well as those who live in the various shore communities along the East Coast, all of whom are battling the storm surge.
We also have not lost power — yet — but the lights have flickered.
In terms of damage, the top of a Blue Spruce that Joe’s grandmother planted in 1966 snapped off and is now lying in the courtyard outside of the living room window. Our neighbor’s Blue Spruce came out of the ground completely and is resting next to my arbor and on top of a row of hydrangeas.
So far we have been very fortunate — and we are both eagerly waiting for daylight so we can get a better sense of what happened.
I’ll be in touch!