I feel as if I should say something about the catastrophic event that has had such a major impact on our area this week. Personally, we have been very lucky. Our neighborhood, which is near the highest point of the island, was relatively unaffected. The biggest impact for us has been the flooding and loss of power to the rest of the island, which has meant I'm working from home for the time being. Thankfully, the rest of Manhattan is coming back online. Much more, however, needs to be done for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and New Jersey. Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering now.
An eerie sight, the George Washington Bridge completely empty:
And happier doings - sleeping kittens and chocolate cookies: