I'm happy to report that the worst has passed and we were EXTREMELY fortunate. No loss of power, no damage.
The winds and rain died down after about 11:00 last night and, for a brief time, we had clear skies and a gorgeous view of the full moon.
Others around us were not so lucky. Friends, family and coworkers across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are without power, hot water, heat or Internet access. Some are temporarily displaced.
Now there is a kind of collective fatigue.
You don't realize how much energy you spend preparing for and dreading something - mental energy spent thinking about worst case scenarios.
And here in New York, we're in shock. Life has been temporarily interrupted - with no known time for being back on line.
All mass transit is halted. Businesses and schools are closed. In fact, my work site is blacked out and the entire division's web site is down - our servers off line.
It's like we're all sitting here, catching our breath and waiting to see what happens next.
Thank you for all your good wishes - they apparently worked.
I hope you are all well.