Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me the last week. As I’ve already expressed, my family is safe. My house was left virtually untouched. We were without power and heat for the better part of the week (both have been restored). But it seems like nothing compared to what so many people along the east coast, my hometown of Staten Island, and members of my immediate family are currently dealing with.
I have no intention of blogging for the time being. It just doesn’t seem right to write about running, parenting, reviews right now – it all seems SO trivial given what people living right down the block from me are going through.
This week has been a total blur for me. For most of the week, we had no cell reception. In some ways it was incredibly frustrating. I felt so disconnected and it was extremely hard to communicate with anyone – even members of my own family. But not having access to the TV or internet or even facebook prevented me from seeing what had happened to my beautiful hometown. And in some ways I am actually grateful for not having ANY idea how badly Staten Island was hit until days later. I hadn’t seen what the harder hit areas of the island looked like until yesterday.