Thank you to everyone who called, emailed, tweeted, commented, and even instagram-ed to make sure we were okay ^_^ Our power went out (along with everyone else below 39th) on Monday night. The water went out a few hours later. We “roughed” it for two nights without either. Super thanks to Pierre who carried everything (laptops! water! batteries!) up and down a dozen flights of stairs multiple times a day. But then Wednesday morning rolled along and we were down to our last bucket of water…
Should we drink this or use it to flush the toilet?
I think we need to leave.
And that’s how we ended up in Park Slope on Halloween…just in time for trick-or-treating hour. We’re staying with friends who have an extra bedroom and I’ve never been more grateful for running water (hot or cold, I’m just happy there’s water) and electricity. Amazing how everything is in full operation here. It’s like a different world compared to the Village where it is still pitch black.
We’ll be here for another few nights…power/water is supposed to come back by end of Saturday, fingers crossed.