Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quick Update

I'm fine. I never lost electricity or cable/internet.

I spoke to my mother a few minutes ago, and I'll visit her tomorrow.

My brother and sister-in-law in New Jersey haven't had power since yesterday evening. My friends in New York City lost their power last night and I assume they haven't gotten it back yet. I haven't heard from Marci since yesterday afternoon. She has a cable/internet/phone system, so when one goes, it all goes.

I hope all of you who were in Sandy's path are doing as well as possible. It was a horrific storm and it will take a long time to recover.

ETA to say I heard from Marci. She's lost all power, but she emailed me from Starbucks, so I assume she's all right (and has had some coffee).


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're okay.

Anonymous Santa Fe

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you, Anonymous Santa Fe-

I've heard that 2/3 of the people in my county are without electricity.

I am a very lucky person.

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Glad to hear you're okay! Take care!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thanks, Lisa-Marie Jordan.

jjchase11 said...

Susan, glad to know you're all right...Jennifer in Wisconsin

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you Jennifer in Wisconsin-

I heard from my NYC friends. They're staying with friends for the next day or so.

And I saw my mother this morning. She's fine, but agrees with me that Sandy is a "big mess."

Emily said...

I just re-read the Life As We Knew It series over the past week. It makes seeing all of the pictures from New York extra crazy! I can't stop comparing scenes in my head!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello Emily-

I've been thinking a lot about The Dead And The Gone myself, with its scenes of New York City.

Maybe I should reread the books also!

Anonymous said...

Glad you weathered the weather.

It's November 1st, All Saint's Day, surely some pithy background on your favorites would be welcomed. (Would be by me).


Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello W.S.

As it happens, I wrote a blog entry about my all time favorite Saint, St. Ursula and the 11000 virgins. It comes complete with a comment from Marci.

Here's the link, which most likely won't work. But if it doesn't, and you really want to know, just go down to the search box way at the bottom on the right, and put in St. Ursula. That's how I got the link! http://susanbethpfeffer.blogspot.com/2007/06/virgin-1093-always-bagged-her-own.html

Anonymous said...

Thank's Susan. 11,000 +1, + crew, (unless the maidens were also sailors), is a whole buncha ships.

I'm sorry the maiden's maiden voyage ended with beheading - such a waste.

Here's another view - also fascinating - http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Saint-Ursulathe-11000-British-Virgins/

I'm sticking with St. Anthony. Fewer heads to count. W.S.

Anonymous said...

Ooh - this is really good. The blog, "Confessions of an unrepentant art junkie."


Emily said...

You know, Sandy reminded me of the storms that took place in your books. It's kind of eerie when you remember that storms of such magnitude can really happen.

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Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good Sunday morning Emily and Corrine-

One of my friends and one of my cousins (who, as far as I know, have never met) both called to say how disconcerting it was that Hurricane Sandy damaged places the way I described in my books.

I've been thinking about rereading them, but now I'm not so sure!

Corrine, I'm going to delete your comment, because I don't think it's a good idea leaving your email out there for people to see. But as you can tell, I definitely read it.

Rae said...

All of the news coverage of Sandy had me thinking about The Dead and The Gone over and over again! So glad you are okay, but a little terrified at how accurately Sandy mimicked the trauma of your fictional book!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good morning Rae-

I did do a good job of guessing, didn't I.

Thank goodness there were no dead bodies at Yankee Stadium!