Today is sunny and cool - a big change from the past few days. The storm didn't hit my area as hard as expected. Somehow we escaped both the high winds to the east of us and the blizzard snow 20 miles to the west of us. Schools have been closed for two days but today things are back to normal. Son #1 escaped any flooding damage to his basement apartment. Even though all goverment offices were closed his workload required him to go into work. Without any mass transit running, that required a long soggy walk in the cold rain. One sister had to postpone her moving plans for a few days. New Jersey had restricitions on traffic on the road - hence no moving van and now they have a ban on house closings to allow for damage assessments. My other sister is not quite accounted for, but we are trusting that "no news is good news". And.......Lucy still stands although there is not yet any access to the island she is on. This picture is on her website (link above) and was taken several hours before landfall. Lucy used to stand where the large building in the upper left of the picture is now. The aspect of this picture is a bit skewed and makes it look like she is much farther from the water than she is. It's as though the sides of the picture have been curved around. In fact, there is a beach access point right at her base.