we survived our 1st hurricane. irene has come & gone. we had some hefty rain fall & mighty winds but no major damage in our area. the surrounding cities have considerable flooding but the ground is already drying out here in east rutherford. overall, it was a strange experience. a lot of people evacuated but the giants told todd to stay put, so we stayed put. we felt relatively safe since our building has a backup generator & ordered plenty of excess food & water. plus, we are just down the road from the facility were they have resources in abundance. the giants vs. jets game was post-poned. the trains & subways closed at noon yesterday & all personal vehicles (including taxis) were banned from driving starting at 5:00 last night. it was crazy to look out our window & see the beltway empty. we couldn't & still can't go anywhere. i'm hoping that by tuesday we will be able to get back to the city.
ps-we also had our 1st earthquake last week. yea, in nyc. i spent my whole life in california & never felt a shake until i came to the east coast. how weird!