Weather: Times Past


Weather: Times Past

Weather: Times Past

Baby Boomer

Rochdale Village, Jamaica, Queens, New York

Hurricane Sandy ~~ October 2012

Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast of the United States in October 2012. Anyone who lived along the coast (Zone 1) meaning near the ocean had to be evacuated from their homes. My cousins who lived in Rockaway which is right near the beach had to come to my house because they had no power. Many New Yorkers lost electricity and heat. Fortunately at that time I lived in a housing development called Rochdale Village located in Jamaica, Queens, New York which is inland and had its own power plant.

However I could not go to work as the subways were flooded with water. The New York City subway system is still recovering from Sandy storm damage. New York really does not get many hurricanes.

Prior to this one we did have Hurricane Irene which also did damage but not as bad as Sandy.  Both the Governor and the Mayor declared a state of emergency advising all citizens to stay indoors. The damage was so bad that the Annual Halloween parade was cancelled.  All night I could hear the powerful winds rattling the windows and loud booms which later on when I went outside were the trees being uprooted and hitting the ground.

Below you can see how many trees were uprooted by the strong which shows you the power of the winds. It was like a giant hand had reached down from the sky and pulled them up roots and all. Here you can see Sandy’s wrath.



Share Your World – 2016 Week 48



Share Your World – 2016 Week 48

Share Your World – 2016 Week 48

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?  

No nuts. I don’t like food in my food. I prefer to eat nuts separately.

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Dramedy. Meaning Drama and comedy combined with some Sci-Fi thrown in for good measure.

 Who talks real sense to you?

My girlfriend La’Verne. She is my best friend and even though she lives in New Jersey and I in New York we still call each other on a regular basis. She is my spiritual Sister.

Do you have a favorite board game?

I used to like those Pop O Matic games when I was a kid. Like the one called Trouble. Anything by Milton Bradley was great fun!

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Grateful for starting my new position at work. I really enjoy working nights. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. The 4:30 pm to 12:30 am Midnight shift was made for me.

Extremely Grateful that after being somewhat off-grid for a week I finally got Internet Web Access today. Also Grateful for my trusty Samsung Galaxy Cell Phone with its wonderful WordPress App that allowed me to keep on posting from the Herkimer Laundromat, MTA Subway stations outfitted with WiFi and during break times on the job.