New York City was slammed by Hurricane Sandy. As I posted on my Facebook page, I am so grateful for electricity and water. Grateful for all of the service workers. Grateful to have come through the storm unscathed. Just generally grateful. It blows me away how many little things I take for granted each day. I feel very very very lucky.
This past week we have had the pleasure of unexpected houseguests. My brother and his girlfriend live in the East Village, where they have had no electricity, no cell service, no heat, and no water -- hot or cold for the past five days. Teri even got stuck in their elevator when the electricity went out! (The electricity did come on late last night, so they're heading home this afternoon.) However, for the past four nights they've been here with us. Also, Teri's two cousins were visiting her from California. They were supposed to head home earlier, but got stranded here until this morning, when they managed to catch a flight home. So, the two of them came to stay with us as well. Oh, and the dog. Charlie, the dog, is here as well.
Six of us and a dog in this little apartment is a lot, but they're great houseguests and we've been making the best of it and having fun. Here are five photos that tell the story of our adventures together. (PS: Doesn't black & white seem more photojournalistic?)
I chose each of these photos because I believe each one tells a complete story. When I'm looking through photos and trying to choose which ones to scrapbook, it's not all about technical photo quality for me. Rather, I like to choose the ones that communicate the most. Do you agree or disagree?
Hope you're having a weekend filled with electricity, clean water, and heat!