Hurricane Sandy In Pictures

By now I think everyone’s aware of the devastation that Sandy reeked on the Big Apple.  My thoughts and prayers go out to my fellow NYers and I’m beyond grateful that my neighborhood didn’t sustain as much damage.  Sure, I’m cut off from going to my permanent office because the subways are still shut down but I’ll go to one of our smaller sites and work from there tomorrow thru Thursday then maybe for a half day on Friday.  I got video that I need to clean up but in the meantime, here are pictures of my neighborhood before, during and after Sandy.  Honestly, I’m glad for the story my pictures tell since other neighborhoods weren’t as fortunate as mine.

BEFORE:

Ominous Grey Skies

(with a view of the top of the Empire State Building from my living room window)

Sweeping Rains

DURING:

It’s Raining Leaves!

AFTER:

The sun’s trying to peek out

Freshly Washed Streets

Even The Birds Came Out

New Series: Stuff On Sunday

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Since I’m junk with timelines and challenges (except those I MUST do) let’s see how this works. 😛

The point — since I started seriously crafting — a whopping 35 days ago, I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from other craft bloggers.  It’s hard to bookmark every single one and “pinning” is so time consuming to me.  I don’t know how the chronic pinners do it; they have my eternal gratitude.  To that end, I’m adding my inspiration to this here craft diary.   That way, I’ll spend less time with my absent-mindedness trying to track down what I’ve seen, loved, but didn’t save.  My goal is to spend less time online, more time crafting and living.

Some things you’ll see — an inspiration picture (taken by me or some other source), a quote, a video, a tip, some links, a project, a blog — something that inspires … on Sunday … so you and I can have a head-start to our crafty week.  How about it? 

That’s rhetorical … you don’t HAVE TO answer ….  😛  But you can if you want to.  😀

This week’s goodies is for ALL you granny square loving, afghan making crafters out there ( yes Opal, I’m talking about you 😀 ). I got this list from Stix On The Beach: Tales from the Happiest Hooker On Earth:

 Now go knock some squares or start a knitted afghan out this week!!!  Be quick … Fall’s almost here!!!