My part of CT (eastern edge) didn't get hammered TOO badly, all things considered. Nothing like the hurricane last year where it seemed like every other tree was snapped in HALF and pretty much everyone was without power. I still have PTSD from last year's storm so I'm very thankful for THAT!! :)
Where my mother lives in Rhode Island, down by the coast, is a whole 'nother story. She got the worst of it this time vs. the last one and the beaches and sea wall are just DECIMATED in areas.
She lives about 4 blocks from the sea wall/Coast Guard house in Narragansett, which got pummeled like crazy. Parts of the wall are broken/gone and there is massive erosion everywhere.
Close by in Westerly, RI is just awful. This beach road has remained pretty much the same for my entire life and I've been down it dozens and dozens of times - I used to go clubbing there with friends for a few years after graduating high school. (Nothing better when you are young than a club....on the beach.........with a Naval base nearby. :))
All gone or pretty much ruined. The road is 4-6 feet deep with sand and the beach is completely eroded. (This WAS a regular paved street and the main artery to the heavily used public beach and those businesses were never THAT close to the water.) So sad to see and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected - not just in the areas that I know and love. There is so much rebuilding to do, I don't know where you even begin. :(
I tend to have a lot of nervous energy during such things and I knit like a mad fiend throughout the whole storm. (While catching up on Homeland. Uhhh, how great is this show?) So my big, fat skein of Kauni is now floofy and empty and the finish line is in sight on this autumnal scarf 'thing'.
We didn't do much for Halloween, didn't even bother passing out candy to be honest. I think all the storm prep and stress building up to things took the wind out of our sails re: holiday fun. I still enjoyed the heck out of my blacker-than-black Halloween 'pine' tree (see: Grandin Road decorating) with it's blinky-blink lights and purple bat garland. I'm sure it looked like a regular ole Xmas tree from the street but it was mostly for me ANYWAY. I will be sad to pack it all up this weekend.