Wednesday, October 31, 2012

comin out of the dark

streamers

I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that its not the first time I've made that gloria estefan reference in a blog post title.

So many of you have gotten in touch to check in on us as - those of you who don't know Saipua is based in red hook, one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by the hurricane. Eric, Nea and I fled to the farm Sunday night, Deanna and Asheley are both out of harms way. Sadly our studio has taken a serious hit. The girls went out to investigate today and found a watery oil slick, flower buckets and detritus everywhere, our giant dumpster overturned inside. It's a truly devastating mess, but all in all rather minor compared to the businesses I know that have lost thousands of dollars in inventory, equipment, etc.

At the farm we sustained high winds. Yesterday morning everything was intact for the most part, even our streamer poles. We spent the day shoveling horse shit onto the garden.

Hope all of you and yours are safe. Thank you for all your calls and emails - it makes me feel really good to know your thinking about us.

21 comments:

Laurie (Fleurie) said...

Thanks for the update. Good to hear you and yours are safe, sorry to hear of the studio. Best to you from California

Monica said...

So glad for the update, your beautiful studio has been on my mind and I'm sorry to hear this.

Carola said...

Here the winds strike very hard too. Im glad you are ok!

kiss


Carola

Nicole Franzen// La Buena Vida said...

my dear so sad to hear about the space. let me know if I can lend a hand in helping clean up. xx

Caitlin Jennings said...

Happy to hear you and the crew are doing ok. I walked by the studio yesterday but couldn't see much from the outside. Please let me know if you need a hand with the clean up, I'm just around the corner.

Money Honey said...

Sarah, so glad to hear you guys are alright, I have been thinking of you and the studio! Good luck with the cleanup, wish I lived closer and could help.

Mila said...

So glad to hear you all are safe! Sad to hear about your studio not faring well in the storm. but so glad to hear you are safe! My daughter lives in Brooklyn and thank God she has stayed safe as well. All the best to you!

Amy S. said...

So good to hear that all of you are safe but for the damage to your studio. Hope the clean up goes well!

fleur_delicious said...

oh, thank goodness! I've been worrying about you guys. Thanks for the update - what a mess, but at least you are all okay.

east side bride said...

elizabeyta said...

Thanks for the update! I am glad that you and yours are doing okay even if there is cleanup to look forward to. There always is.

17 beats. said...

Glad to hear all is well -- especially with your farm. I'm sure the shop will be back and better than ever before you even know it. :-)

Dana McClure said...

Glad to hear you guys are safe and got upstate before the city got too crazy. Sorry to hear about your space in red hook. Hopefully the recovery efforts will be swift, seems like everyone's doing a good job pulling together. here's a way for your readers to help red hook out - redhook.recovers.org

LPC said...

As were others, I've been thinking about you all in Red Hook. Glad the farm was unscathed - seems like the shop is repairable. That said, oof. Tiring. You have had a big life in the past year or two.

Melanie said...

Sarah & all, so glad to hear everyone is safe! My thoughts were on you as I listened to NPR, waiting and waiting for this blog post. Sorry for the damage you sustained in the shop, hope you'll be back and running soon. And I hope in general that people will be buying arrangements and planning weddings just as before. All the best.

Angela Wilder said...

so sorry about the studio but happy you're safe.

caro said...

Glad to read this Sarah, you and your beautiful studio were in my thoughts. Let me know if you need anything, I'm more than happy to help anyway I can.

Nanette Pigaga said...

Happy all are safe. Please let us know when you have your work days. I will bring baked goods and mulled cider!

7petals said...

Good to hear that you came through the storm okay and that nothing of real importance was lost. It seems very fortuitous that you moved your life to the farm.

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