November 1st, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Signs of progress, though damage and heartache remain after Sandy

Editor's note: The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy focused Thursday on a search for the missing and restoration of power. The storm's overall death toll stood at 161, including at least 92 people in the United States, two in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean.

[Updated at 4:30 a.m.] The New York Police Department said early Friday morning that the death toll from the storm had gone up four more to 41 in New York City.

 

[Updated at 12:09 a.m.] NJ Transit will provide limited rail service starting Friday, with the Northeast Corridor, Raritan Valley Line and NJ Coast Line trains running on special schedules.  Bus routes are for the most part back in service as well as the light rail River Line to Camden.

[Updated at 10:18 p.m.] CNN's Gary Tuchman tells the story of a mother who told police she crashed her car during Sandy, left the vehicle and clutched her 2- and 4-year-old sons for hours, and even knocked on the door of a nearby house hoping someone would let her in.

Eventually, floodwaters came through and swept her two sons away.

[Updated at 10:07 p.m.] There will be "close to regular" service Friday morning on the MTA commuter rail line between New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, the transit agency announced. "Thanks to the dedicated workforce who worked around the clock to return (the New Haven) rail line back to normal service," Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

[Updated at 10:02 p.m.] National Guard troops, Salvation Army volunteers and city government workers distributed 290,400 meals and 522,840 bottles of water around New York today, the mayor's office said.

[Updated at 9:22 p.m.] Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker told CNN on Thursday night that half his city remains without power, acknowledging, "There's a lot of anger out there."

But Booker, who said he was opening his own home to those needing a place to sleep, lauded the goodwill efforts of his fellow residents. "All over, I'm seeing extraordinary acts of kindness," the mayor said.

[Updated at 9:17 p.m.] New York announced that it will have 14 food and water distribution sites around the city starting at 1 p.m. Friday - six of them in Manhattan, four in Queens, and two each in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

[Updated at 8:23 p.m.] Sandy killed some Staten Island residents and destroyed numerous homes - leaving some residents with no food and few  clothes, some of them wandering into shelters without even socks and shoes on their feet - Borough President James Molinaro said Thursday night. And yet the government proved very slow to tell them how to get food, how to get shelter and generally how to put their lives back together, he told CNN.

"There was no one there to answer these questions," Molinaro said. "I need answers, and the people need answers."

The borough president said, after a rising uproar Thursday - including an emotional plea by a woman, Donna Soli, to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer that "we're going to die! we're going to freeze!" without government help - help has begun to arrive.  Ten buses stocked with needed goods were transported to the island Thursday, and FEMA has promised to have a team working with Molinaro on the ground Friday, the borough president said.

[Updated at 8:03 p.m.] Staten Island residents talk about their struggles, and their frustrations, after Sandy:

[Updated at 7:59 p.m.] New Jersey has extended the deadline for when county clerks can accept mail-in voter applications to the close of business on Friday. The state also mandated that county clerk and election office must be open, "at a minimum from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until November 5, and are to take all reasonable measures to inform voters of the extended hours."

[Updated at 7:51 p.m.] Equipment and crews from the West Coast began arriving Thursday night in the New York metropolitan area to help with post-Sandy recovery efforts, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told CNN.

Seventeen large Air Force cargo jets are carrying loads of material - including 69 vehicles from Southern California Edison, as well as power restoration crews - to help bring back power, according to the U.S. Air Force.

[Updated at 7:40 p.m.] A little more than 3.35 million customers remained without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia on Thursday evening, according to information from utilities. This is down from a peak of nearly 8 million in the hours after Sandy roared onto the U.S. mainland.

[Updated at 7:35 p.m.] A hydraulic excavator in Highlands, New Jersey, on Thursday moves the remnants of several homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

[Updated at 7:23 p.m.] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter Thursday to six power companies that operate in the state, warning "he would take appropriate action against those utilities and their management if they do not meet their obligations in this time of crisis."

John Miksad,  a senior vice president at Con Edison, one of those utilities contacted, said his company has been "in constant touch with state, city and county officials." "We're doing our damndest to get our power back as quickly as possible," he said.

[Updated at 7:11 p.m.] The Coast Guard is suspending its search for Robin Walbridge, the 63-year-old captain of the HMS Bounty, which sank Monday off the North Carolina coast. Rescuers saved 14 aboard the ship, while one crew member - Claudene Christian - was later found dead.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Walbridge and Christian families," Coast Guard Capt. Doug Cameron said in a statement.

The search lasted more than 90 hours, covering approximately 12,000 square nautical miles in the Atlantic Ocean.

[Updated at 6:42 p.m.] Days after "water was cascading into the site from every imaginable level," work will resume Thursday night - days ahead of the schedule - at the World Trade Center work site in Lower Manhattan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Initially expected to take two to three weeks, workers were able to clear water from the site in a few days, according to the governor. With electricity still out in that area, generators will be used to power lights in the area so construction can continue.

[Updated at 6:38 p.m.] Several East River subway tunnels have been cleared of water and tested, but they cannot reopen for trains until power is restored, officials said. Electricity is needed to "light the third rail," MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota said.

"We just need to get the juice back in there, and we can run them," Lhota said.

[Updated at 6:33 p.m.] One million meals from the federal government have arrived in New York and are being distributed by National Guard troops to those in need, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

[Updated at 6:26 p.m.] One tube of the Holland Tunnel - which runs between northern New Jersey and southern Manhattan - will reopen to traffic Friday morning for buses only, New York's governor said.

Andrew Cuomo pointed to significant progress over the course of day on transportation issues, noting that several more parts of the New York subway and commuter rail lines have reopened or will be operating soon.

[Updated at 6:19 p.m.] Most of Con Edison's roughly 630,000 New York customers without power - including more than 465,000 in five New York City boroughs - likely won't have their lights back on until the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11, utility official John Miksad said. Some may not have electricity back until even later in November, he said.

Calling Sandy the worst storm ever to hit the area from the utility's perspective - three times as bad as last year's Hurricane Irene - Miksad said hundreds of field crews and thousands of workers are out trying to address the damage. It will take hundreds of millions of dollars to fix everything, the Con Edison senior vice president said.

"The Lower Manhattan area is expected to be back in service by Saturday," Miksad said, referring to the section from 42nd Street south to 14th Street.

[Updated at 5:48 p.m.] With many elements of the subway still down, swarms tried to board public transit buses in New York on Thursday - here at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn:

[Updated at 5:41 p.m.] Hoping to give more leeway to affected residents as well as National Guard troops called to duty, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order giving residents more time to apply for and send in absentee ballots.  Registered voters who are out of the county due to Sandy now have until 5 p.m. Monday to apply for one, and ballots must be mailed by Election Day and received by November 16. The state Board of Elections can "electronically deliver absentee ballots to such voters," the order states.

[Updated at 5:31 p.m.] Three projects in Connecticut - one in West Haven, another in Bethel and the last a seawall in Old Saybrook - will get part of $2 million of "initial federal emergency highway funding" to repair damage caused by Sandy, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.

[Updated at 5:18 p.m.] New York Harbor has reopened. The hope is that moving seaborne traffic "will help" to address fuel shortages and, thus, long gas lines tied to Sandy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

[Updated at 4:47 p.m.] Residents of 11 communities on New Jersey's barrier islands can return to their homes after Gov. Chris Christie lifted evacuation orders.

[Updated at 4:32 p.m.] The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened all ports from North Carolina north to Philadelphia that had been affected by Sandy.

[Updated at 4:30 p.m.] Snow and downed trees are obstacles for crews clearing roads in western Maryland, as Gov. Martin O'Malley tweeted.

[Updated at 4:27 p.m.] Amtrak plans to resume service Thursday night "between New York City and points south," including Trenton, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Passengers were encouraged to make reservations before traveling to Penn Station.

[Updated at 4:17 p.m.] The Navy now says three ships will not dock in New York City unless their help is requested. As yet, there's been no such request from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The USS Wasp is expected to be available to offer aid today, with the USS San Antonio and USS Carter Hall expected to reach the area Friday.

[Updated at 3:56 p.m.] A photo, sent by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, shows a front-end loader moving sand in Westerly after Sandy caused damage to the town's shoreline.

[Updated at 3:49 p.m.] Citing Sandy and the need to address climate change, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election.

He lauded Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s efforts “tackling climate change” while governor of Massachusetts, but said he regretted how Romney had since “reversed course, abandoning the very cap-and-trade program he once supported.”

While Bloomberg said the past four years, under Obama, have been “disappointing,” the mayor said he sided with the incumbent president on issues such as education, support for gay marriage and particularly the efforts to combat global warming. The headline of Bloomberg's endorsement was, “A Vote for a President Who Will Lead on Climate Change.”

[Updated at 3:27 p.m.] The USS Wasp is set to dock in New York City today, with the USS San Antonio and USS Carter Hall expected to arrive Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

These are among a host of resources being provided by the U.S. military in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. For example, three ships - the TS Empire State, TS Kennedy and FV Wright - will dock around the area to provide lodging, at FEMA's request, for those displaced by the storm.

[Updated at 3:22 p.m.] Connecticut is taking steps to speed up repairs to the state's seawalls by allowing people to begin repairing them and later "follow up with us for necessary paperwork," Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.

"This process will help people move quickly to secure and protect their property, while ensuring that important environmental protections remain in place," Malloy said in a statement.

[Update 3:02 p.m.] Pennsylvania homeowners will not have to pay hurricane deductibles on insurance claims related to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Tom Corbett announced.

[Update 2:57 p.m. ET] Amtrak has cleared water from one of the tunnels running beneath the Hudson River, Amtrak said. "Big 1st step in restoring rail service," Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) wrote on Twitter.

[Update 2:29 p.m. ET]

[Update 2:27 p.m. ET] A nor'easter storm is possible for the mid-Atlantic states into New England next week, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

The service's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center said in its extended forecast discussion that the storm could produce coastal flooding, rain and snow beginning as early as Tuesday, Election Day.

However, the forecast said the storm would not be near the strength of Sandy and its effects would be less severe and not concentrated in the regions hit hardest by Sandy.

[Update 2:12 p.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 88. The new number comes after New York state reported 44 deaths. Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total to 157.

[Update 2:11 p.m. ET] Millions who lost power and had to stay homebound for days due to Superstorm Sandy are up and moving again – but not necessarily their cars. In some cases that’s due to driving restrictions. In others it’s the lack of gas. CNN’s Rob Marciano snapped this picture Thursday in Manhattan.

Found one... #gas on Twitpic

[Update 1:56 p.m. ET] Lower and Midtown Manhattan should have power back by Saturday, and "the vast majority" of those who lost power should have it back by November 11, Con Edison said Thursday. It could take a week or more after that for everyone to have power back, the utility said.

[Update 1:49 p.m. ET] More than 36,000 people have signed up for help from FEMA, and that's only the beginning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in New York.

[Update 1:41 p.m. ET] Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro confirms the bodies of two young boys who had been swept away from their mother during Hurricane Sandy were recovered Thursday morning, “maybe a block or two from where (their mother) lost them.”

“They drained the swamp with pumps. They went in on foot and they found them,” Molinaro said, adding that the parents were there when searchers discovered the boys.

Additionally, two senior citizens who were missing were both found dead Thursday morning as well.

The number of dead on Staten Island now stands at 19, according to Molinaro.

Read more on the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Interactive: Remembering the victims.

[Update 1:29 p.m. ET] The U.S. Air Force is flying 69 Southern California Edison vehicles to New York today to help make repair to power lines damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  The airlift will be made using five giant C-5 Galaxy transports, the largest aircraft in the U.S. military fleet, as well as 12 C-17s in the move.

[Update 1:24 p.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 81. The new number comes after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced 37 deaths in the city are blamed on the storm, and Connecticut officials told CNN four deaths are blamed on the storm. Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total to 150.

[Update 1:19 p.m. ET] Good news for Vermont residents.

[Update 1:03 p.m. ET] Homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will save thousands of dollars in insurance costs after several state governors declared that Sandy did not make landfall as a hurricane, exempting them from insurers' hurricane deductibles. Read the full CNNMoney report.

[Update 12:45 p.m. ET] The city of Hoboken, New Jersey, is asking residents to shut off appliances and lights to avoid a surge as electrical power is restored to the city.  Click here for other updates on the city's services and needs.

[Update 12:35 p.m. ET] A mobile home park in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.

[Update 12:32 p.m. ET] The American Red Cross reports it has received an estimated $11.44 million in Superstorm Sandy relief donations as of Wednesday morning. Read the full CNNMoney report.

[Update 12:28 p.m. ET]

[Update 12:21 p.m. ET] The New York City Marathon on Sunday will not drain critical police resources from post-Sandy recovery efforts, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today.

“By Sunday we’ll have electricity back downtown; that will free up an enormous number of police,” he said.

Also, many of the transportation needs during the week won’t be there on the weekend, he noted.

And the “massive cleanup” operation involves the sanitation department and others – not primarily police, he said.

[Update 12:19 p.m. ET] President Obama discussed Superstorm Sandy at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, today.

“When disaster strikes, we see America at its best. All the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away. There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm - they’re just fellow Americans,” the president said.

Follow the presidential campaign on the Political Ticker.

[Update 12:16 p.m. ET] A sign life in New York City will soon become a little more normal.

[Update 12:12 p.m. ET] Some relief is in store for New York City commuters.

[Update 12:07 p.m. ET] Take a ride along a New Jersey gas line.

[Update 12:01 p.m. ET] New York City transit was working on a limited schedule Thursday morning, and the result was "massive gridlock," CNN affiliate WABC reports.

[Update 11:21 a.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 76.  That includes at least 34 in New York, 12 in New Jersey, and 10 in Maryland.  Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total 145.

[Update 10:48 a.m. ET] The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 68.  That includes at least 34 in New York and 12 in New Jersey.  Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total 137.

[Updated 10:38 a.m. ET] The Coast Guard is continuing its search for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty replica about 200 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina.

"This is still an active search, not a recovery effort," Coast Guard Capt. Doug Cameron said in a statement this morning.  "Factors such as fitness of the member, weather conditions, survival equipment and the results from previous searches are taken into consideration to determine how long the Coast Guard will search."

[Updated 10:21 a.m. ET] More than 7,000 people in nine states spent Wednesday night in 115 Red Cross-operated shelters, the American Red Cross says.

[Updated 9:46 a.m. ET] The death toll from Superstorm Sandy in New York has risen to 34, police say. That brings the U.S. death toll to 62. A second death in Canada was also confirmed by police. With Canada and the Caribbean included, the overall death toll is 131.

[Updated 9:34 a.m. ET] Here's where the mayor of Danbury, Connecticut, Mark D. Boughton, is finding inspiration amid the destruction from Sandy.

[Updated 9:21 a.m. ET] The National Weather Service says Sandy is not completely done yet. The storm's remnants are still bringing rain and winds from the Great Lakes to the Northeast.

[Updated 9:18 a.m. ET] New York's LaGuardia Airport accepts its first arrival since shutting down for Sandy.

[Updated 9:10 a.m. ET] Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Con Edison's plan for restoring power in New York City is still on track.

[Updated 8:56 a.m. ET] Just over 4.8 million customers remained without power this morning in 15 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNN tally.

The states with the most customers without power are New Jersey with 1,983,694 customers; New York with 1,514,147; Pennsylvania with 526,934;
and Connecticut with 352,286.

[Updated 8:50 a.m. ET] Florida wildlife officials are searching for two juvenile panthers that escaped when a tree blown down by Hurricane Sandy broke open their enclosure at the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, CNN affiliate WJXX reports.

[Updated 8:40 a.m. ET] Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sting, Christina Aguilera and Jon Bon Jovi will headline a benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims to be broadcast Friday at 8 p.m. ET on the networks of NBC Universal, including NBC, NBC.com, USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and others. Money raised will benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts.

For other ways to help, check CNN.com Impact Your World.

[Updated 8:29 a.m. ET] New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced this – part of an effort to get the city up and running again in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

[Updated 8:21 a.m. ET]

[Updated 1:40 a.m. ET] About 4.9 million customers remain without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia today, a CNN tally shows.  That number dropped by about 600,000 in six hours.

soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    There are a lot of cold people even if they DO have power, trying to juggle between paying for the high cost of getting by, with medicine, food, drinking water or turn the heaters or furnace on and face an outrageous electric bill.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Curt

    Where is the story on Lybia, the coverup and US incompetence????

    November 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Where is the muzzle they need to put over your mouth. You people are so ridiculous. You are so worried that President Obama is going to win a second term ( which btw he will ), that you feel you have to keep beating a dead horse. Deal with it dude.

      November 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fiftyfive55

    Some folks are complaining about very slow responses from the utility companies but they need to realize they only had about two weeks to prepare for the onslaught and thats not enough time for board members to agree to spend the money set aside for their bonuses.

    November 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jude

    Not one Cory Booker tweet? That guy is letting people stay at his house to charge cell phones, etc!

    November 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    I heard everything is back to normal up there now. Insurance will pay for any needed repairs. Lets all move on to the next story.

    November 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • MichaelA.

      Seriously? NOTHING is back to normal. There's no gas, no heat, no electricity, no food in the grocery stores. Thousands upon thousands of people lost everything they have, including their homes and cars. Many are still missing and over 100 people have died.

      November 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      Bill you fool I hope mother nature hits you extreamly hard. Again you complete fool.

      November 1, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    The People of this disaster need to build better and smarter, we have the technology, stilts on the beach that are higher than the average of all the storms. Building materials that can sustain maximum winds, and letting these people have energy that will take them off the grid to save money and pay for insurance for where they live.

    November 1, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      Exactly! People should take building lessons from the ancient Egyptians and build homes out of straw and sand and pyramidic in shape! Those things last thousands of years! They can withstand the heat, cold, wind and rain!!! Although, if you are looking for a little more style since triangles might not be to your liking, you could always try your luck with the cold stone castles of England. Those things hold up to just about anything, if you don't mind the cold damp interiors. In either case, your trailer parks are a thing of the past and it will put those greedy insurance companies out to pasture! 😛

      November 1, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kharma, inc.

    Well, we HAVE polluted those waters that fell back on US. Let's just be thankful that other countries produce most of the products we buy, otherise those products would be made in the USA along with the pollution required to make them.
    We already priduce over 1/3 of the world's pollution and wouldn't even be able to breathe if every product we use was made in the USA.
    Think about that the next time you feel like making fun of China's pollution.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kharma, inc.

    If all of the products we Americans consume were manufactured in the USA, a 50 mile high cloud of pollution woulf cover the USA, and like a black eye would show the world who we really are: The Polluters.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kharma, inc.

    That we thought we could pollute the entire planet via our consumerism backed by debt and NOT have it come back on US is ignorant. That we act like victims is laughable at best.
    "We all got it coming."-Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

    November 1, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hide Behind

    AH yes, lets build a wall and dome it over, let the world outside fuel our cleanliness, and our holiness.
    Will we then flatten the slums, and employ everyone, kill off all disease of body and mind, allow no perversion to walk our streets or enter cyberspace.
    A wall to prtect the most valued property in the world no not the land itself but the pockets, the castles yachts and oh yes the Mega Church named Washinton DC.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      ok clown I live in DC, and you know what? Its rep is based on fools and complete morons of both parties from other states that elect the trash who suppose to represent them. DC itself has rich and poor, crime and joy, fun and work and people that work hard at their jobs ,private, govt, employees like anywhere else in the country. The people native here do not see ,think ,care whatever like most of the country does about some of the stupid elected political persons that the morons from states like yours send here.

      November 1, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    There are no qualified people "anywhere in the world" today that can build storm rated materials for a home that can withstand 400 mph, and make it affordable to the average home owner and the poor. Forget it. It will NEVER happen.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    Time to scale back our giving and give at home. Sorry folks try to get along on your continent, our is crumbling.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kharma, inc.

    Before any real solutions for an entire nation of peoples can be found, that nation of peoples must first be made-aware of just how much damage they have done, and admit they have a big problem that hurts other nations terribly.
    Like an AA drunk must first admit he's a drunk or he will never recover what he lost, and lost for so many besides just himself.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kharma, inc.

    Time to scale-back our consuming, rather. For every dollar we give, we consume a million dollars worth. And go deep deep in debt to accomplish this task of having what is not ours to have.
    Our pubic debt is about 17 trillion dollars, a burden the world must bear just like our obesity epidemic as the world starves. And worse, our government debt to the IMF/World Bank. If you took everything our government owned and added 9 trillion dollars to that number, that's how much debt our government saddles other nations with.
    SEE? If both our public AND gvernment debt were known, and if we daily had to breathe the pollution required to make the stuff we consume...then perhaps we would see just how wrong we are as a peoples. Right now, it's just a bunch of fat people walking around in ignorant bliss. If you hold a mirror to Americas fat face, they see themselves and get POed at the man holding the mirror...but are obviously upset with themselves and see how ugly they have become in the eyes of the world.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kharma, inc.

    Stop buying things you simply cannot afford. How hard is that?
    And stop trusting people with your kids, especially this time of year. Scale-back so mom can stay at home with the kids...you do NOT need to both work full-time jobs to live in a happy home.
    Eat your fruits and grains in the morning, and get plenty of sunshine and live green veggies in the afternoon...get to sleep on time and watch your body return to it's atural weight. Pills and yo-yo diets don't work. (duh)
    Ok...who else has some suggestions?

    November 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
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