Yesterday, the subways and buses were running again, after 4 days without it. Four days without public transportation puts this city to a standstill. Literally. I ventured to downtown Manhattan by bus to go visit my elderly aunt who lives in Chinatown. She has 24 hour nurse aides that take really good care of her, and her sons told me that they have been checking in with her daily to see if she had enough food and water. Without power and running water, the elderly are hit the worst when there is no power. Especially those that live in high rises like she does. The nurse aide has been by her side the entire time and she is well cared for. I brought over some bottles of water, fresh fruit and some hot soup. I took the bus downtown and saw a strong National Guard presence. It's a relief to see these men and women helping us recover. It really is. We can't be more appreciative!