The Daily Beast asked me to write an essay on being evacuated from my home last Monday, a victim of luxury real estate as much as Hurricane Sandy. Hoist by my own petard, one might say. Donald Trump’s photo of Extell’s floppy crane–the cause of the evacuation–is above. UPDATE: Monday night at 8:30 PM, six days and a few hours after we were evacuated, we got the all clear and have been permitted to return home. Regular Gripepad programming will resume shortly.