Thanks Ouida and Karen. I'm laughing. I would get the snow shovel out if I could find it in the garage, or even have enough room to move in it to look for it. With so much outdoor stuff inside, my house looks like Sandy was hanging out in the den for a while, lol.
Will write to each of you when things settle down a little bit more. Phone rings constantly with the contractors, engineers, insurance, attornies, etc. checking in to make sure the house is still standing. I call it Sandy triage. They have to prioritize and it will be a while before the arctic drafts from the broken front door and skylights are fixed here I guess, unless the house shifts more and moves up closer to the top of the list and I think I'd rather wait than have that happen again. It was weird to be in a moving house, lol.
The only thing that is important is that we are all okay, so a big thank you, God, for that one.
Take good care, and one of these days we have to figure out how to get together.
WOW, broken front door and skylights. How are you staying warm? We were looking on line for a generator for the data center but it seems Sandy has caused the prices to skyrocket. You take care! This too will work itself out.
It will work out for sure - but it will take a long time. With power fully restored my heat is on so not too bad. Don't even want to think about what the oil bill will be this month, but just need a heavy sweatshirt now instead of a ski jacket, so that's good, and I'm actually starting to like brisk air for sleeping. I have two friends who are homeless tonight, so a little chill is nothing comparatively.
I'm surprised there are any generators left at all. Not sure why there would be price gouging on them, though, as we haven't seen any of that here, not even with gas which is still very hard to come by in my immediate area.
Thanks, Jane, for your concern. Everyone from the old gang has been so supportive and it has meant a lot to me. : )