SnowAngel ......... good to hear that you are fine.
Fezziwig ... sorry to hear about your vacation home but thank goodness you're okay.
Hope other posters in the New York area are okay. Has Ornamentmaven checked in? A lot of people are still without power ... I still haven't heard from an Uncle who lives there.:my lord:
Still no power to lots of homes, petrol rationing and queues and now looters in Rockaway !!
Click....... Still haven't heard from my relatives.
Hope all is well with OM ....
Horrible storm, the worst ever to hit our area. The Jersey Shore and Long Island were hit very hard. A resulting, hugh fire destroyed 100 homes in Queens. Gas lines everywhere. It is amazing that some areas had no damage or outages, while others were decimated.
The Governor of my State started up fuel rationing the other day and it seems like the long lines are starting to lower. The rationing, for those curious, are odd and even days. A standard American license plate would be like G0H-T4G, as the last numerical digit is 4, an even number, you would get fuel on an even day (the 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc of the month) So basically it cut the number of people eligible to get fuel on a given day in half. The lines are still long but manageable (still about an HOUR wait!)
We still have yet to head to the shore to inspect the damage but my mother spoke with a neighbor of ours down there and it sounds like the shore house has to be demolished. I have held out hope that it could be repaired, my brother-in-law and I we construction contractors, but it isn't looking good. We are waiting for insurance adjusters to head down there and see what can be done, unfortunately we are not eligible for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) money as the house is not a primary residence.
I really hope the Christmas spirit hits this area .. we could use it.
Hope everything works out for you Fezziwig