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.
"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." ~Charles Dickens